2013 Nissan Murano

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What's New for 2013:
  • Murano SV has standard Homelink universal remote and auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • SV Value package includes Bose audio system, navigation, power liftgate, Titanium-finish aluminum wheels
  • Titanium-finish aluminum wheels available on SV and SL trims
  • Blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, and moving-object detection systems available on SL and LE trims
  • Midnight Garnet and Gun Metallic paint colors

Exterior Features
The 2013 Nissan Murano is available in S, SV, SL, LE, and Cross Cabriolet trim levels. The Cross Cabriolet is a convertible model. The Murano S is equipped with 18-inch aluminum wheels, rear privacy glass, and LED taillights.

Interior Features
The Murano S includes dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, real aluminum trim, and the expected power accessories.

Optional Features
The 2013 Murano can be optioned with Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and streaming audio, navigation system with touch-screen control, Bose premium audio system, dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system, and auxiliary audio/video input jacks. Leather upholstery is available, along with heated power front seats, heated rear seats, heated power steering wheel, and wood-tone cabin trim. Additionally, the Murano can be equipped with 20-inch aluminum wheels, dual-panel moonroof, power liftgate, and power-return rear seatbacks.

Under the Hood
Every Nissan Murano is equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine generating 260 horsepower (265 horsepower in the Cross Cabriolet). An Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) delivers power to the Murano's front wheels (FWD). All-wheel-drive (AWD) is optional.

Fuel Economy
As this overview is written, the EPA had not established official fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Nissan Murano.

Nissan equips each 2013 Murano with 6 air bags. Instead of side curtain air bags, the Cross Cabriolet features side-impact air bags that inflate upward from the door panels to protect front- and rear-seat occupants, as well as a set of pop-up rollbars for protection in rollover crashes.

Additionally, the Murano features 4-wheel vented-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, traction control, and stability control. All trim levels except the Murano S come standard with a reversing camera. For 2013, the Murano SL and LE can be equipped with Nissan's Safety Shield package of technologies, including blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, and moving-object detection systems.

In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2013 Murano received an overall rating of 4 stars (out of 5). The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) hasn't finalized ratings for the 2013 Murano as this overview is written.


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