2017 Nissan Murano
Nissan first introduced the Murano into their lineup for the 2003 model year. Unveiled in early spring of 2002, the Murano was the first crossover SUV to be offered by Nissan in the United States and Canada. The Murano remained Nissan’s sole crossover option in the brand’s lineup until 2008, when the Japanese automaker introduced the new Nissan Rogue. Earning plenty of awards, accolades, and recognition over the years, the Murano is still one of the strongest options in Nissan’s versatile lineup of cars, trucks, and SUVs. In fact, the Murano has earned more awards over the past two years than any other vehicle in its class.
The 2017.5 Nissan Murano is the newest version of the popular crossover available here in the United States, and it is selling out fast at dealerships across the nation. There are plenty of reasons why drivers love the Murano, and why so many buyers are turning away from other auto brands in order to get behind the wheel of a brand new Nissan crossover SUV.
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The engineers and design team at Nissan crafted the newest Murano to look sleek, and deliver a seamless experience for drivers as well as passengers. The exterior design of the Murano is trim, athletically toned, and expressive. With available 20-inch machine-finished alloy wheels, and an exterior design that commands the attention of every other person on the road, the 2017.5 Murano is an aesthetically pleasing dream come true.
That dreamy look continues inside of the popular crossover, with plenty of incredible storage solutions and amenities that make time on the road a pleasure, and never a pain. Leather appointed seating, climate controlled heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel all play into the Murano’s overall design language of lush comfort and luxurious spoils. Zero Gravity seats in the front and rear of the Murano were designed to simulate the weightlessness of space, and help to combat fatigue while out on the road. Every inch of the Murano’s interior cabin was designed with the convenience of both the driver and passengers in mind, with plenty of nooks and crannies expertly placed for ultimate ease of access and use. With Nissan Intelligent Key, drivers can save their seat and mirror position preferences so that regardless of who takes the crossover out for errands, the Murano will recognize the driver and revert back to their desired settings automatically. This is not only telling of the crossover’s intuitive design, but also the commitment Nissan has to the convenience of its drivers. The optional rear USB connection ports with smartphone interface allow your backseat passengers to connect their smartphone, keep it charged, and even play their music through the car’s sound system without having to distract the driver.
The rear cargo hold was also designed for ease of access and use, with up to 69.9 cubic feet of cargo capacity with the fold-flat 60/40 rear seats. Whether you are hauling a full load of cargo, or a full cabin of passengers, the Murano has what it takes to do both with simplicity and ease.
Power and Performance
Just because the Murano isn’t as large as some other SUVs, doesn’t mean that buyers aren’t interested in learning about its powerful on-road capabilities. The 2017.5 Nissan Murano comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine capable of 260 horsepower and 240 lb.-ft. of torque. With plenty of power packed into the crossover, the Murano gets an impressive 28 miles per gallon on the highway, and can travel more than 430 miles on a single tank of gas. A capable front-wheel drive system comes standard on the 2017.5 Murano, but drivers who plan to use their crossover in more inclement weather or road conditions can opt for the available AWD system. Able to act and react to changing road conditions, weather, and driving patterns, the Murano will deliver ultimate confidence and peace of mind with improved gripping, cornering, and cruising.
The capable engine on the Murano comes paired with the Intelligent xtronic transmission, which delivers gearless shifting that is seamless, responsive, and instant. Finally, the Murano’s power steering system adjusts its sensitivity depending on the speed you are traveling. Becoming more nimble at lower speeds for ease of parking and reversing, the system becomes rigid for increased feel and response at higher speeds.
When it comes to power and performance, the Murano may not be able to keep pace with the full-size SUVs on the road, but it makes up for it in every other way imaginable.
Arguably one of the most important considerations for car buyers in any segment, safety is especially important to those purchasing family vehicles like the Nissan Murano. The 2017.5 Murano is the most advanced model year in terms of safety yet. Perhaps the most impressive safety technology that is included on the new Murano, is the class-exclusive Predictive Forward Collision Alert Warning system. This available advanced safety system is able to monitor the distance and velocity of the vehicle directly in front of it, and the one in front of that. No other crossover SUV on the market offers this level of intuitiveness when it comes to predictive forward collision warning systems, and it is one of the many reasons why the Murano is so far ahead of the competition.
Another advanced safety technology available on the 2017.5 Murano is the Driver Attention Alert system. Touted as a “forward-thinking technology,” the Driver Attention Alert monitors the steering patterns of drivers, and sends a visual and audible alert when unusual steering activity is detected. Whether you are too tired behind the wheel, or are struggling in inclement weather, this system acts as a reminder for when it might be time to take a break and refocus before getting back behind the wheel. A blind spot warning system alerts drivers when a vehicle is in their blind spot during an indicated lane change, while rear cross traffic alert detects crossing vehicles coming from either side. Moving object detection is another available safety system on the 2017.5 Murano, which uses the Around View Monitor’s cameras and provides a visual and audio warning of objects around the vehicle.
Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control Systems are standard on all 2017.5 Murano crossover SUVs, and continuously monitors steering and braking actions and compensates when it is needed. Finally, Nissan’s advanced airbag systems give another layer of safety and peace of mind, along with the roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags with rollover sensors for side impact and rollover head protection for outboard occupants.
To put it simply, the newest Nissan Murano is the safest version of the crossover to date, and offers more advanced safety features than any other vehicle in its class.
Take it for a Test Drive at Rolling Hills Nissan
Rolling Hills Nissan has the latest 2017.5 Nissan Murano in stock and ready for you to explore in person. Take it for a test drive, and discover just how much of a difference those zero gravity seats make in providing comfort and the feeling of weightlessness. Enjoy the sculpted exterior design of the new Murano, which is sure to catch your eye as soon as you drive onto our lot. Don’t wait another day, stop in and see everything that this incredible crossover has to offer.