It would be an understatement to call the sales of earlier Murano “poor”; one intensive redesign and two models later, the 2016 Nissan Murano is ready to hit the stage. Boasting another refinement of design, engine, and equipment, the Nissan company clearly thinks poor sales records of 2013 were a fluke and ancient history.
2016 Nissan Murano Exterior
On the outside, the Nissan Murano 2016 looks just as aggressive as ever, especially with the updated grille and headlights. The overall weight has also been successfully reduced through the use of new materials, so the new Murano should handle far better than its predecessors. The fuel consumption should also drop considerably, especially if we take the new, hybrid version into account.
The old, stylish vibe fits into the new, more aggressive one quite nicely. The aerodynamic properties have also been enhanced, thanks to the new windshield and a stepped roof. The new headlights are a particularly nice touch. In the rear, there is a pair of exhaust pipes, completing the image brought forth by the boomerang-shaped taillights. LEDs are optional, though.
Nissan Murano 2016 Interior
On the inside, the new 2016 Nissan Murano will most likely feature some new technology in order to bring it up to speed. The inside feels elegant and spacious while the reduced weight has improved handling and, therefore, the driving experience is also much more pleasant. The seats are just as one might expect, comfy, air-conditioned and covered in finest upholstery.
The number of passengers is still five, although there is plenty of leg and headroom for all. Cargo space is also on the level. The new infotainment system will prove a nice pair with the navigation. The 7-inch display is the norm, although an extra inch is available for those who appreciate such things. Needless to say, safety features have also been upgraded, so the new Murano is safer than ever.
Nissan Murano Engine
The engine under the hood of the 2016 Nissan Murano will probably be the same old 3.5 L V-6, albeit with some improvements. All in all, we can expect no less than 260 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. A hybrid version is in the making as well, offering superior fuel efficiency and similar power output – 260 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque.
The transmission is CVT automated, and the 2016 Murano will most likely come in either a front-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive configuration. The diesel version is also possible: a 2.0 L dCi, but it is still a rumor, as far as we know.
2016 Nissan Murano Release Date
The 2016 Nissan Murano arrived in dealerships at the end of January 2016. In other words, it is probably being sold already.
2016 Nissan Murano Price
The price tag on this vehicle will not change much, compared to the previous models. This comes as no surprise, as the car itself hasn’t changed that much, compared to the earlier models. This means base models should fetch around $30,000, $29,660 to be exact as a starting MSRP while higher trims and additional equipment can ramp up this number by another $5,000-10,000 at least.
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2016 Nissan Murano
FUEL ECONOMY (CTY/HWY) 21/28 mpg
CAR TYPE SUV TRANSMISSION Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
BASIC WARRANTY 3 Yr./ 36000 Mi.
HEATED SEATS Yes
ENGINE TYPE Gas
TOTAL SEATING 5
DRIVE TRAIN Front Wheel Drive