Crossover & Midsize

What Features Come Standard on the Nissan Murano?

U.S. News gives the 2020 Nissan Murano a four out of five-star rating, while Edmunds has ranked it No. 7 among midsize SUVs. Those high accolades have many people wanting to know more about this crossover. In case you too are wondering, here is some information about the Murano’s standard features.

The Nissan Murano’s appearance

The Nissan Murano at the Annual Chicago Auto Show
The Nissan Murano | Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

The latest Nissan Murano has a sleek, aerodynamic appearance that is offset by its 18-inch machined-finished aluminum alloy wheels, chrome door handles, and UV-reducing solar glass. The SUV catches attention even at a distance, thanks to its LED headlights and taillights, which include daytime running lamps. Four color options are available, including deep blue pearl, super black, gun metallic, and brilliant silver metallic.

Designed to carry up to five people, the Nissan Murano also has ample room for hauling cargo. The six-way adjustable driver’s seat and four-way passenger’s seat allow for maximum space for rear-seat passengers. A 60/40 split rear seat makes it easy to carry both passengers and cargo at the same time. Additional levers make it easy to access your cargo from inside or outside the vehicle.

Nissan designed the Murano with comfort in mind. The dual-zone automatic temperature control allows both front and rear-seat passengers to better monitor their climate. The rear passenger air conditioning vents provide good airflow and keep things cool during the summer months.

Keeping track of little ones is easy thanks to the rear door alert and rear seat belt reminder. Aside from more modern features such as these, Nissan has also packed the Murano with traditional ones like power windows and doors, intermittent windshield wipers, and cruise control.

The Nissan Murano’s power

With a standard 3.5-liter, 24-valve V6 engine, the Nissan Murano’s motor is capable of up to 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. The Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission is now in its third generation and will provide “smooth and step-less ratio changes,” according to Nissan.

To help power the Murano, the automaker has thrown in additional features such as hill start assist, which uses sensors to detect when you are going uphill. It then applies brake pressure to keep you from rolling backward.

Safety Features

The Murano is packed with safety features and driver assistance technologies such as intelligent forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, intelligent driver alertness and more. Accordingly, it can help you navigate even the most delicate traffic situations with ease.

If you are involved in an accident, several design features make it less likely you will experience an injury. These include roof-mounted curtain airbags that protect you during a side-impact crash, along with rollover head protection. The Murano is also manufactured with front and rear bumper crumple zones and hood buckling creases that absorb energy in the event of a crash.

Infotainment

The Nissan Murano’s infotainment system will appeal to a wide range of people. It provides tremendous assistance to drivers in the way of its Bluetooth® hands-free phone system and hands-free text messaging assistant. The NissanConnect 8-inch touch screen is easy to access and control without having to take your eyes off the road for an extended period. Other infotainment features include an AM/FM/CD audio system, USB ports, a Radio Data System (RDS), and streaming audio.

Features such as these make the Nissan Murano attractive to nearly anyone. Whether you are looking for a dependable vehicle for running errands or need to haul equipment from one location to another, the Murano is a great choice.