The 2023 Nissan Murano awaits a redesign, starting at $34,955 | New

Now on sale, the 2023 Nissan Murano returns largely unchanged as it continues to await a redesign. Along with a pair of new paint colors and updated logos, the Murano sees a small price hike on all trims – it now starts at $34,955 for the base S model (all prices include destination charge of $1,295).

Related: 2019 Nissan Murano Review: Updated and Better

Since our last review of the Murano in 2019, the two-row midsize SUV has seen only minor changes, the most notable being the extension of Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 to all models in 2021. According to Automotive News, 2024 could Finally make substantial changes. changes for the Murano, but the new model will likely come at a higher price (when asked to confirm the redesign, a Nissan spokesperson didn’t provide further details).

Check out what the current Murano has to offer and its 2023 price below to decide if the impending redesign is worth the wait.

What’s new?

Changes for the 2023 Murano are limited to new Nissan logos inside and out as well as two new exterior paint choices, Super Black and Deep Ocean Blue Pearl, which join Boulder Gray Pearl, Brilliant Silver Metallic, Gun Metallic, Pearl White TriCoat and Scarlet Ember Tintcoat. All models see a $350 price increase.

Powertrain and Standard Features

Under the hood of all Murano models is a 260 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. While the V-6 produces enough power to merge and pass on the highway, the CVT is the SUV’s Achilles’ heel due to its lack of responsiveness and selectable drive modes. All models come with standard front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive and receive an EPA rating of 20/28/23 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Unlike its CVT, the Murano’s suite of safety features falls into the category of things editors did As. Safety Shield 360 bundles Auto Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Warning, Reverse Auto Braking and Auto Assist at the traffic lights. In addition to its safety dashboard, the 2022 Murano won the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick Plus award.

Additionally, all models feature a standard 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, LED headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control and keyless access.

Versions and prices

The Murano returns with four versions for 2023: S, SV, SL and Platinum. Priced at $1,590, a Midnight Edition package available on the SV adds blacked-out exterior accents, 20-inch gloss black wheels and illuminated skid plates; a sunroof can also be added to the SL model for an additional $1,490. 18-inch wheels are standard on S and SV models, while 20-inch wheels are standard on higher trims.

Inside, the S and SV models feature cloth seats, and leather upholstery is found in the SL and Platinum models. all models except the S come standard with heated and ventilated seats. The SL and Platinum upgrade the standard six-speaker audio system to a premium Bose 11-speaker system and add onboard navigation with voice recognition.

Below are the starting prices for the 2023 Murano with standard front-wheel drive; AWD adds $1,700 across the board.

  • S: $34,955
  • VS: $38,495
  • SL: $42,455
  • Platinum: $46,505

Against the competition

The Murano’s midsize SUV rivals include the Ford Edge, Honda Passport, and Hyundai Santa Fe. middle for price: Currently, the 2022 Ford Edge starts at $39,440; the 2022 Honda Passport at $39,665; and the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe at $29,495.

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