2017-nissan-muranoThe 2017 Nissan Murano is a compact SUV that rates highly amongst its competitors. The base model comes with a V6 engine that generates 260 horsepower. It has a fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

The Nissan Murano seats up to 5 people and is available in 4 trims, the Murano S, SV, SL and Platinum. All trims use the same V6 engine but differ in the number of features. The base model has a starting price of $29,740.

The Murano has strong brakes and steering that is nicely weighted. The top trims have leather seating and heated front seats. It has an upscale interior and reviewers describing the seating as very comfortable. The tech features are user-friendly and it has good fuel economy for an SUV.

Specs

The 2017 Murano S uses a 3.5 liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine that makes 260 horsepower. This engine is used on all the Murano trims. The engine is able to get 240 lb.ft. of torque and has a fuel economyh of 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The range of the Murano is up to 430 miles in the right conditions.

The Murano is available as either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Nissan use an intuitive AWD system that delivers power to the front wheels as needed. This improves grip and performance of the Murano. An Xtronic transmission is used which is like an automatic transmission and provides fearless shifting for smooth acceleration.

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Interior

The 2017 Nissan Murano comes with a rearview monitor, rear privacy glass and Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition. There’s no need to use the key, just unlock the car and push a button to get started. The Murano also features a 7-inch color display on the dashboard that gives you information about safety features, navigation and driver assistance. The base model of the Murano also comes with dual zone automatic temperature control, cruise control, an advanced airbag system and traction control.

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Price

The Nissan Murano comes at a base price of $29,740 for the Murano S. It comes with the 3.5 liter V6 engine and Nissan Intelligent Key. The SV with power liftgate, remote engine start system, 8-way power driver’s seat and leather seating has a starting price of $37,130. The top trim, the Murano Platinum, has 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and climate controlled front seats. It has a starting MSRP of $39,180.

Alternatives

The 2017 Nissan Murano is in the mid-sized SUV class. Some other options for an upscale SUV are the 2016 Toyota Highlander, the 2016 Honda Pilot and the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee.