2012 Nissan Murano  -  $41,385


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $41,385
Base Invoice: $38,174
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $0
Trim: AWD 4dr LE
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 20 | City: 18 | Hwy: 23
Body Style: AWD 4dr LE
Transmission: Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Pros

Strong, torquey engine and smooth CVT; excellent ride quality; stylish exterior; warm, luxuriously trimmed cabin; versatile interior layout; one-of-a-kind CrossCabriolet model


Model News

For 2012, the mid-size Murano crossover changes little over last year's model.


Model Highlights

The Murano lineup is now offered in four different trims--S, SV, SL and LE. While each of the models are offered in a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, they're all powered by the same 260-horsepower, 3.5L V6 engine connected to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Altogether, the powertrain is smooth and responsive, and the all-wheel drive system isn't configured so much for off-roading as it is intended to improve traction and stability on slippery roads.

Ride and handling in the Murano is more oriented toward family use on streets and boulevards rather than rutted trails. The 4-wheel independent suspension includes large front and rear stabilizer bars and allows an absorbent ride with crisp handling. The speed-sensitive power-steering system--much like the one used in the Nissan Maxima sport sedan--has a nice weighting and the right amount of feedback from the road.

Inside, the Murano has a stylish look, including luxury-caliber surfaces and trims, available double-stitched leather upholstery and a warmer, softer look than is found in most mid-size crossovers. The cabin includes a dual-level center console, huge glove compartment, various storage pockets and an ample number of cupholders. There's enough space for three in back, and the split-folding seats flip to a nearly flat floor quite easily.

The Murano S lands at the affordable end of the lineup and includes power windows and locks, keyless entry, a 6-speaker audio system, push-button start and an iPod interface. The SL adds Bluetooth hands-free, a rear-view monitor, roof rails and privacy glass, while the SL brings a power rear seatback return, a power liftgate, rain-sensing wipers, leather upholstery, heated seats and mirrors, a garage-door opener and Bose premium audio with 2GB of audio storage.

Top LE models get silver-accented roof rails, 20-inch wheels, rain-sensing wipers, HID bi-xenon headlamps plus a power-adjustable steering wheel with memory setting, woodgrain interior trim and heated rear seats.

Options at the top of the line are limited to a Navigation Package that brings a touch-screen navigation system and 9.3GB of music storage, plus Bluetooth streaming audio and voice recognition.

The CrossCabriolet, essentially a 2-door Murano convertible, will only be offered in a single trim. It includes space enough in back for two adults but the trunk, at about 8 cubic feet, is significantly smaller than that of the standard Murano.


Value Writeup

Nissan's Murano stands out as offering one of the most stylish, best-trimmed, and best-appointed interiors from a non-luxury brand, with warm, soft-touch materials and color choices than make some other mainstream-brand crossover models seem drab.

The Murano's powertrain, while not overtly sporty, is one of the smoothest and strongest in the segment--great for getting ahead at stoplights and making safe, quick passes on the highway. Ride quality is pretty impressive, especially with the standard 18-inch wheels-- it feels comfortable without being too floaty. This equates to confident handling without fatigue on longer drives.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1

EPA Classification
AWD Sport Utility

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
23 MPG

Cruising Range - City
390.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
20 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
499.10 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/-TBD-

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 4400

Trans Type
1

Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37-0.43

Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.76

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.17

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.0 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
104.8 ft³

Front Head Room
38.3 in

Front Leg Room
43.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.6 in

Front Hip Room
54.8 in

Second Head Room
38.1 in

Second Leg Room
36.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.7 in

Second Hip Room
55.4 in

Wheelbase
111.2 in

Length, Overall
189.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.1 in

Height, Overall
68.1 in

Track Width, Front
63.4 in

Track Width, Rear
63.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
7.4 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
29.6 in

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
54.7 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
32.5 in

Liftover Height
30.8 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
64.0 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
31.6 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4250 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
525 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.98 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.79 in

Front Tire Size
P235/55TR20

Rear Tire Size
P235/55TR20

Spare Tire Size
T165/90D18

Front Wheel Size
20 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
20 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.4 ft

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
41.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x 1.1 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.1 x 0.6 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.7 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V068000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 15, 2012

Component
TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,983

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 MURANO AND ROGUE VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 23, 2011 THROUGH JANUARY 11, 2012. DURING ASSEMBLY, THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) WAS NOT ACTIVATED. THUS, THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 138,?TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM.?

Consequence
A NON-ACTIVE TPMS CANNOT WARN A DRIVER THAT A TIRE IS UNDERINFLATED. UNDERINFLATED TIRES CAN RESULT IN TIRE OVERLOADING AND OVERHEATING, WHICH COULD LEAD TO A BLOWOUT AND POSSIBLE CRASH.

ALL OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLES ARE STILL IN DEALER INVENTORY. DEALERS HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO ACTIVATE ALL OF THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS.

CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
18.5%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Continuously variable transmission (CVT)

All-wheel drive

Front tow hook

Independent strut front suspension

Independent multi-link rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel vented disc brakes

Dual exhaust system w/chrome finishers

20" aluminum alloy wheels w/titanium finish

P235/55TR20 all-season tires

Temporary spare tire

Dual panel pwr moonroof

Roof rails w/silver accents

Body-color front/rear bumpers

Auto on/off HID xenon headlights

Front fog lamps

LED rear lights

Rear privacy glass

Body-color pwr heated outside mirrors w/driver-side memory

Rain sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers

Intermittent rear window wiper w/washer

Pwr liftgate

Bose audio system -inc: AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer, MP3/WMA capability, radio data system (RDS), aux audio input jack, (9) speakers, dual subwoofers

Interface system for iPod

XM satellite radio

Roof mounted & in-glass diversity antenna

Bluetooth hands-free phone system w/steering wheel controls

Front bucket seats w/adjustable active head restraints

8-way pwr driver seat w/pwr lumbar support, memory feature

4-way pwr passenger seat

Heated front seats

Heated rear seats

60/40 fold flat reclining rear bench seat w/pwr return feature

Leather seat trim & door inserts

Dual level center console w/storage

Full carpeting

Pwr tilt/telescopic steering column w/memory

Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel w/cruise & audio controls

Electroluminescent gauge cluster w/white lighting

Drive computer w/outside temp display

Pwr windows w/front one-touch up/down & safety reverse feature

Pwr door locks w/speed-sensitive auto lock, selective unlock feature

Pwr fuel door release

Remote keyless entry

Intelligent Key w/push button ignition

HomeLink universal transceiver

Engine immobilizer system

Vehicle security system

Cruise control w/steering wheel controls

Air conditioning w/dual zone automatic temperature control & microfilter

Rear HVAC vents

Rear window defroster

Front door map pockets

(4) cup holders

(3) 12-volt pwr outlets

Wood tone trim accents

Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass

Driver/front passenger visor extenders & illuminated vanity mirrors

(4) assist grips

(2) coat hooks

1st row map lights

2nd row reading lights

Ambient lighting

Leather shift knob

Front seatback pockets

7" QVGA color info screen

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD) & brake assist (BA)

Traction control system (TCS)

Vehicle dynamic control system (VDC) -inc: 4-wheel limited slip (ABLS)

Front & rear crumple zones

Nissan advanced air bag system (AABS) -inc: driver & front passenger dual stage airbags, occupancy sensor

Front seat-mounted side-impact airbags

Roof-mounted side curtain airbags for all rows w/rollover sensor

Active head restraints

3-point ELR seat belts all seating positions

Front seat belt pretensioners & load limiters

Child safety rear door locks

(2) child seat anchors

Rear back-up camera w/7" color monitor

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Energy absorbing steering column

 
[C03] 50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
[C02] FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
MERLOT METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK SAPPHIRE
$0

 
TINTED BRONZE METALLIC
$0

 
BRILLIANT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
PLATINUM GRAPHITE METALLIC
$0

 
SUPER BLACK
$0

 
GLACIER PEARL
$0

 
GRAPHITE BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BEIGE, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
[K01] PLATINUM PKG
$2,020

 
[B10] SPLASH GUARDS
$135

 
[B92] SPLASH GUARDS
$135

 
[B93] ROOF RAIL CROSSBARS
$195

 
[H92] DUAL HEADREST DVD SYSTEM
$1,520

 
[L92] FRONT/REAR CARPETED FLOOR MATS & CARGO AREA MAT
$195

 
[M92] RETRACTABLE CARGO COVER
$230

 
[N92] ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS
$295


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