2015 Nissan Murano Redesign — New-Gen Murano Specs and Features
The redesigned 2015 Nissan Murano will be released on December 5th. The new crossover, presented at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, will come in four trims – S, SV, SL and Platinum. Every trim will have both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive available. The redesigned 2015 Murano has really improved its exterior. With modern design language and assertive appearance, the crossover will probably have significantly better sales. They’ve also improved the Murano’s interior. Of course, the 2015 Nissan Murano is coming with various systems and gadgets which will be very helpful to the driver. The safety systems were also improved. Since the SUV is equipped with a new suspension, the handling and steering are improved. Also, some of the changes helped the 2015 Murano to have drastically better fuel economy. Reportedly, it’s 20 percent better in comparison with the predecessor. The 2015 Nissan Murano starting price is $30,445 with $885 destination fee included. However, the top of the range 2015 Nissan Murano Platinum AWD is significantly more expensive. With the destination and handling fee included, the top-of-the-range version costs $41,485.
2015 Nissan Murano Got New Exterior — Third-Generation Redesign Is More Expressive than Before
As it was known that the automaker had decided to redesign the Murano crossover, when the 2015 Nissan Murano came out at the LA Auto Show, the public wasn’t really surprised. However, some of the opinions weren’t exactly affirmative. Although some could say that the SUV lost the recognizable feel the previous generations had, the truth is that the 2015 Murano looks attractive, modern and interesting. It’s questionable whether the redesign was something we expected, since the new Murano’s exterior slightly departed from the classic style, but there’s no doubt that the fresh appearance is way better. The 2015 Nissan Murano now shares the brand’s overall feel.
For some, this might be a step back, since the Murano was always a special gem inside the Nissan’s jewel box, but if you take a good look, you’d be able to see that the redesigned 2015 Nissan Murano is still very distinctive. With a new front fascia, where a fresh V-shaped grille and LED boomerang lights are the most striking elements, and bolder body shape with more smooth curves and assertive expression, the SUV looks better than the most of the public expected.
2015 Nissan Murano Engine, Transmission and EPA Fuel Economy
The 2015 Nissan Murano will be powered by a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine which delivers more than enough power to the wheels. It’s rated at 260 horsepower and it’s paired with an Xtronic transmission (CVT). As we already mentioned, the third-generation Murano has standard front-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is available as an option. The redesigned 2015 Murano comes with improved EPA fuel economy thanks to the weight loss. The front-wheel-drive version can make 18 mpg/city and 24 mpg/highway.
Interior and Technology
Having an expressive and bold exterior requires at least an interesting and well-equipped interior. The 2015 Murano has both. Nissan has made some improvements of the cabin, so the new crossover comes with a cozy and comfortable interior. It may seem even more spacious than it actually is, since the crossover comes with a large Power Panoramic Moonroof. As for the technology, the third-generation Murano is equipped with the NissanConnectSM system which is displayed on an eight-inch touchscreen.
The NissanConncectSM comes with navigation and great connectivity, but SiriusXM Satellite Radio doesn’t come with subscription included. Some of the other useful gadgets are the Nissan Intelligent Key, a premium Bose audio system which delivers high-quality sound out of the eleven strategically positioned speakers, and some other features. The crossover has Around View Monitor and various other safety systems, such as blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, and blind spot warning.
2015 Nissan Murano Price – MSRP
As for the pricing the 2015 Nissan Murano will be slightly more expensive in comparison with the previous generation. The redesign brought new price tags, but it seems that paying a bit more is really a fair deal. The new-generation 2015 Nissan Murano S FWD entry version comes with $29,560 price tag, while the AWD version costs $31,160. The MSRP of the 2015 Nissan Murano SV FWD is $32,620 and the 2015 Murano SV AWD costs $34,220. The medium-trim SL FWD is priced a bit higher — $36,950 and the all-wheel drive version of the SL trim can be bought for $38,550. The top-of-the-range 2015 Nissan Murano Platinum FWD costs $39,000, while the price of the 2015 Nissan Murano Platinum AWD is $40,600. Those prices are without $885 destination and handling charge.
The first units of the 2015 Nissan Murano will be released on December 5th.