X

2010 Nissan Murano S (photos)

Nissan has impressed us with its cabin tech in the past, but at the S trim level, the Murano gets no options. Missing are Bluetooth, navigation, and a decent audio system, all available at the LE trim level.

Wayne_Cunningham.jpg
Wayne_Cunningham.jpg

Wayne Cunningham

See full bio
33976905_OVR.JPG
1 of 12 Josh Miller/CNET
With the launch of the Murano, Nissan was the first car company to really acknowledge that most SUVs never left the asphalt. The Murano is built for urban practicality, with a comfortable ride and spacious interior.
33976905_FT.JPG
2 of 12 Josh Miller/CNET
With its slanted front end and smooth sides, the Murano looks nothing like a truck-based SUV. Nissan made minor updates to the look for the 2009 model year, and changed the platform.
33976905_SS01.JPG
3 of 12 Josh Miller/CNET
The 3.5-liter V-6, an engine Nissan has used in many of its models, makes 265 horsepower--plenty to get the Murano moving.
33976905_SD.JPG
4 of 12 Josh Miller/CNET
The Murano's plush seats easily seat five, with plenty of leg and head room.
33976905_SS02.JPG
5 of 12 Josh Miller/CNET
Nissan fits the Murano with stabilizer bars, which prevent wallowing, but the car really isn't meant for hard cornering.
33976905_SS03.JPG
6 of 12 Josh Miller/CNET
Ample rear cargo space and fold down rear seats gives the Murano plenty of flexibility.
33976905_INT.JPG
7 of 12 Josh Miller/CNET
The interior is nicely appointed, but in this S trim model there are no tech options available. And given the dashboard design, the car does not look very aftermarket friendly.
33976905_SS05.JPG
8 of 12 Josh Miller/CNET
Tech is so minimal in the S trim that there are no audio controls on the steering wheel.
33976905_SS06.JPG
9 of 12 Josh Miller/CNET
Nissan's tiered, three-gauge design looks good on the instrument cluster.
33976905_SS07.JPG
10 of 12 Josh Miller/CNET
A continuously variable transmission comes standard in the Murano. This one offers no manual shifting option, but it does have some low ranges.
33976905_SS04.JPG
11 of 12 Josh Miller/CNET
In the S trimmed Murano, an MP3-compatible six-CD changer sits in the dash, with an auxiliary input nearby. Climate controls sit just below the orange screen.
33976905_SS09.JPG
12 of 12 Josh Miller/CNET
With an MP3 CD in the changer, the screen shows artist, song, or album information in big letters.

More Galleries

Our favorite Google Doodles through the years

More Galleries

Our favorite Google Doodles through the years

49 Photos
2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

95 Photos
The 42 Best Games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The 42 Best Games on Nintendo Switch

43 Photos
59 Weird Objects Seen on Mars, Explained

More Galleries

59 Weird Objects Seen on Mars, Explained

62 Photos
Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

More Galleries

Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

82 Photos
2023 Hyundai Palisade Plays It Close to the Chest

More Galleries

2023 Hyundai Palisade Plays It Close to the Chest

45 Photos
The 51 Best VR Games

More Galleries

The 51 Best VR Games

53 Photos