Since its original introduction the Nissan Murano premium-crafted crossover has stood out as one of the most distinctively styled vehicles in its class both inside and out. The design has been continuously updated so as to remain as fresh and exciting as its responsive performance, which again in 2013 remains anchored by an advanced drivetrain featuring a standard 260-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6 mated to an advanced Xtronic CVT® that provides a sporty and smooth driving experience.
Murano is again available in four well-equipped trim levels – S, SV, SL and LE – and in front-wheel drive or with an Intuitive All-Wheel Drive system. Murano is also offered in an innovative all-wheel drive convertible model, the Murano CrossCabriolet. For 2013, Murano's ongoing refinement is led by the addition of new advanced Safety Shield technologies, including Moving Object Detection (MOD), Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems, to the Murano LE Platinum Edition and Murano SL Navigation Packages. Moving Object Detection detects moving objects, such as other vehicles, when the RearView Monitor is engaged when backing up and warns the driver with visual and audible cues. The Blind Spot Warning System uses the Murano's advanced rearview camera to scan blind spots and alerts the driver if there is a vehicle in the zone. The driver is then alerted with audible and visual indicators. In the same way, the Lane Departure Warning system uses the rearview camera to monitor lane markings and alerts the driver if the vehicle unintentionally crosses these markers.