The all-new 2019 Nissan Murano has been caught testing and based on the place of the camouflage we can expect some small changes in the exterior styling. The changes will be seen on the front fascia with the new headlamps and revised grille while the rear end will feature new taillightS. Inside the cabin, the overall design will remain the same. However, the Murano will get an upgraded infotainment system and the new ProPilot Assist. On the other hand, there won’t be any changes applied under its hood.
Engine and performance of the 2019 Nissan Murano
Under the hood of all the versions of 2019 Nissan Murano will be placed one engine option. And it is the same unit used in the current model. It is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine which is able to produce 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. This engine is coupled to the Nissan’s Xtronic continuously variable automatic transmission. It comes with a choice of front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive systems. Both front-wheel and all-wheel drive models are rated at 21 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 24 mpg combined. The Murano can tow up to 1,500 pounds.
The exterior design of the 2019 Nissan Murano
The all-new 2019 Nissan Murano has been spied during its testing for the first time. And it seems that it will borrow some similar design cues from the recently refreshed Nissan Altima which has been presented at the 2018 New York Auto Show. So, according to the spy photos, the new Murano will get slightly revised “V-Motion” grille and a pair of redesigned LED headlamps in a shape of a boomerang which now feature sharper look. Moving to the rear fascia, we could notice new taillights. The Nissan Murano will ride on the standard 18-inch alloy wheels. However, the range-topping Platinum model will get the larger 20-inch alloy wheels.
The cabin of the 2019 Nissan Murano won’t get any visual changes since it looks very nice, it is quality, and well-designed. The Murano has two rows of seats, and it is able to welcome up to five passengers comfortably. All the seats are comfortable and supportive, and the space for the rear seat passengers is also very generous. As well, there is plenty of headroom even for the taller passengers. Furthermore, the Nissan is available with a wide panoramic sunroof. As for the cargo space, the Murano offers the room of 32.1 cubic feet behind the seats. However, the rear seats can be folded flat which increases the cargo space to more than 65 cubic feet.
In the base trim level, the Nissan Murano comes with cloth upholstery. But it the higher trim levels it is upholstered in soft leather. The dashboard is equipped with a standard 8.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment system and Apple CarPlay connectivity. However, this time, the Murano will feature an upgraded infotainment system. As well, the carmaker should also add the new ProPilot Assist suite of active systems.
Standard and optional features of the 2019 Nissan Murano
The carmaker will offer the new Murano in several trim levels. Those will be the base S, SV, SL, and the top-of-the-line Limited models. So, the base S will be equipped with cloth upholstery, 18-inch wheels, two USB ports, base navigation, Bluetooth, a 60/40-split folding second row, an 8.0-inch screen for infotainment system, Apple CarPlay compatibility, dual-zone climate control, an AM/FM/CD audio with 6 speakers, satellite radio, push-button start, and tilt/telescoping steering column.
The SV model will add fog lights, remote start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, adjustable front seats, roof rails, and more safety features. However, the SV will be available with a premium package. It will include a premium audio system, a surround-view camera, heated front seats, and gray 18-inch wheels.
The SL trim levels will come with leather upholstery, a motion-activated power liftgate, a Bose premium audio system with eleven speakers, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, and more safety features such as blind-spot monitors, around view monitor with moving object detection and adaptive cruise control. The Midnight Edition package will be optional and will add 20-inch wheels and blacked-out exterior details.
Furthermore, the Platinum will arrive with 20-inch wheels, LED headlights, dual-pane moonroof, power folding rear seats, heated and cooled front seats, a power adjustable steering wheel, and Nissan’s telematics.
Speaking of the safety, the standard features will include automatic emergency braking, traction control system, vehicle dynamic control, a rearview camera, and airbags. The SV and higher trim levels will add blind-spot monitors while the SL will get a surround-view camera and adaptive cruise control.
Release date and price of the 2019 Nissan Murano
According to the latest news, we can expect to see the newest 2019 Nissan Murano this summer. The price is not yet revealed, but we assume that it could be slightly higher. The price of the current model begins at $31,500 while the Platinum version starts at around $43,000.