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Great car comfortable
By pianotunertech on
2009 Nissan Murano SL 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
We had a 05 Murano, it was definitely roomier than our '08.
The drivetrain is a little quirky. But it gets up and moves very very quickly.
The sound system in this car is the best I've ever heard for stock.
It is very balanced and very powerful.
The heated seats are wonderful, the ride seems to only improve with time. The seats are very comfortable for long trips with less fatigue than other cars--I like the upright sitting position.
This car is very luxurious, leather, the air conditioning seems to work much better than our '05.
Maybe it's the silver exterior vs. navy blue both with the black interior, but that 05 was beastly hot and hard to cool down in summer.
The cargo room is still great but less than the 05. The Murano is roomy and comfy. The swept windshield obliterates the roomier feeling front and back, the 05 had a more expansive dash similar to the VW Beetle and more cargo room. But its a better looking car I think than the 05.
The wind noise is nothing though with the better aerodynamics--much better than '05.
The gas mileage does MUCH better on highway than in town.
It's hard not to be more lead footed in a car that pretty much with the Murano CVT creams everything else off the line. Even our Cube beats most for the first few yards!
CVT's have been around. Da Vinci had the concept; they were race outlawed in 1910 onward too good!
Hard to say,
I don't like the lack of visibility looking out as a driver, of this style of "chopped cars" with swept windshields and lowered ceilings.
The backup camera helps while backing, but driving along you'd better be good with side mirrors because blind spots abound.
It's livable just be careful.
The swept windshield makes getting in and out of the driver's seat a little more crunched.
The gas mileage isn't great but for a bigger SUV like car with a lot of room and good cargo space, it's fine.
The performance makes up for that and again, on the highway, things even out pretty well.
The newer Murano moved much more towards its Lexus cousin with its styling and features.