26 reviews
2012 Nissan Murano
2012 Nissan Murano
Available Price Range $11,551-$22,723 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 20-21 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Nissan Murano

Our Take

The Murano competes in price and size with the Ford Edge, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. It seats five and is offered in four trim levels: S, SV, SL and LE. All four come with front- or all-wheel drive.A Platinum Package includes 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and a navigation system. The bas... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Mileage now trails competition
  • Slight accelerator hesitation
  • Sloppy gear selector feel
  • No Bluetooth on S trim level
  • Marginal roof-strength rating
  • Lacks high-tech safety options

Notable Features

  • Five-seat crossover
  • Dual-panel moonroof
  • Backup camera standard except on S trim level
  • Power liftgate optional
  • 20-inch alloy wheels optional


Our Expert Reviews

The 2012 Nissan Murano remains a comfortable five-seat crossover with a higher-quality interior than you'd expect from a non-luxury brand, but shoppers should watch that gas mileage. Now three years into its second generation, the Murano is showing its age — not in the driving experience or its interior quality, but in efficiency. This stands out because the Murano was once one of th... Read full review for the 2012 Nissan Murano

Consumer Reviews


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Everything I wanted

by clappdrive from Manassas VA on March 11, 2012

The Nissan Murano is everything I was looking for. I needed specific things in a new car, leg room, Navigation system , luxury (comfortable) seating and red. A-6' tall person can and will need to sit ... Read Full Review


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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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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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