2010 Nissan Murano Review from North America

2010 Nissan Murano SL vq35de V6

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission vq35de V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance7923 miles
Previous carNissan Murano

Summary:

I think it is a quality and spirited performer. I wish it had a manual shift mode for the CVT!

Faults:

The only thing that went wrong is a scratch in the bumper caused by a bad driver. It is a pretty new car.

General Comments:

The Murano is a surprise from Nissan; it is styled uniquely (I'll agree it is a marmite look) and it has more power than you think. 0-60 in 7.5 seconds is pretty good for a 2 ton SUV.

The interior is a pleasant place to be, and the best sat nav ever. Dual panel roof a nice addition.

On the highway it gets miraculous mileage; 25 mpg! In the city it records an average 16-17 mpg.

The CVT tranny is very efficient, it just makes the engine sound tiresome at acceleration.

When you compare the Murano against its competitors, it just makes sense to purchase one of these beasts.

The Venza looks nice and has a great ride; the problem it is just lifeless.

The Ford Edge has a terrible interior, and the Mazda CX9 gets worse than average mileage.

And strangely for an expensive Nissan with a CVT, it feels well made! Driving through the salty highways of the Adirondacks, and the undercarriage seems as oxidised as a stainless steel enclosure from a Smeg oven. A departure from the more exciting but more fragile and cheap feeling Murano 1st gen. (that was my previous ride). A great crossover!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2010

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review