2012 Nissan Murano Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,270 - $14,766
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
260
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,270 - $14,766
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
260
Seats
5

Ranks #9 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 3.8 Comfort 3.8 Styling 3.4 Value 3.4

Editor's Overview

The Nissan Murano is the only vehicle in the midsize SUV segment to offer a standard Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) as well as a rare convertible variant. The sporty and sophisticated exterior cloaks the attractive starting price, while a multitude of standard features including a lively V6 engine reinforce the 5-passenger Murano's value message.

Nissan Murano Models & Trims

LE $12,795 - $14,766*
Horsepower: 260 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5, 20 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SL $11,662 - $13,569*
Horsepower: 260 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SV $10,976 - $12,867*
Horsepower: 260 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
S $10,270 - $12,103*
Horsepower: 260 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Base $12,795 - $14,766*
Horsepower: 260 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5, 20 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.51

88 Reviews

61% 28% 10% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Nissan Murano is a multi tasking vehicle.

Great ride and very safe. Very reliable and roomy for long trips. It has several luxury features and good on gas mileage. Both in town and highway. It has auto back door release and the seats fold down if needed for extra space. I was able to rest at the hospital in the back while my daughter in law was trying to give birth to my granddaughter. Very comfortable.

- Nora L

Nissan Murano: mid-priced luxury.

Smooth ride; quiet cabin. Drives like an Infiniti. Elegant driving experience. Great for family without giving in to a minivan. Lots of headroom. Does tend to roll forward (or backward) on an incline. Also, visibility is limited, especially for short drivers like yours truly. Factory paint is very delicate and scratches easily.

- Michelle G

The family Nissan Murano.

The car is very spacious. The leather seats are easy to clean but the crevices are very hard to get cleaned out. The sound system is very good. I wish there was a way to add internet connections so that my family could use this option on long trips. I have not had any major mechanical issues and the car has been very reliable.

- Rebecca M

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$12,795 - $14,766
$11,662 - $13,569

Horsepower

Horsepower
260 hp
260 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L DOHC 24
3.5L DOHC 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.6 in.
43.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.3 in.
38.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.3 in.
36.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.1 in.
38.1 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Standard
Not Available

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/55TR20
P235/65TR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.2 in.
111.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.1 - 39.4 ft.
38.1 ft.

Length

Length
189.9 in.
189.9 in.

Width

Width
74.1 in.
74.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4096 - 4250 .lbs
3982 - 4208 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
260 hp
260 hp

Torque

Torque
240 ft. lbs.
240 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
350 .lbs
350 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Not Available

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21.7 gal.
21.7 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 mpg
21 mpg

City

City
18 mpg
18 mpg

Highway

Highway
24 mpg
24 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Standard
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Standard
Not Available

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings