2006 Nissan Murano

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29 reviews
Available Price Range $4,643-$12,263 Trims5 Combined MPG 21-22 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2006 Nissan Murano

Our Take

Nissan added the Murano crossover sport utility vehicle to its lineup in the 2003 model year. Specifically designed and engineered for the U.S. market, the Murano "gets away from the slab-sided des... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Nontraditional appearance
  • Thick rear pillars
  • Small tachometer
  • Meager glove box

Notable Features

  • Sleek, modern styling
  • FWD or AWD
  • 245-hp, 3.5-liter V-6
  • CVT
  • Side-curtain airbags


Our Expert Reviews

I've come to feel as though looking for and buying a car is much like buying jeans. The work entailed in finding the right car, particularly including the purchasing process, can be brutal. Throw two small kids into the mix and it suddenly seems rational to keep the old car that you know will break down in the center lane of the highway at any moment. I will do anything, ANYTHING to avoid ... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

Based on 29 reviews

Gas hog

by Tom from Pittsburgh on March 2, 2010

The car handles great, very powerful and looks great. Everything you would expect except for the advertised gas consumption. 19 city??? I've been watching the fuel econ screen and trying to drive in a... Read Full Review

5 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Nissan Murano S

Head Restraints and Seats

IIHS Ratings

Based on Nissan Murano S

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Nissan Murano S

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Nissan Murano S

Overall Rollover Rating
Front Seat
Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

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