2017 Nissan Murano Review
The 2017 Nissan Murano is a midsize SUV that has spunk, style, and features galore. In fact, this vehicle has now been rated U.S. News & World Report’s Best 2-Row SUV for the Money three years in a row.1
This review, put together by our team at Pat Peck Nissan, will cover some of the aspects that make this midsize SUV a favorite among drivers in Gulfport, Pascagoula, and Waveland. To get started, we’ll be lifting the front hood to see what makes the Murano move.
The 2017 Nissan Murano‘s powertrain consists of a 3.5L V6 engine that gets a thrilling 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft in torque. This powertrain is standardly paired with an Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) and a front-wheel drivetrain with Intuitive All-Wheel Drive available on all trim levels.
This configuration allows the 2017 Murano to get an EPA-mileage of 21 city/28 highway MPG.2 Additionally, the 2017 Murano is able to tow a maximum of 1,500 pounds, a respectable amount for base trim vehicles in this class.
The Nissan Murano does just as well stopping as it does going. Its 4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution keep you in control, even when braking quickly. The Nissan Murano is also equipped with Brake Assist technology, which automatically applies the brakes when the vehicle senses a potential collision.
Nissan Murano Safety
Safety is an important aspect to shoppers, and you’ll be pleased to know that the 2017 Murano goes above and beyond to keep its drivers and riders safe.
With many standard, available, and advanced safety features, it’s no surprise that it was rated 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety,3 and given a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.4
Some standard safety features that can be found in this vehicle are daytime running lights, integrated turn signal mirrors, a rollover protection system and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with the Traction Control System.
To up the safety of your 2017 Murano even further, you can opt for the available Intelligent Safety Shield Technologies, a suite of advanced safety systems, including Rear Cross Traffic Alert. This technology warns you of vehicles moving behind you while you’re trying to back up.
All trim levels of the 2017 Nissan Murano come standard with an Advanced Drive-Assist® Display with a 7-inch WVGA color display. The NissanConnectSM infotainment center that comes with satellite navigation capabilities and an 8-inch multi-touch control color monitor is standard on the Murano SV and up.
Both infotainment centers come with an array of standard capabilities, such as Siri® Eyes Free voice recognition, hands-free text messaging assistant, the Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone system, and a rearview monitor, which allows you to see a clear picture from the rear of your vehicle.
Taking your 2017 Murano’s entertainment capabilities to the next level, you can opt for the available 11-speaker surround sound system. This system is complete with subwoofers that envelop you in your favorite tunes or audio book.
Test Drive the 2017 Nissan Murano Today!
Now that you’ve had a metaphorical peek into the 2017 Nissan Murano, it’s time to get behind the wheel for real and experience these capabilities and more. Shoppers in Gulfport, Pascagoula, and Waveland should reach out to us at Pat Pack Nissan to schedule a test drive today.
1 [U.S. News & World Report] established the annual Best Car for the Money awards to help consumers find a new vehicle that suits their needs, one that provides the best combination of quality and value according to our scoring and industry data provided by our partners. For more information visit U.S. News & World Report.
2 2017 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 21 city/28 highway. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.
3 IIHS “Top Safety Pick” based on good ratings in the moderate overlap front, small overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests plus no less than an advanced rating for front crash prevention. For details visit www.iihs.org.
4 NHTSA 5-Star Ratings: Government 5-Star Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.com).