2018 Nissan Murano

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$30,800–$43,830 MSRP range

Key Specs

of the 2018 Nissan Murano base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Highly distinctive styling
  • Luxurious interior
  • Ride quality
  • Standard safety features

The Bad

  • Steering feel
  • High cargo liftover height
  • Lackluster Bose stereo
  • A-pillar blocks view
2018 Nissan Murano exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2018 Nissan Murano

  • Automatic emergency braking now standard
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto now standard
  • Five-seat, mid-size crossover SUV
  • Concept car styling, inside and out
  • V-6 engine, CVT standard
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

2018 Nissan Murano Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Nissan Murano is a five-seat mid-size crossover SUV that fits between the compact Rogue and the larger Pathfinder, which comes standard with three rows of seats. The Murano stands out in the crowded SUV field for its leading-edge styling. All models use a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and continuously variable automatic transmission. Competitors include the Ford Edge and Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.

New for 2018

Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and a navigation system with an 8-inch screen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity are now standard. SV trim levels add blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, while the SL trim gains adaptive cruise control and a motion-activated power liftgate.

Latest 2018 Murano Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value For The Money

Latest Reviews


Most stylish car I have ever own

by Lil Twiggy from New Orleans on May 19, 2018

My car needs were met. Plenty of leg in the front and back. Ease of use. Has the features I needed (heated seats ,navigation & cargo space ). Excellent interior and beautifully design. Perfect size, ... Read full review


Most innovative and luxurious car I owned

by Aice from Winnipeg on May 18, 2018

This car is amazing from interior to exterior design. I fell inlove when I first saw it. It really met my standards and taste in choosing a car. Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2018 Nissan Murano currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Nissan Murano has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Nissan

Program Benefits

24 Hour Emergency Roadside Assistance, Towing Assistance, Trip Interruption Benefits, 3-month free subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio on properly equipped vehicles, Complimentary CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ and 3-Year CARFAX® Buy Back Guarantee

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty from original in-service date; $50 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 167 point inspection and reconditioning.

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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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