The 2023 Nissan Murano is on sale now. The starting price is $34,955.
The Nissan Murano has entered the next model year with minor updates. They include a new logo of the brand inside and out and a couple of fresh exterior colors – a stylish Deep Ocean Blue Pearl and an elegant Super Black.
As before, the model is available in four trim levels: S, SV, SL, and Platinum. The 2023 model costs between $34,955 and $48,205 incl. destination.
The Murano’s base engine is a 3.5-liter six-cylinder making 260 hp. The power is transmitted to either front wheels or to four wheels via an Intelligent AWD system.
The standard equipment includes LED lighting, dual-zone automatic climate control, the Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen of the NissanConnect multimedia system with Apple CarPlay / Android Auto compatibility.
Nevertheless, its sales in the USA dropped twice if we compare the 2nd quarter of this year and the same period of last year: 7,396 units in 2021 vs 15,495 units in 2022.
What to do? – The model lives in a highly competitive environment and, in some respects, it does not reach the level of some better-rounded rivals.
For example, the Ford Edge has a roomier cargo compartment, a higher-end infotainment system, and sharper handling, plus it comes with standard all-wheel drive.
Though the Honda CR-V is smaller in size, it offers more cargo space and a nicer interior than the Murano. In addition, the Honda is cheaper. You can save around $6K by buying a higher CR-V trim that is similarly equipped to the base Murano.