Nissan announced pricing for the 2009 Murano today, and it starts at $26,330. That gets you a two-wheel-drive Murano S with a V-6 and continuously variable automatic transmission. All-wheel drive runs $1,600, and the top-of-the-line Murano LE AWD costs $35,910. For S and SE trims, 2009 prices dropped $1,500 versus the 2007 Murano (Nissan didn’t offer an ’08). The 2009 S loses a handful of minor features, like a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, versus last year’s S, but it’s still pretty well-equipped; standard features include dual-zone climate control, push-button start and all the usual power accessories. For the $1,500 saved, we won’t mind reaching a little farther to adjust the radio. A full pricing breakdown is below.
- Murano S 2WD: $26,330
- Murano SL 2WD: $27,880
- Murano S AWD: $27,930
- Murano SL AWD: $29,480
- Murano LE AWD: $35,910
Destination charge: $745
Major options for the SL and LE include a dual-panel moonroof ($1,170), navigation system ($1,850) and DVD player ($1,600). Expect a loaded Murano LE to run just over $40,000.
Joe Wiesenfelder reviews the 2009 Murano (Cars.com)