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Shopping for a new Nissan Murano?
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GREEN | 6 out of 10
18 mpg city, 23 highway (AWD); 18/24 (FWD)
AWD Muranos averaged 16.0 mpg in mostly city driving, 19.9 in mixed city/highway driving, and 21.7 with mostly highway use
The Nissan Murano is about mid-pack and unremarkable, and if fuel economy isn't one of your top shopping priorities, there's probably no need to give it bonus points or demerits based on its mpg figures. EPA fuel economy ratings are 18 mpg city, 23 highway with all-wheel drive--or 18/24 with front-wheel drive.
It's all relative, of course; you could get several mpg better with a compact crossover like Nissan's own Rogue, or more than 5 mpg better with a mid-size sedan; on the other hand, versus some other V-6 SUVs, the Murano's numbers look pretty good.
There are plenty of choices in this class with better fuel economy, although the 2012 Nissan Murano isn't a guzzler.