2017 Nissan Murano
2017 Nissan Murano
Enhancements to the 2017.5 Nissan Murano include:
- Available Siri Eyes Free2 or Apple CarPlay across the full model range;
- New SV Premium Plus Package, includes SV Premium and Driver Assistance Package content plus 18-in. Gun Metal aluminum-alloy wheels;
- New Midnight Edition Package, available on Platinum grade, with black roof rails, black mirror caps, splash guards and exclusive Midnight Edition 20-in. aluminum-alloy wheels;
- Revised SV grade Premium Package, adding heated front seats and heated outside rearview mirrors;
- New SV Driver Assistance Package, HomeLink Universal Transceiver, includes auto-dimming inside mirror, BSW (Blind Spot Warning) 4, AVM (Around View Monitor)3 with MOD (Moving Object Detection), DAA (Driver Attention Alert)1 and RCTA (Rear Cross Traffic Alert) 5.
The designers sought to create a gravity-like power to pull viewers into the design visually, while defying gravity with a lightness of form through the use of glass and flowing lines. The prominent glass areas of the first-generation Nissan Murano were retained and expanded with the current design, including the use of its jet-inspired roof and D-pillars that appear disconnected from the roof that help visually lighten the cabin. The result is a unique floating feeling that can be recognized from far away.
Another key element is the boomerang-style headlights and taillights, which were originally introduced on the Nissan 370Z. For use with Murano, distinctive signature lights were added, accentuating the boomerang shapes, and were slimmed and pushed to extremes to look like they flow with the wind.
The signature headlights, with their LED Daytime Running Light accents, are instantly recognizable at night. While becoming a Nissan Murano signature, they were an engineering challenge, requiring extensive tuning to refine the shape and light intensity. The design of the standard LED taillights had to be balanced with the required crossover utility, with the final shape seamlessly integrated into the rear glass, conveying a high-tech quality.
Nissan Murano's sculptural bodysides also created an engineering challenge, especially in the strong curvature of the rear fender stampings. While similar in dimensions to the previous generation Nissan Murano, the design is slightly lower, wider and longer, enhancing the aerodynamics while not compromising the desired crossover height and stance. The lower rocker panels offer a balance of aerodynamics and ruggedness.
Other critical details, such as the active grille shutter, fender lip moldings, rear bumper surfacing, rear tire deflectors and integrated rear spoiler help achieve a more than 16 % improvement in overall aerodynamics. The designers and engineers invested three times the normal wind tunnel testing of the Nissan Murano to get to its 0.31 coefficient of drag, on par with many sports cars.
The exterior theme of futuristic travel and refined intensity continue throughout the Nissan Murano interior, starting the moment the doors are opened with its available advanced lighting system, open and comfortable feeling and use of premium materials.
Nissan Murano's upscale "social lounge" interior creates an inviting and comfortable atmosphere. The instrument panel height is lower than previous model year Murano. Centered between the outer wings is a large information and control center with an available 8.0-in. color display with multi-touch control. Keeping with the idea of "beauty with simplicity," the number of audio and navigation switches is just 10 – for a more user-friendly experience.
Adding to the driver's sense of connectedness with security is Nissan's Advanced Drive-Assist Display with a 7.0-in. high-resolution color display. Available audio systems include an advanced Bose design with 11 speakers, HD Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Also offered is NissanConnectSM with Navigation featuring Apple CarPlay – which is now optional on S grade and standard on SV, SL and Premium grades.
Nissan's advanced Zero Gravity seats are standard for front and rear outboard occupants. The rear seats are a three-cushion design, a first for a Nissan vehicle. Climate-controlled seats are available in front, along with available Quick Comfort heated rear seats.
Other interior features include standard Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control and Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, along with available leather-appointed seating, heated steering wheel, steering wheel position memory, driver's seat and outside mirror memory, power folding rear seats and Remote Engine Start6 with Intelligent Climate Control. Overhead, the available Power Panoramic Moonroof enhances the open, airy feeling.
Conversation between front and rear occupants is encouraged by Nissan Murano's "communication alley" created by the wide, low center console. The console also includes a compartment for rear occupants' smartphones. There is also an available USB port for the rear seats that allows for control of music and display, along with ample storage areas and compartments throughout the interior.
Nissan Murano's cargo area provides ample storage space with the seats up. The rear cargo area, for example, accommodates four large suitcases, while the rear seats fold flat for greater cargo convenience. With the easy rear seat release and available power rear seat return, Murano converts from people hauler to cargo ship or back within seconds. All configurations can be done from the back, with no walking to each door.
Standard 3.5-l V6 and an Extra Set of Eyes
Every 2017.5 Nissan Murano comes equipped with an advanced 3.5-l. DOHC V6 rated at 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. Also standard is an advanced Xtronic transmission tuned for quick response and smoothness. The Xtronic holds the engine at the ideal rpm for the conditions at hand, offering responsive power for passing when needed and quiet efficient running at cruising speeds or around town, with the standard D-Step Logic adding the feel of a traditional stepped automatic. All Murano grades are offered in front-wheel drive or intuitive all-wheel drive.
Fuel economy is rated at 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined for both front-wheel and all-wheel drive models, thanks in part to the enhanced aerodynamics and engine/transmission efficiencies.
Nissan Murano offers responsive handling and a comfortable ride through use of a 4-wheel independent suspension featuring a front strut/rear multi-link design. Also standard are 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering. Sporty 18-in. or 20-in. machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheels are also available. Newly added for 2017.5 are 18-in. Gun Metal aluminum-alloy wheels (SV Premium Package) and exclusive Midnight Edition black 20-in. aluminum-alloy wheels (Premium grade Midnight Edition Package).
The 2017.5 Nissan Murano also offers a suite of advanced features. Murano incorporates up to four cameras and three radar sensors to provide input to a range of available technologies, FEB (Forward Emergency Braking) 8, including BSW (Blind Spot Warning) 4, PFCW (Predictive Forward Collision Warning) 7, ICC (Intelligent Cruise Control) 9 and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)5, which can help warn the driver about detected vehicles he or she may not see approaching from either side while backing up.
Parking a Nissan Murano is made easier with the available AVM (Around View Monitor ) with Moving Object Detection (MOD)3, which helps alert the driver to detected moving objects near the vehicle via an on-screen notification and warning chime.
DAA (Driver Attention Alert) 1, which helps alert the driver when drowsy driving is detected, is standard on SL and Platinum grades. For 2017.5, it is also available as part of the SV Driver Assistance Package. Studies have shown that drowsy driving is involved in as much as 21 % of fatal car accidents. The Driver Attention Alert1 system provides an audible and visual warning if the system judges that the driver may be drowsy.
Every Nissan Murano includes as standard the Nissan AABS (Advanced Air Bag System) with dual stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant classification sensor, front-seat mounted side-impact supplemental air bags, roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with a rollover sensor and a driver supplemental knee air bag.
A Range of Models, Assembled in America
The 2017.5 Nissan Murano is offered in four grade levels: S, SV, SL and Platinum. Each is available in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
The well-equipped Nissan Murano S includes features such as 18-in. machined aluminum-alloy wheels and 7.0-in. Color Display Audio System with 7.0-in. color center display, front USB connection port for iPod interface and other compatible devices, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, Streaming audio via Bluetooth, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant and Siri Eyes Free.
Nissan Murano SV grade adds 8-way driver/4-way front passenger power seats, roof rails, remote engine start2, leather-wrapped steering wheel, fog lights, leather-wrapped shift knob, USB connection port for iPod interface and other compatible devices in the rear of the center console and NissanConnect with Navigation featuring Apple CarPlay, with 8.0-in. color display with multi-touch control, Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio, SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link.
Nissan Murano SL models add leather-appointed seating, Bose audio with 11 speakers including two subwoofers, Blind Spot Warning4, Rear Cross Traffic Alert5, Driver Attention Alert1, Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection3, heated front seats, heated outside mirrors, driver's seat memory, ambient lighting and power liftgate.
The Platinum grade includes 20-in. machined aluminum-alloy wheels, heated rear seats, LED headlights, climate controlled front seats, heated steering wheel with power tilt, telescoping and memory, and power-folding 2nd row seats and NissanConnect with Navigation and Services featuring Apple CarPlay, with NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM, automatic collision notification, emergency call and stolen vehicle locator, sound horn, remote services including start/stop, lock/unlock, flash lights, customizable alerts including drive zone, valet, curfew and speed alerts, dealer service scheduling and maintenance alerts.
NissanMurano is assembled in Nissan's Canton, Mississippi plant, which is the most diverse facility by number of models in Nissan's North American network. The Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant is the global source for Murano production, creating export opportunities to more than 100 markets. Murano is assembled on the same line as Frontier, Titan and Armada.