From its first model, Nissan Murano has always stood out among its competition. This is mainly because of its combination of style, space and power similar to that of a sport sedan. It was among the first crossover SUVs. Though almost every manufacturer has come up with their own crossovers, the 2016 Nissan Murano will still stand out.
2016 Nissan Murano exterior
Nissan took a huge risk with the first model which hugely paid off. In a similar way, the manufacturer has again taken some risks with this model. They have incorporated a futuristic look. To start with, they have added sporty and swoopy lines that are highlighted by a “floating “ roof that creates an illusion that the rear roof section is suspended by glass only. Addition of chrome accents and winged headlights add to its style. The 2016 Nissan Murano is slightly bigger than the predecessor model. It creates additional space to the passengers and luggage.
2016 Nissan Murano interior
In addition to the added space that boosts passenger comfort, the interior of 2016 Murano will feature “Zero Gravity’ seats. That provide additional support for reduced fatigue during long drives. Security wise, the 2016 Nissan Murano has controls to enhance stability, side curtain, front side and driver knee airbags. It also has a front head restraint.
2015 Nissan Murano options, body size and trim levels
The 2016 Nissan Murano will be availed in four trim levels, with each trim having either front-or-all-wheel drive options. The trim levels are S, SV, SL and Platinum. The S trim will level features equipment such tilt and telescoping steering wheel as well as automatic climate and cruise controls. Entertainment wise, Nissan has included blue tooth phone, a 7-inch touchscreen, audio connectivity, a rearview camera, smartphone app integration, satellite radio among others. The S models also comes with an navigation features that involvean 8-inch touchscreen, a voice recognitionfeature, HD radio, and USB port and iPod interface. The features get better with the upper trim models. With the platinum featuring a power tilt, a steering wheel that is telescoping heated, alloy wheels that stretch to 20-inches not forgeting the emerging trend of LED headlights as well as seats that are heated and ventilated among others.
2015 Nissan Murano engine and performance
This 2016 Murano will be powered by a 3.5 litre V6 engine. It produces up to 260 horse power with the ability to produce 240 pound-feet of torque. The car will take only 7.5 seconds to attain 60 mph speed placing it top of the charts for front-wheel drive mid-size SUVs.
2016 Nissan Murano release date
The manufacturer is expected to release the car in the second half of 2016 probably in November during the Los Angeles Auto show. The manufacturer has suggested a starting price of around $30,000 for the lower trim model while the top-of-the-line Murano Platinum AWD will set you around $40,000 back.