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.
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)
After driving several Crossovers like a Buick Enclave, GMC Terrain and a few others we drove this and loved it. It has a great response and handling and the interior is well put together, fun and sophisticated. It has a lot of technology built in it and it is all user friendly too. Strong engine and we look forward to having a lot of fun in it for a long time
Response and pick-up.
Bose speakers and sound system
I test drove several mid-size SUV/Crossovers and the Murano was not even on my radar because of it's "moon mobile" looks although I had read great reviews on Edmunds and CR. After a very uninspriring test drive of a Highlander Limited I decided to stop at the Nissan dealership next to the Toyota dealer and give the Murano a spin before heading home since I was already there. That changed my impression of the Murano immediately! Get behind the wheel of one after trying out all of the others and you'll understand why Murano owners are loyal. The interior is on par with an Infiniti and the driving dynamics are wonderful. The more I drive it the more I appreciate it. Love the smooth CVT!!
Interior fit and finish.
Have grown to appreciate the exterior styling.
Road and wind noise are muted and it is a very quiet ride.
Handling is excellent.
Absorbs road irregularities for a smooth ride.
Seats are sublime, very comfortable and supportive.
CVT is buttery smooth and responsive.
Gas mileage is not too bad... get 25 mpg Highway and around 22 mpg in mixed driving.
Very roomy back seats and nice that they also recline.
LED daytime running lights should be standard... they are an expensive dealer installed option.
I opted for the NAV package so I could get bluetooth audio... shouldn't have to get a Nav package for a $40,000 vehicle to get bluetooth audio in 2012.
Bottom line, here's what we're disappointed with: Leather seats are nice, but stiff and not comparable to the comfort in Volvo, BMW, VW or Lexus. Very noisy cabin...as bad on the highway as the 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe we were replacing. The rear view is definitely compromised...and seems dangerous. Exterior design sacrifices size for a sleek look, making it more difficult to park and maneuver than it should be. Navigation not user friendly. Dealership didn't give accurate info about the pricing incentives, making us decide on this vehicle prematurely. MPG disappointing. Would we buy it again? No way.
Nice looking vehicle, interior quality is good.
Redesign rear windows.
More user friendly navigation and control center. Rethink seating comfort and design in LS,
Improve drive quality and reduce cabin noise.