Showcasing futuristic looks and equally advanced technologies, the 2015 Nissan Murano is expected to arrive in dealerships on December 5 of this year with an MSRP that starts at $29,560.
That does represent a fairly steep $1,030 increase as compared to the 2014 model, and it also makes the 2015 Nissan Murano the most expensive crossover in the brand's lineup; the larger, three-row Nissan Pathfinder is priced from $29,510 for the 2015 selling season. But on the other hand, the 2015 Nissan Murano just may be the most premium of the brand's crossovers, so perhaps this is best considered a case of "you get what you pay for." After all, according to Shiro Nakamura, senior vice president and chief creative officer for Nissan: "Murano owners live in an environment--home, work and car--that is beautiful, well designed and efficiently run. They are social and embrace technology. This new Murano had to embrace all of these values, while also taking a major leap forward in terms of its 'wow' factor."
Working to achieve those goals, the 2015 Nissan Murano offers standard and available highlights like:
- Nissan Connect with smartphone integration, navigation, 8-inch screen and voice control
- BOSE audio with 11 speakers (including dual subwoofers)
- LED exterior lighting, including signature LED daytime running lights
- Nissan's "Zero Gravity" seating, highlighted by a heated and ventilated front row
- Top safety measures such as a first-in-class predictive forward collision warning system, as well as intelligent cruise control, blind spot warning, forward emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert and Nissan's Around View monitor with moving-object detection
- Fuel-economy gains of 20 percent from its 3.5-liter, 260-hp V8
- Front- and all-wheel-drive configurations