2014 Nissan Murano
2014 Nissan Murano – BESTTECHCARS.COM – The 2014 Nissan Murano is a comprehensive, five-seater midsize crossover SUV that offers an appealing riding experience and a remarkable level of complexity for a family car. It comes with first-class cabin, roomy rear seat, quick engine and transmission, agile handling, comfortable ride, accessible controls. However, Murano has limited back view and cramped cargo space than some competitors. For 2014, the Nissan Murano is basically the same with current model.
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The Nissan Murano was initially introduced about a decade ago and had caught midsize SUV customers’ attention with innovative cutting, greedy V6 engine, sporty steering and comfy interior. Now, the 2014 Murano is still a solid choice for a crossover although its visual impact isn’t quite as strong as those other essential qualities are still there. The drawback on the 2014 Nissan Murano is its substantial tail blind spots since its thick back pillars. The base model is offered with 18-inch alloy wheels while the higher trims get 20-inch alloy wheels and bi-xenon headlights.
The 2014 Nissan Murano is an SUV with one of the best CVT transmissions in the class combined with its strong V6 resulting both reputable performance and decent fuel economy. In this price range, the Murano is also one of the more appealing crossovers to drive thanks to its sport-tuned suspension. Leading-edge, advanced and user-friendly features in its fine-looking cabin are something that Nissan’s competitors can’t beat.
The 2014 Nissan Murano will compete with the 2014 Ford Edge, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee which is well equipped and available with strong V8 power, and 2014 Toyota Venza. Murano’s price starts from $40,410.
The 2014 Nissan Murano comes in 4 trim levels, the S, the SV, the SL and the LE. The base S is available standard with rear privacy glass, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote entry and ignition, six-speaker sound system, adjustable driver seat, cloth furnishings, 60/40-split reclining back seat, cruise control, 7-inch screen, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel while higher trim models get power liftgate, Bluetooth, automatic headlights, auto-dimming mirror, satellite radio, rearview camera, heated power front seats with driver memory, heated leather-draped steering wheel and seats, and wood cabin trim.
Optional features of 2014 Nissan Murano include the navigation system, power liftgate, unique 20-inch alloy wheels, rear-seat entertainment system, Bose audio system, blind-spot sensor, headrest-mounted displays, rear cross-lane sensor, voice command, lane departure monitor, and body paint color.
The 2014 Nissan Murano is available with a 3.5-liter V6 engine delivering 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque connected via CVT to either standard FWD or optional AWD system. Fuel economy returns 18 mpg city and 24 highway with FWD model while with AWD model make 1 mpg less on the highway. The Murano’s V6 and CVT combination is responsive which is working well as any 6-cylinder engine combined with a common automatic transmission. This also improves the SUV’s fuel efficiency. Other great performance of Murano are its comparatively sporty suspension and steering tweaking that allow responsive handling that’s one of the best of midsize crossover SUV in this price range.