Following an extensive redesign in 2009, the Nissan Murano continues to offer a lot of performance and a variety of amenities in a crossover SUV.
The Murano is offered in three trim levels--S, SL and LE, All of which are available in either front- or all-wheel drive, and all are powered by Nissan's ubiquitous and exceptional 24-valve 3.5L V6, which puts out 265 horsepower and 248 ft-lbs of torque. All models make use of the company's second-generation continuously variable transmission (CVT). A limited-slip differential is optional on FWD models and standard on AWD models.
All 2010 Murano models feature a 60/40 split fold-flat rear seat, dual power mirrors, UV-reducing glass, push-button ignition, electroluminescent gauges, dual-zone automatic climate control, one-touch power windows and locks, remote keyless entry, tilt/telescopic steering wheel with cruise control, three handy 12-volt outlets and a 6-disc in-dash AM/FM stereo with MP3 capability.
The SL adds fog lights, rear privacy glass, an 8-way power driver's seat, power return rear seatbacks and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls.
Step up to the top-line LE and the Murano gets 20-inch alloy wheels, automatic high-intensity discharge (HID) xenon headlights, dual heated mirrors, a power liftgate, Bluetooth phone system, an information center with a 7-inch screen, rear-view camera, a power tilt/telescopic steering column, driver's seat memory, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a retractable cargo cover, 4-way power to the passenger's seat, heated leather seats front and rear, wood accents, a Bose stereo system with speed sensitive volume control and XM satellite radio.
Several packages are available on the 2010 Murano. The Premium Package features a Bose stereo, XM satellite radio, a security system and more, while a Technology Package includes HID headlights, intelligent keyless entry and ignition and rain-sensing wipers. A leather package, navigation and music package and a DVD package are also available.
Standard safety features on all 2010 Muranos include six air bags, traction and dynamic stability control and anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist. The Murano returns 18 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.
Following a major redesign in 2009, the Murano returns for 2010 with relatively minor updates. A Murano LE FWD model has been added to the lineup, and privacy glass is now available on the S and standard across the rest of the line. Intelligent Key is now standard on the S and SL models, and a security system is now standard on the SL. A dual-panel moonroof is now standard on the LE, and roofrails have been added to the SL.