As either a clean break away from the crossover-vehicle mainstream, or as a particularly cohesively styled family device, the Murano remains a good-looking vehicle. It's a station wagon when you get down to it, but it's one that's much more voluptuous.
The current version, we've thought, carries itself more assertively as a crisply detailed, high-shouldered tall wagon and less than the single-piece designer-footwear look of the first-generation Murano. The toothy chrome grille is a bit of a distraction to the rest of the design, but moving inside to the cabin it all meshes together in a convincing way, even though inside the Murano comes close to overdoing it on the rounded and bulbous shapes.
Inside, the Murano has a two-tiered instrument-panel design that can look either smooth and curvaceous, or a little bulbous. As a whole, the Interior looks coordinated as a budget-level Infiniti as much as with the Maxima sedan.
A hooded gauge cluster fits the upscale impression, while the center-stack arrangement is both stylish and logically arranged, with the nav-system or trip-computer screen up top and audio and climate controls just below.