2019 Nissan Murano Review
Which Murano does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
- Interior highlighted by high-quality materials and unique design
- Spacious rear seating
- Front seats are exceptionally comfortable
- Modest cargo capacity limits practicality
- Can't tow heavy weekend toys like some competitors
- Stylish exterior design creates compromised outward visibility
- Restyled front fascia with new LED headlights
- More standard and optional active and passive safety features
- New diamond-quilted leather seats on Platinum trim
- Part of the third Murano generation introduced for 2015
Overall rating7.0 / 10
Searching for a crossover SUV that's ideal for transporting a few passengers in high comfort? The 2019 Nissan Murano could work out well for you. Price-wise, the Murano is more expensive than popular five-passenger models such as the Honda CR-V and the Nissan Rogue, but it does have some advantages.
Seating is impressively comfortable both in front and in the rear, and higher trim models come with amenities that are usually found on more expensive luxury models. Standard technology is excellent as well, with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, multiple USB and USB-C ports, and Nissan's latest driver assist system called Safety Shield 360.
The 2019 Murano reflects a few updates, but the underlying hardware stays the same. That means you have a choice of either front- or all-wheel drive but only one powertrain: a 3.5-liter V6 engine paired to a continuously variable automatic transmission. This combination is smooth and responsive enough for most drivers, and it'll simulate shift points when you mash the gas to make it feel like a traditional automatic.
On the downside, the Murano comes up a little short on cargo space and towing capability. Similarly priced rivals, such as the Ford Edge and the all-new Chevrolet Blazer and Honda Passport, typically offer more of both. But for SUV shoppers who don't need maximum utility but also don't want to spend top dollar on features, the Murano should work out well.
Notably, we picked the 2019 Nissan Murano as one of Edmunds' Best Midsize SUVs for this year.
What's it like to live with?
We bought a 2015 Nissan Murano and drove it for an entire year, documenting all our ups and downs with this comfy midsize SUV. Not much has changed with the Murano since then, so our impressions are just as relevant today. If you're thinking of buying a Nissan Murano, make sure to check out our long-term test page, where we cover everything from some surprising maintenance costs to the joys of ventilated seats, and even answer the question, "Will it Girl Scout?"
2019 Nissan Murano models
The 2019 Nissan Murano crossover is offered in four main trim levels: S, SV, SL and Platinum. All have a 3.5-liter V6 engine (260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque) and a continuously variable automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive comes standard, and all-wheel drive is optional.
The base S comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, LED running lights, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control and a 60/40-split folding rear seat. Standard technology includes an 8-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, four USB ports, and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio. Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking is also standard.
Moving up to the SV adds roof rails, remote engine start, power-adjustable front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. The SV's optional Premium package adds a panoramic sunroof, LED foglights, heated front seats and mirrors, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and a 360-degree parking camera system.
The SL model comes standard with the features of the SV Premium package (except the sunroof) and adds a hands-free liftgate, driver-seat memory functions, leather upholstery, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, and ambient interior lighting. An SL-exclusive Technology package adds power panoramic sunroof and additional driver assists, such as high-beam assist, traffic sign recognition, forward pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist, and rear automatic braking.
The top-line Murano Platinum is loaded with the SL's features plus 20-inch wheels, a power-adjustable steering wheel with memory setting, quilted leather seating surfaces, ventilated front seats, power-folding rear seats and NissanConnect communications.
|Overall||7.0 / 10|
Noise & vibration7.5
Ease of use8.0
Getting in/getting out7.0
Child safety seat accommodation7.0
Audio & navigation7.5
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
Our experts like the Murano models:
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Front radar monitors proximity to the vehicle ahead. In an imminent collision, the Murano can apply the brakes to avoid or mitigate impact.
- Blind-Spot Monitoring
- The Murano's stylish exterior makes for reduced side and rear visibility, but this feature helps compensate. And it's standard on SV, SL and Platinum.
- Around-View Monitor
- Displays a 360-degree, top-down image of the car. Selectable curbside view works great for parking.
NHTSA Overall Rating5 out of 5 stars
- Frontal Barrier Crash RatingOverall5 / 5Driver5 / 5Passenger5 / 5
- Side Crash RatingOverall5 / 5
- Side Barrier RatingOverall5 / 5Driver5 / 5Passenger5 / 5
- Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsFront Seat5 / 5Back Seat5 / 5
- RolloverRollover4 / 5Dynamic Test ResultNo TipRisk Of Rollover15.9%
Used 2019 Nissan Murano Overview
The Used 2019 Nissan Murano is offered in the following submodels: Murano SUV. Available styles include SL 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT), Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT), S 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT), SV 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT), S 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT), SL 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT), Platinum 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT), and SV 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT). Pre-owned Nissan Murano models are available with a 3.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 260 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2019 Nissan Murano comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic. The Used 2019 Nissan Murano comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What's a good price on a Used 2019 Nissan Murano?
Price comparisons for Used 2019 Nissan Murano trim styles:
- The Used 2019 Nissan Murano S is priced between $25,590 and$33,998 with odometer readings between 2910 and36039 miles.
- The Used 2019 Nissan Murano SL is priced between $30,998 and$34,998 with odometer readings between 11828 and47964 miles.
- The Used 2019 Nissan Murano Platinum is priced between $35,500 and$36,590 with odometer readings between 17278 and26182 miles.
- The Used 2019 Nissan Murano SV is priced between $27,499 and$29,999 with odometer readings between 13015 and18472 miles.
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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Nissan Murano?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.