2017 Nissan Murano

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Key Specs

of the 2017 Nissan Murano. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Highly distinctive styling
  • Luxurious interior
  • Ride quality

The Bad

  • Steering feel
  • High cargo liftover height
  • Lackluster Bose stereo
  • A-pillar blocks view

Notable Features of the 2017 Nissan Murano

  • Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity now available
  • Five-seat mid-size crossover SUV
  • Concept car styling, inside and out
  • V-6 engine, CVT standard
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

2017 Nissan Murano Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The five-seat Murano is a mid-size crossover SUV that fits between the larger Pathfinder and smaller Rogue in Nissan's lineup. The Murano is available with front- or all-wheel drive, and all models use a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and a continuously variable automatic transmission. Competitors include the Ford Edge, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Kia Sorento.

New for 2017

Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity, which mirrors select iPhone apps on the dashboard screen, is now available.

Significant Standard Features

  • 260-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • CVT
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Seats up to five
  • LED daytime running lights and taillights
  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • All-wheel drive
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Navigation system
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Leather seats
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Power-adjustable heated steering wheel
  • Power liftgate
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Forward collision warning and emergency braking
  • Driver-drowsiness monitor
  • 360-degree camera system
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The five-seat Murano is a mid-size crossover SUV that fits between the larger Pathfinder and smaller Rogue in Nissan's lineup. The Murano is available with front- or all-wheel drive, and all models use a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and a continuously variable automatic transmission. Competitors include the Ford Edge, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Kia Sorento.

New for 2017

Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity, which mirrors select iPhone apps on the dashboard screen, is now available.

Significant Standard Features

  • 260-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • CVT
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Seats up to five
  • LED daytime running lights and taillights
  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • All-wheel drive
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Navigation system
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Leather seats
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Power-adjustable heated steering wheel
  • Power liftgate
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Forward collision warning and emergency braking
  • Driver-drowsiness monitor
  • 360-degree camera system

Latest 2017 Murano Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Luxurious

by Murano Ready from Seminole, FL on October 2, 2018

The Murano is an unsung, relatively unknown car of great design and thought. It handles well and offers many conveniences and high tech stuff. Like many cars today, the headrest for the drive is not ... Read full review

(4.0)

The most family oriented and souped up vehicle

by Retired Grammy from Kunkletown Pa 18058 on September 21, 2018

I love this vehicle, except for the color I wanted powder blue, but none was available , but otherwise everything else is wonderful and I Love the space when shopping and buying large items on sale. ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Nissan Murano currently has 1 recall

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2017 Nissan Murano S

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
acceptable

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
acceptable
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good
marginal
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Nissan
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    6 years/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    84 months/100,000 miles from original new-car in-service date

  • Powertrain warranty

    84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)

  • Dealer Certification Required

    167-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Murano received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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