Like a lot of contenders, Nissan, the Japanese automobile giant is also set for giving its popular models a grand makeover for 2018. The midsized crossover 2018 Nissan Murano is also getting a revamp, like its siblings. It sits above Rogue and Juke but beneath Armada and Pathfinder in Nissan’s line-up. The 2018 Murano is now being tested and will be unveiled in 2017 sometimes.
2018 Nissan Murano – Redesign Design
The 2018 Murano has got aggressive and in your face styling- that you may or may not like but you cannot simply ignore. At the front, the large V-Motion grille and sleek angular headlamps draw attention. The side and back of the car have plenty of curves and angular line blending. There are 4 trims- S, SV, SL and top-end Platinum along with a special Midnight Edition trim. Base trims get 18-inch wheels while the Platinum trim gets 20-inch alloy wheels. Midnight edition gets special black wheels and blackened roof rails. You can opt for power panoramic moonroof.
The cabin of 2018 Nissan Murano is classy and the quality of materials deserves applauds. It is a car with 5 seats and interior is spacious, even though passengers get enough legroom. Murano does not have many small item storage bins and cubbies inside the cabin. You do get door pockets, though. All trims get 2 zones automated climate control.
2018 Nissan Murano – Powertrain
The 2018 Nissan Murano may be shipped with same engines used in the 2017 model though output, as well as fuel economy, will get enhanced. The 3.5-liter V-6 unit may be used with Xtronic CVT gearbox. It is uncertain if the Murano will also get a hybrid version like smaller sibling Rogue in 2018.
New Nissan Murano is equipped with good safety features that will satisfy most buyers. Top trims get safety features like Predictive Forward Collision Warning, blind spot warning, Forward Emergency Braking, Around View Monitor, rear cross traffic Alert etc. Among these, the Forward Emergency Braking feature works very well. Of course, the cabin is equipped with a set of airbags.
The base trim of Nissan Murano 2018 is quite decent- amenity wise. You get rear-view camera, Bluetooth, rear privacy glass, cruise control, keyless entry etc. It can be clubbed with optional navigation package that brings navigation, HD radio and an 8-inch touch screen unit. In SV trim, you get navigation, remote engine start, and leather-wrapped steering wheel. The available Premium package adds Bose audio system and a panoramic sunroof. In SL trim you get Bose audio system, leather upholstery, ambient interior lighting and also heated front seats. The range-topping Platinum trim gets ventilated front seats, power-folding rear seats, heated rear seats etc. One big boon is support for Smartphone integration in NissanConnect infotainment setup.
2018 Nissan Murano – Price and Expected Release Date
The 2018 Nissan Murano pricing starts at $30,000 while top trim price may cross $42,000. It will be released in late 2017.
The Nissan Murano 2018 is a good upgrade over the existing model. Nissan deserves applauds for styling changes as well as spruced up amenities.