The redesigned second generation Nissan Murano made its debut at the 2007 LA Auto Show. The first generation made its debut in 2003 as a 2004 model and added freshness to the ever-expanding mid-size crossover SUV market. The second generation Murano got a facelift and a new look, a “modern art” feel while maintaining its original, distinctive style.
The Nissan Murano comes with push button start and offers a lot of other great features like a foldaway cargo organizer, heated front and rear seats, a power liftgate, rain-sensing wipers, and RearView Monitoring. The Murano also has numerous technological options from iPod connectivity (LE only) to Intelligent Key, Bose 11-speaker audi system, touch screen navigation system with 9.3 GB Music Box hard drive, a new power-operated 9-inch roof-mounted screen (up from the first generation’s 6.4-inch screen), and Bluetooth capabilities.
All 2009 Muranos feature a VQ-series 3.5-liter DOHC V6 rated at 265 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque and an advanced Xtronic CVT™ with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) that provides a sporty and smooth driving experience. 2009 Muranos are available in front-wheel drive or with an advanced all-wheel drive system, and all come standard with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with a Traction Control System (TCS) for all-weather confidence.
The 2009 Murano features a new “D” platform, first introduced on the 2007 Altima, which provides a solid foundation and new, lighter suspension components with increased stiffness. New dual flow path shock absorbers provide sure footing on all surfaces, while a new twin-orifice speed-sensitive power steering system delivers the proper levels of assistance in around-town and high-speed driving.
The 2009 Nissan Murano goes on sale in early January 2008 and will be offered in five models: S 2WD, S AWD, SL 2WD, SL AWD, and LE AWD.