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2017 Nissan Murano: A Quick Overview

2017 Nissan Murano: A Quick Overview

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The 2017 Nissan Murano is one of the unsung heroes of the Japanese automaker’s lineup. It’s a popular crossover but gets very few headlines or very much fanfare. Despite that, this Nissan provides a reliable drive for families across Canada. I think it’s about time it got some recognition.


Curves in all the right places

The design of the 2017 Nissan Murano is awesome. It manages to be cutting edge modern without being too out there. There is definitely an edge of Lexus RX in there but not enough to take the original character away from the Nissan. There isn’t a square of flat panel on the entire vehicle and I think it looks better for it.


The fluid lines are all Nissan, beginning with the signature V grill and working down the car. The fluted flanks and curvy profile offer real interest while the downward sloping hood and roof soften the outline even further. It’s all curves and I think the design is a great success.


Inside, a lot of time and effort has gone into making this a great looking and feeling vehicle. There is lots of space and lots of great design features that make this car a real success. The front doors open wide, the driving position is upright and commanding and there is a decent amount of room in back too.


Under the hood of the 2017 Nissan Murano

The Murano comes with a single engine option, a 3.5-litre V6 that delivers 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. It uses Nissan’s slick CVT transmission to send power to the front wheels. The CVT is smooth and always in the right place. It accelerates quickly and offers all the power it can at all speeds. It is a very capable transmission.


The 2017 Nissan Murano comes in four trim levels: S, SV, SL and Platinum. All are well equipped offering alloy wheels, automatic lighting, LED running lights, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, reversing camera, Bluetooth and climate control. The SV adds navigation and remote engine start while the SL adds Bose audio, heated mirrors, a blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, leather upholstery and heated front seats.


The Murano Platinum adds 20 inch alloys, LED lighting, heated and ventilated front seats, panoramic sunroof and some other tricks.


The 2017 Nissan Murano is a great crossover for those who want a little extra room but not a full size SUV. With fantastic looks, a very reliable engine and the legendary Nissan build quality, what more could you need?


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