This is the most comfortable car I have ever driven or ridden in. I knew exactly what I wanted, not a lot of extras, the car comes with almost everything I wanted, drove 142 miles to buy it. I drove it home and wasn't miserable. I have been driving a Volvo XC90 and thought it was a comfortable car until I got the Murano... I am still learning how to operate all the newer gadgets, but it is not difficult at all. So far, the only thing I wish I had added is darker tint on the glass. The Apple play is not useful for those of us who don't care for iPhones. I had heard that the 20 inch wheels were not as smooth as 18s, but I would fall asleep if it were any smoother. Even my husband, who is a very tough sell on new ideas, is very impressed. He is 6'3", weighs about 240 lbs and can drive the car very comfortably. I have not folded the rear seats, not sure I ever will, so I can't comment. So far, so great!!!
... it was time for some luxury. I purchased the Platinum with all the bells and whistles. I have a miserable commute to DTLA and this car makes it trivial. When they say it's comfortable - they mean it. It is like driving on a cloud! The seats are fantastic. I could not believe what I would have to pay BMW or MBZ to get half of what the Murano gives me. The interior rivals the Infiniti QX60 and is without compromise. Loved my Xterra (still do)... it has cargo space for weeks and two of its outlets were live. MISS THAT, but I do enjoy the heck out of my Murano. Beautifully designed and actually affordable.
When I was originally looking for SUV I was aiming at 2017 Honda CRV 1.5 Turbo engine. Choosing between compact and mid-size SUVs was easy enough based on overall interior and exterior quality as well as technology package that Nissan offers from most the base model something that is available on CRV top trim level. Have been driving it for almost 3 weeks now and cannot be happier. Never owned SUV ever before, therefore I am still in adaptation mode. Previously I drove Honda Accord and can only say that gas consumption in the city is about the same considering that accord is 4 cyl and murano is 6 cyl engines. By driving conservatively I am sure I can achieve even better gas milage. Very quite enjoyable ride. Steering handling is awesome. Infotainment system is much better than on any Honda models. Front console controls are very intuitive and easy to operate. Just take it for drive test and check it you for yourself.
The engineers at Nissan designed a great vehicle. The Murano satisfies all my needs and gives me a lot of extras found on luxury cars. As a matter of fact, it beats luxury cars in styling, roominess, and value. It's like looking at a piece of art. It's plenty quiet, accelerates quick and smooth, and contains many safety and convenience features. You can spend less for a competitor's crossover, but you won't get anything close to the Murano. I got the SL package because you need the all around view camera system to see in tight spots. The SL package also gives you the leather seats.
I bought my 2017.5 SL AWD Murano in May 2017 - I was somewhat concerned that the car was made in Mississippi (not Japan) and with a Mexican transmission. However, I thought - gee, with modern manufacturing processes a car made in Mississippi is just as good as Japan. Boy was I wrong. Their is some very odd sound that developed in the engine at - and I'm not kidding - about mile 200. Yes, 200 miles after buying this car I think I have a lemon. Edmunds - I will prove my purchase with the VIN (same goes for Nissan) - I'm badmouthing this car as it is giving me LEGITAMATE problems at mile 200. Honestly, I would avoid this car if you can. If you can learn from my mistake - I hope I saved you some grief.