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2011 Nissan Murano - Styling Review

 
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The Murano now has a richness in its materials that stands out in the practically minded crossover class, though not everyone likes the grille.
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avant garde styling
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it’s the Murano’s sculptured front and rear fascia that captures family’s hearts
Vehix.com

pleasingly butch stance when outfitted with the optional 20-inch wheels and tires
Car and Driver

a fierce furrowing that is, actually, quite a bit more aggressive than anything else in the Nissan garage
Los Angeles Times

more striking than ever, wrapped in even tauter bodywork
MotorWeek

The Murano's smooth, unified styling inside and out is part of what makes it so appealing to shoppers in the first place.

The Nissan Murano got a complete redesign for 2009, with a cleaner, sleeker look on the outside (except for the controversial grille), along with a more sophisticated-looking interior. While the look mostly got considerably sleeker and flamboyant, with bulbous fenders and oversize badging, the Murano's grille is, to be kind, controversial, with the very glitzy chrome grille looking like crooked teeth. For 2011, Nissan has toned down the look in front a little bit, by incorporating running lamps and reducing the grille's size. Tail lamps also get a cleaner look.

The Murano's instrument panel has also become a little more distinctive and contained hints of Infiniti vehicles, as well as the brand's Maxima flagship. The center stack of controls has a new two-tiered design, with a screen (nav system or trip computer) up top and audio/climate functions below. In between, it gets a set of menu buttons and a controller for screen-based functions. The gauge cluster is also revamped, replacing a flat set of instruments with a multilayered arrangement of hooded dials.

Conclusion

The Murano now has a richness in its materials that stands out in the practically minded crossover class, though not everyone likes the grille.

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