Nissan Murano 2023

The current Murano avoided the retro themes expressed in the previous Altima and Sentra but is perhaps too flamboyant a shape for some. The inside is more conventional and follows styling themes explored in several recent large Nissan products. Big, clear gauges and straightforward minor controls will be easy enough for owners use. The chief “out there” aspects are styling details like the light interior hues, including light-colour faux wood accents. Interior fit and finish are very good. The seats are very comfortable front and rear, and legroom is competitive. The Murano is powered by Nissan’s ubiquitous 3.5L V6 that is mated to a CVT automatic. All-wheel drive is standard for 2022. Towing capacity of 680 kg (1500 lbs.) is low for a V6-powered vehicle of this type.

With the vehicle shortage, manufacturers no longer see the need for a low MSRP variant to entice potential buyers into the showroom to be upsold to a more typically-equipped vehicle. With this in mind, Nissan eliminated the front-wheel drive variant of the Murano for 2022. The smooth Nissan V6 is a real plus in a segment where turbo fours are becoming the norm.  L.E.D. headlamps, rear parking sonar, alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control and heated seats, is decently equipped. The SV adds a power driver’s seat, a panoramic sunroof, a heated steering wheel, active cruise control, a 360 degree camera system, a foot-gesture-activated power tailgate and remote starting, and is good value. The SL includes a Bose-branded audio system, leather seating, a memory system for the driver’s seat and mirrors and a power passenger seat, and is a bargain. The Midnight version of the SL offers little for the money asked. The Platinum range-topper adds navigation, semi-Aniline leather, a power-adjustable steering wheel, is great value. Nissan has let this vehicle get dangerously old but the general vehicle shortage may make the car more compelling this year as so few cars are available.

Not rated, insufficient data. The CVT transmission could exhibit reliability on higher mileage examples, especially on vehicles used for heavy towing, after the five year/100,000 km powertrain warranty has expired. Short-lived and expensive-to-replace ball joints will likely cause Murano owners grief. An extended powertrain warranty from Nissan is recommended if you plan to keep your Murano long term but pricing is high, making leasing a good alternative.

Last update: June 27, 2023


  • Engine

    3.5L-V6 (260 HP)
  • Transmissions

  • Fuel consumption

    City: 12L/100 km Road: 8.5L/100 km
  • Drive Layout

    All-wheel drive
  • Body Style

    Luxury Midsize SUVs



What’s new this year?

The Murano enters its eighth year in its current form as an exclusively all-wheel drive vehicle. The SV trim level has had its fabric seating replaced by vinyl.

Starting from  $ 37 698

What dealers pay$ 22 222

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Report - October 2, 2023
Base vehicle
$ 0 $ 37 698
$ 0 $ 41 848
$ 0 $ 45 298
Midnight Edition
$ 0 $ 46 498
$ 0 $ 48 299
Cargo Package
$ 0 $ 495
Bumper Protector
$ 0 $ 176
Interior Accent Lighting
$ 0 $ 417
Exterior Accent Lighting
$ 0 $ 519
Optional Metallic Paint

Available on select trims.

$ 0 $ 134
Pearl White Paint

Available on select trims.

$ 0 $ 300
Freight & PDI

Required for all vehicle purchases

$ 0 $ 1 920
Federal Air Conditioner Excise Tax (Recovery)

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$ 0 $ 100

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