2019 Nissan Murano Preview

Liz Kim | Nov 29, 2018
FAST FACTS
  • Nissan’s midsize 5-passenger crossover receives an exterior facelift
  • Platinum trim adds plush new leather upholstery
  • Redesigned 18- and 20-inch aluminum wheels
  • New Safety Shield 360 suite of safety features
  • Rear Door Alert system added as standard equipment
  • Upgraded navigation system
  • New paint colors include Deep Blue Pearl, Mocha Almond Pearl, and Sunset Drift Chromaflair

Introduction:

The Nissan Murano has always been a uniquely styled alternative to mainstream midsize crossovers. With its eye-catching design, it’s a credible alternative for those seeking a family vehicle that stands out from the crowd.

For 2019, Nissan attempts to keep things fresh and tasty with a bevy of alterations inside and out, along with technology upgrades to keep the 2019 Murano competitive with other vehicles in the segment.

Exterior Features:

This year, the 2019 Murano features a bolder version of Nissan’s V-Motion grille as well as redesigned LED headlights and LED taillights. A set of LED fog lights is also new, and collectively these changes intend to give the Murano a more assertive appearance.

2019 Nissan Murano
2019 Nissan Murano

New 18-inch and 20-inch wheel designs debut for 2019, too, along with three new exterior colors including Deep Blue Pearl, Mocha Almond Pearl, and Sunset Drift Chromaflair.

Interior Features:

Changes to the Murano’s interior run along the same lines. New dark wood-tone, light wood-tone, and metallic trim pieces debut in the S, SV, and SL trim levels. Platinum trim gets new diamond-quilted semi-aniline leather upholstery with contrast piping, complemented by dark wood-tone trim.

Optional Features:

Just two option packages are available for the 2019 Murano.

The SV Premium Package adds a panoramic moonroof, a Bose sound system with 11 speakers, and a 360-degree surround view monitor to the Murano SV.

The SL Technology Package installs a panoramic moonroof, traffic sign recognition technology, and Nissan’s new Safety Shield 360 suite of driver assistance and collision avoidance systems on a Murano SL.

Under the Hood:

Moving the Murano’s mass, Nissan’s 3.5-liter VQ-series V6 engine makes 260 horsepower. It’s a classic engine, supplying plenty of smooth power and no harshness.

The V6 is connected to an Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) that sends power to the Murano’s front wheels. An all-wheel-drive system is optional.

Regardless of which wheels are doing the driving, the EPA says that you should expect to get about 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

Safety:

All 2019 Nissan Muranos get a new driver attention monitoring system and a Rear Door Alert notification system. Rear Door Alert sounds a chime to remind the driver to check the rear seat before departing the SUV. It is intended to prevent Murano owners from inadvertently leaving a child or a pet in the vehicle.

Supplemental front passenger knee and rear side-impact airbags are added to help improve safety, and Nissan rounds out the Murano’s suite of driver assistance and collision avoidance systems with a new Safety Shield 360 package, which is standard for Platinum trim and included in the SL Technology Package.

Safety Shield 360 bundles the previously available automatic forward emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic high-beam headlights with new pedestrian detection, rear automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning systems.

Technology:

Nissan upgrades the Murano SL and Platinum trim levels with a standard navigation system. It now offers a Door-to-Door feature that seamlessly submits information to and from your phone, along with 3D building graphics and satellite imaging, to help you get from wherever you parked to wherever your final destination is.

 

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