Top 3 Reasons to Buy a Nissan Murano
With midsize SUVs becoming more and more popular, the market is getting to be seriously competitive. Every update counts when it comes to new releases in this realm, and Nissan decided to tweak some small but important aspects of the Murano to edge out competitors for this upcoming year. We love the Murano for many reasons, but at the top of our list is safety, drivability, and the ability to scale up to luxury level features.
1. Safety Shield 360
Nissan’s comprehensive safety features have got you covered from all angles. The Murano includes 10 airbags which can deploy from the front, sides, and roof of the car in case of an emergency. Nissan has integrated cutting-edge tech into this everyday car so that you can drive with peace of mind at all times. The safety shield includes numerous specs including:
Emergency braking-both front and rear sensors will alert you to obstructions and automatically engage the brakes if needed to avoid impact
Blind spot and lane departure warnings-to avoid drifting out of lane or contact with vehicles in your blind spot, audible warnings will let you know when you need to stay in your lane
High beam assistance-the Murano will automatically switch headlights to low-beams if oncoming traffic is detected
Additional safety features are available on higher trim levels if you want to go above and beyond. Intelligent cruise control will monitor surrounding traffic to slow your pace when getting too close to the vehicle ahead of you so you maintain an appropriate following distance. Also available is the 360 bird’s-eye view of your surroundings with Around View. By integrating multiple camera angles, the Murano perfect displays every direction on your screen so you can maneuver around tight spaces with grace and confidence.
2. Engine Power and Handling
Though the 3.5-L V6 has been around for quite some time, it still manages to impress us with its performance. As far as SUVs go, the Murano has some serious acceleration power going from 0-60 mph in 7.3 seconds. The Murano has a respectable fuel economy of 20 mpg city and 28
mpg highway. Every trim level has the option to include all wheel drive, making the Murano a great car for snowy roads or uneven terrain.
The Nissan Xtronic transmission is an automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT) that makes shifting gears smoother than ever. The CVT contributes to dynamic on road performance with extremely quick acceleration speeds. This kind of transmission is extraordinarily sensitive to the driver so you will never experience shift-shock again. In periods of oversteering or understeering, the Murano’s vehicle dynamic control will step in to reduce engine power or brake certain wheels and help keep you on the right path. In addition to all wheel drive, the Murano has a hearty traction control system that helps grip the road when it senses one of the wheels is slipping or sliding.
The Murano has multiple braking systems that work together to ensure that you can safely come to a stop when it matters most. The anti-lock braking system (ABS) is designed to prevent your wheels from locking up when slamming on the brakes so you can remain in control when it is most needed. ABS will quickly pump the brakes to gain better traction with the road and prevent sliding into oncoming traffic or objects. Electronic brake force distribution can selectively increase braking pressure on certain wheels based on load weight, road conditions, and speed to give stronger braking performance in a variety of conditions.
The base price for a Murano is $31,530, making it affordable for the average American family, which is the Murano’s target audience. The great thing about this car is that you can make it as upscale as you want. Upgrading to any trim higher than the base model will give you the pleasure of experiencing the Bose Premium Audio System which includes 16 speakers with crystal clear clarity. Dual subwoofers make the bass and drumline stand out, and audio quality remains crisp even at high volumes.
The platinum trim comes with soft diamond quilted leather seats to keep you and your passengers comfortable in style. The two panel panoramic sunroof opens up the space and helps airflow on warm days when you want to ride with windows down. Additional details afforded with the platinum model are ventilated seats,an adjustable steering wheel, and power folding seats to increase cargo volume.
The Murano is a dynamic vehicle with a beautiful mix of comfort, handling, and affordability. It is one of Nissan’s highest-rated family vehicles year after year, and we understand why. To experience the beauty of a Murano in person, stop by Graff Nissan of Okemos today for a tour with one of our knowledgeable auto technicians!
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