2004 Nissan Murano

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117,000 Miles
24,652
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 117000
Color: SILVER
Body Style: Suv
Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmissi
Fuel: GAS
Location: Alpharetta, GA

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Recent Arrival! Automatic. Sheer Silver 2004 Nissan Murano 3.5L V6 DOHC FWD[!@@Additional Info@@!]5.173 Axle Ratio,Reclining Front Bucket Seats,Luxury Cloth Seat Trim,AM/FM CD Audio System,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,6 Speakers,Air Conditioning,Front Bucket Seats,Front Center Armrest,Leather Shift Knob,Tachometer,ABS brakes,AM/FM radio,Alloy wheels,Anti-whiplash front head restraints,Automatic temperature control,Brake assist,Bumpers: body-color,CD player,Delay-off headlights,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Four wheel independent suspension,Front anti-roll bar,Front dual zone A/C,Front fog lights,Front reading lights,Fully automatic headlights,Garage door transmitter: HomeLink,Illuminated entry,Outside temperature display,Overhead airbag,Panic alarm,Passenger door bin,Passenger vanity mirror,Power door mirrors,Power driver seat,Power steering,Power windows,Rear anti-roll bar,Rear reading lights,Rear seat center armrest,Rear window defroster,Rear window wiper,Remote keyless entry,Security system,Speed control,Split folding rear seat,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Tilt steering wheel,Trip computer,Variably intermittent wipers,Front beverage holders,Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,Compass


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VIN JN8AZ08T64W218766 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR

ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT A WIRE BREAKING INSIDE THE ALTERNATOR COULD STOP THE BATTERY FROM CHARGING.


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5
Jeff on 11/15/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

timely, great follow up, satisfied with the entire experience

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
  Based on 446 reviews

221,000 miles 2004 Nissan Murano

4
LTR on 04/28/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating:

I purchased my car in 2006 from dealer? Great car at first until 100k miles Oil pan leak Replaced o-ring and seal twice Plastic tabs kept coming out from underneath car Tires didn't last long After 150k CV joint and axle rods replaced Back right window sticks intermittently ABS light stays on After 200k miles, everything was going Front drivers seat bracket broke, causing seat to slant. Had it welded and seat put back, power seat mechanism slips slightly Replaced radiator Replaced power steering parts Now, the car is hard pressed to go over 40mph uphill. When going over 50, drives smoothly, but unsure what the cause is...catalytic converter, fuel pump, fuel injectors, or spark plugs. All of which is costly because of the placement of parts under the engine. It has been a great car but would recommend selling around 100k miles Parts are expensive!

Run Far away and don't look back

2
garry on 08/12/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 2 Value Rating: 2

The car is good for first few years until the repairs start coming in. So many issues where do I begin, bought the 04 Murano in 06. It ran good until it hit 100K. The engine started burning oil about a quart/week. No that't not normal. The suspension is the worst I have seen on any car. Every few months tie rods or control arm or something with suspension is going wrong. The stereo stopped working. The rear door latch has be greased every few months. The part/repairs are so costly it's like owning a BMW. Hard to work on because it's so hard to replace things in the engine. Bad Design on nissan's part. Not buying a Nissan again, especially due to their V6 burning oil. Such disappointment. Wipe blade linkage became lose and had to replace the whole motor. The leather is cheap and ripped. The good about the car, AWD.

Don't buy a MURANO!!!

2.4
pruettfan on 08/30/2014

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

We purchased our 04 SL AWD fully loaded Murano new in the summer of 04. We just traded in the car at 164,545 miles this summer (2014) so I can provide a comprehensive history on this car. Within a couple of years the "leather" drivers seat was cracking badly on the sides. We had to replace the steering rack, two power steering lines and a sensor, an oil cooler seal, countless tires because the car never aligned properly and would make tires very loud. By the time the car was 6 years old the rattles and switch failures, car locks etc started to add up. We traded it in with lots of small problems and an oil leak. This is our first and last Nissan. Stay away!!

Avoid High Mileage Used Murano's

3.8
moneypitowner on 04/05/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

Love the design and functionality of the Murano. Had Nissan and Infinity before and very reliable and economical to maintain. I put 200K on my earlier Nissans and they ran great. Not the case with Murano. I bought the Murano with 80K on it. Owner babied it and Murano maintained by dealer, all receipts. At 115K. CVT went bad. $4500 repair. Head gasket bad at 121k. Another $4500 repair. Numerous reports of transfer case failures as well as exhaust system repairs. Very expensive repairs. Recent problems with head gaskets on newer models also reported. Get extended warranties if you keep the car past dealer warranty period. Don't buy a first generation used Murano.

Cannibal Car

2.9
jshores on 02/25/2014

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

At 45,000 miles the Check engine light came on due to a bad Catalytic Convertor, not diagnosed correctly by dealer. Honeycomb in converter powered and was sucked into engine. Diagnosed correctly after the factory warranty ran out. At 68K miles it has scored the pistons which causes the engine to burn about 1 quart of oil every 500 miles. Would cost more to fix than car is worth. Driver side seat panels cracked and peeled apart. Car could not be aligned adequately.

Should have a mechanic as an option

2.9
celejao on 09/08/2013

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought my 2004 new. Have put on at least 3 to 4 brakes, and 3 sets of tires. Currently has 170,000 miles and is stuck at the dealership, was towed there. Right now needs motor mounts, catalylic convertor, front brakes, burns oil, a trans leak (so the dealer says, I do not have any leak spots on the ground), four tires, a belt: $6,000. in parts and labor! Really? I just replaced the CV joint on the drivers side. 350.00, an independent friend replaced it, probably double price at a service station. Nissan dealership is basically telling me to junk the car, so I will buy a new one. They tell me the engine may be bad, the transmission may need to be replaced. Dealership is scary.

Disappointed

3.6
chill68 on 03/27/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Purchased in 2004. Happy with the overall look and performance. Did not buy it for gas milege just wanted a safe vehicle for wifey. Check engine light stays on due to a bad Catalytic Convertor. Which in subsequent models was repaired. This causes the engine to burn oil because of particle blowback. The only sensible repair is a new engine. About 2-3 quarts every 2K miles. Driver side seat panels and arm rest cracked and peeled apart. During hot weather the door locks stick. Have to hold the unlock button and let the windows roll down to get in. The gas tank door opener stop working. I just disconnected from the system versus paying $300 for the part. Cannot wait to part with.

I love my 2004 Nissan Murano.. so far.. lol

4.8
tish86 on 03/26/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just got my 2004 Nissan Murano at a cheap price with high miles a little over 140k but have been told for years since I was a teenager that Nissans are good cars and last for a long time. I never realized though that it would be so costly.. but its worth it. I get looks whenever I drive my truck and love it. I do need to replace the tires and its a bummer that I have to replace all four instead of just the usual one that I am used to. The best deal that I came across was from Walmart for $550.00 for all four. It drives smooth so far and no problems so far.. will keep posted. Of course a suv is gonna be more costly to keep up then a car but I have three kids so I need a suv

Designed for short term fun, BEWARE of Maintenance cost

3.4
rayman3000 on 01/24/2013

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I will be brief. This vehicle is fun to drive no doubt. Once you get in for a test drive, you will buy this vehicle cos its so much fun to drive. The bad news is the cost of maintenance. You will spend a lot of time repairing this vehicle. Once it leaves the repair shop, do not ride this vehicle unless you are trying to know if the problems has been repaired or you are taking a new buyer on a test drive. Fail to heed my warning and you will fall in love with this vehicle again. Its like a woman you love, but you can't stand her naughty behavior. Buyers be warned. Stay away from her unless you have deep pockets. issues i have suffered: Wheel bearings (front right and back left), diffe

I would highly recommend!!

4.6
ljones263 on 05/03/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Exterior design is awesome! Interior is holding up very well. Vehicle has been very dependable for over 5 years. I love my Murano even after over 140,000 miles. Vehicle has not been perfect, but all things considered, thumbs up! Murano's are notorious for having front suspension issues, wheel bearings, etc... After 8 years, expect it, it's not too bad. Other minor issues, cable for tail gate had to be replaced. Shocks had to be replaced. That's about it :)

How do I hate thee, let me count the ways.

3.5
6twentysix on 04/20/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I was super excited about this pre-owned car, I bought it around 50K and I bought the extended warranty. HOLY CRAP, I'm glad I did. Here is a list of things that were fixed. Catastrophic Failures (covered by Warranty) Drive box - wouldn't go in reverse (Out 2 weeks) Transmission was rebuilt when the chain kept leaking which I guess is a common problem. (Out 1 week) Minor but extremely annoying: Door Actuator on the Drivers handle Windshield Wipers (twice fixed) CV Joint passenger side Struts after only 60K And a bunch of other crap I can't remember... Nissan fixed things, but as soon as the warranty ended, I sold this bad car. Now it's another Nissan dealerships problem.

Still love this car...

4.6
arobsd on 06/01/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm the original owner and mine has 109k mi on it. I'm sure the performance has dropped since I bought it but I can't tell. Still pushes me back in my seat when I want it to. Still purrs like a kitten with no major problems. I definitely not a OCD owner went it comes to maintenance. Change oil every 5-10k mi. It does burn oil to the tune of 1 qt. every 1500 mi which is probably due to a clogged intake manifold. I've always put in premium gas. Repairs incl. Alternator 95K, $700, Engine mount, 90k $400. Spark Plugs 100k $500, Repairs in the near future: Intake Manifold $900, Struts: $1000, Tie rods $400, Catalytic converter: $1000. Nothing pressing. Not bad for over 100k. Still looks cool too!

CAN YOU BE IN LOVE WITH A SUV? CUZ I AM!

4.6
fabulous990 on 04/29/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This suv has everything I was looking for and more! Highly recommended! Being 5'10" and crouching into a Civic killed by back so this is great! Decent gas mileage, but I didn't expect it to do wonders especially coming from a small car to a SUV.

Murano Ripoff

2.4
murano_ripoff on 03/14/2011

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I purchased a 2004 Murano SL AWD in 2008 with 34K miles. I purchased an extended warranty for 7/100000. All service was peformed aty Nissan dealership. The following items were fixed under warranty: 1) Driver seat - known problem 2) 2 engine mounts 3) oil gasket 4) tire rod Recently at 102K miles I replaced an engine seal for $300. A fuel consumption test detected that engine is burning 1 qt of oil every 1K miles. Last week, I had to tow Murano to dealership. The rear differential disintegrated. The cost to fix $2300. When delear replaced rear differential they noticed transfer case was ruined. The cost of repair $3500. Needless to say I would not recommend this car.

worst car i ever had

1
angietornado on 02/04/2011

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

the quality of this car is horrible... evrything detaches, everything is glued even the piece over ur entry lock on the door, the visor on the passager goes bad, rusted by window area,the gas tank door like every other reviews goes bad so broke the lock because it will leave me stock at the gas station not knowing what to do to open it, now am facing major expeses to fix the whole front wheels breaking sistem including rotors and probably already damage the calipers.... again like many other reviews my motor mounts had to be replaced and cost me about 1000 dollars to fix, am just so ready to trade it but i feel really bad for the next person that would buy this thing called suv.

Getting disappointed

4
Disappointed Ed on 11/16/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Was great from the start, great seat comfort, great handling, decent mileage, only problem was rattles all over. Nissan used cheap plastic materials. At 50,000 the front suspension began to have problems. First the right wheel bearings, axle,and tie rod had to be replaced. Now at 62,000 the same issues with the front left side. All issues with suspension are in the front. Murano rides hard, maybe this causes excessive wear on front suspension, still no excuse for this. Also front and rear motor mounts, dealer says need to be replaced, private mechanic says no. They cost $1000 to replace! No excuse for these problems on car with only 62,000 miles. Dealer uses hard sell to push service.

Great car, watch our for shortcomings

4.4
Improver on 09/08/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

First thing I want to say is that this SUV handles better than a vehicle this large and high should. The interior space is good. This car is wider than most of the competition so that translates into passenger comfort. I am disappointed in the gas mileage department; in the city I am lucky to get over 14 mpg. On the highway I get about 19. The suspension is too stiff, a bad compromise between controlled ride and comfort. Good power. I loved the design of this car wind/road noise needs to improve, a softer suspension and the space between the front seats and console is a trap for dropped papers, coins and cell phones.

Could be a Great Vehicle, if.....

4.4
onei on 06/04/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

My wife and I wanted to get out of the minivan era. This Murano clearly stood out as the top contender for us. It handles very well in all conditions. Has good pickup including climbing hills. The seating is comfortable with the leather seats and touring package. We average about 10k per year and mileage has been acceptable with about 20-21 mpg avg. This car is an eye catcher when its all polished up. Trouble is we can't get more than 30K out of a set of tires. Bose cd is great if it works. Sun visors are a real problem, replaced 4 of them so far. Engine mount cracked. Has been costly to maintain. CVT has performed well but high in maintenance.

best car!

4.9
Amber on 04/26/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had an excellent experience with this car. I bought it brand new off the lot and ran like a dream for 6 years. I plan to trade it in and buy another brand new one!

2004 NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS

3.4
MIKEO on 04/05/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I bought this car used last year with relatively low miles for an 04, 42K. Problems: gas cap won't open - I finally just broke off the piece that locks the cover. Window rattles when down and radios is on with bass. Half of the stereo channels go out when you hit a bump and are playing a CD. Can't push defrost button in cold weather, only option is floor & defrost. Rear caliper went bad, ruined rotor, brake job and rotor and caliper with a warranty still cost $500. Now it's in the garage for problems with the front end when turning. Also have rear latch that works sometimes sticks most times. Very, very disappointed with the quality. Friends all said get the Nissan, should NOT have.

Looks good but major build quality issus

3.8
J on 01/27/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Test drove the Highlander and Pilot and Murano, and we fell in love with the Murano. It was the best deal for all the features we wanted. It handled well and we loved the look - a prototype for other crossover SUVs to follow/copy. Unfortunately, car has had some major issues. Front control arms/transverse links went bad- $1000, the driver visor has been replaced and went bad again (design defect)- $350, front motor mount - $500, AC stinks- blows smelly socks air due to poor condensation drainage design, oil cooler seal, premium fuel.

Love my Murano

4.6
Love this SUV on 01/24/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Murano new in 2004. I have had zero problems with it after 93,000 miles. All service was done at my local dealership, and their service has been excellent, but perhaps a little pricey. I drive mostly highway and consistently get 22.5 to 23 miles per gallon, which was as advertised. I comfortably fit 4 men and 4 sets of hockey equipment in it. Recently, Nissan extended the warranty on the drivetrain, to 10 years 100,000 miles (transferable). There were two or three recalls which I did not experience personally but were performed on the car.

Oh, My Murano...

4.4
Melissa on 12/31/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I absolutely love my Murano. I'm kind of bummed at the moment though, because apparently my timing chain needs to be replaced, and the shop I got it priced at is wanting to charge me a whopping $2,100... (And of course this happened a convenient 900 miles AFTER the warranty expired). Great car, but horrible fixing costs.. And of course every Nissan dealership I've ever been to has the most money-hungry people I've ever met.

My (Almost) Dream Car

4.8
Aqua423 on 12/28/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I had been dying to buy a new GMC Acadia but when I saw the Murano in the used lot with leather and in my price range I had to have it. I love how the engine picks up and goes, and how it can make sharp turns. It's small enough to park anywhere I want and I don't feel like I'm driving a boat but it's high enough for me to see out (since I'm short). It's a good family vehicle and I'm glad that I found it.

I'll buy another

4.9
Ron L on 12/27/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased new. Serviced as needed. Now at 96,000 plus miles and run like a top.

Do Not Buy Nissan

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Semirhage on 10/13/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

At 59,151 my transmission went out. The Murano has a very expensive CVT transmission and I was told the repair would cost over $6,000. The transmission should have been covered under the powertrain warranty (60 months, 60k miles) -but I was apparently 1 month past the 60 month mark. Nissan jerked me around for 2 weeks pretending they might honor the warranty (while I racked up rental car bills) but in the end they made it quite clear they did not care about me or the vehicle they built. After reading about other problems with the CVT, I think a recall is in order, but Nissan doesn't care.

Decent car until things start breaking

3
Joe on 10/12/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

We've owned our Murano for 6 years now and have had quite a few problems. The alternator failed at about 20k, one of the speakers has cut out randomly since about 40k, and I have gone through many sets of tires since I bought the car. I now have 100k on this vehicle and it has been in the shop more times then I would have liked. Fuel economy is unimpressive at 17-18 city and low 20s on the highway. I recently had the timing belt and front wheel bearings replaced. Noticed a burning smell inside and Nissan dealer said everything's fine. Probably won't be buying another car from Nissan.

Burning oil after 96K

4.5
Tina Delgado on 10/11/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

After religious oil changes, my beloved Murano has begun to burn oil, 7qts per 3000 miles. Needs new engine, it seems. Very disappointed in the longevity of this car. Would not buy another.

04 Murrano issues

4
Mo2004 on 10/09/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I have over 100,000 miles and really enjoyed driving the Murano until the little issues that have occurred over the time of driving. The alternator replaced (free do to recall). The driver side sun visor does not stay in place which a number of owners have wrote about. The cost to repair is about $350 for just the sun visor. The lock on the fuel tank stop functioning, the motor to adjust the seats on the driver side stop functioning. The front and right side motor mounts went bad ($1000 to repair). The motor mount issue is apparently with all Nissan vehicles. The vehicle is a great looking design, CVT engine is nice feel, and overall a good design.

great murano

4.4
grantj on 09/26/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I love the car. I had a few problems with it at first. The CD changer (single cd) was changed 3x before it would stop eating cd's. The steering controls stopped working and a fuel injector went out after 1 month. Not major since the car had 55k miles when purchased. Some controls feel cheap. The gas tank door would not unlock, door locks sometimes stick. I haven't had any problems in the last 10 months. very pleased, not so pleased with the customer service at the dealership but it's getting better. They do not take care of the car, several scratches on the dash and radio due to their carelessness during service.

Never again

4.4
Needs Help on 09/06/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I have only had my Murano for a year and a half since buying it as a used vehicle. I have already had to replace the controlling arms, tie-rods, and muffler. Now I have found out that there is an engine problem and will require around $3000 to $4000 to fix. I am highly disappointed and will not purchase another Murano. There should not be this many problems with a car before you hit 100,000 miles.

ANOTHER new tranny needed

3.8
palmtreezz on 08/27/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

Bought the Nissan used, only 2 years old and 32,000 miles on it, transmission went out 2 days later. Now just over 2 years on that tranny and it's out. Nissan wants $5500 for a rebuilt transmission. The other 40+ cars in my close family are all American, so they are having fun with the "I told you so's". After a year of chemo and radiation it's the last thing I needed, can't afford to fix it so it sits on a trailer while I continue to get rides to work and make a payment on it.

Won't Buy Another Nissan

4
Kelly on 08/14/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

This was my first brand new car. Bought Nissan because of reliability. Have been sorely disappointed in quality of car. Have had to replace both front door locks (quit unlocking) windshield (mirror came off with a chunk of windshield with it) Bose 6-CD player quit after 2 years. Now some of the display on radio doesn't work. Driver's side visor falls down 20 times a day & is now velcroed to the headliner. Lost one of the black inner fenders somewhere.One of the little trays in console no longer opens. Driver's seat rocks & moves when you start & stop. Local dealer "has never heard of any of these problems before with a Murano". I'm trading it off ASAP.

Do Not Waste Your Money!

3.9
Dissappointed on 07/27/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

I bought a 2004 Nissan Murano back in 2006, since then I have had a list of problems and issues with it. I dropped the transfer case at 62,000 miles... Since my warranty ended at 60,000 I had to fight to get the dealer to pay for it, or it would have been a $6400 fix... Also, the Murano eats Wheel Barrings! At least once a year I am replacing the barrings.. If that wasn't enough to deter you, try mysterious rattles in the dash and door, Hatch handle works when it wants to and gas mileage is not great. The Murano is a very "pretty" cross over SUV, but the mechanical issues far out-weigh the positives on this one. Do not waste your money buying one or your time repairing it.

Don't buy a 2004 Murano

3.3
ihatenissan on 07/16/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

At 72,000 miles the transfer case cracked, a $4,100 repair. I agree with user nutmeg a vehicle this expensive should not have a $4,100 repair before $100,000 miles. Nissan customer service is terrible, very condescending and useless. I WILL NEVER BUY NISSAN AGAIN! This is the second lemon from Nissan I have purchased, I'm done. Nissan even issued a technical service bulletin regarding how to fix the transfer case and it is w/ 2005 specifications. They should have issued a recall. Nissan is in the business of selling cars but not building customer relationships. This will eventually catch up with them. Repeat customers are what keeps companies in business.

04 Murano a disappointment

3.5
JHicks on 03/21/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

This was our 3rd and last Nissan. First 2 were awesome then came the Murano. Starting at 75k miles everything went sour. 2 sensors, 2 motor mounts, cat converter, power locks plus small things had to be replaced. I got no help from Nissan's customer service. Cat converter went 500 miles after warranty and got no help thru Nissan. After 4k+ in repairs, I finally dumped it and will never buy another Nissan. Buyer beware, do your research very carefully. I got rid of mine before the CVT failed, that would have been another $5k.

Sporty and Fun

4.6
sw on 02/03/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this car used and have had problems with the rear latch on a continuous basis. Actuator and latch were replaced and is still a problem. Had transmission problems that involved the gas peddle to stick which was covered under warranty at 60K. Gas mileage averages 19 MPG using high test and goes down if using reg. unleaded.

only nissans

3.8
PEG on 09/10/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Knowing Nissans the way I do I expected better. The drive was great in the beginning aside for the alternator issue which almost caused me to have a serious accident. I am continuing to be surprised by the amount of mechanical problems I'm encountering; I'm starting to think it may be a lemon with a little sugar on top. I've gotten many compliments and inquiries about handling and various other topics.

Carol

4.9
Carol Law on 05/01/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Easy and Fun to drive. Get alot of questions/comments from others wanting know, if it is as fun to drive as it looks. Like the futurist look. Like the exterior color (Pearl), interior color (Tan) and the way it still looks like new. Easily fits 4 large men. Comfortably seats 2 large/tall men/women in front and 3 average size adults in back. Back storage is large. Will hold several suitcases and all the shopping items you could purchase in a day, including groceries. Drives like a car. Interior performs like a much larger SUV. Would purchase another for sure!

Nissan, never again

3.4
nutmeg1416 on 04/20/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I loved my Murano and had the ability to overlook a major headlight issue at 40,000 mi because of the drive and comfort. Now, at 85,000 mi I am facing AWD transfer case issues which are due to a control panel flaw. The transfer case is susceptible to cracking because of control panel. Nissan fixed the problem in 05 models and on, but will recognize that there is no issue with my car. I have been extremely disappointed with the way Nissan has treated me through this ordeal. Such an expensive car should NOT have $5000 in repairs before 100k miles, very disappointed in reliability.

Great car with comfort & style

4.5
Ray on 01/16/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This has been 1 of the best vehicles I've owned over the past 20 yrs. Never had any major problems with it. Gas mileage is decent for the size (20 mpg) and I can fit 2 German Shepherds in the back without folding down the rear seats.

AWD w/nav bought Used

4.5
darinr on 01/08/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I just bought this used Murano w/nav for the wife and love it! For an '04 it was in great shape. The nav is pretty cool (wish it was voice activated). Put on chrome wheels for the wife and it looks much better with them. I have had decent luck with Nissan so I hope that continues. Looked at the RX330 but for the money this was the best deal.

04 Murano Loaded - SL

4.8
Bill W on 07/25/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the vehicle, flashy, quiet, rides great. Nice features, good layout. Overall, the best car I have owned. Road noise is almost non existent, stereo is awesome (Bose), back lighting in the dash is JUST OK. Really handy is the automatic control setups for two drivers, press 1 and it's the wife's configuration, and 2 for mine. All sets automatically, excluding steering wheel. Love that feature. Seperate air controls for both drivers, very nice! Added 3rd party device to get MP3 player to work with stereo, but it's great to press Sat and use whatever I want to plug in to it (includes XM radio) without using FM. Very happy with vehicle. Gas mileage and having to use SUPER unleaded stinks.

Not your mother's Nissan...

3.9
MM on 04/12/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I say this because my own mother has a 1994 Maxima which hasn't had near the amount of problems that my 2004 Murano has had. Power seat died once, visor stopped staying up, and I have been to the dealer 3 times to fix a rattle in the door, an issue which has a service bulletin out for it. And yet, they have been unable to fix it. Loved the vehicle when I first bought it, but have started to hate it!

Great non-minivan, non-truck family car

4.9
Silicon Valley owner on 03/14/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car because I needed something that was roomy enough for a family of 4 but powerful enough to handle my mountain+freeway commute. I love it! Much sportier drive than an SUV or minivan. I like the CVT - very smooth. I get about 18-19 mpg on 87 octane gas and I'm a somewhat aggressive driver. I'm baffled by people who claim to own the vehicle but complain about the looks of it... so why did you buy it? Personally, I love the looks of it. I also like the fact that Nissan didn't try to cram in a 3rd row. The whole vehicle is much roomier as a result. Mine's fully loaded and even then, much less expensive than comparable Lexus, BMW, Volvo, or even VW.

Great Cross-over vehicle

4.9
ahm on 03/09/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

32K miles without a single problem. Very comfortable for front and back seat passengers, sure-footed and fun to drive. Well-built (no squeaks or rattles), quality fit and finish.

Very impressed, Was strong GM person.

5
Don on 02/18/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have driven this murano 102,000 miles, with (o) problems. Will be three years old in March. Changed oil and filter at 5000 miles, rotated tires every 10,000 miles plus visual checks such as cabin filters etc. Looking forward to a another 100,000 miles of care free ride. Suggestion: New Murano, smoother & quiter ride.

Awesome Ride, Great Vehicle!!!!!

4.9
Lauraleeee on 01/07/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This truck feels like a car, smooth luxury and comfortable ride. I love this truck.

2004 Nissan Murano

3.8
Joyce on 12/23/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Safety issues with this car. Towed twice for different problems. The transmission had to be replaced. Had to replace front wheel bearings. The alternator bracket broke and split the alternator cable (this one year after an alternator recall).

Nissan's safety standards saved lives.

5
Daniel Brown on 12/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I found out that she was pregnant, we were thrilled. The Murano surpassed all of our expectations, and Douglas Nissan of Henderson, NV gave us a great deal on a well kept 2004. we never had a problem and it felt and drove like a high end sports car. I loved the SUV, on December 5th, 2006 my mother and 8 month old daughter were hit by a lincoln doing 90+ mph, the thing is not only were the lives of two of the three most important women in my life saved, they were left nearly unscathed. My girl had a little glass in her car seat thanks to the rear passenger air curtains. My mother and daughter were taken to the hospital and discharged a few hours later. Best buy for their lives!!

Could have been great

4.4
Dave on 12/09/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The Murano is a very good vehicle, unfortunately it could have been a great vehicle. Very poor interior design, the dash instrumentation is some kind of cream, off yellow color. It should have been a brilliant white. The Bose stereo is very hard to use, too many button to look at while driving, very confusing and not all that great of sound quality. Performance is outstanding, fuel mileage is acceptable. The roof rack is a joke, no cross bars came with the vehicle, Nissan wants to sell them to you separately!! Very cheap of them I think!

Practical, Comfort and Elegance in One!

5
Akuyek on 12/04/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have this car for almost 3 years yet it still takes my breath away. Surefooted in slippery snow, at sharp corners or blasting through a hazard situation - in luxurious comfort. It's like commanding a magical creature morphed and have the agility of a unicorn, the elegance of a swan and the stability of a bullfrog.

2004 as held up well

4.9
Norski on 11/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just had the car in for 30,000 mile service, and after getting the rear end aligned again the car drives like new again

Our Muranos

5
CJ on 10/16/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We both drive a Murano my wife and I and have good experience with this car. The recall we had was handled proffesional and adequate. driving is just a plessure and we like it a lot to go places. when you step on the gas you go and thats what we like on the interstate.

Murano

4.6
Dave on 10/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great technical handling ability and comfortable ride. Gas mileage average. Meets or exceeds expectations

Get in and GO...

5
BANDIT SEVEN on 10/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Nissan Murrano is a unique vehicle. This vehicle not only stands out in a croud, but it's performance is truly unequalled. I have found that the CTV definantly makes the difference both in fuel economy and performance. In addition, I constantly have to check the speedometer. With no shifting "kicks" this vehicle will just get up and go, this is alot of weight to move, and it does it superbly. This is not a 300 or 350Z, but I tell you, once it is going it is gone.... The controls and instruments are set just right for the reach. I enjoy the steering wheel controls, they are awesome. I'm sure the designers will have a heck of a time trying to replace it with future models.

Great Vehicle

5
MontanaMan on 10/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been looking for a nicer SUV that can handle all of the weather variations that Montana has to offer. I found it in a used Murano and purchased it a few hours later. I know that there are alot of people that wish to get better gas mileage with this vehicle. Given the size, I think that it gets as good of mileage as one can expect. I have family members with a toureg and they only get 15mpg in town. I am averaging 19 mpg. Great ride, sound accel. and no lurching during shifting. It is not a vehicle that I would take baja'ing but it will take us to the ski mountains and almost anywhere else we need to go. In all it is everything that I could expect from an SUV but even more.

Nissan Murano is a "9.9"

4.9
Don on 09/19/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

In addition to being extremely functional, with the fold-down rear seats the Murano is an excellent cross between a much-fun-to-drive sedan and a handy cargo carrier. Very comfortable seating, which is important to me because my wife has severe scoliosis; when we look at a new car, the first thing she's interested in is the comfort level of the seats. If its not comfortable for her twisted back, forget it!!! We look elsewhere. BTW, she has a '92 Maxima which we got new from the same dealer and she loves it. I've found no faults in either car and will not-doubt buy another when the time comes. And, oh yeah, the service from our dealership is AAA.

Don't Judge a Book by its Cover

4.1
JTB on 08/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

Love to drive this SUV. Responsive and good looking however it has become the most unreliable vehicle that I have ever owned. Bearing froze on idler pully causing it to fail, fly apart and damange engine components. Then transfer case for 4WD failed. Two tows in two consecutive months all with 22,000 miles. Add to this the air duct design flaw of being too close to the engine therefore always blowing warm air through the vehicle even when outside temperatures are 70 degrees. Also, when car has more than two people in it the ride feels as if there are no shock absorbors. Even with these deficiencies, I have recommended the car to others.

Beautiful car ---key problems

4.5
Kathleen on 08/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I'm thrilled with my murano. Ride is smooth and it is easy to manuver. I get lots of compliments. Bought the car used and got a good deal. Back seat ride is bumpy. Only problem is the key. I have had to take it to the dealer 4 times to get the key reprogrammed. The car at times does not start, it will turn over and eventually start. Dealer states key is sensitive and should not be kept next to magnetic items (i.e. credit cards, etc).

Lacking Reliability-Quality?

4
jbennetsen on 07/25/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

The 2004 Maurano in my opinion is one of the best looking vehicles on the road today.It's a real kick to drive because of it's responsiveness. The issues that I have with this vehicle are from an overall engineering standpoint. They are... 1.Outside vented air is heated to 80 degrees because duct work was positioned too close to the engine. 2. When more than two adults are in the car, the suspension reacts as if there are no shock absorbers. With 24,000 mi., the idler pully shattered piercing the lower radiator hose. Next, the AWD transfer mechanisim failed breaking the housing and dumping all of its oil. The positive thing about the above two items is they were covered under warranty

My Murano

5
Gary Piper on 07/24/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've never owned a car that I enjoyed more. I've had Lincolns and Mercury sedans for the prior 20+ years. This car met all of my expectations. And it's fun to drive a car that still gets people to look at it.

Nissan Murano

4.9
lawrence on 07/24/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this vehicle to replace my wife's Jeep Cherokee. She loved the styling. Compared to the truck like handling characteristics of the Jeep, the Nissan Murano is very smooth, with plenty of power. It handles very well on the highway, even in a heavy cross wind. Thus far we've only needed routine maintenance. There was nothing that needed to be fixed by the dealer after delivery.

My Murano

4.9
Simpson on 07/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love it - drives smooth, legroom great, I will buy another this time with leather.

Lexus vs Murano

4.9
Linda Carter on 07/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my 2004 Murano! I feel very safe driving it. I was a little hesitate of buying an SUV but needed more room than a car provided. After seriously considering the Lexus 330,including several test drives, I found the Murano to be an excellent choice price & quality. The Murano just "felt good to drive" It did not drive like a SUV at all. I felt very comfortable & w/ adjustable seats (so many settings) I was not sitting high & didn't get the feeling of driving a truck. I LOVE IT!

Great Car!

4.8
SUV on 06/04/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Murano steers with ease even with the 18" tires and glides along without any sense of shift change. The ride is smooth and comfortable. The only difficulty is with the front and rear vision because of the design of the windows front and back. Other than that I would buy this car over again.

A Dream Come True

5
BlueMurano410 on 05/30/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I LOVE this SUV. Wanted one for 2 years and I still pinch myself each time I walk up to it. Good acceleration, good ride (SE)! Corners and drives like a sports car, but will go through 14" inches of snow and climb curbs if needed. Bose radio is outstanding. Heated seats great in winter. Adjustable pedals and seat make it comfortable for short (5'3") women to drive and don't have to hop into it. Super vehicle. NOT DISAPPOINTED at all!

silver bullet

5
sam on 03/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

my experience w/my murano has been wonderful, my salesman said when i purchased it that each day i would find something new that i liked about it and he was correct. i don't not have anything bad to say about it. i love it. it drives beautifully, is very very comfortable, roomy, and fits everything i need and then some. it has already taken quite a few trips and has passed all tests with us. we call it the silver bullet, and it is living up to its name. what a great product...

Had to have this car and I'm glad I do!

4.4
Rebeccahoo.com on 03/02/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car - it's not so massive as some of the larger SUVs, but it's high enough to be able to have a good view of traffic and has enough inside room to transport lots of different items. The only drawback is the fuel economy. When I purchased the vehicle, I was getting about 19 or so m.p.g., however, ever since my alternator was replaced in the recall (I know, it isn't supposed to have anything to do with m.p.g.), my mileage has gone down to around 17 m.p.g. and my driving habits haven't changed. I had my 15,000 mile service completed - no change!

floats like a bee

4.6
murano on 02/24/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

i find that on long drives i am not so fatigued and tired it must be the height and very supported seats i liked the quietness of the engine hardly any vibration its a pleasure to drive than there is the gas pedal which i found it hard to accelerate smoothly it seems to jump out

Murano Fun Car

4.9
Bgreenb on 01/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I enjoy driving this car and find that Passengers feel comfortable and safe. I looked at Lexus and paid about $8000 less for I feel an equal ride. I will keep this one a while !

Fantastic,fun and beautiful

5
bob forest on 01/25/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is my second one, and it can't get any better. good gas mileage on long trips 30 miles to the gallon. very comfortable, great sound system and very reliable.

New Owner

3.9
NewOwner on 01/15/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I have purchased an '04 SL w/16000 miles. So far a a month of ownership I did not encounter any problems. I love the CVT it makes for a smooth ride. The acceleration is above avarage for an SUV but stability on turn is not as I would hope for. The MPG is slightly lower than stated in documents but not bad for this type of enigne. Dont like the front instrument panel (looks like something out of a "future car" movies) but everything else looks comforting. Side nerf of step bars will give it a more sporty look.

Great vehicle!!

5
Rowdy on 01/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great vehicle! Bought the SUV primarily for wife to drive...but I think I need one too! Great looking, great performance, feels like I am driving a car in terms of acceleration and ride. Bought the car used after much reseach and got a good deal on this '04. Only 18,000 miles when purchased at dealer, and it looks (and smells new still. Nissan did a good job with this SUV.

My Murano is a Lemon

2.6
muranoNO on 01/05/2006

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Our 1 yr new Murano has broken down 4 times starting at 10K miles. The service engine light comes on & the car loses power while driving. We had the recall repaired on the car & still had more issues. Each time it stopped running our 1 yr old was in the car in a near accident situation. Our dealership was rude & unhelpful. The service dpt at Nissan said something different was wrong with it each time & ensure that it will never happen again. Not true, it's happened 4 times. Totally unacceptable! I fear for the safety of my family in this car. Up until this happened we loved the car. So disappointed. Now we have claims filed with Nissan & the state.

My Murano

4.9
Astonbanker on 12/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Murano in November 2004 and have loved everything about it ever since (except the mileage) I get about 17 to 18 mpg but for an SUV that is pretty good. I love the style, the ride and the looks it gets from others.

No Freezer On Wheels

4.5
JAG on 12/16/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

With so mant boxy SUVs around, I think the styling is a fresh change of pace. Why is Explorer the benchmark? Murano has the same cargo and passenger space, gets way better mileage (I Ave.20.5) better performance and costs 5Gs less. Wake up all you Ford Diehards

Best value for your$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

5
marseilles on 12/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Our murano with every extra included is the best ride for the buck. Great styling, handling and economical too. This is a long time keeper. My wife likes the adjustable pedals and personalized seat postions. I wish the back hatch was available with power opening. We would buy another.

Love it

4.8
Rev. Bruce on 12/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the most fun drive since my old Honda Prelude in '80. Quality of build is top notch, it does everything I ask even recreating the Cabot Trail Advertisement this year! Did fine off road on mountain trails, smooth ride, plenty of power. Center console is a bit awkward and the engineers should have included Mph/Kph conversion on the English/Metric Converter! Dont understand why no running lights on US models, just a cheap relay. Huge room in the back seat, enormous leg room in the front. This SUV is awesome, like driving a luxury car that goes like heck and pushes through snow like its nothing. Safe and steady and Fast, wish heated cloth seats were available. I'd buy it again.

Nissan Murano

4.5
Armani on 12/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Very good and comfortable crossover. Very good quality in finishes. Could improve in rear suspension.

rebirth of the AMC pacer

2
scott johnson on 11/29/2005

Performance: 1 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

the rebirth of the AMC pacer,not sporty,not utility,a front wheel drive rear wheel assit pacer wagon,too heavy for the 3.5 engine, CVT not responsive, no nismo parts available, murano doesn't know if it's a sports car or utility vehicle, does not represent either one very well, would never reccommend this vehicle to anyone

Almost perfect

4.6
Joseph Mearsheimer on 10/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Very enjoyable to drive.Plenty of room for driver and 3 passengers.Great pick up and handles very well above speed limit.

murano

4.4
rothputin on 10/07/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Can't tell if its a car or an SUV. Its whatever you want it to be. Great zip and handling on the road, but you can still climb a curb if you have to.

the best creation of nissan

5
rosa on 09/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the perfect SUV for any kind of weather. Very comfortable! Great on trips. The perfect car for a family!

lumpy, bumpy

3.8
Bose on 09/09/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Very nice car. Fun to drive on the smooth road. i like the Bose stereo.

My Murano

3.9
Ray on 08/15/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I have owned this Murano now almost 1 year and I must say I have had trouble! the interior back door panels had to be stuffed with foam @ the dealer to prevent rattle noise. The car has had 1 recall (altenator) and now just today I had a breakdown defective transmission. I probably will not see my car for a week, but I guess that can be a good thing. What else can go wrong? I will be going back to Honda or Toyota maybe even American. When this car drives it is nice, I like to say it feels like riding on glass, and it is comfortable but I do not tolerate breakdowns. Good luck I hope my narrative helps.

Love my Murano

4.4
H Smith on 07/29/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Dynomite vehicle. Refined like the high- priced German Brands. Great long distance cruser. No regrets.

Great ride

4.6
Ray on 06/14/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle has had nothing but regular maintenance for 30k miles. Compared to my previous vehicles (Audi A4, Porsche 944) maintenance costs are insignificant. The seats are roomy and comfortable, although I prefer a more snug fit. Overall quality is excellent. My combined city/highway mileage is about 20mpg - not great but tolerable.

Great Car

4.8
LLP on 06/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the styling, comfort, power. The room is sufficient for daily Dad Duties, including coaching. Mileage is not up to rating, but not by much. Leg room is critical, and ample.

Italian Style, German handling, Nissan?!

4.8
m0ntyandm0lly on 05/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Judging by the looks I assumed I coudn't afford this vehicle. When I saw one at the dealership I was amazed. There is nothing else with comparable amenities / performance / style in this class. My ideal vehicle is a VW Toureg w/ V10 diesel, but this is close for now and only lacks slightly in overall build quality and cost about 20K less!

Great Crossover

4.9
B. Drubin on 04/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What caught my eye was it's exterior appearance. I was sold when I got into it and test drove it. I've had it for almost 1 year and I love it. We also own a 2002 Cadillac Deville DHS which we love. The Murano although much higher is almost an equal to our Caddy on the highway. Road handling is great, the acceleration is wonderful, it's comfortable, it has very good cargo space. It's easy to get in & out, has great features.

Awesome SUV

4.9
Kelly on 04/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This SUV is awesome in many ways. Looks great inside and out, and is fun to drive. It has power, it's sporty and it's classy. I've had a lot of vehicles and this one is my favorite.

Love it

4.9
Hirt on 04/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This was my first brand new car and I love it. Smooth, comfortable ride. Looks great, handles well, big and versatile enough to haul plenty of gear but luxurious enough to look great while doing it. I actually get 22 mpg by doing mostly highway driving, but accelerating slower than I used to - it's actually made me a better driver - the mpg declines sharply over 70 mph. This car has everything I was looking for. It handles like a nice car, rides high, smooth, comfortable interior, great extras. I can't say enough.

Go for it!

4.9
Ron on 03/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought 6 Mo. ago, Love the car, no problems, I use regular gas, Avg. about 20 M.P.G., highest on the Hyw, was 24.7, From other reviews here, I noticed some people do not read the owners book, before they complain about things, like "the seat gets caught on the seat belts when folding them down!" (There are clips to hold the belts out of the way!!}, Reading the book solves a lot of knit picking. If you like the car GO FOR IT. I never looked back!!!! I added the wood interior, people really like the class look of it.

2004 nissan murano

4.4
clem on 03/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Awesome vehicle. The handle is superb for an SUV. The Bose Stereo is more than adequate. The only problem I've noticed so far in the 5 months that I've owned the vehicle is a rattle every now and then when I hit bumps. I have not been able to pin point it nor has the rattle been consistent enough for me to take it to the dealership for repair. I haven't been on very long road trips as of yet, but it seems that it would be challenging to maintain a high degree of comfort on bumpy roads. Just my opinon.

45,000 miles a year later

5
Golf26guy on 02/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great vehicle. Very comfortable as I drive about 1000 miles a week. Better value than other major competitors. Hung with Porsche Cayenne (base model) running 115 mph in mountains of North Carolina, with ease. After 45,000 miles not the first problem with it.

2004 SL AWD

4.6
CK on 02/16/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very comfortable cabin. Seats are very comfortable. Auto climate control is one of the best I have used. Dashboard has a couple of rattles, but no other quality issues have come up. Has great midrange power...accelerating from 40 to 60, etc. Off the line acceleration is fine, but average. This car has great ability to haul passengers and cargo. It is very versatile and just plain comfortable. I originally wanted a Dodge Magnum with the big motor. Although I still wish I had the big motor, this car does too many things "right" for me to look back now. I am very happy with my selection. Also looked at the Saturn VUE, but it is really not in the same league as the Murano.

The fit for me

5
Paul on 02/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm a big guy and needed room. I fit comfortably , even in the back. The transmission is a wonder! The heated seats are great for the winter and my old bones. CD player and stereo system rivel my Volvo's system -great feature.

BeepBeep

5
2 Peas in a Pod on 01/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Smooth ride... We enjoy our new Murano and love the stylish features. Every person who see's our new ride can't say enough about the roomy interior or the HUGE tires.

overall experience

4.9
larry418 on 01/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has been a pleasure to own. It performs well around the city ,but it is esp. appreciated on the highway.Very stable at high speeds. The lift gate opens wide to an easily accessable flat interior compartment.

A purchase you can feel good about

4.9
mrhudy on 01/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I spent a few months reading reviews, comparing vehicles, and doing research on this and other crossover autos. I picked the Murano SE AWD (loaded) because it was the best value of them all. Good price, great ride and handling (down to the thick steering wheel), great comfort (heated seats & mirrors, auto everything, reclining rear seats), best rated engine many years running (same V-6 Nissan uses across its platforms, ITS BULLETPROOF). Most of the negative things I read were about ride, milage and CVT performace. Ride is stiff like a SE should be, gas Milage average for my first year was 17.9, and CVT is smooth (but different so that scares people). I now prefer CVT over a standard auto

A Dream....

5
happymetoo on 01/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a dream! I just traded in my Nissan XTerra for the Murano. We loved the XTerra but this feels like I am driving a Cadillac which just happens to be an SUV. In Alaska where we are, handling on ice & snow are primary for us with a vehicle. This couldnt handle better. The heated seats are a plus too, along with the dual climate control for both front seat passangers to be comfortable. The sleek design leaves me looking back at my car each time I park it to see how beatiful it really is. The back seat is so roomy for passangers, along with the fact they recline also makes it a great driving experience for all.

Slipped into This Like a Glove

4.8
DAYOH on 12/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The variable transmission takes getting used to, but the SUV rides amoothly. It handles well and if it's like the 10 yr. old Maxima I traded in, it will do just fine.

Fun and Fast

4.4
Big E on 12/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I have added an injen cold air intake which boosted my horsepower to 252 and my gas mileage up 4 mpg. Although I've had some problems with my CD player overall it's a great truck!

Great Auto

4.9
Happy owner on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had this auto for 6 months and could not be more pleased. Rides great, good power, well made and like the cvt transmission.

Im loving this Car!

4.9
JoHB78 on 12/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When I first saw a Murano cruising down the freeway I knew I wanted to own one. The Murano mixes class and sportiness all in one package. It almost resembles the Lexus RX type SUV's (My first choice) but cost much less. I use to drive a 2000 Eclipse but thanks to a timing belt problem I ended up driving my very first SUV, my Nissan Murano 04. It drives like a dream and the interior is so comfortable it almost feels like I'm driving a Lexus. I'm loving this car! I only had a problem with the drivers window automaticaly opening half way after I close it all the way up. This happened on my first day. I immediately brought it to my dealer were it was fixed asap.Did anybody else have this problem?

murano

4.9
2w on 12/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

fine vehicle drives like a dream great sound and creature comfort love it so far less than 1 week mine

Performance SUV

4.9
soccermom on 12/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

With three growing boys and many weekend road trips, we really appreciate the roominess and power. They are all headed toward six feet tall and have no complaints. Also, the side curtain airbags give me peace of mind. My husband loves the horsepower, and sometimes leaves his BMW in the garage. The acceleration, even fully loaded and uphill, is very responsive and satisfying. I understand the average gas mileage (18.8) is good for an SUV. I chose the Murano over the Lexus because of the better gas mileage, better turning radius, sportier ride, and much lower price.

"Nissan...the Murano is a 10!"

4.9
Steve on 12/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

BMW X-5 performance, Porsche Cayenne looks, and all for a fraction of the price...way to go Nissan! This SUV crossover smells and looks like success. The CVT transmission may lack 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds, but I was not buying a sportscar. I wanted comfort and practicality and if this is what you seek, you will love this vehicle as I do. By far, this was the best car decision I ever made. Douglas Nissan in Huntington Beach made this an awesome car buying experience and I can't say enough about the SE AWD Murano!

awesome!

5
a b on 12/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

awesome and high performance - only slight negative is gas mileage but does get 18 mpg not bad for its class.

Really Great Car!

4.5
Bubbley4me on 12/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I never thought I was an SUV person, I went to buy a Maxima. This car was a super surprise.

2004 Nissan Murano

4.9
Sylvia Robinson on 12/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drove several vehicles from a variety of dealerships but after I test drove the Murano, I was sold on its exceptional ride and available options. The Pathfinder, 4Runner, Trailblazer, and Explorer are no competition for the Murano. The Murano costs more than those vehiles but its well worth it. The body style is similar to the Lexus but without that price. I love driving my Murano and its so classy that I can go anywhere and get second looks...

Driver's door lock is a real problem

4.8
Brenda Rinebold on 12/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am very pleased with my 2004 Murano. The first week I had my new murano I thouhgt I would go out at night to see the appearance of the head lights. Well, I shut the door, with the car still running. When I tried to get back in, the door had locked me out. I had to call road service and the auto dealership. The dealership sent someone to open the door. I took it back to have this fixed. It was not repaired and I was told that maybe I was hitting the lock by accident(duh!) Well now I still have the problem, but I am not going to take my SUV all the way there to be told that this is a flaw with this model. I have to make sure I have my keys at all times. This is a poor feature.

Extremely happy

4.5
hts1190 on 12/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The first 18,000 miles have been totally trouble-free. No glitches or repairs at all. Quiet, comfortable, smooth and powerful and with all the bells an whistles (except for satellite radio and GPS).

Excellent

5
Bobby McInnis on 11/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Good on gas very comfortable.drives smooth.very quick in speed.Brakes well.Stereo sound very good.Moon roof is very nice to use.

not all its cracked up to be

3.6
handymansson on 11/18/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Gas consumption not even close to sticker data!getting 15mpg city 19 mpg on road Transmission leaves much to be desired.other wise a very nice exterior style, clean lines inside.options were over priced

Fantastic SUV!

5
melsie on 11/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I can't say enough positive things about the Murano. It is beautifully designed, inside and out. I don't have the need for a third row seat, so the Murano was perfect for me. The great thing about the back seat is that 3 tall adults can ride comfortably with plenty of leg and head room. The back seat even reclines for long road trips. There is plenty of cargo space and the back seats (40/60 split) fold down with zero effort because there are two handles located in the rear cargo area that you simply pull to lower the seats. The interior is very spacious and the exterior design is so eye- catching. The engine is smooth and quiet and the handling is solid. Great fuel economy.

murano

4.5
Shane Ramroop on 11/17/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

good reliability, fuel economy

Proud Nissan Owner

5
Mrs. Arciola on 11/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Outstanding performance. This vehicle spoils the driver. I received a number of compliments at the gas station and feel like a salesman showing it off. I have owned (6) Nissan Maximas since 1987 and 1 Nissan Murano. Nissan is a quality build vehicle and very reliable. The reliability and styles of Nissan keeps your attention.

Murano

3.8
w rimmer on 11/16/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

car rides well - mileage 18-20 dash looks cheap- back pannel in a tan interior. over all the car is smooth riding easy handling and fun.

2004 Nissan Murano

5
Martinclipper on 11/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Having to choose between the 2004 Maxima and the Murano I picked the later because of it's styling, comfort and features. Although I ordered a basic model it nevertheless came with all the features I desired. Friends were surprised at the spaciousness and comfort of the back seats. Despite that the ride can be somewhat stiff on bumpy roads, the seat comfort off sets this drawback to a great extent. Like many SUVs the Murano suffers from blind spots that were difficult to get used to after driving an Altima for six years. Highway driving is a dream. It manages well and the gas/milage is great for an SUV. I've driven New York - Washington, 245 miles, on half a tank, which I consider good

great car

4.8
sitoy on 11/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Sat in every car made... For a large person the Murano is the roomiest hands down!

my murano

4.9
caddmax on 11/14/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall I love it.

nissan murano 04

4.9
chcmptrs on 11/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

excellent dealership, very nice driving vehicle

LOVE IT

4.9
DEE on 11/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I HAVE ONLY HAD MINE FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS, BUT I LOVE IT, I HAD TWO XTERRAS, BUT I LOVE THIS MUCH MORE.

My Murano

4.6
feisty3 on 11/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If this suv were a man, I'd leave my current husband and marry it! Only problem I have is that the drivers side mirror takes time to get use to. Even though the seats are adjustable, I'l only 4'11 so the mirror poses an obstruction, trust me, a small price to pay for this GREAT suv. Not a day goes by where my Murano greats mouth opened wide eyed stares. I CONSTANTLY get questioned about it.

love Love LOVE IT

4.9
scdunn474 on 11/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car - It is soo wonderful to drive and has style that can't be beat. I have not had one problem with this car.

I love my Murano

4.8
Patricia Pollock on 11/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I attend the auto show every year and when I say the 2003 Murano for the first time I knew this was the vehicle for me. I wanted an SUV this time. I had a Toyota Camry XLE for ten years I brought new. I loved that car but, when I say the Murano I wanted it. It has style, pick up and looks. I have had my vehicle for over a year now and I am completely satisfied except for gas mileage is not quite what I would like it to be, but you can't have everything.

All weather performance

5
M J Prime on 11/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Murano is ideal vehicle where 4WD is only needed for trips in and out of higher elevations in winter. I have not noticed any drop in performance with the convertible transmission as the use is usually on slippery roads and slower speeds and less power requirements are the rule not the exception.

solid performer

4.5
ichiang on 11/10/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I'd fall in love with the murano since april 03 at the new york auto show, finally bought it in july 04, I constantly compare this car with my 01 pathfinder LE and find nissan really had came a long way, sure foot of fwd, rear ventilated disc brake, limo like interior space, daul auto climate control, 18" wheel; green house feel for the front passengers(test drive the FX than you know what I mean), too bad I could only drive it on the weekend.(the wife always gets the new cars if you know what I mean)

Best in Class

4.6
Ken Morris on 11/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I test drove the Honda Pilot, Saturn Vue, Chrysler Pacifica, Suburu Outback, Audi Quattro, and Infiniti (and had been driving a passat wagon). This is the best value in its class for both price and handling when looking for a wagon/smaller SUV. It is almost the same as the Infiniti in design and handling, but about $10,000 less. I like the lower to the ground SUV. It is not boxy like some of the others and dosn't get pushed around in the wind. It handles great and has many nice interior features. Thus far, I have no significant issues with the car and my wife loves driving it.

Best car I have owned

5
Maui Bob on 11/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Mine is a 2003 and was the second sold at the dealer. Other than some minor issues, it has been perfect. Much roomier that it appears. Drive great and the gas milage is tons better than my old SUV (Old Bravada)

Nice Machine

4.6
Charockin on 11/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

True sports truck! No problem taking curves hard. Love the manual shift on the SE. CVT is ultra smooth. Interior room is great. Poor man's BMW X5 and I don't mind being with this one.

The Murano is a JEWEL of an SUV!

5
FirstTimeSUVer on 11/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drove about 8 mid-size SUVs before I settled on the Murano. Everything from the Kia Sorrento on the low end to the BMW X-5 and Lexus RX-330 on the high end. I decided that, for the money, the Murano was the best deal out there. The Murano has not disappointed. I love the way it looks, and so do others given the number of looks it gets on the road. I love the way it drives and rides. Very comfortable due to the many adjustments you can make to the driver and passenger seats. Gas mileage has been great so far -- 21/23, CVT transmission, which some reviewers don't like, has turned out to be a very pleasant surpise. No regrets at all. I love my Murano!

NISSAN STYLE

4.5
jude on 10/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

THIS SUV GIVE GOOD PERFORMANCE STYLE IT HAS NICE LOOK TO IT INSIDE AND OUT THE RIDE IS FUN TO DRIVE IT HAS VERY GOOD POWER AND HANDLING

My "new" baby

4.8
Twin620 on 10/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just got my Morano in July. I absolutely adore it! Its fun to drive, handles amazingly and rides extremely smooth. It has great acceleration when getting on the highway. The ONLY negative thing I can say about it is the fuel economy. I have been getting approximately 16.5 MPG. I'd been hoping for better gas mileage, but I truly love it and wouldn't hesitate to buy another one!

Murano - very high marks

4.4
mz on 10/28/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Just bought it, really like everything about it. Better alternative than a big SUV or a 4runner or Pathfinder. Especially for very tall people...this Murano fits very well and is very comfortable. Cannot find anything wrong with it at all - except when you take your foot off the pedal on level ground it gives a braking effect that you can definitely feel (this is with the AWD off and the traction on). Would recommend this Murano highly.

Likes

4.5
Robert R. King on 10/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Best Headlights and trannie on the market

Murano

4.9
Frances Jeffords on 10/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I rode 5,000 miles in the back seat this past summer and that was not a comfortable ride AT ALL! Other than that I have no "major" complaint - it is so much fun to drive - especially around town.

best deal out there

5
mjdj74 on 10/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Car is great, couple little qwerks to iron out like driver window was making noise and leather on center console covering the entertainment system started coming off and the breaks started to squeak after just 15000 miles. Other than that the only thing that sucks is dealing with the dealer, we have tried three different dealers between California and Arizona and customer service is a negative about Nissan. But eventually everything gets taken care of. The SE ride is a little harsh but is a good trade off for the standard tiptronic trans. navigation sys. is a must along with the bose sound sys. We would definitely buy another murano.

I Love My Murano

5
LouCStPete on 10/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I cannot say enough about this vehicle. Nissan hit a homerun with me when they developed the Murano. I am a 62 yr. old grandma in Florida that has her own business, drives alot, and has a lead foot. I want something that not only has the punch when I need it, but is comfortable, luxurious and fun. Thanks, Nissan for making my day. I am a devoted customer.

Murano

4.8
kurt12 on 10/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car! Its smooth driving nice handling and lots of power. It get surprising mpg more than i thought. The only complaint i have is the wind noise at high rates of speed.

MURANO IS OUTSTANDING

5
glasgow on 10/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent auto. Went from sport cars to safer SUV. Rentes many SUVs prior to purchase of Murano ie. Infedinity, BMW etc. For the value there is no comparison

Still fun after 1-1/2 Years

4.4
robreb on 10/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I have 18,000 miles on my Murano and I still smile when I drive it. I did have to have the alternator replaced recently when it failed. Nissan knows about this issue on some Muranos and paid for the tow and replacement. have a friend with a 500 Mercedes SUV who is amazed at the comfort and performance of my car - for a lot less $$. Back seat fits tall guys and interior can hold a ton of stuff. I changed oil to Mobile 1 at first change and mileage improved right away. In heavy traffic I get close to 20, on the highway as much as 25. I have a few minor issues with the car but cannot think of a single vehicle I would prefer to drive. Acceleration is smooth and quick.

Best Crossover SUV

4.9
The Viking on 10/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is three vehicles in one: (a) rides like a luxury car (b) utility of an SUV (c) handling of a sports car Fantastic value for the money. Engine and CVT drivetrain make this superior to anything out there. Drove an FX45 and decided to save $15,000 plus get more cargo room with the Murano. Keep trying to make the tires squeel or lose control, but haven't managed it yet. Just a joy to drive.

would suggest to get it

4.8
dima on 10/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i have deal for 398/mo 1300 down fully loaded...... i love it before i had Mercedes E 320..and ML 320. Murano is much better and more reliable then ML 320 is for sure...... ML 320 mercedes track is a big failure for mercedes..... bumpy, gas eatter....

Amazing Sports Truck

5
GregBoyt on 10/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fast!!!! while using the 6 speed auto- CVT my SE Murano can zip from 0-60 in under 6.7 seconds. Just as fast as my wife's Infiniti G35. A best buy!!!! Definitely get the SE over the SL for better performance.

Simply Love It!

5
leslielxi on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We drove at least a dozen SUVs, CUVs, and station wagons before deciding on the Murano. It's the best of all worlds. We love the ride and handling. We prefer the SE's stiffer suspension over the SL's--it doesn't seem at all "harsh" to us. The CVT is very cool. I'm willing to sacrifice a little performance for better gas mileage. I've never owned a vehicle that so many strangers have stopped and complimented. The most often used term in describing it is "bad a** looking." The stereo is AWESOME. The more I drive it, the more I love it.

oxnardjoe's review

4.9
oxnardjoe on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

very stylish and compact, comfortable, roomy, great seats, leg room,love the multiple use of seat and cargo. runs great.

The Consumer's Choice

4.8
Goldbergdude14 on 10/09/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Well this is not a car for people who don't got the green. This is a car for people who have some money to spend and want to have fun out on the road. The 2004 Nissan Murano has great pick up, even without using the overdrive. Not to mention it's ability to stop on dime. The handling is simply superb. However thats just the way it drives. The great thing about this car is the standard 6 speaker with woofer Bose stereo system. Going down the road with a rap disc ahving the speakers blaring and the base turned up makes you look like you've got a couple of aftermarket woofers in the trunk. The suspension needs a little work. But, if you're cruising down the highway nothing can stop you

excellant

5
tchgrif on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has been nothing but a joy to own and operate. I would strongly recomend it to anyone. I use to only own hondas, but after a bad experience with my last one I decided to try another make. It was the best decision I could have made

Murano Is Ultimate SUV

4.9
Michelle Bozzini on 10/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been driving in my new Murano for four months and I can honestly say I'm in love! I have an SL that is completely loaded and it can rival any luxury SUV that is priced $10,000 more (Lexus RX330, Infiniti FX35, etc). The styling is unique and sexy; and boy does it turn heads. The interior is extremely spacious and comfortable and the Bose sterio system kicks butt! I often forget I'm driving an SUV because the handling is so smooth and fast. The CVT engine is a nice feature and adds to the SUV's performance.

93 Murano

5
BluAngel719 on 10/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Doesn't ride like a truck!

a REAL review

5
ThomMorales on 10/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wow, I just read a review of the Murano and for the most part it is accurate...accept when it comes to power in traffic. Oh my GOSH, they are WAY off base. Who on Earth test-drove the vehicle? My Murano blasts through traffic,up hills, into fastlanes, and more with LOADS of power! Did I just get a unique Murano? I think the guy that testdrove it was sleeping. And then when you shift it to the right, zooooommm! It blasts all the cars off the road...yup, I raced and WON! FYI, against a BMW, FX, and a few other cheap cars. HA!!! There should be a re-test of the SUV. Or give that guy that drove it originally some No-Doz!

Really fun car just poor mpg

4.8
srb986 on 10/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a very good car better than any other suv for the money, good feature of having AWD only when you need it then jumps to 2WD to increase mpg.

Car That Does It All

5
cferreira on 10/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have owned this car for 6 months and it has exceeded our expectations. Everytime we get we end up smiling because it is so much fun to drive. We struggled between picking a Toyota 4Runner, Highlander, Honda Pilot or Odessey, Chrysler Pacifica and an Audi A4 Wagon. We wanted comfort and space for the family, performance, all wheel drive and handling and luxury. This car delivers it all at a great price. Even with the steep discounts Chrysler just missed the mark with their granny crossover. Although the Pilot also had a third row seat it lacked the handling and fun of this Nissan product. This is my first Nissan and I will be purchasing more in the future given our experience.

Love this car!!

4.9
booyea7768 on 09/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I couldn't be happier with this car and it is absolutely the best one I've had in 20 years. Compliments and inquiries are the norm for my Murano. Once while stuck in traffic, a woman rolled down her window to ask me what I thought of the car! One major design flaw which I reported to the dealer is about the rear passenger windows -- if you put them both down at the same time while driving more than 30mph, you hear this very, very, very loud wind beating sound. I took the dealer rep for a ride to show him, and he'd never heard anything like that and said he'd submit the info to Nissan. Otherwise, I absolutely love this car and will keep it for a long time.

SUV Heavan

5
ALR on 09/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This has to be the best built SUV for the money. Gorgeous looks, fun to drive, great fuel economy for it's size. This SUV cost less to insure that full size SUV's and can tow up to 3500 lbs. Extrememly roomy design, with a great 6-CD stereo and avialable satelite radio. Love the leather package that includes sun-roof and power options. Very convenient adjustable pedals is a great feature. The kids love this car, only wish I had gotten the LCD TV option as well.

It rocks

4.8
Tekwryter on 09/27/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was surprised to read Edmunds describe the CVT as "power-sapping." In case you don't know what CVT is, there are no gear-changes as you accelerate. It's just one continuous, uninterrupted acceleration. That's one of the features my wife and I fell in love with (can you say "smooth?"). This is the COOLEST car to drive, and, like almost all Nissans nowadays, it is certainly quick. You gotta give credit where credit's due; the Murano engineers did it right with this one. The Murano has enough punch for all but the most speed-needy driver (and I like speed!).

Muran'ifico

5
lynda leal on 09/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Riding the open road going to Vegas. When you first buy a car that's the way to make the vehicle stand up for it's name. That is exactly what my family and I did! You forget about the stress and discomfort of the agonizing and ferocious pavement. This vehicle glides, unbelievable reaction and response on the uneven highways. "Fun- tastic!"

great car

4.9
wwlloyd on 09/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Car is excellent. Handles well, transmission is smooth and easy. We have taken the car on several trips and really enjoyed the comfort and economical gas mileage. We live in a canyon which receives substantial snow in the winter. With the addition of snow tires, the Murano goes up the canyon without effort, even when there is a foot of new snow on the road.

Not bad for the first model year!

4.5
Balboa on 09/25/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am 6'4, 225 lbs. I find the Murano to be very forgiving for a person my size. Not only the legs, but the head room, even with the sunroof! There, you loose two inch of head room. Now I do not have to slide down in my seat in order to keep my head off the roof. I have had people come up to me and want to know what kind of vehicle that was, and there like....Oh, that is what the Murano looks like. They are impressed with the looks. Not too big and not too small, it has that look, like it means business.

Proud Murano Owner

4.8
mytho-x on 09/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Prior to buying the Murano, I was seriously considering the Touareg and the MDX. After test driving the Murano, I knew this was the SUV for me. The price I paid for the Murano will all the goodies (SE AWD, fully loaded with everything) was far less than the Acura and VW. True, I might have missed out on the upscale image of the Acura, but who cares. The Murano is new, inside and out. The MDX really looks dated compared to the Nissan. As for the VW...it was nice, but reliability issues was a concern. Overall, I'm very happy I got the Murano.

A different animal

3.9
Frobozz on 09/23/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

It's got a lot more style than other car-based SUVs and is a lot of fun to drive, all things considered. Interior leaves a lot to be desired, though -- enormous dash, cheap leather seats, cheap door handles all detract from the look. Some cloth interiors have a 'rat fur' look to them. Popular packages boost the cost of this car in a big hurry. I like the CVT. Not a good value but you're not going to buy this vehicle for the value. It's sporty and attractive (from the outside).

Owner

4.8
C. Bory on 09/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I test drove 6 mid-size suv's,toyota highlander, honda pilot, the vw v6 unit,lexus 300, infinity v6 unit and the mitsubichi. For the money, performance, interior, exterior, quality and so far reliability, Nissan get's 110% job well done. The close's to the Murano was the Infinity v6, off course is the same platform.

Impressive Machine!!

5
Road Dog on 09/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We've had this vehicle for three weeks and are still pinching ourselves. Ride comfort, mechanical quality and exterior body styling are unsurpassed even by Lexus and Acura. Drove both....Bought a Murano!!

Best Vehicle Yet

5
viewfinder on 09/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best vehicle, yet, including being the 4th Nissan in our home over the years. With each day, I love The CVT feature more and more , as well as how the Murano senses and grabs whatever kind of surface it's on, the right way....Also the best brakes ever- great gas mileage..smooth ride yet secure feeling...All kinds of classy features and spoilers...Lighting is unbelievable and the styling is just pretty...Leather feels great..Bose system sounds really good...Adjustable pedals, heated seats,,Exit set back,etc.

Murano Rocks

4.9
purrrin on 09/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Murano is an awesome vehicle. I compared it to the Lexus RX330 and feel this is the best choice. It is a very comfortable vehicle to drive and gives the driver a feeling of driving a very solid automobile. It is responsive in handling and a pure pleasure to drive. I am very satsified.

Two Questions on my Murano SL FWD

4.5
lishumit on 09/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have heard too many positve evaluations. However, I noticed that: (1) I have never got the 25MPG fuel economy on highway with a speed of 70MPH, only about 22MPG. (2) When I try to accelerate the car (not very sudden) at low speed (<20MPH) I find that the engine's revolution has a slight shift down (i.e. from 1800rpm to 1500rpm), and then stay at that revolution with an increasing speed; on the contrary, when I try to slow down the car, at the speed of 15MPH I find that the revolution has another shift up (i.e. from 1100rpm to 1500rpm), and then goes back to 1100rpm with a decreasing speed. Anybody noticed the same phenomena? All comments are welcome.

Two Question on my Murano SL FWD

4.8
UlaUla on 09/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Too many positve evaluations. However, I noticed that: (1) I have never got the 25MPG fuel economy on highway with a speed of 70MPH, only about 22MPG. (2) When I try to accelerate the car (not very sudden) at low speed (<20MPH) I find that the engine's revolution has a slight shift down (i.e. from 1800rpm to 1500rpm), and then stay at that revolution with an increasing speed; on the contrary, when I try to slow down the car, at the speed of 15MPH I find that the revolution has another shift up (i.e. from 1100rpm to 1500rpm), and then goes back to 1100rpm with a decreasing speed. Anybody noticed same phenomenas? Comments are welcome to lishu998@hotmail.com.

i am an owner

4.9
hdgirl on 09/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i own this vehicle i love this unit it is so fun to drive its fast and sporty the stereo system is like being in a concert i recommend this vehicle dependable comfortable i plan to keep this unit a long time

So far, so good

4.8
lorigct on 09/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

None of the SUV's in the market appealed to me but living in NE I needed something reliable for the winter. Murano offered the AWD plus the nice luxury like look. Took 2 long trips and was very confortable. Fun to drive, however, watch out for the blind spots! The paint seems to be very delicate (already showing some chips and I am not a commuter!)

A Total Dream

4.9
xanpeter on 09/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As a retired couple, we hesitated on whether we needed such a large vehicle. However, the ease of getting in and out almost sold it to us on the spot. The road handling is fantastic, the comfort superb, and the power impressive. Not for one second have we had any regret about this purchase- our fourth straight Nissan.

I love this car

4.9
JimJulian on 09/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This thing is a rocket. Smooth to drive, no trans-shifting, and quick to accelerate makes my Murano a pleasure to own. Hilander, Pilot, Accura all looked like they were cut from the same box shape. Back seat is roomy for 2 adults or 3 kids. Cargo area is plenty big for trips to the store or vacations. Price for leather, sunroof, extras was under $30,000. How can you beat this cost to fun ratio?

Excellent automobile with extras

5
ROBERT BAER on 09/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was amazed. It drives very good and has several interior features such as a unual dash board and a satelite cirius radio. All these features at a very reasonable price. This vehicle will be greatly imitated by other companies.

My Murano

4.9
Karen DAvidson on 09/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my car. I have had 2 other Nissan vehicles prior to this. An Altima and a Maxima, and I think that the Murano drives, and rides better than either one. I highly recommend this vehicle to all that are interested in a suv.

Go Go Go Nissan

4.9
rjfelix on 09/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Murano, Love everything but the name..this vehicle stands out in the crowded crossover market. The only complaint I have, and trust me I'm very pickey, is there is a lot of vibration comming from the gas petal.. must have something to do with the movability of the petals.. I never hesitate to recomend this vehicle to anyone. their is so many on the road (or at least they stand out) that I'm going to have to start customising to recognize my car.

Great Crossover

4.8
briightone on 09/10/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I needed more room than I had in my 325xi BMW Sportwagon. The back seat room is terrific and my big dog loves the hatch area. It is not a BMW, but still handles well. It's about as cool a mommy car that I am going to have. My favorite thing is when people ask me what it is or when someone tells me that it is a beautiful Lexus. Then I tell them I paid $10,000 less.

Lov'n It!

4.9
CBin on 09/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've only had my Murano for 8 days but I am LOV'N IT! I finally had to donate my 1987 Nissan Pulsar to Goodwill. Having that for 17 years and getting 217,000+ miles out of it convinced me to get another Nissan. I'm spoiled already! Family, friends and co-workers love it also. Co-worker has a Durango which was priced the same as the Murano. She says I got a much better deal; I have more options/gadgets on mine than hers. Another friend has the Bose system in her Mazda RX-8. Hers does not sound nearly as good as mine!

Nissan Murano AWD SE

4.9
bkdrake on 09/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

A great vehicle for the price. Better than a Lexus RX, BMW and definately better than a Volvo. Rides well, handles great and plenty of power.

Comfortable, sporty and fun to drive.

5
Murano Joe on 09/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The CVT gives silky-smooth acceleration and offers plenty of passing power. Lots of interior passenger/cargo space. Very comfortable seating. A great family car for road trips (touring package w/ DVD player). Even with all this room, it drives more like a sports car than a truck. (Certainly compared to the Ford Expedition I traded in). Faster and a better ride than Highlander, 4Runner and Pilot (I test drove all). Much better value than the MDX, RX330, FX35 (all run ~$6,500 higher drive- out price). If you have kids, consider adding running boards/side bars (aftermarket $250-350). The rear seat step-in, while not bad for adults, is a little high for kids.

Use to own a Cadillac

4.9
Mock on 09/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

when we test drove this vehicle we knew it had to be designed by a realtor. It is the perfect vehicle for sales people plenty of storage and space for lap top or my wife can lock her purse in the console. It has all the features that we had with our Caddy but none of the problems. this vehicle is surprisingly responsive and the transmission is something to get use to since you cannot feel a shift. have received nothing but positive comments from friends and others.

LOVE my new Murano

5
kidDkat on 08/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in a Sport Trac (my first SUV) for my fun Murano. The features are cool, with detail to the creature comforts. The car drives like a sports car, hugging the road, not feeling top heavy on turns. The continuosly variable transmission feels different at first, but becomes natural after driving it a few times. This car truly is a match between sporty and practicle. I highly recommend it!

Murano softness

5
Jusa on 08/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent driving experience. I tested all luxury SUV's the Murano provides the best driving experience.

excellent suv

5
dazman on 08/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

fun to drive suv

My Murano Goes

5
Latnlo316 on 08/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Nissan has put together a real winner with the Murano. With it's great looks and sweet engine any one that wants a really good suv that they don't take offroad the Murano is a sure thing.

No Regrets Here!

4.6
MuranoInMA on 08/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Living in the NE wanted something that would be good in bad weather - so AWD a must. Also looking for Nav system - I'm a techie and like my toys. Murano combined both and a cool design at an attractive price. Looked at a Touareg also (traded in a VW on this purchase) - way overpriced for same feature set, and dealer told me flat-out I would get 9 mpg city on premium gas! No Thanks! Bought the Murano and have been very please. Gas mileage comparable to my VW Jetta, fun to drive, and a real looker. Some minor rattles and a seat adjustment problems early on that were quickly and courteously dealt with by the dealer to my satisfaction. I would highly recommend this car!

Murano...some cabin noise

4.9
Kelly787 on 08/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely love this vehicle. It is the fourth Nissan I've owned. The car drives well in snow (lots of it) and handles well on the road. My only complaint is that I have had to take in to the dealership on numerous occasions for interior rattles (rear windows, hatch, front and back doors and center console). Some of these have had bulletins issued and others have not. I understand that Nissan has worked to fix this issue and that it has been a problem on all the new model designs. The dealership is amazing and always willing to resolve any problems I have.

My review

4.9
Mi T Mo on 08/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I enjoy the styling and performance. Even though the transmission is a little sluggish, it's adequate for island driving.

nissan murano, 2003

4.6
dsmith9066 on 08/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the vehicle. There is a small problem when stopping. When vehicle is put into park, there is a brief lunge. I hve never experienced this before in another vehicle. It is fun to drive. In three measurements of mpg, I get 19.1 mpg for in town driving.

Ed's new Murano experience

4.5
cityhog on 08/20/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our first new car/SUV. It has all the room and power a young couple with one child needs (I'm 5'11"). We love the leg room and the interior design. It has a wide stance that encourages confidence. Suspension is just right (a bit sporty but not too stiff). It recently came #2 in roll- over rating. Engine power is not brutish, very smooth and more than adequate for a normal human being (if you need/want faster, get a sports car).

My Murano

4.9
Wolfy27 on 08/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I waited over a year to buy my Murano and know that I have it, I can't believe I waited so long. The dealership was great to work with. I only have one complaint about the Murano so far - color selections. I would have liked my Murano in Red or Mauve. However, I settled on Polished Pewter.

Elegant Performance

4.9
Todd L. on 08/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Nissan Murano is hands down the best vehicle that I've ever owned. The styling is unique and elegant. Performance is on par with larger SUV's with larger engines. The fit and finish is excellent and the materials are top notch. I've had my Murano for almost six months and have not experienced even the slightest of problems. Nissan has gone a long way in ensuring that this vehicle is on par with its upscale and more expensive competition. In my opinion, anyone looking for a midsized, luxury SUV owes it to themselves to take a look at the Murano. I assure you that it compares favorably with the BMW X3, Mercedes Benz M and the Lexus RX.

my new car

5
mcamp on 08/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i fell in luv with the car the minute i put my foot in it. i have had chevy suv,s and the last was a trailblazer and it was awfull, had it in the shop all the time, so traded it for the murano and boy am i happy

my review

4.6
knit-32 on 08/16/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

now 11/2 years of driving the murano and i still enjoy this car. i have had no problems with this car. into the dealer only one time. minor problem service was great car is great.

Best Suv/Car Value

5
JIM2006 on 08/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Pound per pound , this is the best SUV value. Nothing comes close. I test drove Highlander , Pilot 4Runner, and Touareg. They are all bland , heavy and unexciting. Got the spirited SE over the SL for the 6 speed CVT for better control and acceleration. Always a smile whenever I drive this vehicle. Better's my 5 Series BMW in driving. Nissan underpriced this vehicle. I am getting a second one for my wife.

The Best

5
sridhar on 08/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This was my first vehicle, and the experience is far far above my expectations. the consumption is amazingly good for a SUV's in its class, 21/25 mpg city/highway. The smooth ride is so cool that you wont even notice the gear shift. The control on high speed is something one has to feel. Talking more about this vehicle is not possible at this moment due to the stipulated number of characters in this section. So, in short it THE BEST. Highly recomended.

buy this car

4.8
dolores clark-willis on 08/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

In 2002,my husband and I were in California visiting my brother when he saw a commercial advertising the then- to-come Nissan Murano. It was at that point he became infatuated with the car and talked constantly about test driving it and owning it. Well, last year, we were in the market for a new vehicle and we went to the dealership to take a test drive. We were both very impressed with the vehicle, and a year later, we are still impressed. Next year, we hope to drive across country to Denver, Washington,DC, and California.

24 hour review

4.8
Dr Murano on 08/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought the car 8/12/04 SL,Silver,AWD,Touring with NAV,leather,VDC,crossbars,etc. Navigation is fun. I like the fact you can adjust certain features of the electronics from the NAV. The car handles great. Still getting used to CVT (sound a little bit too louud).My friend has 03 Max SE - much quieter engine sound. I like the modern combo of aluminum and plastic (though for $33K+ I expected something more classier). BOSE sounds good, but the sound is strange (sounds as if I am in the empty room - too much echo -- though this is my 1st SUV, maybe that's how stereos sound in them. After delivery complaints: Left headlight shines lower, stearing wheel crooked

Cool SUV

4.9
Firpo59 on 08/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Milage has been at 18-19 in mainly city driving. Blast to drive - comfortable,fairly quiet, great handling. Nobody makes a better V-6 than Nissan. CVT trans has been great - do not really see a big detraction from performance because of it like some claim.

Good Stuff

4.6
Lazza17 on 08/12/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Although I expected better gas mileage the car itself is just great. Upgrade to the BOSE - Its nice... Back seat legroom is unsurpassed.

Simply amazing!

5
Jackie Siebel on 08/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

words really cannot describe this vehicle. Its handling and style are wonderful and the cvt transmission makes it a seemless drive- feels like you are always in 1st gear. I would definately recommend this vehicle. I also live in rochester NY and its winters are very harsh. Finally Im looking forward to a winter with no car problems! great car!

Stange problem..

4.5
Mexican on 08/12/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Since I'm driving the Muran, I feel it similar to my 3 series BMW, millage is poor about 16mpg. A few days ago the top of the rear door got lose, and none at the dealer has an answer why, they took pictures and sent them to the HQ, to see if it is covered by warranty. In this short period lots of noise is going on inside, which I never expected for such a nice design.

Good drive

5
THP on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Prior to purchasing a Murano, I drove a Nissan Maxima, which I like for its sportiness. The Murano is smooth and sporty just like its Maxima/Altima crossover. If you like the Maxima/Altima feel but want something safer / bigger, this is the vehicle to own.

New to Nissan

5
Randbo on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We've had this car for two days and love it.

Loved it a first

4.5
drivers on 08/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I love the way it handles but I have been dissapointed in the gas milage, the back seat belts get in the way when you lower the seat. I also had the alternator go out at 18000. Seems to be a common problem. I hope the resale is good.

Buyer beware of Nissan warranty

4.5
Joline on 08/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We purchased a new 2004 Nissan Murano "All Wheel Drive" and in four (4) months, noticed a small 1/4-inch rust spot on the roof. We took the vehicle to the dealer where it was purchased only to wait over a month for them to schedule an appointment with the Nissan representative. The Nissan representative failed to show up for the appointment and stated the paint on their vehicles could not possibly contain a flaw causing rust. Nissan denied the warranty without the courtesy of looking at the rust. The Nissan warranty customer service was impersonal and denied to even inspect the rust spot. Beware of Nissan's false warranty.

Best car I've owned so far

4.6
ranman2000 on 08/05/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Extremely comfortable, good performance, unique looks, lots of creature comforts, decent gas mileage (20 MPG average)... what more could you want?

the urban suv performs on beach

5
j clement on 07/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Drives excellent on smiths point beach on li ny . goes down the back trails too. i have the sl rides a little soft on the bump proboble th se would be firmer.

Value for money

5
us on 07/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great vehicle! Choices were RX330, Murano, MDX and FX35. In the end, chose something that was different and well priced. Do feel sometimes that RX330 could have also been a good choice, but man is never really satisfied. All in all, good vehicle. Got a touring package at invoice value added to the car. Purschased it below invoice.

ALTERNATOR

3.8
bogey7 on 07/27/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

The alternator on our Murano was replaced by the dealer. The car had 10000 miles. I don't think ours was the 1st car to have this trouble. Sounds like a design problem with the alternators on the Muranos. Pretty scarey on a new car in this day and age.

Go MO

4.8
Elliotgb on 07/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in a boxy 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee for the MO. I prefer the great styling and performance of the Murano over the Jeep anyday. I'd say the expected future reliability should be above average. Fun to drive and look at, responsive. Gas mileage could be better, though.

GREAT SUV!

4.8
laura9 on 07/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

2004 Murano SE is comfortable and great looking inside and out. Cargo area is very generous and easy to access. Rear seat design is elegant and easy to adjust for comfort and cargo access. Entrance and driver comfort & controls are extensive and well planned. Premium Bose System sounds great. Light color cloth interior is cooler in the summer and very comfortable. Dashboard design is easy & intuitive to learn & use, steering wheel controls convenient.

THIS IS THE ONE AND ONLY

4.5
SHOOTSNSCORES on 07/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Our last two vehicles have been explorers. Weve owned the murano for a month we will never own a true suv again. We decided to test the crossovers.Drove the murano first. WE WERE blown away. NOTHING ELSE compared. Smooth carlike ride.Seats are the most comfortable ive ever ridden{cloth). FUN FUN FUN TO DRIVE. CVT IS AWESOME. IM 6'3" and can stretch my legs all the way out in front. Truly an urban suv as its advertised. Getting in and out a breeze. Unique design doesnt look like the typical suv or wagon or minivan. Climate control and bose cd changer is fabulous. RANKINGS 1 MURANO 2 PILOT- 3 ENDEAVOR 4 HIGHLANDER 5 EQUINOX -cheaply made

Murano Review

5
amzetterower on 07/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought my Murano and I am enjoying every minute of it. I love the body style and the interior and the navigation system is great.

NICE car - Well worth the $$

4.8
johnny G on 07/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I truly enjoy this car. Stylish, comfortable and has a very large cargo area.

Mileage and acceleration are fine

5
c315 on 07/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Contrary to many reviewers, we have gotten good mileage(18-20 city, 24-26 highway). We have not found acceleration with the CVT to be a problem.

Happy Arizona Driver

4.9
Phoenician on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the Murano and I don't have a single complaint about it, except that I had to buy a pair of polarized sun glasses because of glare from Arizona sun against the angle of the windshield.

FAV...SUV

5
sunrrrrise on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased my 2003 on a whim. Turns out to be one of my all time FAV autos. Looks great, rides great, sounds great! Comfortable to drive, plenty of space for my traveling needs. Used on two driving vacations....comfy. I guess I love this bar...er car

BMW X5 Killer

4.9
LeeSki on 07/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Read Pro car reviews on this vehicle all very highly rate this car. Outperforms BMW X5 and is 10-20K less. If you enjoy driving performance you will not find a better car in this class for the money. Have had car for 7 months now and I am very glad I got the Murano and not the Pilot,Highlander,Ect. This car is fun to drive! It gets lots of looks and people always asking about it. Have driven car on some long trips and through all types of roads, terrain and deep snow. The CVT trans and the 3.5L 245HP is an awsome match. The trans is computer controlled, no gears so it is always at the perfect RPM at any given condition up hill or down hill.

Great Car for the price!

5
Dave1901 on 07/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Loved the car from the first time I saw it. Had been looking at the Infiniti FX35. Murano had all the same features but for 10K less. I have had no problems at all with the car. Its the best car I have ever owned.

Still Smiling!

4.9
Defrons on 07/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been driving my Sunlit Copper SL AWD for nearly a year now. This is, by far the best vehicle I have ever owned. Yes,the mileage is not what they said it would be, however these are only comparison mileage figures, I don't know of a car that actually gets what the sticker says. I get around 19 mpg if I drive like I have good sense. The CVT tranny is tricky at first, if you put your foot in it, it will eat gas. Once I got used to the way it operated it was all good.

Great car, some drawbacks

4.8
wgmcp on 07/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Good looking peppy car/suv. Interior is very comfortable and everything is easy to get at. Gas mileage is nowhere near that advertised, but then again, no car ever is. The power drivers seat tends to move slightly when you re-enter the car and first sit down. The front a/c adapter is tough to plug into. There's also a front storage area under the radio that is tough to get at. You'll also forgot you put anything there. It's fun to drive, handles well and provides good visibility, except through the small rear windows.

Great SUV

4.8
Rdlapaz on 06/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Smooth ride and very comfortable with lots of options. Love the style and handling of the Murano. Very good pickup.

Just a great car to drive - The Murano

5
JACQUE on 06/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I enjoy the overall comfortability of this car. You glide right into the seats, you don't have to climb in or duck down to get in it. It's definitely my favorite choice out of all the SUV's on the market.

My Fifth Nissan

4
Tennis Jock on 06/25/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

All said and done, this SUV feels good to drive,with many nice features. I have driven many others in it's class, and this one was my favorite. I have the touring package with the works,and cafe au lait leather interior,and it's much cooler than the dark interior,especially when you live in florida!

Love this car

5
katemitch on 06/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We just bought our Murano 3 weeks ago and I love it. As a mom I got tired of the mini van. We also had Rendevous which was a piece of junk in comparision to the Murano. I actually like to drive now. Nissan needs to promote this vechicle. It is AWESOME.

fun to drive, navigation system no go

4.3
pstry8 on 06/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

fun to drive, navigates really well, great pick up.

Great SUV!

4.9
g_love on 06/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've only owned it for a day, but it feels, looks and drives great! I'm very happy to own this one.

Cool as a Fan

5
DaRhonda on 06/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this SUV. It is great in handling and quite enjoyable to drive.

Excellent MPG with Mobile 1, K&N

5
Big Ben on 06/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Black SE AWD First oil change, I put mobile one and a K&N air filter. My mpg went up by 3-4 mpg. Now I get 27-28 mpg average on the highway at 62 - 65 mph. (30 at 55). You guys have to try it, you wont believe the difference.

2004 murrano comments

4.9
David Otzel on 06/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

we looked at all the suv's and felt for the money the murrano was the best riding car in its class.

excellent vehicle as alt to full suv

4.9
JTDust on 06/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After driving an audi A4 2.8Q for 5 years needed more space but wanted awd. My daily commute is 60m through mts of central PA in all types of weather. This was the choice over many other suvs. I am very happy. Great space, power, control. As my wife calls it my souped up wagon!

Murano

5
alan B on 06/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Sharp styling, good performance, good power, rides well, neat interior, low noise, MPG decent for a SUV. Appears to br top notch quality but only time will tell.

almost there

4
BradfromFL on 06/17/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

After three, 3-year Jeep leases in a row, I decided to go with the Murano. I drove it recently, round-trip, from FL to NY. I added the touring package: a $4,300 option. It's comfortable, rides and handles well, and the A/C is outstanding (edge to Murano). The gas mileage is, at best, comparable to its peers. I got 15 all-around mpgs and 23.4 mpgs during my 20 hours of pure hwy driving. Needs more odd-stuff storage space (edge to Jeep), and the rear visibilty is fair because the window seems higher. Center console opens from the driver's side; a pain when try to get something from the passenger side. Turning radius is fair (edge to Jeep). Sunroof is small, an

Nissan Murano

5
Christine Miller on 06/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I Love this suv, this is the best one i have owned. I would defiently buy another one.

best car ever

4.9
jenni0815 on 06/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is my favorite car. I have had Volvos, Acuras, Accords, Camrys,and the dreaded Jeep Cherokee (what was i thinking), but this car tops all, even the Volvos. Although my love for Volvo still runs deep, this car is a lot more fun to drive!

I Sold It After 3 Months!

3.4
Sarah S on 06/12/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Purchasing a Murano was not one of my better ideas! The estimated city fuel economy rating in the sales brochure proved to be a figment of Nissan's imagination. I got 2/3 of the estimated fuel economy per tank. When I took it in for its first check up, the dealer fixed none of the 3 items I identified. They had "never" heard of its repeated tendency to lock & unlock its doors all by itself, even though this is listed in the Lemon Aid book as a common problem. Driving this vehicle was like driving a luxury "boat", very comfy and quite but nowhere in the realm of fun! It has been replaced by a Mazda 6 Sports Wagon!

nissan murano

4.9
nicoleh on 06/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i love the truck, and i have absolutley no regrets

SE Murano

4.5
Sigeliot23 on 06/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Ok, I bought a 2003 Nissan Murano at the beginning of last summer. 12000 miles later I still love my car. I am a bit rough on it and drive it like a sports car. This car really can move, you can take turns up to 40mph without your wheels skidding out, but watch out, the oil pan is a little weak as I broke it. Also, beware of gas mileage I only get 15.5 mpg. Granted that number is low because of my driving habits, but even when I drive nicely I can only get 16.5-17 in the city.

Awesome!

4.9
max_floyd on 06/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is an excellent car. I first considered Highlander or a Pilot. But after taking a test drive on Murano, I couldn't even think of test driving others. I am very happy with the Murano! It rocks and it's absolutely fabulous to drive.

The Best

4.9
rita on 06/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Compared to the other hybrid SUV's the Murano has smoother flowing lines. Allowing the colors to fit the model more so than the other SUV's. Giving the Murano Pazzazz and style turning heads every where we go. Thats why I picked Sunset Copper.

I settled for a Nissan Murano

4.8
ALLAN on 06/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When my 1997 Chrysler Town and country Van went into self destruct cycle I searched for a new car. I wanted something smaller, with awd and comfortable. I ended up settling for a 2004 Nissan Murano. I am extremely pleased with every aspect of the car except the poor fuel milage. The car is very comfortable, handles well, is a pleasure to drive but only gets around 12 mpg in local driving. On a long trip I can get up to 23 mpg but most of my driving is local.

Murano - What a car!

4.9
Singing Praise on 06/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just purchased my 2004 FWD SL in silver. It was also equiped with a Prem. Package. I love my Murano! In the past I have been a Honda loyalist (Civic and CRV), but just one test drive in the Murano and I was sold. The ride is oh so smooth and it handles like a dream. I would recommend this SUV to anyone who is looking for quality, style, speed and versitility! Murano has it all! Great Job Nissan.

MY MARVELOUS MURANO

5
LOCKWOOD on 06/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

VERY STYLISH, SUPER SUV!!! EVERYONE STOPS TO ASK ME WHAT IT IS AND HOW I LIKE IT!!VERY SPACIOUS, AWESOMELY COMFORTABLE SEATS,GREAT TRANSMISSION- PLENTY OF POWER FOR ANYONE AND SMOOTH AS SILK!!NICE BIG SAFE TIRES. I AM IN HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!!!

First Murano on my block!

4.9
Barry Janov on 06/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have been very happy with our Murano thus far. It was quite comfortable on a recent road trip,but did not make the gas mileage that the manufacturer claims. We have had a few minor problems that the dealer took care of quite promptly.For a vehicle of its size it has excellent storage space. I would recommend it highly.

very very good

4.9
Dana Galemore on 06/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is as all the nissans that i have ever owned one of the best for the money!

Most fun I've had driving

4.6
lovecars on 06/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We looked at 4 different vehicles, the Honda Pilot, Buick Rendezvous, Toyota Highlander, and Chrysler Pacifica before falling in love with the Nissan Murano. It had everything we wanted, including a ton of options for a great price. What I love most is how many people stare. Often, there are people checking out the Murano when I'm leaving the store and asking me what it is.

Nissan Murano-comfort and luxury

4.9
ItsAlberta on 06/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been driving the Murano for 3 1/2 months. I love it. It is spacious, luxurious, comfortable, versatile, with great handling. I have never enjoyed a vehicle as much as this. I would recommend this suv to anyone.

Good car

5
Boater Buddy on 06/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This Murano is one of 3 cars I have now- - a Solara convertible, a Lexus ES 300 and the Murano. It is the favorite of both my wife and me. I traded a Chrysler Town and Country for it and have no interest in going back. The mini van, with less than 30000 miles on it, spent too much time in the shop. It is a really feel good vehicle

Love It

5
cstrother on 06/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Got 2004 Murano SL AWL loaded on Memorial Day. Love it. My choice came down to Murano and Acura TL. TL interior seemed slightly more refined and is quick. No regrets. Murano drives like it is on rails esp in rain. Good power. CVT--very smooth, no lag to me. Mileage seems decent. I never expected to get an SUV, but why get a car as small as the RX8 or even Inf G35, when Murano has better gas mileage. Ride is great to me--firm and satisfying. No need to go to SE. Interior noise seems low. I have had no trouble with visibility or power steering.

best decision

4.9
muranolover on 06/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I test drove just about every thing available. Infiniti (loved it but 10K higher), Lexus 330, inderpowered and over priced, BMW, same. This is the best car for the price. Quality is high, excellent sound system. Great styling. People ask my about the car all the time. Definately drive this car if your looking in this market.

Great SUV

4.8
Mike5702 on 06/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Style and comfort. Rides smoothly, accelerates smoothly. Plenty of power and lots of room. Constantly amazed at the hauling capacity. Highly recommend.

Best Kept Secret

5
Billy T on 05/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I don't think the CVT is power sapping, just the opposite. Gets great MPG for a car of it's size, speed and power.

Fun Car for Adults

5
GrooveTheory on 05/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

While the rest of the car makers are making these big, bulky SUVs that can practically have your whole neighborhood carpool with you. The makers of the Nissan Murano had one thing in their agenda - a simple, sleek and chick SUV. It's made for people who loves to drive and have fun while doing it. It's a necessity for most of us, but we're forgetting that it's an extension of our personality too. I know when I saw the Murano ... I saw me. Fun and stylish! All the knick-knacks that came with it was just too fabulous for words. The drive is smooth like buttah (thanks Barbra!).

Recommend!!

4.9
tgoldny on 05/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I highly recommend this vehicle!! I have owned my Murano for 7 months now and have not one complaint yet and I am a tough customer in the automotive business. I can actually go on a roadtrip with my family and noone is fighting for the front seat,rear seats recline and have plenty of leg room!!! It is really fun to drive,has great power and great space, very functional plus luxurious.

Great Buy

4.5
MLJ on 05/24/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

The Murano is a good vehicle. Cool design, great handling, good gas mileage & smooth V6. It's nice to have a vehicle that you don't see on the road every day.

Why doesn't Nissan advertise this SUV

4.6
Toledosfinest on 05/21/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far, best vehicle I have owned. I traded in my 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and have been pleasantly surprised. My White SE AWD is the best looking vehicle on the road. I get complements every day. Yes the ride is FIRM, but livable. The BOSE is the best. Gas milage for the 2000 miles I have driven has been around 18 city, 21 hwy, and the transmission is smooth.

Murano tops Lexus

4.9
Phil Cunningham on 05/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We've owned our Murano now for 1 month and enjoy it every time one or both take it for a drive. The CVT is quiet, powerful, and it does not give you the usual sensation of acceleration. With dual air temp controls, my wife can keep her side warm while I can keep mine cool. I highly recommend the undercoat package and the rock guard clearcoat for the front of the vehicle. The Murano looks like the Lexus, except with better lines and the muffler does not stick out the back.

great ride in my murano

4.9
love my murano on 05/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the car it handles like a more expensive car. looks great nothing like it. inside is comfortabe looks are great. my kids have more room in the back then in my mini van. 15000 miles and not one problem. what else can i say iam very happy.

Love that Murano

4.6
C. H. on 05/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased the sheer silver, with touring package (black leather) 3 weeks ago. I just turned over 1,200 miles and am really enjoying the Murano. It has averaged around 19 mpg so far and I'm expecting that to continue to improve. It is built solidly, is roomy, and looks great !! It rides smoothly and I've been very pleased with the CVT transmission. I got a great deal from a local dealer, who matched the Carmax price of $500 under invoice.

Just Right

4.8
The Roof Is On Fire on 05/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Being a new dad and having to park in an under-home garage,needed to find vehicle with clearance,easy access for kids, carlike ride and appealing style.CVT transmission takes getting used to,but 245HP under the hood goes when you need it to. Initial acceleration from a stop is not earth shattering by any means but it will get up and go when you ask it to.Interior is classy. I also feel very safe when I'm driving this vehicle with side curtain airbags.Overall,I am thrilled with this vehicle and if you can afford it,it's a great buy in my opinion. Test drive one and you'll know what I mean.

Great Vehicle

4.9
Antonio Stephens on 05/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my Murano 10/18/03 after driving a Mazda Millenia since 1997. The vehicle immediately caught my eye and once I drove it and experienced the CVT transmission and 245 hp; I knew it would be my next vehicle. I wanted the Infiniti FX but it exceeded my price range. The toughest decision was the color, which I decided on Deep Bordeaux with the latte' leather, and chrome wheels. It's an attractive car, responds well, and equipped with AWD, it moves with little effort up the snowy hill I live on.

thre right stuff

4.9
griff graham on 05/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

another awsome nissan.....one key is that the vehicle is manufactured in japan

Fun??? Yep!!!

4.9
BobGreg on 05/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Murano has more than enough performance for a vehicle in this class. Fuel economy vs performance is better than average and more than acceptable. Overall fit and finish is excellent. Front & side visibility is good. The SE rides a bit firm but it handles very well.Braking is excellent and the CVT is neat! The Murano test drive sold me.

Who would have thought

4.6
Taqbiir on 05/13/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Me and my wife, both like the Murano and thought it was the "Smart" decision based on what was out there. But it turned out to me more than just a "Smart" decision. After we bought the car, I thought I would hate driving it day in day out, but on the Contrary, "Who would have thought" !!

Superb Car!

4.9
klarence on 05/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

First time trying Nissan and I couldn't even be happier with a Murano. Great SUV!!!!

AWESOME

4.9
knotything on 05/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Handles as well as my 3 series BMW. I tried out Pacific (under-powered) and the X5 and found the the Murano compared well against it for alot less. The new transmission creates the best driving experience. Gas mileage is OK, but who cares after you get behind the wheel. Awesome in snow and rain with great steering and tracking. Blew away a Jeep CJ's and Cherokees in a snow storm. Gets more attention than the PT Cruiser did 2 years ago. Nissan did a lousy job advertising this car and the AUTO INDUSTRY MAGAZINES spent too much time on the Infinity. In 2003 the Murano was a far better designed car. My son talked me into trying it. THANKS SON

This is not your Daddy's car

5
ggriffin on 05/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've put 22k on my Murano in the past year. I have to say that I've loved every minute of it. My greatest problem is not getting tickets now. It drives so well (smooth, quite, strong), that I forget I'm speeding. I also commute a windy mountain hwy every day. IT'S A BLAST!!!

I LOVE MY MURANO

4.8
slcunique on 05/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have never been happier with a new car! The only down side to it is it's low gas mileage. But I'll live with that! I LOVE IT!!!!!

Excellent choice

5
Erwin5353 on 04/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had it for 4 months. Excellent vehicle.

Great SUV !!

5
BobPr on 04/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my Glacier Pearl Murano ( Leather Package ) after months of deliberation and test driving numerous SUVS. I narrowed it down to the Honda Pilot and the Toyota Highlander.The previous vehicles were nice but donot come close to the Murano in Performance,Handling or Braking.The CVT which I must say after reading some Editors Reviews had me concerned. I just returned from a trip to the Mountains ( Lake Tahoe ) and was Blown away by the Performance. The CVT is SMOOTH and RESPONSIVE. This is a GREAT SUV !! If I encounter any Problems I will Post a Follow Up .

Watch the Navi System!

4.5
Dirtdude on 04/29/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Overall, I have really enjoyed this car, however, I have had the entire navigation system replaced not once, but twice, in 10 months. They can't tell me why it keeps going out, but said they can't find anything (a short) on the car itself to cause the problem. The car drives great, the sound system is great and I really like the transmission... no "jerking" as it changes gears. Gas mileage has been pretty good (compared to some reviews I've seen) about 20-21.

murano

5
Jep on 04/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As a cross over SUV this vehicle is right up there with the Lexus RX330 in comfort and handling. I would have to say that I am most impressed with the cars smooth and extremly quite ride.

I LOVE MY MURANO

5
D.Aydelott on 04/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love everything about my car a friend/saleman and my husband both who work for serrs nissa in centerpoint alabama talked me into this vechile and its the best thing ever.

MURANO

4.5
AnnMarie on 04/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my car but think that all models should be sold with a sunroof and roof rails. Otherwise, the car is excellent.

The Perfect SUV

5
me duh on 04/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A great, stylish, car thats fun for everyone! Its awesome! I love it! 100%, it's just too awesome!

mo juice

5
the angler on 04/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I enjoy the Murano. It has every thing I need or want. The vehicle drives like a luxury car, not a suv.It's very comfortable to drive. I do a lot of highway driving and the Murano is very good on gas.

Andi's Murano

4.8
Andree on 04/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We had to special order it to get everything we wanted. We got everything possible except the GPS and the DVD player. It took 4 months to get it. Which was one of the negative things about it. Once I got it, it has been great. Very confortable with lots of leg room. Plenty of power. We live in an area with high mountains and have no problems on steep grades. I would like to get better fuel economy but it is better than my last SUV. Much more like a luxury car than the usual SUV. Easier to drive. The two things I don't like about it: The doors do not automatically lock and the fuel gauge doesn't have an audible warning when you are getting low.

2004 Nissan Murano Review

4.9
M W Ppool on 04/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After looking at Lexus and BMW (crossover SUVs and sedans) to replace my old SUV, I became intrigued by the new Nissan Maxima. I was close to buying one when I mentioned to the salesperson that I was still debating going with an SUV, but really wanted more comfort and power. They steered me to the Murano and I have been in love ever since. The styling, interior design and comfort are exceptional, while the handling and acceleration make driving a pleasure. Even my two college age sons (one has a 4WD Ford F150 and the other a Honda Accord coupe) are very much enamored of my new Murano and are constantly "borrowing" it.

Love my Murano!

4.9
prissyinms on 04/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

All I can say is WOW! This is a fun to drive practial everyday run around town or were going on vacation vechile. Gas milage could be a little better but that probably has something to do with that it is so fun to drive I am always going! Roomy, comfortable, user friendly driver instruments, good visual ability while driving. No sissy vechile, has lots of get up and go. Great sound system! Love the dual climate control. And the back seats fold flat for hauling stuff. The cargo area is actually very roomy and extremely adaquate for most anyone.

Jon

5
jonanderson on 04/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

nice car you should go out any buy one right now they look good and they drive great

The Z of SUVs

4.9
christos on 04/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

love my murano

4.9
spunkd13 on 04/19/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

overall great bargain for the money, feels like I am driving a luxury SUV

Rah Rah Murano

4.5
dsmith9066 on 04/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Greatest fun to drive since my '65 Mustang. Nothing has gone wrong. It turns heads because of its exterior design.

This Vehicle Rocks!

5
James Alexander on 04/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have to say for being a part of the Nissan family for a long time. I finaly stepped up to the plate and bought the best. Black on beige it has been an eye stopper, road grabber, and the most fun in driving I have had in years. The back seats flip down at a stroke and it becomes my mulit purpose car of the century. Yipi is all I can say!!!!!

Excellent Car

5
mathme_2000 on 04/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had the murano for 5 months now, and have almost 7000 miles on it. On average, I get about 20 MPH around town and on 3 trips to Lake Tahoe, it has averaged 23MPG. The styling is GREAT, the build quality is amazing, and I can't recommend this car highly enough. I am 6'2, and on a recent trip I rode in the back seat and was very comfortable.

some fixes needed

4.6
pzig on 04/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

So far not a bad vehicle. Power is good, and nice design. Does have a lot of nice features and a very comfortable ride. Perfect for a family of 3 or 4. Does have some quirks. Bose radio not so great in sound quality, no automatic locking doors, cup holders don't hold different size cups, too many controls on the turn signal and wiper levers, hard to use, no tailgate open lever from inside or remote, inside plastic on tailgate will easily scratch if stuff moves aginst it, and the worst is the gas mileage, have averaged about 17mpg and only 21mpg on a 400mile trip.

Fun to drive

4.9
Golf26guy on 04/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my Murano for 1 month and 6500 miles already. I spend most of my time driving, and must say this is the best choice out there for less money than lexus and acura. Gas mileage is 24 on interstate and 19 city! If you put it to the floor it will outrun most other cars. I fully shopped before making my decision, drive this before you buy any other SUV. Wish I had XM radio!!

Perfect, if you never have a flat tire

4.5
annieengel on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

Nissan Murano has a different sized wheel well. At this time, most tire shops do not carry this size of tire. In addition, there are no studded snow tires available and the tire chains are special order. And there isn't a full size spare.

Nissan Murano

4.9
Buran Canka on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

It was really good

Murano is great

5
rick1 on 04/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The styling is equal to any I've seen on the streets. I find the transmission not power sapping as stated by the editor, a little slow to respond, maybe only 1 second but nothing that takes away from the fun of driving. Plenty of power when you need ot accelerate.

I'm afraid of liking this too much!

4.8
Dodge Shuler on 04/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Only have 1,400 miles on new Murano, but so far absolutely thrilled. Computer says averaging 23mpg... rides nice... very quiet (even when sunroof open)... great stereo...comfortable (especially ease of entry)... moveable pedals etc, with memory, quite handy...dual zone air a big plus...transmission a beaut...heated seats a "necessity"...xeon headlights a huge advancement...so far; Dealer A+.

I Love My Car

4.9
Josephine Novak on 04/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this vehicle last May 2003. The performance has been absolutely great. It is easy to handle. Very confortable with the lumbar in the drivers seat. We have driven for at least 500 miles in one day and come off the trip feeling fine and not exhausted. It has not caused me a minute of worry. We have had it serviced several times with oil change and that is all that I have invested in one year except gas of course. I seem to get 24 miles to the gallon in city driving. The leather has held up great.

Best SUV

4.9
Reese74 on 04/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I wasn't thinking about getting a Murano at first. Then I started looking at it and liking it, so I decided to test drive it. After that moment I feel in love, and went to two other dealerships just to drive it again. The day after my birthday I got one. I still find myself just looking at it sometimes, I love everytime I get in it to go somewhere. Everything is great, the Murano may not be classified as a luxary SUV but it should be. I was about to get the Lexus 330.....The Murano was waaay better.

What fun luxury!

4.9
JewelzRN on 04/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This one got me excited. It has been a really long time since I really HAD TO HAVE A CAR. I haven't had this much fun driving a vehicle since my very first car as a teenager! (approx 20yrs ago) SHhh. Anyway, as a soccer mom and a full time outside sales rep this SUV has got it all for me and I don't feel like an old ninny in a mini van. The sporty ride and appearance make's me feel GREAT. You must take a test drive. Have Fun! Live life young! p.s. the gas milage beats the standard suv by far!

Good but the body RATTLES a bit

4.8
uKnowWho on 04/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Murano on 26th Dec, 2003. Its a 2004 SL AWD model. Just passed the 2000 mile mark and there seems to be a rattle on the left, behind the driver seat/door at 20-30 mph. I can't seem to figure out where; it could be the belt system or the rear door. I don't have any regrets, so far, but I will talk to my delearship about it.

SSSSMMMMOOTTTHHHHHH

4.8
wedgebolt on 03/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

SUV looks but rides like a powerful sedan. Gas mileage is decent. Sunroof has preset open position. Roomy enough to hold my 3 kids in the back.

satisfied

4.9
carol rimm on 03/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a fun car to drive; it handles quickly whether acceleration onto highway or stopping. The drivers seat is very comfortable and the adjustable gas pedal ideal. The attention to detail by the designers make this a female friendly car. The flip down back seat handle very easy to use. The trunk space very large.

Fun

4.9
Bob Velba on 03/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As an owner of 4 previous Nissan products, 3 Maximas and 1 Pathfinder,this is the best of the best.It is more comfortable than the Maxima and as versatile as the Pathfinder. It drives and handles like a dream.

Fun to drive

4.5
Holbrook on 03/24/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

27,000 miles in about one year and for the most part a good experience. It is nimble and fun to drive with gas milage a little better than I hoped for. One breakdown at 26000 (alternator went out) but was fully covered by warranty.

Better than the Highlander, or Envoy

4.4
Adan82 on 03/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I have had my Murano for a couple of weeks now and it has been so far so good.

04 Murano

4.1
md1971 on 03/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Great engine and handling. Rougher ride. Very poor interior build quality. Lots of creaking and cracking sounds on the bumps. Required a return trip to the dealer to fix the sounds.

My New Murano

5
Reese_az on 03/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Murano is great. At first I really didn't look at it. Then one day I looked and thought that really is a good looking suv, I then started liking it. I got on the internet and read nothing but good reviews. When I test drove it I fell in love so much I went to two other dealships just to drive it again. Well on my birthday I got me one and I'm loving every minute of it. This thing rides like a luxary vehicle I was thinking of getting a Lexus RX330 the Murano is way better.

great vehicle

4.8
MelA on 03/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love it. It looks cool, its comfortable on long trips, & acceleration is great. A very smooth ride, thanks to the cvt, I never feel any jerky shift changes.

In love - enjoying the honeymoon!

4.9
1st Time Nissan Ownr on 03/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 1st Nissan. After 3 Hondas, I gave up on them. This blows away my 2000 Accord V6 coupe with its rattles and cheap leather interior. Also had a Civic and a Prelude SI. My Accord bored me to tears. I was tired of looking at SUVs until I saw the Murano. I wanted AWD and heated seats. This car has so much more and the compliments are nonstop. My only disappointment is the gas mileage. It is not what they claimed. Any ideas on improving this would be appreciated.

good design,poor engineering

3.9
woodchuck on 03/20/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

poor gas mileage,noisy interior! lots of annoying rattles too many excuses from dealer. nice looking and fun to drive we get many comments on styling of body

15,000 miles

4.9
Slicer on 03/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have put 15K on this car so far. I enjoy it more the more I drive it. My last tank got 19.6 in city. Usually get 23 on Hwy. The ride is harsh in the SE version but the trade off is a great sports-car like driving experience. Highway driving is the best due to the sports suspension. The power is a little weak off the mark but builds up good momentum and has pleanty of Highway power. Great overall vehicle.

Great MPG

5
Big Ben on 03/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I Have owned and driven many different vehicles, and the Murano is definitly the best bang for the buck! All these people complaining about MPG are looking at the onboard computer and not considering thier idling time or their driving habits. If you set the cruise at 60 you will see 24-25 mpg as I do every day!I get19-20 around town too! But If "I step on it" it goes down quick. I love the handling on the SE much better than the SL as I tend to "cruise along quickly". Wife loves it so much she say she is getting the 2005 when it comes out!

My 6th Nissan - Best Yet!!

5
ranhan on 03/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My murano has the quality that I had gotten use to in Nissans and think they had gotten away from in the late 90s. Nice to see the quality back! You do have to get use to the transmission......It's different! Not a bad thing...Just Different!!

Rolling Egg

4.9
1979280ZX on 03/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drive hilly two-lane state highways, country roads, small towns, and some interstate. I attained 20.1 mpg on regular gas by managing the RPMs while driving. The handing is excellent. It is hard to believe it is a 2-ton truck. However, this suspension does bring a price on country roads. My truck picked up a rattle on the passenger side after 100 miles. However, on relatively smooth roads, you don't hear any rattle.

THAT'S MY RIDE!

4.8
GEOOGE on 03/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

PLAIN AND SIMPLE JUST A SWEET RIDE!

Gas mileage a farce

2.9
madecyn on 03/12/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

Gas mileage has been only 18 mpg even though it was advertised as 20/24. Driver seat moves back/forth when accelerating and decelerating. Alignment continues to be off; when fixed from pulling right, it starts pulling left, and the saga continues. Maintenance oil change mileage settings can not be turned back unless you have the dealer reset the computer. Has anyone gotten 20/24 mpg?

President

5
carrera on 03/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Obsolute great car, fun to drive, excellent room, great bose system, and the continuos variable transmission us a blast, love the AWD with the switch to engage and dissangage i have had owned over 40 cars, my 40 years in this earth, and find this vehicule a fantastic machine.

MURANO SL

4.3
JOE BACO on 03/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

WAITED UNTIL AT LEAST 6 MONTHS AFTER INTRODUCTION BEFORE BUYING. RIDE IS STIFF AND TIRES TOO HARD AT RECOMMENDED PRESSURE OF 32PSI. EVEN AT 30PSI. IT IS TAKING TOO LONG FOR THE SUSPENSION TO GET SORT OF COMFORTABLE. THE CVT IS OK UNLESS YOU ARE A RACE DRIVER AT THE RED LIGHT. RESPONSIVE ENGINE. EXELLENT NIGHT VISION. I DO NOT NEED A SPORTS CAR NOW.

Comments on the Nissan Murano

4.8
Alberts on 03/09/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great all- weather, long distance , comfortable car. Over the years we've owned a lot of cars,they've all had their strong points and weak points; the Murano seems to combine all the good attributes in one package while minimizing the negative issues. This is the only car my wife has ever fallen in love with.

Just like its namesake

4.8
Happy Murano Owner on 03/09/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's a reflection of beauty just like its namesake. The Nissan Murano is a wonderful sculpture turned into a reality, with enough features to keep someone looking for an ample SUV happy (and then some). I've had this car since April 2003, and at 15,000 miles, I've had no problems with it. The comfort and interior design is outstanding, has good room for storage in the back, smooth ride, and just an incredible piece of machinery to own. Like many here agree, it's the one of the best cars that one can purchase for him/herself. Outstanding work, Nissan. Bravo.

What is that your driving

4.9
TAYSDAD on 03/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We chose the Murano for it's styling and sports car like ride. When we compared with the Rx330 we could not see spending $4ooo more for tye lexus name. Boy do we get compliments on our Murano's looks.

2004 Murano

4.6
sams21 on 03/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love It! NOt too big, not too small. The Hatch/truck space is huge. So fun to drive, I gave up my Lexus!!!

GREAT

4.9
Kat on 03/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I loved it very much. It looked so gorgeous.. I really enjoyed driving around all the time and got people attention too.. The Murano was much better than Xterra because of gas saving..

EXCELLENT

4.9
ALFIE on 03/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE DRIVING ON HIGHWAYS AND POWERFUL ENGINE.

Best i've owned

5
Aston Man on 03/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Nissan Murano sets a new standard in comfort and driving experience for a mid sized SUV. More fun to drive than the Mercedes ML and BMW X5, this model compares to driving a sports sedan. The seats are the most comfortable ever and for a hot climate the non leather option is perfect. The engine note coupled with the CTV transmission offers power take off at all speeds. Finally, at around $30000 what a bargain.

UM GOOD

5
spaniard3 on 03/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

plesure to drive, goes when I say go and stops when I say stop. If I want to cruse at a 100 mph no problem. Sound system um good. tested other and well.IF your buying and don't try this one your crazy! Judged on more than a name. Thank You

muranos fun

5
J Torres on 03/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had this vehicle for about 9 months. So far it has been great. Drove cross country and got great fuel economy. It gets lots of looks on the road.

Love my car!

4.9
'Young' 50 year old on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After doing months of research, I finally took the plunge and bought a fully loaded Murano. I have enjoyed it immensely. It has a responsive engine with quick acceleration. After driving an Explorer for the past 10 years, there is no comparison. Unlike the Explorer, the Murano doesn't drive like a truck, instead it feels like a luxury vehicle. My only complaint would be the mileage isn't what I would have hoped it would be. Only hurts right now with premium gas prices thru the roof.

murano 2004

4.9
leni on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my murano. It's the most awesome car i have ever had. For someone who doesn't really like to drive, I look forward to getting in her everyday! The ride is smooth and quiet. The acceleration is awesome. She isn't too big on the outside but she is huge on the inside. The Murano is ahead of it's time in looks. Modern sleek, interesting and stylish.

murano

4
bella on 03/02/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

i'm fairly new with this velicle but it seems to be a nice ride,very comfortable seating,nice head room/leg room,all round comfort interior... exterior sharp suv. I have many suvs this rides totally differnt then one io must say like a cross between a luxury car/ride and a smooth suv...so far no big complaints

Head Turning Fun!

4.8
Jimbo Murano on 02/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I went into my buying decision as a car guy, not a truck/suv guy. This vehicle won me over with head turning good looks, car like handling and very impressive performance. The AWD makes short work of Great Lakes snow and I can tow my 20' runabout. The 18" chrome wheels and 225 watt Bose sound system are the iceing on the cake!

Expect nothing less then Awesome

4.9
Thor34 on 02/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in my 00 Maxima for the Murano. What a GREAT MOVE. I love the interior of the vehicle. The layout is comfy and well thought out. The Exterior is an eye catcher. Example, My wife works at Ford Motor Design and research. I dropped her off from lunch as one of the Ford Design people were walking in. She said " thats is a beautiful car, if only Ford would design a vehicle like that. We might start selling vehicles again." No other car on the road looks like this. I promise you will love it.

Loving my Murano

4.8
PghDave71 on 02/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Had a 97 Ford Explorer and loved having 4 wheel drive. Started researching out the SUV's, and found out my boss had just bought a Murano. 5 minutes in his told me I knew what vehicle I wanted. I went to the dealer, found the color I wanted and worked out the numbers. Drove it home 3 days later. Best purchase I have ever made.

what a treat to drive !

4.9
chucker on 02/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was a little nervous about stability and rollover as this is my first suv; with those 18" wheels and wide track, this vehicle corners better than my old vw passat

Turbine-like performance

5
SueChefTen on 02/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is, by far, the smoothest, most powerful vehicle that I have ever owned. This is the first non-BMW or Mercedes that I have owned and it has far exceeded my expectations. I like almost everything about it, and so do my envious friends whom I let drive it on occaision. Drive it = buy it.

Real fun

4.9
Jacques Thibault on 02/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A pleasure every time I get behind the wheel. After a year, I've had absolutely no problem. Comfortable and fast. Great transmission. Superb design in and out. Very stable and very responsive in all conditions and I do a lot of winter driving.

Pleasure to Drive

5
Grizz on 02/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great vehicle to drive, plenty of power... I have to double check my speed, I can't tell if I'm going between 50 to 80 MPH on the highway. Really enjoy the navigation system, really coo

SUV for short women

4.9
pammypie on 02/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am only 5 feet tall, but this SUV with pedals that extend to the driver makes driving it safer (don't have to worry about being so close to the air bag)but comfortable too! With its lowered chasis I don't need a step or side board to "climb" into it. Yet, its eighteen inch wheels still sits you up above the road like most other SUVs. I like this car better than any other I have owned.

wow

5
toyman1 on 02/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

my murano is fun to drive. it has power, features and class.

murano,great suv

5
harveyg on 02/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

like the car a lot. runs very strong. good rideing, holds the road well in all kind of weather. lots of room. lots of bells and toys. o.k. car.

great

5
bluto on 02/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

honestly this is the best car/truck i have ever owned

BEST OF THEM ALL

4.9
BDHART on 02/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Nissan Murano is probably the best looking vehicle ever created at any price. I have had my Murano over 14 months and people still come up to me or fall out of their cars to see who makes it. I have owned Nissans all my life. From a pick up at 20 years old, putting 220,000 mile on the original engine ( and still was going strong)I have encounterd vertually no mechanical problems with any of my Nissans. Nissan is so far superior to Toyota or Honda in both mechanics and design, but so sadly overlooked.(maybe until now) I could drive anything I want and my Murano is it!

dream

4.9
Drruth12 on 02/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car rides like a dream , I love everything about it. The only problem I've had was with the bose system, my dealer replaced it, and the new one has the same problem. Talking to friends and clients, I find that they have the same problem.

Great blend of sports car and SUV

4.9
dabombom on 02/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Considering the size of the vehicle (It always looks smaller in pictures) this vehicle has tremedous pick-up and is quite nimble. Its not a sports car, but the point is how close it comes to feeling like one: remarkable for a SUV. Yes, the GPS option is way overpriced, but it works as advertised and is also way-cool. Overall the interior is well-thought out and elegantly designed. Some of the plastic pannels seem to mar and scratch too easily, which is a disappointment in an otherwise upscale enviroment You can tell the engineers were cognisant of the driver experience in every detail. An impressive turn for its first model year.

Almost Perfect

4.9
Kiawah5 on 02/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun, enjoyable, ruggedly sexy just a beautiful dependable vehicle. I always owned 4 wheel drive vehicles (30 years ) but this is like nothing I have ever owned or driven. We have had number of snow storms and its perfomance has been impeccable

Nice cross over

3.8
D.L on 02/12/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Spent months looking for a reliable, easy to own vehicle that is good in the snow. So far, I've found the Murano to be a nice compromise between sedan and traditional SUV. Less truck like than many competitors. Roomier than it appears to be from the outside.

So far so good

4.5
Chucky on 02/11/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Curb appeal makes this vehicle stand out. I have had a number of people comment on the styling when they first see it. This is a fun car to drive. Great handling and acceleration on the highway. Nice sound system as well. My only real complaint is the gas mileage is 16/20 mpg and not 20/24 as rated. The CVT also slows the acceleration on cold day.

IT

5
nathan101 on 02/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It has a navigation and it gets to speed very fast and it is a VERY NICE CAR!

Perfect Vehicle

4.5
RoAr on 02/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is amazing! It has everything you need. I just took it to the snow and it handled beautifully. And it's the 2WD model. It has a great ride and it is very powerful when passing others on the highway. I've also received many complements on the design. I highly recommend it. I payed $29,000 for the SL 2WD with Sunroof package, floor mats, and wind deflector.

Murano Wins me over

4.6
DerekD on 02/10/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Mostly a car guy and moving into this SUV seg took a good leap of faith for me. My needs are performance, handling, and decent gas mileage. The Murano meets all my pesky criteria and coming from my 02' Maxima it does even a better job at some things that the Max did poorly.

This crossover thingamajig rocks!

4.1
Bob Bitchin' on 02/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Smooth, comfortable and stylish - what's not to like! So far, no build quality issues (like rattles, etc.). Gas mileage is a bit less than advertised - about 18.5 mpg overall in 6 months.

1500 Miles problems already

3
minsane on 02/06/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

I have 1500 miles on my Murano and four problems already! A pillar is rattling, drivers seat shifts during acel/decel, gas door actuator buzzing, alignment off. Took it back to the dealer and they can only fix 2 of the four problems. Technical service bulltins were given to them and still they can't duplicate the problem. Nissan/Infiniti has lost a customer for life. This car has alot of stupid little problems.

love my car!

4.9
ownerof my car on 02/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

best car I have ever owned....

Disappointing MPG

4.1
DannyRay on 02/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bad news first: I have been unable to get above 16 MPG city or HIGHWAY. This is totally unacceptable. I love the way it drives and handles. The interior is laid out very nicely except for the odd little storage below the radio. I love the exterior styling, still getting lots of looks. I'm not sure if I will be keeping it, if Nissan or the dealer won't do something.

just bought

5
ric t on 02/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

only had it a couple of days but its a bast to drive, looking foward to many miles of enjoyment, dealer made it easy to purchase and was friendly

High price-Not high quality

2.9
richards on 01/31/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

This cardoes not stand up to use. The ussual creaks and odd misfits that appear at later mileage have turned up at 25k. I worry about this car longterm. The passenger seat has come loose. The front end suspension system is noisy. The engine doesn't appear to stand up to normal wear; its using oil and the mileage is dropping.

Much better than expected

4.9
Spensemnstr on 01/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned several vehicles and this is the best combination of performance, style and space I have ever experienced. I drove the MDX, the Pilot, the Highlander, the Redezvous and the CRV. The Murano was by far the best and it has done nothing to change my opinion in 7500 miles of usage.

Finally a car my husbands comfortable in

5
Joe and Donna on 01/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My husband is 6'4" and we have looked at tons of cars/suvs and the Murano is by far the best in providing height and comfort for the tall people of the world. We believe we got a great car for "US" its different in its look, fun to drive and has enough of the bells and whistles on it to keep us happy, though if I was buying a car for "Myself" I would have bought the 350z convertible!!! P.S. I just traded in a 3 year old convertible for the Murano, as my husband puts it, "You're now a married woman". FINDING HIM WAS WORTH GIVING UP THE SPORTS CAR!!!!

won't regret...

4.9
ROJO on 01/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

it's a nice SUV to drive. Good looking, smooth, and CVT. you can also add all kinds of options to the car.

I love the Murano

5
willajay on 01/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The AWD Murano performs well in ice and snow conditions. The unique transmission takes some getting used to but is a joy to drive once you have mastered it. The exterior styling makes people notice you.

Perfect

4
New_Murano_Owner on 01/28/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

* First of all I got a great deal on it. * This is one of the best vehicle I've ever driven and it just takes regular gas unlike the Infiniti FX 35. Infiniti bundles a little bit of luxury into it, which I really don't or may not need. * Exterior styling, Interior comfort and its fun to drive. * Best buy for the buck.

Best car we've owned

4.9
Ed Coffman on 01/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When my wife saw the car in the November '02 issue of House Beautiful Magazine she had to have it! Never mind that it was my turn to get a car. We got to test dive one in January '03 and ordered hers. We got the car in March. Sunlite Copper w/cabernet interior just like the ad. It's frustrating to me that I will research a car for ever trying to pick the perfect one only to have my wife pick the best car we have owned from a magazine ad. Figures.

Impressive (almost) luxury crossover

5
Jauntboy on 01/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When I first saw the Nissan Murano, I had no intentions of buying a new vehicle. But when I took a test drive, I immediately fell in love with its unique styling and great handling. My mom tells me the engine sounds like a cow "moo-ing" but I love it when I have to speed up when I enter the freeway and it does so with great ease.

my favorite car in a long time of drivin

5
jd smith on 01/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a dodge durango for four yrs. prior to buying me murano.the best mileage i could get out of the durango in town, 12mpg. hwy 21mpg..the murano is getting 16.8 in town which great for me sence 95% of my drining is in town. I havn't driven it on any long runs yet.

my murano

5
ibaraktx on 01/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been in SUVs since 1985.This is my 3rd nissan SUV and I would highly recommend the Murano

Great SUV

5
bob1 on 01/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I waited one thousand miles before my review. I am happy to report the Murano is all I hoped it would be. There are a few odd little things like windshield wipers that can't be lifted for cleaning unless you stop them in mid stream. But this is nit picky stuff. The vehicle looks and rides in spectacular fashion. No rattles, no problems and gas milage unlike any SUV. Good safety features with ABS and side curtain airbags and security system. The easy entry and exit from front and rear seems well thought out with plenty of legroom to boot. The 245 HP engine and the smooth CVT tranny make this a powerful and fun SUV to drive.

Murano Overall

4.6
Kashong on 01/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Vehicle has preformed very well, the engine is strong and I like the CVT transmission. Below about 40 mph, it seems to go into some type of free wheeling and I find myself having to brake harder then I antisipated.

it's good

4.1
scott1966 on 01/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I did not want the vehicle, but it was company issued. after 3 days of driving it, I loved it. It is just as good as any lexus. I have drove them all,and this is a great vehicle.

Love my Murano

4.9
Steve A. on 01/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The first snow of this Winter got me to trade in my VW Jetta, which was awful in any precipitation. I test drove traditional SUVs and crossovers, liked the Murano style and comfort best, and it was not outrageously priced. Now I drive in any weather with confidence for the first time in years. And a nice thing for an SUV, my Murano has a very high Wow! factor from passengers and passersby.

MY MURANO

4.5
XRVER on 01/19/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

MORE PLEASED THAN WHEN I BOUGHT IT.

Not bad, but certainly not great

4.3
hfelknor on 01/19/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The car will probably lasy a long time and give good service. It is a good looking piece. In side I feel comfortable. It has the same 2 ft deep dash as my last minivan. It has the same reflections in the windshield becaus os this too. Once you get it rolling, it performs well. That 3.5 is a sweet engine. The CVT costs you off the line. And the Economy that the CVT is supposed to give you just doean't happen. Overall a good car. But certainly not a great car. And it has problems that are PARTICULARLY irritating.

AMAZING

5
astros4lrm on 01/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Test drove this SUV back in May of 2003 and loved the feel and acceleration. Nissan has done an excellent job, you could call this a work of art with muscle!

Lots of gizmo for the price

4.9
Furby on 01/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun SUV to drive. Very stable around corners and excellent brakes. Comes with so many features that I'm still reading the manual. Drive uphill everyday and the CVT is smooooth. Love the HID lights. Added an aftermarket reverse censor to help with backing up. The gas/brake pedals are adjustable. Wish the steering wheel can move forward too.

Pleasure to own

4.9
gill on 01/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Meets all my expectations..no disappointments.

Great Vehicle

4.8
darkelf on 01/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've only had this vehicle for four months, but so far I could not ask for a better ride or performance. On the highway you want to keep going. This urban vehicle gives a smooth and comfortable experience, above and beyond my expectations. So far; "Real good".

Murano Fan

4.8
katsfan on 01/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Looking for SUV with comfort and convenience, and found it. Overall the best buy for the money. Explorer, Trailblazer, and Jeep doesnt compare to the smooth ride of the murano. About 20 miles per gallon also helps.

Made the right choice

4.9
tn driver on 01/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Spent 4 months researching SUV's. Read customer complaints from major car related web-sites. Kept coming back to the Murano. Best choice I could have made. Since my favorite cars had been my 280Z,kept 10 yrs; Infiniti J30,kept 9 yrs,I wasn't sure if I would be giving up too much of the fun by purchasing an SUV. Wrong. The car flys and stays on the ground. Not one regret. Put the car to an early test during a recent snow/ice storm. Maneuvered up a winding mountain road without the slightest problem. The AWD paid for itself right there. Have been getting 22 to 23 hwy mpg and 18-19 city.

Exceeds Expectations

5
rtuttle on 01/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

First rate in every respect. Powerful, quick response, great road control. Roomy and comfortable. Great safety features. And, gets looks!

nissan murano

4.9
dixie on 01/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Rear visiblilty is the only problem that I have. You learn to adjust and know how to see around the problems.

Review

4.8
bobb on 01/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

outstanding suv with lots of power

Style and Performance

4.8
Alice F on 01/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Murano is a trouble free vehicle. The ride and comfort level are exceptional. This car has a style that catches peoples eye. People stop us in parking lots and at stop lights to comment on the style and ask about the car. We have taken it on 3 trips over 1,000 miles one way and had no problems. We are very pleased with our Murano SL.

Not a soccer team hauler

4.4
Brodirt on 01/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Wow, is this an SUV? 2 weeks in and I am incredibly impressed. Handles like a sport sedan, accellerates like a premium sports sedan and stops like a sports car. I cant wait unitl the snow and ice hit. All around sophisticated high end high style performer that is not a suburban soccer team hauler, unless your late for the game.

its so sweet....

5
MickeyB on 12/31/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Its a gem. I'm totally pleased and excited by it. I worried about it being a Nissan, but their quality has definitely improved. Its performance and comfort are comparable to the RX and a better deal. And I cant say how much more appealing it is, design wise, than any of its class competitors.

Murano New Look-Good SUV Mileage

4.8
Rock Dwyer on 12/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Nicely styled, good instrumentation, the GPS system is exceptional. ONE BAD ITEM:The SAT XM radio was suppose to be part of my car audio package, but was NOT included, Nissan has refused to resolve this matter-even though 5 dealers said the would be included. NO XM. Otherwise a nice car overall! Comfortable seats, good driving visibility, mileage averages about 20,0 much better than most SUV's. CVT transmission has an unusual feel, however seems to work quite well. Handle well in the snow!

Look forward to driving fun

5
Bob Delahunt on 12/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The engineering in this new Murano is just amazing. The vehical dynamic contol system keeps this vehical very stable on snow slick roads. It is the most comfortable, safe, quite and reliable vehical I ever had. I was a fleet manager for Chevrolet for almost 20 years and I've driven more cars and trucks then most people. This is truly the new trend for the automotive industry to follow. Crossover SUV

owner

5
Mr. Anthony Panzica on 12/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After three months...my wife loves it...we like the fuel economy!

I love this car!!!

4.9
healymonster14 on 12/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought my murano 3 days ago, and all i want to do is get in it and drive, anywhere. it handles great, the bose stereo system will rival anything the punk kids got in there tricked out honda civics. i parked it at the grocery store today and when i came back out there were 3 people walking around and peeking into my car. they loved it too.

Murano is an excellent vehicle!

4.8
BigDaddyCarl on 12/29/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased the vehicle based upon the looks, features and most importantly the interior leg room, (I'm 6'4" and have a limited variety of vehicles that will accomodate me comfortably). After driving the vehicle for several days I was pleased to find many luxury features that I was unaware of. This vehicle has plenty of power, a super smooth ride, excellent sound system and all the bells and whistles I could ask for. I recommend the Murano to everyone I speak to.

try it you'll like it

4.8
bobon2001 on 12/27/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

unique.......fun to drive ..feels like car..really an entry Infinity..best quality interior Nissan has ever made......solid....

Great SUV for the $$$$.

4.5
FloGarb on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

It handles really well. Comfortable ride. Does not ride like a truck as my previous SUV.

Great Car!!!

4.9
Earl's Girl on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I Love my Murano! Lovely to look at and great to drive. There is a lot of commentary regarding the CVT, but I like it. I get plenty of power for merging and passing, so I don't understand the nay sayers. The vehicle is wonderfully appointed and very luxurious. I have all the options except 4 wheel drive. (This city girl will never need it!) Perhaps if I were to change anything, I might put in a 3rd seat, but then it would be a minivan! I have plenty of room for groceries etc. No complaints from me! I just love this car!

We love our Murano

4.4
TxDet on 12/27/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought the base model, but would like to have been able to afford some of the bells and whistles in the SE package. The engine and its performance is a good trade off for 18.6 mpg in (in city) fuel economy. All in all, we are very satisfied with our Murano. With the Nissan dependability this car is sure to have a good trade in value when we decide to buy our next Nissan.

Nissan Murano

5
Cookie 7 on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a fun car to own and drive. Never had anything quite like it! Good power, nice interior, roomy for both front and rear occupants.

murano in florida

4.6
debbie rae on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

this vehicle is great for city traffic, quick to respond and easy to negotiate congested areas. i am well pleased with my murano and this was my first import car purchase ever.

I Love it

4.9
yihariha on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I test drove many SUV's and nothing compared to the Murano. I see that they rank down the 1 speed transmission. However, even though it takes some getting used to because your waiting for it to shift, it gets up and moves. Especially, on the freeway. I've owned many cars in my life, but never a car like this. I LOVE MY MURANO :)

Sports Car of SUV's

5
SReed on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great suv and I really don't have anything bad to say about it. It's very sporty so it may not be for everyone, but its a heck of alot of fun to drive and its very roomy inside. Unlike what Edmunds says, the CVT transmission does not detract from any performance. I wonder if they really tested this model. I personally compared the performance to other Nissan cars with the 3.5 (Alitma & Maxima) and found that considering the weight difference it was about the same, but the CVT was alot smoother.

Comfort and Fun - Not the fastest

4.6
PeteGus on 12/27/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wonderful design, good fuel economy. Lacks poewr on the low end but never loses it in the mountains even fully loaded and hauling! Head turning design, and was the 1st crossover to actually hit the market. If it had moew power, nothing else would touch it for the price.

Murano sets pace for all crossovers

4.8
razmataz on 12/27/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My 2003 Murano sets the pace for all crossovers to follow as far as style,roominess,power and smoothness.For all those who complain of the 'harshness' of the SE models'ride, I guess they have never ridden in a BMW before. The SE trim nets you a more agressive/sporty suspension. If you hate barracuda-stay out of the ocean!As far as the smooth as silk transmission-it not only does not sap the powerful engine but helps to turn in better performance times than all in its class and most in the next class above.Also it out brakes all in its class as well. Can you tell I love my Murano!

Overlooked Crossover

5
Linny55 on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Nissan Murano is the best mid-range crossover on the market. It is much too often overlooked. Unlike the Edmunds reviewer, we find it has plenty of power and the transmission is great. In recent snowstorms it performed better than we could have hoped for. On a long trip this summer, we were extremely comfortable and very happy with the gas mileage despite running the a/c constantly. We love the roomy seats you just don't get when there are 3 rows of seating. This is perfect size vehicle for empty nesters. The Bose sound system is awesome and the ride is smooth and quiet. For this price range, this beats all others we test drove.

MzMurano says....Mezmerizing to Drive

4.9
MzMurano on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Choices: FWD or AWD, SE or SL, Color? Leather/Audio package? Sunroof? In the end, I got the base FWD SL in the glittery Pearl White with the wheels chromed for a little more pizazz. It is an awesome ride & handles nicely. The CVT transmission takes a little getting used to at a slower speed, but the "sport/second" feature makes up for any lagging at slower speeds. It is a head turner as well. Built on the Maxima platform with that award winning 3.5L V6 engine, with the chrome flash of the assertive front grill and door handles, plus my added chrome wheels, you might actually notice me driving around Orange County sometime.

love it love itlove it!!!!!!

4.8
canarsie on 12/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Allways drove american cars (caddys- lincoln-pontiac )Never thought i would like to drive an suv type car. My wife loved ( as i did )the out side style.I test drovethe MURANO and fell in love wih this car. I am a big guy and fit with ease ,comfort, space exciting driveand pure comfort. I LOVE THIS AUTOMOBLE!!!!!BIG MIKE

Glad I got it!

4.9
zlot on 12/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

While I was at first a bit hesitant about getting a relatively high ended vehicle the Murano is everything I was looking for and more. I'm real pleased with the purchase. Dealerships may leave something to be desired, but the car is a go.

Murano Rocks!

4.9
Antiquesfreaks on 12/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Tight, solid vehicle. I bought the Sunlit Copper model and there isn't a day that goes by that someone doesn't stop me and ask what it is or compliment me on how it looks! I LOVE THIS SUV! Bose stereo is the icing on the cake! Rides like a dream and handles better than most cars I've had or driven, which are many. BMW X5 was my first choice, but for the money, I would buy a Murano any day!

Fun Vehicle!

4.9
Mowdat on 12/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just had this vehicle 10 days, and I love it! Great looking, attracts looks everywhere. Contrary to what I have read, the CVT is awesome. Smooth, powerful. It amazes my friends. Had satellite radio installed, also awesome, works through the dash monitor. Gas mileage 22+ in mixed driving. Very quiet.

Love it

5
gary Bell on 12/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Drives like a european sedan, works like an SUV. Sexy styling in and out, Drives very smooth. I love the CVT and engine combination.

Hot Number

4.9
Alicar on 12/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great driving SUV. The transmission is awesome. I've added Stainless step bars to hide the exhaust better. Really helps the looks. Fuel economy is around 18. Best has been 22. Very roomy in the back seat and the recline feature makes it seem bigger. No problems through 4500 miles. Do have a noise in the front end. It pops when changing directions with the wheels slighlty turned (i.e. backing out of a parking spot). One major complaint is the headlight swith located on the turn signal. I've accidentally turned the lights off when signally to turn right. One click and they are out.

nissan murano sl-awd

4.9
bruce seward on 12/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is a fun vehicle to own and drive.... the 3.5 litre v-6 is smooth and powerful .... the cvt transmission is seamless and efficient.... averaging 20 mpg for a mix of driving.... the murano is tight handler on the twisties as well as a smooth boulevard cruiser.... the interior fit and finish is excellent, as is the bose soundsystem ... legroom and headroom both front and rear are generous....this vehicle almost always attracts positive and admiring comments during gas station fill-ups...there were no flaws in the paint or interior when delivered, and the dealership did a top quality job of selling and delivering the vehicle... a great buying experience

my murano

4.9
murano driver on 12/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i just bought the new 2004 murano and am extremely pleased with the comfort, attention to detail, and technology available with the car. it seems that they thought of just about everything when making this automoblile. i am truly enjoying driving it!!

Massachusetts Driver

5
Mass Driver on 12/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned this car for 5500 miles. It is smooth, powerful, handles well and is a ball to drive. The entire family really likes the interior room and Bose stero system. I think it is a terrific value

My new adventure....

4.6
RRL4664 on 12/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

For the most part I have enjoyed my Murano, I have had the vehicle since 11/2002.

murano

4.6
bill cooley on 12/20/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

so far i have liked my murano very much. the comments are all very true but it still remains alot of fun to drive eventhough it is a little firm due to the fact that i have a se model.

Car Review

4.9
semsem01 on 12/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car to own, Don't like the dealership.

A Truly Great Car

4.9
TigerGuy on 12/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5