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For its third generation, Nissan gave the Murano a dramatic styling update.
The Murano is a five-passenger crossover vehicle.
It is available in four different trim levels, each with the option of all-wheel drive.
Cargo capacity is 39.6 cubic feet with the rear seats up, and 69.9 cubic feet with the seats down.
Nissan calls the grille design V-Motion.
The new Murano gets Nissan's signature boomerang-shaped headlights, first seen on the 370Z.
The venerable 3.5-liter V-6 from Nissan's VQ line makes 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque.
In Platinum trim, the Murano comes standard with these 20-inch wheels.
The taillights also use the boomerang design.
In Platinum trim, the interior design rivals that of the Lexus RX.
This trim material has a metallic feel but a slight wood grain finish.
A panoramic sunroof comes as part of the Technology package.
Nissan uses what it calls Zero-Gravity seats front and back.
Rear-seat passengers get a USB port, which connects to the car's audio system.
Navigation comes standard in all trims except the base S, where it is an option.
Electric power steering offers a tight turning radius.
Driver assistance features include adaptive cruise control and a blind-spot monitor.
The continuously variable transmission does an excellent job putting power to the wheels.
A surround-view camera is a very useful aid when parking.
The new head unit has this home screen, which owners can customize.
Maps show up crisp and clear, and include extensive traffic coverage.
SiriusXM brings in weather, traffic, gasoline prices and movie listings.
Google destination search comes as part of the NissanConnect smartphone app.
Weather can be seen on a map or in forecast format.
Audio sources include Bluetooth streaming, HD Radio and input from two USB ports.
The Murano shows the same music library interface for devices plugged into the USB ports or paired through Bluetooth.
The current track screen shows intuitive buttons for controlling playback.