Nissan took a major gamble with the release of the third generation of Murano in 2014. The car had a unique design, both inside and out, which allowed it to stand out in an overcrowded market. In spite of this, it has sold only about 70,000 units in 2016, while its main competitor has sold to the north of 200,000. It is still a very good number for the US market, especially with a bold design like this one. In order to keep it fresh, it seems they are preparing an upgrade for the car. So far, rumors suggest that 2018 Nissan Murano will exchange some of its bold design features for a more voluminous look without having to exchange its uniqueness. This would likely create the perfect package that could have what it takes to shoot down its main rivals.
The 2018 Murano has been aggressive and in your face style – that you might like, but you can not just ignore. At the front, the large V-Motion grille and elegant corner headlights attract attention. The side and rear of the car have many curves and blends of angular lines. There are 4 trim – S, SV, SL and top platinum with a special Midnight Edition finish. The basic pads get 18-inch wheels while the Platinum trim features 20-inch alloy wheels. The midnight edition includes special black wheels and blackened roof rails. You can opt for the panoramic sunroof.
The cabin of 2018 Nissan Murano is chic and the quality of the materials deserves applause. It is a car with 5 seats and the interior is spacious, although the passengers have enough room for the legs. Murano does not have many small storage bins for objects and cubes inside the cabin. However, you get door pockets. All fittings offer 2-zone automated climate control.
Since this is only a refresh, we do not expect any powertrain updates. We expect the Murano to use the same 3.5-liter V6 with 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. This engine will also continue to couple with a continuously variable transmission that will provide power to the standard front wheels or all four wheels with optional all-wheel drive.
Based on production estimates, we expect a December arrival for the refreshed 2018 Nissan Murano. The prices, while not official, should not fall outside the range of the 2017 model from $ 30,680 to $ 42,150.