Nissan Murano 2011Posted: September 18th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: 2011 New Car Models, Nissan | Leave a comment »
The 2011 Nissan Murano is five-passenger midsize SUV available in S (starting at $29.290 MSRP), SV (new for 2011 model year and starting at $32.860 MSRP), SL (starting at $36.400) and LE (starting at $38.300) trim levels. A new two-door convertible called Murano CrossCabriolet is disponible and it is the world’s first SUV convertible (at $46.390 MSRP). All trim levels come with front- or all-whell drive. The 2011 Nissan Murano competes in price and size with the Ford Edge, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander.
Along with its refreshed grille and bumper design, new taillights, a new 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheel design and a number of interior and content additions, Murano 2011 again combines its noteworthy ”mobile suite” interior with advanced technology and a refined, premium driving feel to create a modern crossover SUV like no other. New models are disponible for 2011: SV (AWD and FWD) trim level and CrossCabriolet. Other changes include the addition of one new exterior color, Graphite Blue, and a new wood grain hue on LE models.
As in 2010, all 2011 Muranos feature a powerful 3.5-liter DOHC 24 valve V6 engine with CVTS ( Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System) on intake valve and variable induction system. This engine produces 260 horsepower @ 6000 rpm and 240 lb-ft of torque at 4400 rpm. In combination with an advanced Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), this engine provides a sporty and smooth driving experience. EPA Fuel Consumption estimates for 2011 Nissan Murano is 18 mpg city and 23 mpg on highway.
Available exterior features of 2011 Nissan Murano include rain-sensing windshield wipers, a power liftgate and a large, dual panel power sliding glass moonroof with 2nd row skylight that provides an open-air experience for Murano passengers without compromising headroom.
The 2011 Nissan Murano also offers a variety of convenient cargo storage areas throughout the interior including standard dual-level center console, pockets for mobile phones, coins, maps and more, an extralarge glove compartment and dual seat back pockets as well as a large rear cargo area.
Other standard interior features include an auto door lock feature, dual zone climate control and an AM/FM/CD six-speaker audio system with AVX-in jack, VTR jack and MP3/WMA capability. A variety of advanced technology features are available, including standard Nissan Intelligent key with Push Button Start, standard Interface System for iPod, Radio Data System (RDS) and Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System.
The 2011 Nissan Murano S models include 18-inch alloy wheels, halogen headlights and LED taillights, 6-way manual driver’s and 4-way manual passenger’s seats, manual tilt and telescoping steering wheel, power windows and door locks with remote keyless entry system, a 6-speaker audio system, rear privacy glass and more.
Murano SV 2011 add Dual Panel Moonroof with one-touch open/ close, roof rails, integrated halogen front fog lights, 8-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support, rear view monitor and Vehicle Security System. Murano SL 2011 models add leather-appointed seats, heated front seats, outside mirror position memory, heated steering-wheel, Bose premium audio system with 9 speakers and two subwoofers and heated outside mirrors.
The 2011 Nissan Murano LE models add 20-inch wheels with a special titanium-colored finish, roof rails with silver accents, rain-sensing front wipers, heated rear seats, wood grain interior trim and steering wheel memory position.
The Edmunds says:
The 2011 Nissan Murano is a standout among midsize crossovers for its finely tuned suspension and responsive steering, making it one of the most rewarding and involving cars in its class. The Murano is also notable for its comfortable ride, easily soaking up bumps and potholes.