2018 Nissan Murano SUV offers good value with plenty of new features for slight price hike

Article by Christian A., on November 29, 2017

Nissan this week has announced more details regarding its 2018 Murano SUV including list of prices for each trim level. With a starting price of $30,550 for the entry level S, which is more expensive than the previous model by $810, the Nissan Murano nevertheless introduces a range of new updates and techs for safety.

Both intelligent forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are equipped on all variants. Previously, these two safety features were only available as standard on the higher end trims. The SV level trim has been added with rear cross traffic alert and blind spot warning while the SL level trim and the SV Premium are now equipped with intelligent cruise control.

Nissan apparently has put aside its ProPilot Assist technology on the latest Murano but instead will be offering the same on the new Nissan Rouge as an option.

Inside, the Murano SUV comes with a newly designed center console with easier access plus better storage capacity. All trim levels have been integrated with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and SiriusXM (via subscription) while NissanConnect backs up the navigation system along with an 8-inch multi-touch color display.

At the rear, the new SUV now houses a power lift gate for both SL and Platinum level trims while the Platinum also adds a dual panel moonroof into its standard features. The SL trim level can be had with a moonroof package as well while the SL Midnight Edition has additional content. The Premium package meanwhile has been added with a new set of 18-inch alloy wheels in Gun Metal finish along with heated side mirrors, heated front seats and Bose audio system with 11 speakers.

Despite the new update, all SUV variants are powered with the usual 260hp (193kW) 3.5-liter V6 engine and mated to an advanced Xtronic transmission. An additional $1,600 applies to those who want to avail the all-wheel drive which is offered on all grade levels.

The following will provide a more detailed breakdown of the price for each level variant; starting from the most expensive down to the least expensive grade. The Murano Platinum AWD has a price of $43,580 and is followed by the Murano Platinum FWD that costs $41,980 and SL AWD that’s priced at $39,850. The SL FWD will cost you about $38,250 while the SV AWD is priced lower at $35,450. The rest of the grades go for the price of $33,850 (for the SV FWD), $32,150 (for the S AWD) and $30,550 (for the S FWD) or its base model as mentioned earlier.

Press Release

Nissan announces U.S. pricing for 2018 Murano

Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2018 Murano, which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide with a starting MSRP of $30,5501.

For the 2018 model year, Murano receives a number of significant enhancements, including:

Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW) standard on all grades
Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) added as standard on SV grade
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) standard on SL grade and included in SV Premium Package (previously standard on SL and Platinum grades only)
Revised center console design for improved accessibility and storage
NissanConnectSM with Navigation – featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, 8.0-inch color display with multi-touch control, SiriusXM® Traffic™ and SiriusXM® Travel Link™ (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately) – standard on all grades
Motion-Activated Power Liftgate standard on SL & Platinum grades
Dual Panel Moonroof standard on Platinum grade
New SL Midnight Edition Package content
SV Premium Package content now includes Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM), Intelligent Driver Alertness (I-DA)2, Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Power Panoramic Moonroof, Bose® premium audio system with 11 speakers, heated front seats, heated outside mirrors and 18-inch Gun Metal aluminum alloy wheels
New SL Moonroof Package added
The 2018 Murano is available in four well-equipped grades Murano S, Murano SV, Murano SL and Murano Platinum.

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices1 (MSRP) for the 2018 Nissan Murano:

Murano S FWD $30,550 USD
Murano SV FWD $33,850 USD
Murano SL FWD $38,250 USD
Murano Platinum FWD $41,980 USD
Murano S AWD $32,150 USD
Murano SV AWD $35,450 USD
Murano SL AWD $39,850 USD
Murano Platinum AWD $43,580 USD
Destination and Handling $975.

About the 2018 Murano
As the halo vehicle for Nissan’s wide range of bold crossovers and SUVs, Murano expresses Nissan’s advanced design direction – including its V-motion front end, LED signature boomerang lights and the unique “floating” roof. The stunning exterior design carries into the interior, which offers an engaging social lounge feel – including features such as advanced Zero Gravity front and outboard rear seating, and the airy atmosphere created by the large windows and oversized Power Panoramic Moonroof.

Responsive driving is provided by a 260-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6 connected to an advanced Xtronic transmission. Murano is available in front-wheel drive or Intuitive All-Wheel Drive.

Available audio, navigation and connectivity features include Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM), 11-speaker Bose® premium audio system. and Intelligent Driver Alertness (I-DA)2, which learns each individual driver’s steering patterns and helps alert the driver when drowsy driving is detected (standard on SL and Platinum, optional on SV).


Source: Nissan

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