The first-generation Nissan Murano was unveiled at the New York International Show in 2002. The marketed variant was powered by a 245 horsepower 3.5-liter engine mated with a continuously variable transmission.
In 2004, the Nissan Murano was introduced in Japan and other parts of Asia as a replacement for the Nissan Bassara. In 2006, a refreshed model was released fitted with more technological updates and a restyled exterior, and interior.
The second-generation Nissan Murano was revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2007 and three trim levels were made available: the top variant LE, the mid-model SL, and the base option S.
In the Philippines, the Nissan Murano was initially released in 2005. A revamped version of the SUV was made available in 2010. The Nissan Murano is currently marketed as the X-Trail.
The Nissan Murano measures 4,788mm long, 1,882mm wide, and 1,702mm tall. It flaunts a stylish and sleek exterior that exudes a dynamic road presence. Highlights include a wide eight-slotted chrome grille, a pair of high-intensity discharge xenon headlights, fog lights, black or silver-colored roof rails depending on the variant, dual power moonroof, heated outside mirrors, a power liftgate, rear privacy glass, and chrome-colored tailpipe finisher. To complement its mighty stance, the Nissan Murano wears a set of 18- to 20-inch multi-spoke aluminum alloy wheels.
The Nissan Murano offers a spacious aluminum and wood-trimmed cabin that can accommodate five fully grown passengers. Notable interior features include a six to eight-way adjustable seat with lumbar support, four-way adjustable passenger seats, 60/40 folding rear seats with levers, leather-wrapped steering wheel, interior mood lighting, dual-zone automatic temperature control, and three 12V power outlets.
Technology & Safety Features
The Nissan Murano is fitted with the Nissan Entertainment system with a nine-inch colored monitor. It comes with a CD changer, radio, and paired with the Digital Bose audio system with six speakers.
In terms of safety, the Nissan Murano is equipped with a good number of Nissan Advanced Airbag System, vehicle dynamic control, traction control system, tire pressure monitoring system, anchors for child seats, the Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System, and vehicle security system.
Platform & Chassis
The Nissan Murano utilizes the Nissan FF-L platform. It is built with an independent strut suspension at the front and a multi-link rear independent suspension. Its braking power is assisted by four-wheel vented disc brakes with front and rear stabilizer bars.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Nissan Murano is offered as an all-wheel-drive and a front-wheel-drive SUV. all variants are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine paired with an Xtronic CVT guaranteed to deliver 265 horsepower with 248 Newton meters of torque.