Nissan has recently announced its mid-cycle lineup, which includes some improvements to previous models and to some extent some newer car as well. This is mainly because consumer tastes have shifted more towards acquiring luxury vehicles like crossovers or minivans. Unlike, its rivals, who are focusing more on developing new vehicles, Nissan has decided to improve previous versions of two of its long-standing products. One of these is the 2017 Pathfinder, while the other is the 2017 Nissan Murano.
The 2017 Nissan Murano is truly a work of art, something so classy and technologically current that it might as well be used in a science fiction film. The Murano was first launched in the year 2009 and received a complete redesign 2015. Although the 2017 model might not differ by lot from the 2015 version, it will still be something that one should consider before making a purchase. Let us now look at some of the features and changes made in the coming version.
2017 Nissan Murano – Unique Feature:
It would be safe to say that you should not expect too much of a redesign when it comes to the exterior of the 2017 version of the vehicle. However, there is a high possibility of getting a new and enhanced choice of colors for the outer body. But the Murano still stands out when compared to another crossover due to its rear fender kick ups. Which somewhat resemble tailfins. In addition to this, it will again have blacked out roof pillars on the back, which are very distinctive and add a lot of style to the crossover.
The interior, unlike the exterior, is expected to have some, if not a lot, of changes. The first and foremost change is the dashboard. It has been redesigned to give it a modern yet neater look by labeling all the control buttons. Apart from this, all models will have the 7 inches screen between the gauges and speedometers. As always all models will also have audio and vehicle systems data. However, Muranos, which have the navigation system installed in them will also have the option of an 8 inches screen, modern dashboard, and improved ability to recognize voices. Added features include Bluetooth linking, LED lights, and a roomier cabin.
The addition of cruise control, blind spot warning and automatic braking are expected, and would certainly be a sensible move.
2017 Nissan Murano – Engine Output:
The 2017 Nissan Murano, much like the Pathfinder, will also use a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission. This engine is capable of providing a 260 hp and upwards, with a torque of 240 lb-ft. The engine choice is perfect in the sense that the CVT can work almost like an automatic transmission and provide adequate acceleration for the crossover. If one drives the Murano in snow only then can one fully appreciate its ability to shuffle power between front wheels and rear axles.
Since there are not any significant mechanical changes, the fuel economy will not change from the 2016 or 2015 model. For an FWD, the fuel economy in the city is 21 mpg and 28 mpg if on the highway. However, if you are driving an all-wheel drive, then the ratings are the same as well. A combined fuel economy of 24 mpg can be expected.
2017 Nissan Murano – Price Details and Release Date:
Although company officials are quiet on the matter, the price of the 2017 Murano is most likely to increase. The base price of the S model can be expected to be around $30,700 and $35,500 for the SV variant. Each variant will obviously cost more depending on the features and new additions to it. Much like the price, an official release date has also not been announced. However, many pundits and insiders speculate the crossover to be released in the fall of 2016.
In a nutshell, the 2017 Nissan Murano might not differ by lot from previous generations of the company’s flagship product. But it certainly ranks better than its rival counterparts. Hence, be sure to keep an eye out for this beauty and decide only after you have driven it.