Own the 2010 SL AWD Murano for 2 wks now and loving it. Merlot with Black, leather, prem, moonroof. Looks great. Gets lots of compliments around NJ/NY. Some of these auto mag review geeks just don't know beauty when it's staring them in the face ; ). The drive is very sporty, and being 6'5"/235, it was one of the few cars that I felt totally comfortable in as a driver or passenger. The leather seats are like lazy-boys and the rest of the interior is luxurious. I leased a new Lexus RX350 for 4 yrs in the past, and the interiors are on par. I actually liked the Cadi SRX exterior the most, but overall, it just doesn't match up to the Murano. Researched for months - Best Ute for the $$.
Leather seats, AWD, ABS, exterior styling, spacious interior, top ranked safety ratings, dual moonroof, Bose stereo, rearview camera, tinted windows, fuel economy info., and driving high above the road. Really seems higher than most SUVs.
Sure, would love 30+mpg too, but let's get real, it's a Crossover/Ute.