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2009 Nissan Murano Review

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The Car Connection Expert Review

The 2009 Nissan Murano combines good handling and a recognizable style with a much more sophisticated interior.

TheCarConnection.com’s team of car experts read all the competitive reviews on the new 2009 Nissan Murano to produce this conclusive review. TheCarConnection.com also drove the car to be able to give you an expert opinion on the vehicle, and to help you figure out the truth where other car reviews might differ.

Nissan’s Murano is a mid-size crossover vehicle derived from the company’s Altima sedan. It’s sold with a powerful 3.5-liter V-6 engine and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The S and SL versions come with front-wheel drive and an optional all-wheel-drive system, while the top LE version has standard all-wheel drive.

TheCarConnection.com researched Web reviews of the new Murano to compile this conclusive review. In the opinion of reviewers around the Internet and at TheCarConnection.com, we think the 2009 Nissan Murano is so relentlessly refined that the airy PR comparisons to Lexus's RX crossover actually hold water. The Murano is just as smooth as the Lexus RX 350, definitely sharper in profile, and very nearly the Lexus's equal in interior refinement. It also scores highly on the government’s crash tests.

The Murano can rightly be criticized for a slightly snug interior and an oddly tiered nose, but not much else. There's none of the wet-diaper dynamics of the Toyota Highlander or the egregious heft of the Ford Edge--just quick, natural responses, coupled to a right-sized crossover body with jazzy, urbane styling.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
2016 Nissan Murano AWD 4-Door Platinum

Amazing to look at, you can't wait to jump in a drive her

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The zero gravity seats sell the Murano. Amazing comfort but a little disappointed in the steering. This vehicle is perfect for the wife and I. Highly recommended!
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Friday, October 23, 2015
2016 Nissan Murano FWD 4-Door Platinum

Awesomeness Murano

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I simply love my Murano for its looks, safety and reliability. Truly an SUV that is the Neighbours Envy and Owners Pride!!!
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
2016 Nissan Murano AWD 4-Door Platinum Hybrid

not as I expected

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Looks great, feels great, but s to safety features it lacks a lot, no auto dim door mirrors for platinum models, manual change radio stations, have to lean a lot to get to button, on steering only changes... + More »
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