• What is it? Nissan’s powerful and well-equipped mid-sized crossover
• The basics: V-6 and front- and all-wheel drive
• On sale: Now
• Price: $28,050 to $38,180
Nissan today announced pricing for the 2010 Nissan Murano crossover, which is on sale now across the country at a starting price of $28,050. For 2010, the Murano is offered in three trim levels--S, SL and LE--in a choice of front-wheel drive or with all-wheel drive.
Updates for 2010 include the addition of the new LE front-wheel drive model as well as more standard content and features. Murano S models now offer as standard Nissan’s Intelligent Key and privacy glass, while the SL gets roof rails and a security system, and the LE picks up a dual panel moonroof--this was previously a $1,170 option.
All Muranos come powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 matched to Nissan’s Xtronic continuously variable transmission as standard. Peak output remains at 265-horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque.
Other changes for 2010 include simplified exterior/interior color combinations, along with new and revised options packages. For example, a new standalone accessory DVD player with integrated headrest screens is available for Murano SL and LE models as result of customer requests (an optional DVD Entertainment System is also available on Murano SL with the Technology Package).
The second-generation Murano was first launched as a 2009 model and still remains one of the most value-packed mid-sized crossovers on the market today. Standard safety features include electronic stability and traction control, plus six airbags.