The upcoming 2020 Nissan Murano is coming to the dealerships with some major changes. The 5-seat midsize SUV comes with an attractive exterior design and luxurious interior. Powered by strong V6 drivetrain, Murano is smaller than Pathfinder but larger than Rogue model. This model is available in four trim levels, a CVT gearbox is available, along with the all-wheel-drive setup. A five-star safety rating can’t get any better, but new Murano will get even more standard safety equipment.
The 2020 Murano also comes with the design refreshments. The sharper look provides more handsomeness and we already saw the first spy shots. The striking design is visible, especially at the front. New Murano will cost slightly more than the current model. Still, the price is still reasonable. The interior will remain roomy and comfortable and it will get some further refinements.
2020 Nissan Murano looks sharper
New spy shots are showing that Nissan is preparing refreshments for the Murano model. The already handsome crossover SUV will now look even more attractive. The new look is much sharper, especially the front end. Revised headlights and LED running lights are looking brilliant. The pair of running lights are arrow-shaped and it looks like they are pointing at the center of the grille. A very nice piece of styling from Japanese carmaker.
A new trapezoidal lower fascia is also visible on the spy shots. The rear comes with minor changes only. Camouflage over the taillights is suggesting a new pair of units. The side profile looks cleaner and we like the floating roof design. The 2020 Nissan Murano rides on standard 18-inch alloy wheels. The optional 20-inch alloys are also available. You can even opt for the Premium or Moonroof packages.
2020 Nissan Murano cabin appearance
Nissan is a well-known carmaker that makes one of the most pleasant cabins. The 2020 Nissan Murano is no exception. The interior is very upscale and modern. Already a modern cabin will get further modernization in terms of new features and updates of the existing ones. The comfort is great, seats are big and are very supportive. The cabin can accommodate up to five passengers across the two rows. An optional panoramic sunroof is a must-have. Cargo area offers 30 cubic feet of space. Folding the rear seats opens up almost 70 cubic feet.
A 7-inch touchscreen offers an amazing interface and is very easy to use. Standard upholstery includes cloth materials. Of course, leather seats are available and are optional. Telescoping steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, push-button start are all standard. When it comes to optional features, Murano offers remote start, Bose audio system, and power-adjustable front seats. From now on, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are optional. For the end, the center console is slightly revised.
The current Murano SUV comes with a five-star safety rating. Now, the 2020 Nissan Murano will get even more safety equipment. It is one of the safest vehicles in the mid-size SUV segment. The current model already offers automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, cruise control and traction control as standard. The 2020 Murano will arrive with the standard automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning. On the other hand, the Japanese carmaker is refusing to offer a ProPilot Assist system. Interestingly, models such as Nissan Rogue are offering this piece of technology. However, Murano still didn’t get one.
2020 Nissan Murano engine and transmission
There won’t be any changes or upgrades under the hood. It means the 2020 Nissan Murano comes with the same drivetrain option. A 3.5-liter V6 generates 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. The V6 engine comes with a CVT transmission that is both quick and smooth. Thanks to that, the ride quality is better and quiet. Front-wheel-drive is still standard and the optional all-wheel-drive is available as well.
The only engine choice currently offers 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Those figures will stay intact in 2020. The crossover and SUV market is currently deploying more and smaller four-cylinder engines. The downsizing of the drivetrains could make Nissan offer a smaller and optional displacement to the 2020 Nissan Murano.
2020 Nissan Murano price and release date
The all-new 2020 Nissan Murano will cost $32,000. The SV trim is priced at $35,000 and SL at $40,000. The range-topping Murano Platinum costs $44,000. Nissan’s latest crossover SUV will arrive later in 2019 as the 2020 model.