The 2013 Nissan Murano will feature several equipment and color changes as well as have its pricing moderately adjusted, as the base model will cost $30,340. At one time, the Murano was named a styling leader in the two-row crossover segment. Even today, it’s still one of the more attractive models currently available.
One model only increased by less than $100 while several increased by over $1000. It still is available with the 260-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 and CVT transmission, unchanged from last year’s model. The most significant change for the 2013 model year is the availability of two new colors and a new Value Package on the SV Trim.
The SV Value Package comes with a power liftgate, 9-speaker Bose audio system with dual rear subwoofers, and a navigation system. This package costs $2270, which is $830 cheaper than if the features were individually purchased. The Navigation and Platinum Edition packages are both equipped with Nissan’s set of Safety Shield technologies, including the Moving Object Detection, Blind Spot Warning and Lane Departure Warning.
Midnight Garnet and Gun Metallic are the two new colors added to the 2013 Murano lineup. It also gets the following features: a dual-panel moonroof, 7-inch color monitor, rear-view monitor, eight-way power driver’s seat, push-button ignition, 11-speaker Bose audio system and Bluetooth hands-free calling. Nissan dealerships throughout the country already have already started selling the 2013 Murano.
Nissan Murano, the company’s premiere crossover, remains as one of the most unique vehicles in its category with a distinctive design both in its interior and exterior. For its 2013 model, it also integrates several advanced technologies and safety features such as the Safety Shield solutions which include the Moving Object Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Warning systems. These features are available in the SL Navigation and LE Platinum Edition packages.
Other upgrades consist of the SV Value Package which includes the 9-speaker Bose audio system with dual subwoofer, a power liftgate, and a Navigation System. A fresh Titanium finish is also employed on its 18-in aluminum-alloy wheels of both the SL models and SV Value Package. SV models also have the HomeLink Universal Transceiver and an automatic dimming rearview mirror. Two new colors for the exteriors are also now available, the Gun Metallic and Midnight Garnet.
The Nissan Murano also offers the regular VQ-series 3.5L DOHC V6 with an output of 260 hp and a peak torque of 240 lb-ft. The engine is also matched with the cutting-edge Xtronic CVT that gives a smooth and sporty driving experience. The 2013 Nissan Murano is offered in front-wheel drive setup or with the Intuitive All-Wheel Drive configuration.
Its convenience and comfort features include a 7-in color display monitor, RearView Monitor, a dual panel power moonroof, the SiriusXM Satellite Radio (for subscription), and an 8-way power driver seat equipped with lumbar support. The Nissan Murano also comes with the company’s Intelligent Key technology with Push Button Ignition, the advanced Bose sound system, the Interface System for iPod, the Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, and a modern touchscreen navigation system.