2012 Nissan Murano
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Very Happy Murano customer

by from Illinois on March 24, 2012

My wife and I just bought our 4th Murano. Our first (2003) had just under 60,000 miles when traded, had nothing done to it except a safety recall (alternator replacement). Our second (2007) Murano was...
My wife and I just bought our 4th Murano. Our first (2003) had just under 60,000 miles when traded, had nothing done to it except a safety recall (alternator replacement). Our second (2007) Murano was lost when someone wiped the front end off it after only 2500 miles. 4 people in it, all air bags released and only scratches. Went out and bought 3rd Murano (2007) after deciding it was the safest car we had ever been in. Just traded that one for a new 2012 Platinum SE. Wife loves how it handles, sits up, the navigation, bluetooth, power rear hatch, regular gas, just all about the car. It rides better than our 2007's, has nicer interior materials and has features not even available in 2007. The HID headlights are beyond great, yet are only standard on the SE now. NOTHING was done to any of these cars mechanically, something I can't say about my domestic cars. If this car is as good as our others we just might have to buy a fifth. By the way, our license plate reads "Murano 1"
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Everything I wanted

by 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 ...
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 directly behind the driver in this car, comfortably. The Navigation System is in color, and can show different views. I love the 3-D views. the street names are clearly shown. I bought a red and beige one. Handles well and Love that it takes regular gas
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Holds its value.

by from Baltimore, MD on December 24, 2012

I brought this car as a replacement for my 2004 which was demolished by a deer. The 2004 after 7.5 years held 40% of its value when it was totaled. The 2012 is an updated version of the SUV. It's fun ...
I brought this car as a replacement for my 2004 which was demolished by a deer. The 2004 after 7.5 years held 40% of its value when it was totaled. The 2012 is an updated version of the SUV. It's fun to drive, has excellent pickup and has good hauling capacity. The updated dash is a little confusing, because of all of the features and personal setting at your disposal (keep the manual handy). The power cloth seats are comfortable and provide excellent back seat riding for my 6'4" son. What I love most about this vehicle is the way it handles. It drives like a car, yet give you lite hauling capacity and is stylish.
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Love the Qualityty

by from South Central Pennsylvania on September 17, 2012

I went into my new SUV search with no specific make or model in mind. I just wanted to find something that was beautifully stylish, good safety rating and would get me through the deep snows of this c...
I went into my new SUV search with no specific make or model in mind. I just wanted to find something that was beautifully stylish, good safety rating and would get me through the deep snows of this coming winter. I test drove the Nissan Murano and knew this was the vehicle for me. Silky smooth CVT shifting, nice strong V6 engine, AWD for the snow and gorgeous interior detailing and exterior design that is sharp looking. I chose the SL trim line with leather seats, moonroof, etc. Plenty of room to haul my dogs around in style and the many other items I move around for my work. It's like this SUV was built for me. The only slight disappointment I have is in the gas mileage being a little on the low side, (currently only at 21) but trade off for the V6 power and AWD it's still acceptable. Best vehicle I've ever owned and will hopefully own it for a long, long time.
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Good Car for the Money

by from Fort Myers, FL on October 14, 2012

This is the third car like this I have owed . Same color, type, style, interior, systems. I looked at other more expensive and big name cars but you can't beat the car for the money.
This is the third car like this I have owed . Same color, type, style, interior, systems. I looked at other more expensive and big name cars but you can't beat the car for the money.
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No finer Crossover out there!

by from Grand Junction, CO on April 23, 2012

Test driving this SUV is a blast. Not only is the CVT transmission smooth and precise but the ride is quiet and fairly smooth and you feel larger bumps just enough to keep you awake (but by no means h...
Test driving this SUV is a blast. Not only is the CVT transmission smooth and precise but the ride is quiet and fairly smooth and you feel larger bumps just enough to keep you awake (but by no means harsh) through longer drives and the cornering is nice. The V6 has plenty of power. I do miss the fender flares that older SUV's had but overall style is still good but I could do without all the chrome inside and on the door handles. Would also be nicer if the backup camera (which should come standard on all SUV's and pickups for safety purposes) and stereo controls on the steering wheel and alarm system came standard on the base models for people that can do without the added cost of a dual moonroof and driver/ front passenger power seats on SV and higher trim levels. Kudo's on the backup camera which isn't a dinky and hard to see screen on a rearview mirror but is an easily seen 3 inch screen in the middle of the dashboard (other car companies should take this design to heart in their new vehicles) Also has a lower step in height and easier access to accomadate more people. My only gripe is that the better equipped SV models are a bit high on price and gray cloth interiors should be made available. Overall this is a better all around SUV as long as the higher price isn't a major issue. Otherwise I would recommend the 2011 which is still the same style.
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Don't let reviews fool you

by from Lake Bridge La on October 5, 2013

We owned.... 3 Muranos none never gave us any problems my husband decided to buy a new 2012 Murano end of last year we love it more. It's more fun with the performance and a full sized luxury SUV with...
We owned.... 3 Muranos none never gave us any problems my husband decided to buy a new 2012 Murano end of last year we love it more. It's more fun with the performance and a full sized luxury SUV with its earned money in quality. Bose and Navi are amazing as the heated steering wheel is perfect on with a much more quality ride. The Murano has lots of room space as the second-third row seating folds flat into floor giving bit more room space for the trunk or putting something larger inside the cabin. It gets mint mpg and i love the bluetooth settings, 6 disc in-CD, leather seats, panorama moon roof, rear view camera, heated outside mirrors and seats, 20" wheels are perfect. It's a nice top of the line SUV with more comfortable seats and interior. We owned a 2005, 2009 and 2012 model but we loved the last model more from better upgrades and it has a much quieter firm ride to it none never given us trouble with maintenance and oil changes this one seems reliable as well with 33K miles mostly is highway as just had taken into service garage for oil changes and tire rotations.
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Nice transition

by from mississippi on August 16, 2012

We moved from a Suburban to a Maxima. This was just to drastic. The Maxima was a wonderful toy but did not provide the space and ease of entering and exit. The Murano seems to fit right inbetween the ...
We moved from a Suburban to a Maxima. This was just to drastic. The Maxima was a wonderful toy but did not provide the space and ease of entering and exit. The Murano seems to fit right inbetween the 2 of them. Great gas mil. as well as room and looks. I like the outside styling and the tight feel. It should be one that stays with us for awhile if it is as good as my other 5 Nissans were/are. This is my wifes car I drive a 2005 Titan.
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Stylish power

by from Chicago, IL on October 19, 2012

I like my Murano all around. But certainly more enjoyable ride on a highway - CVT is very smooth and V6 gives enough power to pass comfortably. I also can get 20-21 mpg on a highway. In city mpg drops...
I like my Murano all around. But certainly more enjoyable ride on a highway - CVT is very smooth and V6 gives enough power to pass comfortably. I also can get 20-21 mpg on a highway. In city mpg drops significantly, especially in traffic. The only thing I'd improve - is front door built-in pockets - can hardly fit anything in there.
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One of the best cars I have owned

by from Cihcago, Il on January 14, 2013

This is our second Nissan Murano, our first murano was 2005 SL AWD- also a truely nice car. We have roughly 2000- 2500 miles on it so far and just like the '05 it's very nice. I really like the fact t...
This is our second Nissan Murano, our first murano was 2005 SL AWD- also a truely nice car. We have roughly 2000- 2500 miles on it so far and just like the '05 it's very nice. I really like the fact that you can get so many options on the SL AWD now that was not available unless you got the LE AWD- that is very expensive! I do wish that the wood trim was available on the SL level as well, though.My wife is the regular driver of the Murano as well as the previous Murano, she said that she would only like to have another new body styled Murano, RX350, or a very over priced MDX ( which we like very much, but the price!). THe gas mileage is very good- have not taken on a long trip to check highway mileage, but only city mileage is 18-20 MPG! Would definately own another Nissan!
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