As for Nissan’s utilities, the 2019  Murano continues to artistically blends style and substance. When introduced for 2003, the Murano clearly wasn’t your typical utility. But the competition has caught on that practical can also be premium and sleek. So the third-generation Murano’s mid-cycle refresh goes even further to distinguish this dashing crossover. 

On approach, it has the bolder V-motion grille sweeping through the Nissan line-up. Designers dabbled with the LEDs up front and in the rear… as well as the wheels.  A revised navigation directs the top trims. 

During our initial California drive, the 260-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 proved more than ample. With its CVT transmission… power flows smoothly to the front… or all four wheels. Curves are handled as fluidly as its styling.

Inside, this 5-passenger crossover is as engaging as ever.  All Muranos get new interior trims… with even more of a lux factor in the Platinum grade. All this eye candy comes with more safety too. Rear Door Alert and Intelligent Driver Alertness are standard. Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 comes with the top trims. And more airbags protect passengers in the front and rear. 

The 2019 Nissan Murano is clearly part of the company’s boldest ambitions, with a roomy, attractive, luxurious interior, and advanced safety and connective technology to back up its dramatic looks.

Dealers have them now starting at $31,270. 


  • Engine: 3.5 liter
  • Horsepower: 260
  • Price: Starting at $31,270