What the “other guys” think of the Nissan Murano.

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TheCarConnection.com’s team of car experts read all the competitive reviews on the new 2009 Nissan Murano to produce this conclusive review. TheCarConnection.com also drove the car to be able to give you an expert opinion on the vehicle, and to help you figure out the truth where other car reviews might differ.


  • Much richer interior styling and materials
  • Just-right size for city driving
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Smooth, powerful V-6 engine


  • Oddly styled grille
  • Slightly snug interior
  • CVT works well, but takes getting used to

Nissan’s Murano is a mid-size crossover vehicle derived from the company’s Altima sedan. It’s sold with a powerful 3.5-liter V-6 engine and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The S and SL versions come with front-wheel drive and an optional all-wheel-drive system, while the top LE version has standard all-wheel drive.

Conversation 4 comments

  1. dislikes ; odd styled grille – just an opinion ( I personally love it) . This is subjective and should never be included in a dislike list. Slightly snug interior ; not accurate and false . verses what? if you take interior of lexus rx and highlander etc…this is bigger, so what are they talking about ? CVT “works well” but takes getting used to. Why? because it’s ultra silent, stepless smooth as butter and better on fuel?

    I’d say they were reaching hard here. There is ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzero wrong with the Murano.

  2. You bet Vladdy, Nissan designs are gorge. Did you see that infiniti essence?. I love Nissan and Infiniti. I am proud to say that I am not a toyota or honda sheep.

  3. I find the grill to be such a turn-off. The previous Murano was unique-looking in a good way.

    But I definitely like the interior this latest Murano over that of the last one.

  4. ok I admit it, front is too busy and too many ideas going on. The vehicle as a whole is a gem though.

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