SUV: 2014 Nissan Murano

Sleek crossover with luxurious ride and smooth V6 power; available with suite of protective safety features

Named for an island of Venetian glassblowers, the sculpted Murano is pure Japanese in styling: The grille in particular looks shaped after a Samurai’s helmet. With smooth V6 power further polished by the way the CVT simply glides through the gear ratios, the Murano drives more like an upscale Infiniti – if you don’t car about paying for badge prestige, this is a quieter vehicle than many traditional luxury marques. With standard all-wheel-drive, the Murano is sure-footed as well, and safety technologies like rear cross-traffic alert and lane departure warning help make dealing with busy city traffic that much easier.

 Spec box
Type Four-door crossover
Layout Front-engine, all-wheel-drive
Base engine (hp) 3.5L V6 (260 hp)
Transmission(s) CVT
Fuel economy (L/100km, city/highway) TBD
Basic Warranty 36 months/60,000 km

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