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  • (4.5) 33 reviews
  • Available Prices: $7,976–$18,188
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 20
  • Engine: 260-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2011 Nissan Murano

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Nissan Murano

What We Don't Like

  • Pending full evaluation

Notable Features

  • Five-seat crossover
  • Available power liftgate
  • Push-button start
  • New SV trim level
  • Refreshed exterior styling
  • Updated interior

2011 Nissan Murano Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The Murano competes in price and size with the Ford Edge, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. It seats five. The Murano comes in four trim levels: S, SL, SV and LE. All four come with front- or all-wheel drive.

New for 2011
The Murano gets both exterior and interior styling tweaks, and there is a new SV trim level that's a midrange offering, positioned just above the S trim. 

The front end has bold headlight clusters and optional bi-xenon headlights. The rear end has some distinctive shapes, including a rear window designed for good rear visibility. LED taillights and dual chrome tailpipes are standard, while a roof rack and a power liftgate are optional. For 2011, the grille and front bumper have been reworked, and there are new taillights. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 18-inch wheels
  • Optional 20-inch wheels
  • Optional fog lights
  • Optional moonroof
  • Optional roof rails

The Murano's interior can incorporate double-stitched leather  or wood trim. The interior was refreshed for 2011 and now includes new center-stack materials and a new wood grain hue. Interior features include:

  • Standard six-CD changer and MP3 jack
  • Standard tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Available Bose premium audio with XM Satellite Radio
  • Available backseat 7-inch screen for DVDs
  • Available heated front and rear seats
  • Available rain-sensing wipers
  • Available 7-inch dashboard display with rearview camera and navigation system

Under the Hood
Nissan's familiar 3.5-liter V-6 powers the Murano, producing 260 horsepower and 240 pounds-feet of torque. The transmission is a continuously variable one, called Xtronic, which is one of the most time-proven ones on the market. All trims are available in either front- or all-wheel drive. Mechanical features include:

  • Standard continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Standard push-button start

In addition to the required front airbags, the Murano has side-impact airbags for front occupants and side curtains to protect both rows of seats. The curtains are designed to deploy in the event of a rollover, too. Safety features include:

  • Standard front- and side-impact airbags
  • Standard side curtain airbags for both rows
  • Standard active head restraints
  • Standard four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Standard electronic stability system with traction control


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 33 reviews

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Most reliable car with comfortable interior

by NRR from Indianapolis, IN on November 27, 2017

Perfect car for family with ample of space mixed with Excellent performance. With a 3.5 L V6 engine you get a very good pick up. Overall an excellent car.

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8 Trims Available

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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