2013 Nissan Murano  -  $29,285

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $29,285
Base Invoice: $27,048
Destination Charge: $845
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD 4dr S
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 20 | City: 18 | Hwy: 24
Body Style: 2WD 4dr S
Transmission: Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT)
Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine


Car-like ride and handling; smooth, responsive powertrain; stylish cabin appointments; good seating position; easy to get in and out; cargo versatility; long, luxury-caliber feature list; new active-safety options

Model Highlights

The 2013 Murano is offered in four different trims: S, SV, SL and LE. Each of them can be had with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, but otherwise the powertrain is the same: a 260-horsepower, 3.5L double-overhead-cam V6, delivering power through a continuously variable automatic transmission.

The smooth V6 really fits the Murano's mission in feeling responsive yet relaxed and upscale, and the Xtronic CVT works better here than it does in many other CVT vehicles, keeping engine revs low during cruising yet raising them quickly for passing. A speed-sensitive power-steering system provides a confident feel, while the Murano's independent coil-spring front suspension (with a front subframe) and multi-link rear arrangement allow a nicely isolated ride yet reasonably crisp handling. Strong braking is handled by 4-wheel discs and a 4-channel anti-lock system with Brake Assist, to help apply maximum force in panic braking. Most Murano models include 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, but top-of-the-range Murano LE models upgrade to 20-inch alloys (optional on the LE) that do sacrifice some ride comfort.

The Murano's tall stance affords a high-set seating position that's just right for adults, making getting in and out easy and affording good visibility, especially in front. With a wide center console and ambient lighting, as well as rather wide, supportive front seats--along with smooth ride--the Murano is a good highway vehicle. Back-seat space is plenty spacious for two adults, although three can fit when needed; fold the 60/40-split rear seatbacks forward and you get an expansive, nearly flat cargo space for weekend errands.

With standard LED taillamps, remote keyless entry, an Intelligent Key system with push-button start, 6-speaker audio, and a 6-way adjustable driver's seat, even base Murano S models offer a lot of features. Yet mid-range SV models step it up with an 8-way power driver's seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio switches, Bluetooth, an iPod interface, a universal garage-door opener and a wide-screen color display. SL models feel positively luxurious, with leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power return for the folding seatbacks, HID headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, heated mirrors and 11-speaker audio. And at the top of the range, Murano LE models bow with heated rear seats, a power-telescopic heated steering wheel with memory position and woodgrain interior trim.

Models with the navigation system include voice recognition, SiriusXM NavTraffic, NavWeather and Zagat restaurant guides, along with Bluetooth streaming audio; it's all accessed through a 7.0-inch wide-screen display; in the Navigation Package that's offered on the Murano SL, that's packaged with Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Moving Object Detection accident-avoidance systems--all part of Nissan's new Safety Shield Technologies to help alert you of potential road hazards.

Model News

For 2013, the Murano gets a set of new 'Safety Shield' accident-avoidance technologies. Moving Object Detection (MOD), Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW)--each active-safety features intended to warn the driver of potential hazards--have been added to Murano LE Platinum Edition models and SL models with the Navigation Package.

Otherwise, on Murano SV models there's a new Value Package option, combining the power liftgate, 9-speaker Bose audio, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage-door opener, and a navigation system. And for the entire model line, two new exterior hues are offered: Midnight Garnet and Gun Metallic.

Value Writeup

The 5-passenger Murano is Nissan's mid-size crossover model, and with the transformation this year of the Pathfinder to a 3-row crossover instead of a body-on-frame truck, the Murano now fits neatly into a complete Nissan crossover lineup, between the compact Rogue and the larger Pathfinder. The Murano offers a little more style and panache than some other entries in the mid-size class, while in top SL and LE trims it has the feature set of a luxury-badge vehicle. It's also a standout for interior comfort. Furthermore, with the introduction of several key active-safety features for 2013, it's now on par for features, interior comfort, and overall ambiance, with some luxury-brand crossovers.

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

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG

Cruising Range - City
390.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
20 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
520.80 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6


Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 4400

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.0 qts

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
108.6 ft³

Front Head Room
40.1 in

Front Leg Room
43.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.6 in

Front Hip Room
54.8 in

Second Head Room
39.4 in

Second Leg Room
36.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.7 in

Second Hip Room
55.4 in

111.2 in

Length, Overall
189.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.1 in

Height, Overall
67.0 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
3889 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

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

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.98 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.79 in

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.1 ft

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
39.8 ft

Brake Type

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.6 x 1.1 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.1 x 0.6 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.7 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

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 Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover

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

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT)

Front 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

18" aluminum alloy wheels

P235/65TR18 all-season tires

Temporary spare tire

Body-color front/rear bumpers

Halogen headlights

LED rear lights

Rear privacy glass

Body-color pwr mirrors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Intermittent rear window wiper w/washer

AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer -inc: aux input jack, (6) speakers

Front bucket seats w/adjustable active head restraints

6-way manual driver seat w/manual lumbar support

4-way manual passenger seat

60/40 fold flat reclining rear bench seat

Cloth seat trim

Dual level center console w/storage

Full carpeting

Manual tilt/telescopic steering column

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

Engine immobilizer 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

Metallic trim accents

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

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: 2-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

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Energy absorbing steering column



















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