Friday, June 24, 2011

Car Review - 2011 Nissan Murano

Car Review - 2011 Nissan Murano; The Nissan Murano 2011 is updated with a redesigned grille, new front bumper, new taillights and new 18-inch aluminum alloy. Inside the Murano adds new color and finish of the center console wood grain new Murano LE. The redesigned 2009 Murano, Nissan Murano 2011 has a nicer interior, standard ESC, and a more comfortable ride. Its 3.5-liter V6 is powerful and offers respectable fuel economy. The management remains flexible and secure. The interior is elegant and functional. However, limited rear visibility, and the premium fuel recommended major drawbacks. IIHS crash test results are impressive.

Paul Hagger: It's true that the Nissan Murano is a worthy competitor to the best-in-class small SUVs, but I was surprised to find it less sporty than its Infiniti FX35 cousin. The Murano has hints of trucklike ability. The tall sidewalls mean that it wallows a bit in the corners. The engine has the lazy throttle response of one tuned to pull a lot of weight, and you'll need to push the gas pedal down quite far when you want the Murano to accelerate briskly. The interior is definitely not trucklike, though. The seats are comfortable, the materials are very nice and there's plenty of space. The Nissan Murano should be on your short list, along with the Ford Edge and the Kia Sorrento. @car review

Nissan's Murano was one of the first crossover SUVs, and it continues to be one of the best at combining the attributes of an SUV with the driving dynamics of a sport sedan. Based on the same platform as the midsize Altima sedan, the Murano is balanced and responsive, making it a great all-around vehicle for practical, everyday use. Powered by Nissan's award-winning 3.5-liter V6 engine, the Murano has plenty of get-up-and-go, and the continuously variable transmission works well in this application. I also like the new design — it is fresh but remains true to the original — and the interior is well thought-out, skewing more upscale than the outgoing model. –Mike Meredith

Perry Stern: It can not be crazy about the look of the Murano, but it is one of the best five-passenger crossover on the market. The cargo area offers a wide range of public services, and the rear seat can actually handle three without feeling terribly close. And unlike many crosses, the Murano is really fun to drive. There are a lot of energy on tap, and continuously variable transmission is one of the best in the business, trying to keep the engine in the sweet spot for better performance. I do not expect the CVT would also improve fuel economy, but could not get my average over 18 mpg in mixed driving. The handling is difficult for a crossover, but with good management, so an excellent choice for Murano someone in the crossover market that needs a little more, but I do not want to go to a 7-seater model. @car review