2011 Nissan Murano

The 2011 Murano will go on sale in mid-October featuring a refreshed grille and bumper design, new taillights, a new 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheel design, and a number of interior and content refinements. For 2011, Murano will be offered in eight well-equipped models: S FWD, S AWD, SV FWD, SV AWD, SL FWD, SL AWD, LE FWD and LE AWD.

On the exterior, the 2011 Nissan Murano gets a bolder grille with a new, revised design and wide front headlights, a wide hood that sweeps into the bodylines, powerful wheel arches, and an aggressive stance with available 20-inch wheels. The interior gets a new white meter color, new center stack colors, and added equipment to various trim levels.

Under the hood there is a standard VQ-series 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine that delivers a total of 260 HP and 240 lb-ft of torque mated to an advanced Xtronic CVT transmission.

Updated 10/12/2010: Nissan today announced prices for the refreshed 2011 Murano Crossover SUV, which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide. prices start as follows: Murano S FWD $28,500 USD, Murano SV FWD $31,910 USD, Murano SL FWD $35,450 USD; Murano LE FWD $37,540 USD; Murano S AWD $30,100 USD; Murano SV AWD $33,510 USD; Murano SL AWD $37,050 USD and Murano LE AWD $39,140 USD.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today released information and photography of the new, refined 2011 Nissan Murano Nissan Murano , which is set to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in mid-October. The second generation Nissan Murano, introduced just two years ago, now offers a refreshed grille and bumper design, new taillights, a new 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheel design and a number of interior and content refinements – all intended to keep Murano’s visually distinctive styling fresh and exciting.

Nissan Murano

Also for 2011, two new models have been added to the lineup, SV FWD and SV AWD, for a total of eight models, providing Murano buyers with the widest range ever of equipment and features to match their exact needs and budgets. Other changes include the addition of one new exterior color, Graphite Blue, and a new wood grain hue on Murano LE models.

“With its contemporary exterior design, ‘mobile suite’ interior, advanced technology and refined, premium driving feel, Murano stands out as a modern crossover SUV like no other,” said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. “With the enhancements for 2011, there are even more reasons for consumers to put Murano on the top of their shopping lists.”

Nissan Murano

All 2011 Muranos feature a standard VQ-series 3.5-liter DOHC V6 rated at 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque on regular unleaded gasoline, and an advanced Xtronic CVT™ that provides a sporty and smooth driving experience. Murano is available in front-wheel drive or with an Intuitive All-Wheel Drive system, and all Muranos come with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS) standard. Murano is built on Nissan’s proven “D” platform, which provides a solid foundation and lightweight suspension components, dual flow path shock absorbers and a twin-orifice speed-sensitive power steering system.

The most striking visual element of the 2011 Murano is once again its dramatic body, which imparts a “modern art” feel while still maintaining its distinctive “Murano-ness.” The front end features a bold grille with new, revised design and wide front headlights, a wide hood that sweeps into the bodylines, powerful wheel arches and an aggressive stance with available 20-inch wheels. Murano’s rear end features a unique rear glass shape, integrated rear roof spoiler, large redesigned rear LED taillights and dual exhaust outlets with chrome finishers.

Murano is also offered with an available dual panel power sliding glass moonroof with 2nd row skylight, adding to its open, airy interior feeling. Inside, Murano offers high levels of warmth and luxury – with available wood and aluminum accents, a 60/40 fold-flat rear seat with power return, heated front and rear seats, power liftgate and RearView Monitor.

Nissan Murano

Interior enhancements for 2011 include a new white meter color, new center stack colors and added equipment to various trim levels – driver’s seat with power lumbar support (SV), RearView Monitor (SV), 7.0-inch color monitor (SV), auto dimming rearview mirror with compass and HomeLink® Universal Transceiver (SL) and heated steering wheel (SL). New audio and entertainment features range from the addition of standard iPod® connectivity and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System to SV models to a Bose® audio system with nine speakers plus dual subwoofers for SL models. Other available technology includes an advanced touch screen Nissan Navigation System with 9.3GB Music Box™ hard drive.

The 2011 Murano is offered in eight well-equipped models: S FWD, S AWD, SV FWD, SV AWD, SL FWD, SL AWD, LE FWD and LE AWD.


6 comments:

Still ugly, but at least its not boring. Proportions are still better than the Edge.

While the front end has always been polarizing Nissan has made it look better to many in succeeding generations. If it didn’t get such crappy mileage on premium gas I would still own one, if they had brought the diesel across I would be driving one now.

You know, the first Murano made sense from a design stand point. This new one just tries so hard to look different but there is a difference between being different and being ugly which Nissan clear doesn’t get here. They lost the plot.

I like the overall package of the Murano, especially after reading about how it got very good gas mileage in a comparison test against several other CUV’s, however that grill makes it easy for anyone to hate it.

The Edge was a near clone of the Murano when it came out. I owned an 05 Murano, very capable vehicle that was very reliable and quiet. When the Edge came out I went and looked it over, Ford even went as far as to copy the position of the antenna! Exterior sizes were very close as well.While the front end has always been polarizing Nissan has made it look better to many in succeeding generations. If it didn’t get such crappy mileage on premium gas I would still own one, if they had brought the diesel across I would be driving one now.

Wow! LE FWD in a SUV?. They even have it on 20-inches wheels.

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