The Nissan Murano is a four door five passenger crossover utility vehicle, also available as a convertible, that is powered by a 3.6 Liter V6 that produces 260 HP and 240 lb-ft of torque through a continuously variable transmission to either the front or all four wheels, and is good for an estimated 18 MPG in the city and as much as 24 MPG on the highway.

The entry level Murano S starts at $29,540 and comes nicely equipped with a set of 18 inch wheels, seven inch infotainment display, six disc CD changer and an auxiliary input jack for mobile media devices as well as Nissan Intelligent Key and push button starter, power accessories and six standard airbags all from the factory.  The Murano SV adds a bit more style and utility with a pair of fog lights, a dual pane moonroof and roof rails as well as power seats.  The $33,110 SV also gets a leather wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth hands free connectivity and a rearview monitor to make things a little easier.  The $36,810 Nissan Murano SL gets upgraded with leather upholstery and heated front buckets as well as a nine speaker digital Bose sound system with dual subwoofers as well as a power lift gate and rain sensing windshield wipers.  The Murano LE is the most luxurious fixed roof Murano money can buy, and benefits from stylish touches like 20 inch wheels, silver finished roof rails, HID headlamps, power memory seats as well as an electrified tilt and telescoping steering column to go with the upscale wood trim, starting at $38,710.

The Murano Crosscabriolet is the only all wheel drive crossover convertible on the market and features a soft top with glass rear window to open up the interior for the four occupants in the even they choose to ride with the top up, perhaps to better enjoy the seven speaker Bose stereo, starting at $44,540.

A list of cars similar to the Murano include the 2012 Ford Edge, 2012 Toyota Venza and 2012 Volvo XC60.

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