Nissan’s Second Generation Murano Crossover At The LA Auto Show


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.

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