The 2018 Nissan Murano is a mid-size crossover that remains much ahead of the rest in many respects, saying that we mean aspects that are really appreciable. The first look would immediately make you curious as the style and interior comfort would tempt you to have some more time spent in the ambience of its cabin, while it takes you off to your destination with ease.
What’s New for 2018
From a famous car dealership of Nissan we gathered that for the 2018 version the Nissan Murano has added a set of new active safety features that can assure better safety that is expected from the sharp looks it wears and the easy-drives it provides. The forward collision warnings abd automatic emergency braking are the two new features we see this year across all the Murano lineup as standard equipment, while the blind-spot monitors, an adaptive cruise control, and surround-view cameras are available in all the trims as optional.
With a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) the powertrain of the Murano is tuned to deliver everyday comfort that gets prioritized in this vehicle than being able to run after outright performance. It is another good aspect of this powertrain that the automatic transmission in relation with the V-6 engine proved to be sufficiently fuel efficient. You get a 24-mpg combined rating in both the front-or all-wheel-drive configurations scoring the highest in its class.
The Ride Comfort
The ride in the 2018 Nissan Murano is well-composed and comfortable in a spacious cabin filled with plenty of amenities. The base S versions though look average with a cloth upholstery and manually adjustable seats, the top trims with leather wrapped, heated and cooled bucket seats and a dual-pane moonroof make you feel above the class.
The styling of the 2018 Nissan Murano is a fashion-forward vehicle as much as a mainstream crossover can get. Be it the floating roof, the creased sheet metal it wears or a wide V-shaped grille in the front, the Nissan Murano has broken the conventional attitude discarding the bulky bulges and introducing a trick floating curved roofline. Flanked by stunning headlights crawling far up the hood, the grille in the front point down toward a lower front bumper that reaches toward the front wheels and has decent chrome accents to soothe your eyes.
An expert from a well-known auto dealership described that the Nissan Murano 2018 version has skipped the chunky SUV tradition of a crossover as well and shot straight with a design that previews the next generation cars in advance. The use of a traditional hydraulic steering system in the Murano gets noticed in no time while the system in it builds up the right amount of weight that can create a comfortable “dead spot” in the middle of the wheel to achieve better stability for highway driving.
The Bottom Line
Last but not the least, the 3.5-liter V-6 engine found under the hood of the 2018 Nissan Murano makes a 260 of horsepower and a 240 pound-feet of torque that exhibits the strength when it drives at different speeds on different surfaces.