Consumer Reviews Summary
11 of 12 (91%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Nissan Murano Overview
The 2013 Nissan Murano midsize crossover competes with SUVs like the Ford Edge and Toyota Highlander, offering plenty of utility and interior comfort.
For 2013, the Murano adds features to various trim levels and packages. SV models add an auto dimming rearview mirror and HomeLink capability, while the SL Navigation Package and the LE Platinum Edition add advanced safety features like moving object detection, bling spot warning system, and lane departure warning.
From the outside, the Murano wears a bold look that has aged well with a bold grille and front headlights, sharp fog light recesses, and prominent fenders. LED taillights and a dual chrome exhaust are both standard, while a power liftgate is optional. Also available are 20-inch wheels, fog lights, and a dual-panel moonroof.
Under the hood, the Murano has one engine option: a 260-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 240 pounds-feet of torque. Power runs through a CVT that Nissan calls Xtronic. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is also available for those who live in areas with more inclement weather or spend time in the mountains during the winter months. Fuel economy ratings check in at 18 mpg in the city, and 24 mpg on the highway with FWD (23 mpg with AWD).
Inside, the Murano possesses a high quality interior with plenty of refinement with clearly laid out, easy to access controls. Optional simulated wood trim and double-stitched leather add a hint of class. Standard features include an auxiliary audio input, dual-zone automatic climate control, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and push button start. Extra tech options include a USB/iPod port, Bluetooth connectivity, a hard drive navigation system with seven-inch touch-screen, and a Bose Audio system. Heated front and rear seats, leather upholstery, and powered front seats are optional and offer added comfort.
The 2013 Murano got four out of five stars overall on crash tests performed by the NHTSA. Active front head restraints, all-disc antilock brakes, electronic stability system with traction control, and six airbags are standard, while moving object detection, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, and a rearview camera are optional.