Nissan’s Murano Platinum AWD has garnered mixed criticisms from its critiques. Some claim that the midsize crossover lack the power for powertrain, while others claim that it has impressive ergonomics that families will surely love. As detected, the CVT (continuously variable transmission) is the main culprit.
An editor claimed that Murano makes a beeline for the lowest scale of engine speed while it gives off an irking moan every time it was given a kick. Some even claim that CVT comes offensive during the Sports mode. However, buyers may be most concerned regarding the high load floor in the cargo area instead of the aforementioned details.
Having stated the problems, let’s get on the brighter side of Murano. The ride quality is good and passengers can relax with the quietness inside. It’s one vehicle that comes highly recommended for long road trips—comfortably spacey rear seat and cargo room accommodate passengers and much needed load for vacation. Drivers may also be delighted with the sensible and organized lay-outing of controls and the display screen.
- Category : 2-row Midsize Crossvers and SUVs
- Engine : DOHC 24-valve V-6, front placement
- Transmission : CVT with manual shifting mode
- Drivetrain : AWD
- Power : 260hp
- Torque : 240 lb.-ft.
- 0-60 mph : 7.3 sec
- Top Speed : 119 mph (governor limited)
- Mileage : (city) 21 MPG; (highway) 28 MPG
- Price : starting at $41,485 to $43,955 (as tested)