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Very fine vehicle
Pros: Road manners
Cons: view to rearOf the 20 to 30 vehicles I've owned over the years, the Murano is overall the best for my needs which include several long (multi-day) trips a year. My only quibble - and an annoying one - relates to terrible rear visability. This is something that styling has dictated, of course. Changing the shape of the 'triangular', rear, side windows so that they become larger can be done in a way that harmoniously blends with other body work, and will largely solve the problem, making the vehicle safer. The vehicle performs and hanndles very well, is really roomy and comfortable for four, and has more hauling capacity than one would think because of the wide space between wheel wells.
Best Car I have Ever Owned
Cons: Needs a little more power.AWD is fantastic. Very comfortable and stable on the road. Good gas mileage given it's an AWD. Most unique looking SUV on the road......the one everone else seems to be copying.Extremely low maintenance, no warranty issues, has never let me down.
All in All, A Good Crossover
Pros: All Wheel Drive availability
Cons: The need for premium fuel and poor gas mileageThis is a nice vehicle if you're looking for better than average size and all wheel drive. The CVT transmission is completely boring and needs to be replaced with a traditional one.
Pros: Nav system/Bose stereo
Cons: Premium gas
Advice: NoneIntended to buy a '10 Equinox LTZ but after driving the Murano it was no contest. Much more masculine exterior appeal, more luxurious and roomy interior, and superior ride was worth the higher price tag on my LE AWD w/nav. I cant wait to take my 1st road trip.
Pros: the interior
Cons: engine is louder than I'd like under heavy acceleration
Advice: don't even waste time w/the lower end 'S' model if you're looking for a luxury feelThis is the best vehicle I've ever owned! The ride is smooth and comfortable, the handling is secure and quick, and the acceleration is strong. I definitely made the right choice in SUV.
Pros: looks of it, comfort, stylishness
Cons: nothing yet
Advice: Don't buy a FordLove it, love it, love it! Had it for only one day and already have fallen in love with it. Handles gracefully, is incredibly comfortable, especially the back seat - love the adjustable seats. Visibility from the driver's seat is terrific and the stereo and nav systems are a blast!
Pros: The intelligent key
Cons: Obnoxious brake squeal when slowly in reverse
Advice: Investigate any brake noise and compare to Toyota before buyingExcellent look and feel. Fun to drive. Traded in an X-Terra and the Murano is quite a step up.