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2020 Nissan Murano

2020 Nissan Murano

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$31,730 — $45,530 MSRP
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SUV
5 Seats
23 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Solid power from V-6
  • Premium look, feel inside
  • Ride quality, even with 20-inch wheels
  • Backseat legroom
  • Fuel economy

The Bad

  • Forward visibility
  • Heavy steering
  • No ProPilot Assist
  • No driving modes
  • Transmission responsiveness
2020 Nissan Murano exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2020 Nissan Murano
  • Five-seat mid-size crossover SUV
  • Automatic emergency braking standard
  • 3.5-liter V-6, CVT standard
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • 8-inch multimedia screen standard

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2020 Nissan Murano Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2020 Nissan Murano?

The Nissan Murano is a mid-size SUV with room for five in two rows. Four trim levels are available, and all are powered by a 260-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 that works with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available, and competitors include the Ford Edge, Hyundai Santa Fe and Honda Passport.

What’s New on the 2020 Nissan Murano?

The Murano was refreshed last year, and for 2020 some trim levels get more safety and convenience features. SV, SL and Platinum trim levels come with Nissan Safety Shield 360, which includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights and rear automatic braking. The SV trim now includes heated side mirrors, adaptive cruise control and rear parking sensors. Meanwhile, the SL trim gets traffic-sign recognition capability.

What Features in the 2020 Nissan Murano Are Most Important?

The available Nissan Safety Shield 360 adds important active safety features, and all trim levels have forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking. A standard 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Navigation is available on higher trims.

2020 Nissan Murano Vs. 2020 Ford Edge: How Do They Compare?

Both the Murano and Edge are solid choices for small families, with seating for five and roomy rear seats. Both also deliver a certain amount of style, with more rakish looks than some mid-size SUVs. The Murano has the nicer interior of the two, with a more upscale look and feel. Plus, the Murano’s strong V-6 engine contributes to its more refined standard powertrain.  

Should I Buy the 2020 Nissan Murano?

The Murano is a good choice if you’re looking for an SUV that delivers big on style. Its concept-car design theme still looks good several years into its run, even if it sacrifices some cargo capacity for the shape. But with its smooth and strong powertrain, long list of available safety features, upscale interior and comfortable accommodations for five, the Murano is worth a look.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
58 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

ERIKA LOVES IT

by ERIC from ROSELLE on October 20, 2020

We could not be happier with our purchase and the service at Woodfield Nissan. We worked with Erika and she was great. She answered our questions whether we contacted her via phone, email or in person... Read full review

(5.0)

Murano Platinum,most beautiful sub vehicle I have

by GUISAN from Moreno Valley California on October 5, 2020

Excellent suv everything is just what we expected easy to drive, to understand the features, Great car,you need to drive to understand, go to your closest Nissan dealership and drive test Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2020 Nissan Murano currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2020 Nissan Murano S

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

Crash Avoidance and Mitigation

Front Crash Prevention
superior

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
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
good
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

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side

Overall Evaluation
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side - Driver Injury Measures

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side - Passenger Injury Measures

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

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs 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

    N/A

  • Powertrain

    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.
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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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