An elegantly designed midsize SUV that has proven to be popular among those who prefer transportation that is as functional as it is stylish, the 2022 Nissan Murano is the epitome of midsize class. Depicting the undeniably sporty V-motion design, the Murano has managed to stand out both visually and functionally among its peers. The 2022 Nissan Murano aims to further add distinction to its legacy with a number of new and standard features.
New for 2022 is the Midnight Edition Package, which comes with its own designated design scheme, including a blackout front grille and fascia. Glossy-black 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels come standard with the Midnight Edition, along with black exterior trimming. The Midnight Edition Package is available for the Murano SV trim.
Speaking of trims, the 2022 model year midsize SUV is available in four different trim formats across two different drivetrain configurations, including front and all-wheel drive. You have the base S trim to start things off, followed by the SV and SL trim, with the luxury-oriented Platinum trim rounding out the group. With nine different colors, you can customize the Murano to your liking with Mocha Almond Pearl, Scarlet Ember Tintcoat, Sunset Drift Chromaflair, Deep Blue Pearl, Magnetic Black Pearl, Gun Metallic, Brilliant Silver Metallic, Pearl White TriCoat, or Boulder Gray Pearl.
The 2022 Murano's entire trim line-up is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 with a dual-overhead-camshaft that outputs 260 horsepower at 240 pound-feet of torque. The engine is connected to a continuously variable transmission, ensuring smooth shifts that turn the engine's power into a stable and steady ride for the driver and passengers. The power that the Murano puts down, however, does not overshadow its design philosophy of being economical on the road and on your wallet.
When it comes to fuel economy, the utilization of D-Step Logic with the Xtronic transmission and the expert engineering of the V6 enables the Murano to achieve impressive gains when it comes to range. You can expect to achieve an average of 20 miles per gallon while traveling in the city and 28 miles per gallon on the highway for long-distance travel. With front and rear stabilizer bars, and speed-sensitive power steering, the Murano is always as steady as a rock on the road.
Traction and stability are also further improved with the all-wheel drive iteration of the midsize SUV thanks to the Nissan Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system. The electronic system utilizes sensors on the vehicle to monitor position, pitch, and roll to dynamically adjust traction control and propulsion to ensure that the Murano handles on the road with pristine precision and comfort. The responsive technology works in conjunction with other features such as the hill start assist, as well as the electronic brake force distribution with anti-lock G-sensors to ensure that you always have complete control over the stopping power of the Murano.
The 2022 Nissan Murano has a rich design history that mirrors a lot of other classic Nissan vehicles but is enhanced for today's modern driver. This starts with the vehicle's exterior design, which has a lot of flowing, sharp lines to help accentuate its contemporary appeal and youthful vibrancy. The smooth hood rake into the dynamic fascia isn't the only highlight of the Murano; there are also the striking predator headlights and equally sharp taillights that help define the Murano's curves. A rear roof spoiler helps coincide with the rest of the flowing lines of the Murano to create a sharp, aerodynamic flow across the silhouette.
It's not all about form and style; the Murano is also about utility and function. The availability of roof rails and a motion-activated liftgate give the Murano the much-needed practicality that a lot of drivers seek from sports utility vehicles. Automatic LED lights in front and back with LED signature daytime running lights come standard across the trim line, along with power outside mirrors. If you're really feeling frisky, you can opt for power heated outside mirrors with LED turn signals to spruce up the Murano's appeal.
On the subject of appeal, you also have the availability of a dual-panel panoramic moonroof, so you can better enjoy the outdoors from within the cabin of the SUV. Inside, the Murano offers plenty of room for up to five passengers, with an interior passenger volume of 55.7 cubic feet of space. Additionally, you have up to 32.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row. With the second row folded down, you have even more room to work with, with the cargo volume extending up to 67 cubic feet of space.
With an available ten-way power driver seat with lumbar support and a four-way power front passenger seat, you have a measure of luxury at hand within Nissan's midsize utility vehicle. Available leather-wrapped steering wheel with leather upholstery also helps add value to the Murano's interior. Alternatively, you can also opt for a semi-aniline leather-appointed seating setup with diamond-quilted inserts. You can also top it off with available heated front and rear seats.
Furthermore, the Murano allows you to take advantage of its towing capabilities. The SUV enables you to tow up to 1,500 pounds. This is great for when you plan to go on vacation and have a small camper or equipment you plan on towing to a remote spot. The Murano can even be outfitted with tow hitch kits and trailer harnesses if you're really serious about using the SUV for towing purposes.
The Murano's looks are accented quite well with its technological prowess. On the security front, there's a standard security system, and the Nissan vehicle immobilizer is made standard across the entire trim line. Safety is also an important factor for Nissan, which is why the SUV comes with a number of tech-driven driver assistance technologies, from intelligent cruise control to intelligent lane intervention.
Other available active electronic systems include the Intelligent Forward Collision Warning system and Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, which is essential for those who regularly drive through school zones or urban routes with heavy use of crosswalks and intersections. Rear Automatic Braking makes reverse parking much easier and far less hazardous, while Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert give you a heads-up in case there are potential collisions afoot around your vehicle.
With the availability of Intelligent Around View and the Rear Sonar System, you have even more control over how you view the world of traffic around the Murano. And with features like Traffic Sign Recognition and the Intelligent Driver Alertness feature, the Murano becomes a great pick for newly cemented teen drivers. All Murano trims also come with the Nissan Intelligent Key for remote access and push-button ignition. You also have the availability of the HomeLink transceiver for those who would like to operate their garage door remotely. Other interior technologies include the Advance Drive-Assist technology, which gives drivers telematic information from a digital readout.
All of the trims also come standard with the NissanConnect 8-inch HD color display touchscreen, which includes integrated support for wireless smartphone access for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The availability of NissanConnect Services can also extend the infotainment capabilities with SiriusXM and the Nissan Door-to-Door Navigation suite, which features navigation and traffic information for easy navigation even during rush hour.
Additionally, every Murano trim comes standard with the Siri Eyes-Free access, so you can utilize voice recognition to access infotainment and media streaming controls, including the ability to send hands-free text messages or utilize the Bluetooth connection for hands-free phone calls. The infotainment suite can also be easily utilized to access your favorite apps, music, and media, which can be appreciated through the available Bose Premium Surround Sound Audio System, a great compliment to all the other features stacked throughout the Murano. These features make it an effective, stylish, tech-driven midsize SUV that's hard for any prospective shopper to pass up.