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Nissan Murano

The Nissan Murano was a midsize family SUV that was sold in Australia between 2005 and 2015.

All Muranos, equipped with either the four-cylinder petrol engine or bigger V6, were sold with a continuously-variable transmission.

The Murano’s larger 3.5-litre V6 was also shared with various Nissan, Infiniti, and Renault models, such as the Nissan Altima and Pathfinder, Infiniti QX70, and Renault Latitude.

Priced from $18,040 for the Murano ST to the $25,960 Murano Ti, the Nissan Murano rivalled the Volkswagen Tiguan, Nissan X-Trail, Toyota RAV4, and Subaru Forester.


Nissan Murano Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Nissan Murano here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Is the 2009 Nissan Murano a good choice for a second hand AWD SUV?

    The Murano is typical of modern Nissans by being a pretty reliable thing by all accounts. The V6 engine, in particular, has a good reputation for trouble-free performance and is widely regarded as a tough unit capable of plenty of kilometres before needing major work.

    However, in reality, the Murano has an on-demand all-wheel-drive system, meaning that for the majority of the time, it operates as a front-wheel-drive vehicle. The rear axle only engages when the vehicle detects wheel-slip or the engine is producing enough torque for the rear wheels to join in. That may or may not suit your needs, and it will all depend on what you expect from all-wheel-drive.

    The major concerns for some buyers would revolve around the fairly complex driveline used in the Murano. That on-demand all-wheel-drive system used a coupling that engaged the rear axle when the conditions required it. That rear coupling can give problems, beginning with a clunking noise under load. The other concern is more of a general wariness of constantly variable transmissions (CVT) which have been known to have shorter lifespans than conventional gearboxes. That said, the Nissan's isn't a know hot spot for trouble, but it definitely needs to be inspected before money changes hands.

    Perhaps the most important thing – as it is with any second-hand car – is the service record. If you can't find solid evidence of the correct preventative maintenance being carried out, the car could easily be a can of worms, regardless of make or model.

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  • Nissan Murano 2010: Possible transmission problems

    I can’t say for sure what has gone wrong with the car, a mechanic would need to assess it firsthand to be able to tell you that. But the transmission is a CVT, which can be troublesome, but it might be as simple as changing the oil, or it might be that it needs to be replaced.

    I wouldn’t be buying a Murano that’s done a lot of kilometres without having the transmission assessed by an expert mechanic.

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  • Nissan Murano: What's a good replacement car?

    Electric vehicles will be more mainstream in 2-3 years time, but they won’t be anything like mainstream in that time. Getting the purchase price down is the key to electric vehicles becoming more popular. In your timeframe I would be still be thinking about a small petrol-engined vehicle, with a view to going electric the next time you change cars.

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  • I think my mechanic broke my car

    If the crack happened recently it should look fresh, so inspect it visually in the presence of the dealership people.

    It’s hard to prove conclusively that it happened while it was at the dealership, but the fact that it is now leaking profusely suggests that it wasn’t cracked before you took it in, or at least it wasn’t cracked as badly as it is now.

    Try and reach an agreement with the dealership.

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Nissan Murano Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Nissan Murano varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $18,040 and going to $25,960 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2016 SUV 3.5L, ULP, CVT AUTO $18,040 $25,960
2015 SUV 3.5L, ULP, CVT AUTO $15,730 $22,770
2014 SUV 3.5L, ULP, CVT AUTO $13,640 $20,130
2013 SUV 3.5L, —, CVT AUTO $11,880 $17,380
2012 SUV 3.5L, ULP, CVT AUTO $10,010 $14,850
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Nissan Murano Towing Capacity

The Nissan Murano has maximum towing capacity of 1500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2016 SUV 1500kg 1500kg
2015 SUV 1500kg 1500kg
2014 SUV 1500kg 1500kg
2013 SUV 1500kg 1500kg
2012 SUV 1500kg 1500kg
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Nissan Murano Dimensions

The dimensions of the Nissan Murano SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2016 SUV 1730x1885x4860 mm 185 mm
2015 SUV 1730x1885x4860 mm 185 mm
2014 SUV 1730x1885x4860 mm 185 mm
2013 SUV 1730x1885x4860 mm 185 mm
2012 SUV 1730x1885x4860 mm 185 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Nissan Murano Dimensions

Nissan Murano Fuel Consumption

The Nissan Murano is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP and — fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 10.9L/100km for SUV /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2016 SUV 10.9L/100km 3.5L ULP CVT AUTO
2015 SUV 10.9L/100km 3.5L ULP CVT AUTO
2014 SUV 10.9L/100km 3.5L ULP CVT AUTO
2013 SUV 10.9L/100km 3.5L CVT AUTO
2012 SUV 10.9L/100km 3.5L ULP CVT AUTO
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Nissan Murano Wheel Size

The Nissan Murano has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 235x65 R18 for SUV in 2016 with a wheel size that spans from 18x7.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2016 SUV 235x65 R18 18x7.5 inches 235x65 R18 18x7.5 inches
2015 SUV 235x65 R18 18x7.5 inches 235x65 R18 18x7.5 inches
2014 SUV 235x65 R18 18x7.5 inches 235x65 R18 18x7.5 inches
2013 SUV 235x65 R18 18x7.5 inches 235x65 R18 18x7.5 inches
2012 SUV 235x65 R18 18x7.5 inches 235x65 R18 18x7.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Nissan Murano Wheel Sizes