When Nissan introduced the Murano as a 2003 model, it had a niche that defied direct competition. The Murano was a crossover for grownups, available with near-luxury levels of elegance and sophistication with standard front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. The SUV landscape has changed as the Murano has evolved over three generations, but the 2018 Murano maintains its status.
The Murano is available in four trim levels: S (starting at $30,800), SV ($34,100); SL ($38,500); and Platinum ($42,230). Add $1,600 to upgrade to all-wheel drive with any trim level. Power comes from a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque on tap, delivered through an Xtronic continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The mid-size five-passenger Murano rides on a 111.2-inch wheelbase and is 192.4 inches long. Here are 10 of its competitors, presented in alphabetical order by brand.