2017 Nissan Murano
- High-quality interior materials and unique design features
- Exceptionally comfortable front seats
- Right balance of power and fuel efficiency
- Spacious rear seats that accommodate passengers and car seats with equal ease
- Advanced safety features are only available on upper trim levels
- Funky exterior design creates compromised outward visibility
- Can't tow heavy weekend toys like some competitors
- Modest cargo capacity limits practicality
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Which Murano does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3.5 / 5
Trim levels & features
The 2017 Nissan Murano crossover is offered in four trim levels: S, SV, SL and Platinum. Front-wheel drive comes standard; all-wheel drive is optional.
The base S comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine (260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque), a continuously variable transmission, 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, LED running lights, rear privacy glass, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, smartphone app integration (including Siri Eyes Free voice command), a 7-inch color touchscreen interface, and a six-speaker sound system with CD player, satellite radio, and USB and auxiliary audio jacks.
The S is offered with an optional navigation package that consists of an 8-inch touchscreen, voice recognition, a navigation system, HD radio, an additional USB port and Apple CarPlay.
Moving up to the SV brings the navigation package features as well as remote engine start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, roof rails, foglights and power-adjustable front seats. Three optional packages are available for the SV. The Premium package adds a panoramic sunroof, heated seats and mirrors, and an 11-speaker Bose audio system, while the Driver Assistance package offers an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 360-degree parking camera system, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a new drowsy driver warning system. The Premium Plus package bundles the above features and includes unique 18-inch wheels.
The SL model includes the Bose audio system and the SV's optional Driver Assistance package features plus heated side mirrors, driver seat/mirror memory settings, leather upholstery, heated front seats, ambient interior lighting and a power liftgate.
The top-line Murano Platinum is loaded with the above features plus 20-inch alloy wheels, a power tilt-and-telescope steering wheel, LED headlights, additional memory settings, heated and ventilated front seats, heated outboard rear seats, and power-folding rear seats.
The SL and Platinum are offered with a Technology package that includes the panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control and a forward collision warning system with automatic emergency braking. For the Murano Platinum only, a new Midnight Edition optional styling package adds black roof rails, black mirror caps, splash guards and special 20-inch wheels.
Noise & vibration3.0
Ease of use3.5
Getting in/getting out3.5
Child safety seat accommodation4.0
Audio & navigation3.5
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2017 Nissan Murano video
BRYN MACKINNON: I'm Bryn MacKinnon, and this is an Edmunds expert rundown of the 2017 Nissan Murano. [MUSIC PLAYING] For 2017, the Nissan Murano gets a few new items, like the addition of Apple CarPlay functionality and a drowsy driver warning system, but everything else carries over from last year's model. Overall, that's a good thing. It has a sleek exterior design, good ride quality, and comfortable seats for even the longest road trips. There's plenty of room in the back seats for adults and there are lots of available tech features. Unfortunately, despite some virtues, the Murano isn't quite at the top of its class. There's a decent amount of cargo space in the back, but the Murano falls behind class leaders by a few cubic feet. [MUSIC PLAYING] Also a bit lower than average, is the Murano's tow rating. It's a modest 1,500 pounds, where most rivals can tow at least 2000 pounds. If we're honest, though, those are some pretty minor complaints. Inside, the Murano certainly feels classy and that's one of its stronger suits. There's leather everywhere, plenty of space for adults, both front and rear, and lots of soft material, where your elbows spend most of their time. [MUSIC PLAYING] The bottom line is that the 2017 Nissan Murano is a comfortable, quiet, and stylish choice in the mid-size crossover segment. It may not offer a fancy luxury badge on the front, but it certainly feels fancy on the inside. Other class leaders we recommend checking out include the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Toyota Highlander, and the Ford Edge . For more Edmunds expert rundowns, click the link to subscribe.
2017 Nissan Murano Expert Rundown Review
Looking for an upscale and versatile five-passenger midsize crossover with ample room for all passengers? The 2017 Nissan Murano might be a good match. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Murano safety features:
- Automatic Emergency Braking (optional)
- Front radar monitors proximity to the vehicle ahead. In an imminent collision, the Murano can apply the brakes to avoid/mitigate impact.
- Blind-Spot Monitoring
- The Murano's stylish exterior also makes for reduced side and rear visibility. This feature helps compensate. Standard on SL and Platinum.
- Around-View Monitor
- Four cameras display a 360-degree bird's-eye image of the car. Selectable curbside view works great for parking. Standard on SL, Platinum.
2017 Nissan Murano for Sale
There are luxury vehicles, and there are luxury brands, and occasionally the twain shall meet. Such is the case with the five-seat 2017 Nissan Murano crossover SUV. Though Nissan is not a luxury brand, the Murano is a decidedly upscale vehicle, with advanced visual design and upscale interior trim that would be right at home coming from Nissan's upscale Infiniti arm. Higher trim levels feature leather-lined cabins that further narrow the gap between the Murano and pricier luxury-branded SUVs. Yet when it comes to price, the space between the Murano and these luxury brands is immense.
We are of two minds when it comes to the Murano's exterior styling. It is funky and futuristic, which we can appreciate, but the price is paid with limited outward visibility, particularly to the rear. The interior is similarly unconventional though this design has little negative effect on functionality. And we like the way the accent lighting highlights the three-dimensional elements. We found the front seats to be extremely comfortable and the backseats offer plenty of room. Cargo space, however, is strictly middle of the road.
We think of the Murano as a forward-thinking vehicle, so it's disappointing that some of the more advanced safety and driver assistance features are only offered on upper trim levels. The new-for-2017 drowsy driver system isn't offered on the two lower models and forward collision, automatic braking, and adaptive cruise control are only available as options on the two priciest versions.
All Murano models are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that develops 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. Nissan pairs this engine with a CVT transmission, which provides smooth, shift-free acceleration. In Edmunds testing, the Murano accelerated to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, which is about average for the class. The EPA fuel economy estimate for the 2017 Nissan Murano is 24 mpg combined (21 city/28 highway) for both front-wheel- and all-wheel-drive versions. The Murano's ride is quiet and comfortable and it is clearly tuned for serenity over sportiness.
There are four versions of the Murano: S, SV, SL and Platinum. All are well equipped, with the S as the entry-level offering. SV steps it up a bit. The SL borders on the luxury class and the Platinum barges right in. Yet even with all the trimmings, the Murano's price barely approaches that of true luxury-branded five-seat SUVs. Which model is best? Let Edmunds help find the perfect 2017 Nissan Murano for you.
2017 Nissan Murano Overview
The 2017 Nissan Murano is offered in the following submodels: Murano SUV. Available styles include Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT), S 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT), SL 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT), SL 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT), Platinum 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT), SL w/Prod. End 12/16 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT), SV w/Prod. End 12/16 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT), Platinum w/Prod. End 12/16 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT), SV w/Prod. End 12/16 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT), Platinum w/Prod. End 12/16 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT), SL w/Prod. End 12/16 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT), SV 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT), S 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT), SV 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT), S w/Prod. End 12/16 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT), and S w/Prod. End 12/16 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT).
What do people think of the 2017 Nissan Murano?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Nissan Murano and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Murano 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Murano.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
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Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
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