2007 Nissan Murano

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$27,750

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

5

Seating capacity

187.6” x 67.3”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Transmission behavior
  • Steering and handling
  • Stability
  • Seat comfort and support
  • Performance

The bad:

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

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • S

    $27,750

  • SL

    $29,300

  • SE

    $31,850

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Notable features

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

2007 Nissan Murano review: Our expert's take

By Sara Lacey

I’m actually kind of excited to hear that I’ll be driving the 2007 Nissan Armada. I love the name. I don’t recall having driven a vehicle with a title so appropriate, as this truck is supremely large. I enjoy spending time in a larger SUV, it’s kind of like going to stay with someone whose house is bigger than yours: it’s nice to spread out, but I wouldn’t want to clean it. Or pay for it. So in that sense, I really enjoyed the Armada for the week I drove it.

The Armada is so huge and it looks like a house from the 70’s with a not-so-well-thought-out addition on the back. Nissan calls this design feature “a bold dip near the rear door.” I call it ugly. To-may-toes, to-mot-toes. It is a long SUV with three rows and tons of cargo space.

A huge plus for the Armada is how easy it is for my kids to get in (with the exception of the ridiculously high placed exterior door handles which my children won’t be able to reach until they’re in college). With the aid of running boards, the kiddos can hop right in and make themselves at home, negating the tall step-in height. There is a purely utilitarian aspect of the Armada that is fab-o for the following reasons: I don’t stress too much when the seats get kicked with slushy, muddy boots because it wipes right off; the all-season floor mats are fabulously skilled at hiding dirt and muck, they look clean throughout my entire test drive; and the second row is so wide I can fit three kids comfortably (one in a big convertible car seat, two in boosters that have armrests and cup holders).

Speaking of utilitarianism, the squariness of the interior lends itself more to the tank-driving types than the luxury-car driving types. I know squariness isn’t a word, but it should be, and it perfectly describes the design of the inside of the Armada. All surfaces are rectangular or square. Not a curve in the joint. And the dark charcoal leather makes things feel a little cold. So it isn’t the homiest ride, but it is easy to keep clean and tolerate dirty when cleanliness is not an option (which is more often the case in this mom-reviewer’s life).

After weeks of snow, the Armada shrugs off the huge piles of it amassed on my street, and comfortably handles the sketchy roads. It’s not jarring me around, which my cup holders full of various beverages and I appreciate.

Who can argue with utilitarianism when it’s an SUV we’re discussing? I mean, shouldn’t we give props to Nissan for making a true SUV in the Armada? The towing capacity on the Armada is abundant, up to 9,100 pounds. Nissan is very proud of this and there are all kinds of mentions of towing in the manual. The amount of cargo space is enormous. I proudly carry 5 people in the first two rows very comfortably, which allows 56.7 cubic feet of cargo space. In case you were wondering, that’s a lot. Even with the third row up, I have 20 cubic feet of cargo space, enough room to store some gear while running a gaggle of kids to the museum. Six cargo hooks are quite useful in case one of the kids won’t do as I say and I need to tie him down (don’t call child services on me, I’m just joking -honestly, I am). Lucky for me, the Armada has a power tailgate, a fantastic feature that can hypnotize me into buying any car that has it. Adding to the functionality of the Armada are 10 cup holders and four bottle holders. Phew, that’s a lot of functionality, people!

Aside from all the talk of function however, it must be mentioned that the Armada has a safety issue. In NHTSA’s rollover test, the Armada scored 3 stars out of 5. What this means to you is that the Armada has over a 20% chance of rolling over in a single-vehicle crash. The Armada was not rated in the Side Crash test, and in the Frontal Crash test scored 4 stars for the driver and 5 for the passenger. In any case, Nissan compensates with standard curtain airbags for all rows (including the third).

All in all, the Nissan Armada puts some “fun” in functional. It’s a big truck with lots of accompanying trucky features. It makes a functional family vehicle in spite of the not-so-cozy feel. This reviewer loves the way the Armada handles real life mess, snow and slop with ease. It’s quite possibly perfect for your little armada.

*For more information on the 2007 Nissan Armada SE and its safety features visit Cars.com.

LET’S TALK NUMBERS

LATCH Connectors: 5

Seating Capacity (includes driver): 7/8

IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT

Storage Compartments (Puny, Fair, Ample, Galore): Galore

Cargo/Trunk Space (Puny, Fair, Ample, Galore): Galore

SENSE AND STYLE

Family Friendly (Not Really, Fair, Great, Excellent): Excellent

Fun-Factor (None, Some, Good Times, Groove On): Good Times

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value 4.3
  • Exterior 4.5
  • Reliability 4.3

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

16 yrs old and I still drive it like it’s new !

Second satisfied owner . Considering it’s age, mileage almost 200 K , still serving me well . Snappy and sporty to drive ! Would I buy it again ? Yes !

5.0

I've had it for 6years,

I love my Nissan murano awd SL gas mileage is good, now I'm getting to 150,000 miles I've had to replace my radiator the top of it detached from the top seam. My idler pulley is going bad have to get a new one and replace spark plugs. I don't mind one bit replacing these parts I hope one day I will get a brand new one.

5.0

pissst and don;t feel safe

I love my Nissan Murano SL. I just had a problem with my front passenger seat today I've had it for 3yrs. I got into my SUV to go home from work and the self adjustable seat came on like it does every day when I crank up but today the left side would adjust but the right side was stuck causing my seat to swivel to the left. I was thinking something was on the track but I didn't see anything except a black zipp tie looking think poking out well if that is the problem why in the heck would someone use that for a track. Black zipp ties do the same thing the plastic gets brittle and breaks you have to throw the whole pack away if this happens. So Nissan really used this as a part that is used multiple times a day? But has leather seats and so many luxary options you used cheap xxx plastic to ruin the luxary of the comfort of the suv. Now I can't reach the peddles even with the self adjusting break and gas peddle. I so scared of wrecking now and its miserable to drive. This is truly dangerous and unacceptable.

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Safety

Based on the 2007 Nissan Murano base trim.
Frontal driver
5
Frontal passenger
5
Nhtsa rollover rating
4
Side driver
5
Side rear passenger
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan Certified Select
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Nissan and non-Nissan vehicles less than 10 years old and less than 100,000 miles. (Nissan vehicles less than 6 years from original new car in-service date must have more than 60,000 to qualify for Certified Select.)
Powertrain
6 months/6,000 miles from date of sale
Dealer certification required
84-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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