If you’ve been searching for a midsize SUV that offers a smooth and comfortable ride, a sophisticated interior, a wide array of standard driver-assist features, and outstanding fuel efficiency, you’ll want to take a good look at the 2021 Nissan Murano. Customers at the Santa Maria area Nissan dealership appreciate the high quality and outstanding value the Murano brings to the table. It’s no surprise that U.S. News & World Report selected the Murano as a finalist for the 2021 Best 2-Row SUV for the Money award. Owners also love the Murano’s aggressive styling, lively V6 engine, and abundant passenger volume.
According to the Nissan dealer near Santa Maria, the most significant change for 2021 is the addition of the previously available Volkswagen Safety Shield 360 safety suite as a standard feature on all trims. Safety Shield 360 comes with rear automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, and more. There’s a new Special Edition package that adds simulated leather upholstery, heated front seats, 20-inch wheels, a 360-degree exterior camera, and a panoramic sunroof.
Car and Driver praised the 2021 Nissan Murano, writing:
“The Murano is in its element on long-distance highway jaunts, where the powertrain fades into the background and delivers a peaceful journey. With a suspension tuned for comfort, the Murano makes easy work of road trips, and its suspension damps out even the roughest of potholes to deliver a smooth ride. Encounter a twisty road and the Murano will safely deliver you to the next intersection...”
The 2021 Nissan Murano seats five passengers and comes in four trim levels, listed as S, SV, SL and Platinum. The Murano employs a 3.5-liter V6 engine that puts out 260 horses and 240 lb-ft. The gearbox is a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. Fuel economy is estimated by the EPA at 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.*
The Murano S trim is the base model, but it comes nicely equipped. Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition, an 8-inch touchscreen, an audio system with six speakers, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite radio, and four USB ports. Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 (mentioned above) is now standard.The Murano SV trim includes remote engine start, LED fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, black roof rails, heated mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable front seats, adaptive cruise control, front parking sensors, and light-colored wood interior trim.
The Murano SL trim gets silver roof rails, 20-inch wheels, a hands-free liftgate, a heated steering wheel, leather seats, ambient interior lighting, driver-seat memory, heated front and rear seats, a Bose premium audio system with 11 speakers, a navigation system, and a surround-view camera system.
The range-topping Murano Platinum trim comes with ventilated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, upgraded leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, and NissanConnect emergency notification services.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.