2011 Nissan Murano Review and Prices
About 2011 Nissan Murano
Nissan is looking to repeat the same cadence introduced by the first-generation models and they are therefore incorporating some style and engine enhancements to their new vehicle lineup. To see what new is in store for the 2011 Nissan Murano, get a quick glimpse below.
The 2011 Nissan Murano will incorporate the same redesign approach that was introduced upon the arrival of the 2009 model. However, it has not lost its own aesthetic appeal by providing a vehicle body marked with plains and curves. The manufacturers are attempting to give it a read-to-run appeal with wheels being as large as 18- to 20-inch sizes. This high-riding SUV has a single unit car chassis and serves as a four-door wagon.
Onto the mechanical side of things, this one will once again deliver the same mechanical formula that it utilized since this vehicle model crossed over. The 3.5-liter V6 engine can deliver up to 265 horsepower and 248 lb-ft torque for an impressive drive. There are also choices for an all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive system. This vehicle is equipped with a CVT or continuously variable transmission, thus allowing you to increase power delivery for precise matching of engine speed. There are more engine features incorporated to deliver smoother ride such as antiskid and traction systems, four-wheel disc brakes, and an antilock braking system.
Aside from the usual entertainment features you can expect from a typical SUV, the 2011 Nissan Murano comes with automatic dual-zone climate control and a rear DVD entertainment, which enables you to choose between a 9-inch ceiling monitor or dual integrated headrest screens.
Pro’s of 2011 Nissan Murano
*The style for the vehicle body is artsy and looks suited for the long haul;
*The unibody construction of the 2011 Nissan Murano saves weight and wind resistance for more fuel economy;
*It delivers a powertrain formula and a strong engine performance;
*Highly efficient acceleration system and quick revving up of engine;
*Equipped with antiskid and traction system for smoothing driving for more accurate changing of directions and preventing slip tires;
*Offer competitive array of features, whether entertainment or navigation.
Con’s of 2011 Nissan Murano
*The only major downside is that its cargo space is limited as compared to its rivals.
Although the manufacturers have not released a specific pricing information on the 2011 Nissan Murano model, one can expect that there will surely be increase in the prices from the 2009 and 2010 models. Experts have cited that prices will range from $29,000 to $39,000, which is a slight increase from earlier models. Of course, you can expect some differences on specific models for the Murano models, whether you opt for the LE, SL, and whether you have an AWD or front-wheel drive.
The Bottom Line
The 2011 Nissan Murano is the truest essence of what a sports utility vehicle should be. Indeed, this is the best midsize crossover in town without sacrificing affordability. Despite the lack of significant changes, this model has managed to establish its quality as a vehicle option in a sea of competitors.