2011 Nissan Murano Overview
As far as crossovers go, it will be hard to find one that matches the quality, power, and amenities found in the lightly restyled 2011 Nissan Murano.
The five-seat 2011 Nissan Murano midsize crossover is available in S, SL, SV (new for 2011) and LE trims, and in front- or all-wheel-drive configurations. Under the hood, the Murano is powered by a 265-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to an Xtronic CVT transmission. The 2011 Murano competes with the Ford Edge, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander, and receives 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
Nissan didn’t give the 2011 Murano a complete overhaul, but adds a few exterior and interior tweaks that are sure to grab some attention. The grille and front bumper have been refreshed and the standard LED taillights are sleeker. Carryovers from 2010 include bold headlight clusters, standard chrome tailpipes and 18-inch wheels, while bi-xenon headlights, 20-inch wheels, fog lights, moonroof, roof rails, and power liftgate are all optional.
On the inside, the 2011 Nissan Murano now includes new center-stack materials and a new wood grain hue, which complement double-stitched leather or wood trim. Dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and six-speaker sound system with a six-CD changer and auxiliary audio jack are standard. Impressive options include a premium Bose audio system, XM Satellite Radio, privacy glass, keyless ignition/entry, auto-dimming rearview mirror, backseat 7-inch monitor for DVDs, heated front and rear seats, rain-sensing wipers, and a 7-inch in-dash display with rearview camera and navigation system. A 60/40 fold-flat rear seat with power return helps to provide up to 64 cubic feet of cargo volume.
Standard safety features include front and side-impact airbags for front occupants with seat belt sensors and an occupant classification sensor. Side curtain airbags for both rows of seats will also deploy in the event of a rollover. Four-wheel antilock disc brakes and an electronic stability system with traction control are also standard.
For everything you want in a crossover, the stylish, powerful, and fun 2011 Nissan Murano is more than happy to oblige.