I looked at the Enclave and Acadia. I looked at the Equinox and Terrain. I thought about the Forrester. But at the end of the day the Murano was the best of the bunch. I wanted a quiet vehicle and I wanted a smooth ride. The Murano is whisper quiet and smooth as silk. The Nissan V-6 is a proven engine and highly regarded.
I highly recommend the Murano.
The V-6 is great.
The CVT is so smooth.
The bluetooth pairs with my iphone perfectly every time.
The seats are very comfortable and the Murano is very roomy.
We bought an SV front wheel drive, and traded in a 2005 Toyota Matrix. With about 3000 miles on it, we've been very impressed.
The interior is very upscale, with excellent fit and finish. Motor is very strong. One it's best traits is one of the worst in other vehicles: the CVT transmission. In most other vehicles I've driven with a CVT, the engine drones and the vehicle is sluggish. Not so the Murano! The drivetrain is quiet and this thing takes off!
Plenty of room. We love the tilt back rear seats and dual sunroof. Gas mileage has been 25-27 highway.
Ride, power and interior.
Not a huge fan of the front end styling and it's a little pricey.
Also adjustable pedals would be nice for my 5 foot tall wife.
I really enjoy the ride of this car. We went to upstate NY in a snow storm and the car did very well. Overall driving is very smooth. I miss the additional power my Maxima had eventhough they share the same engine.
Smoothness of the ride, technology features easy to use.
More headroom, option to have the SL and LE without the sunroof (adds 3 inches of headroom)