The Japanese carmaker is pretty busy these days with new models, as there are a lot of novelties to come for the next year, particularly in the crossover lineup. However, the list of novelties won’t include this mid-size crossover, which has been around since 2015. As we are talking about a five-years-old vehicle, which already received a facelift, there is no doubt that the current generation is about to remain in production for a couple of more years. Therefore, the 2021 Nissan Murano is about to feature no bigger changes.
This means you may count on familiar design characteristics. This crossover still has a lot of good things to offer, starting from a very spacious and comfortable cabin. The cargo area is also spacious, while we particularly like the infotainment system, which is simple and pretty straightforward. For the next year, the best we could see are few additions in terms of standard equipment. So, the new model shouldn’t arrive before the last quarter of the year.
2021 Nissan Murano Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, things definitely won’t change. The mechanical aspect will definitely remain untouched and the 2021 Nissan Murano will continue to ride on a well-known D platform. With more than 111 inches in wheelbase, it features quite a typical size for the class and that can easily be noticed on the inside. The ride is generally comfortable, though the vehicle certainly shows its age when it comes to handling, as there is a lot of body roll in corners.
When it comes to the styling, this crossover has been updated a couple of years ago. We saw revised front and rear ends, so there is no doubt that the 2021 Nissan Murano will remain pretty much the same. Eventually, we could see things like new color options.
Changes on the inside aren’t expected either, except for some new color schemes. Therefore, you may count on a familiar cabin layout, which generally looks good but also comes with a couple of drawbacks. The dashboard looks a little bit outdated, especially when compared to the competition. Still, we can’t say that the quality is bad. Materials are actually pretty nice and aesthetics seem to be the biggest problem.
On the other side, there is really nothing to complain about when it comes to interior space. This is a two-row mid-size crossover, so there is plenty of space for occupants, whether it’s about leg or headroom. Also, Nissan makes some of the best seats among mainstream manufacturers. So, a high level of comfort is a certain thing.
The cargo area also offers a lot of space. You may count on about 32.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the Murano’s rear seats and 67 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. These aren’t the class-leading numbers, but that’s more than enough for an average driver.
One of the aspects that could bring novelties for the next year is the list of standard and available features. We could see a couple of additions, though we are pretty sure that most of the things will remain the same. Therefore, the list of standard equipment should include goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, voice recognition, six speakers, Bluetooth, and four USB ports. Additionally, you can get things like navigation, HD radio, premium audio system etc.
When it comes to safety, the list of standard goodies should include things like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and driver drowsiness monitoring. That a quite long list, which can be expanded with goodies like blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, a surround-view parking camera system, automatic high-beam headlights, lane departure warning, rear automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection etc.
2021 Nissan Murano Engine
When it comes to the powertrain, we definitely won’t see any changes. The 2021 Nissan Murano is about to carry on with a familiar 3.5-liter V6. In this case, it puts out around 260 horsepower. The engine comes in pair with a CVT gearbox and the power delivery is pretty smooth. Also, driving dynamics are pretty solid for a vehicle of this size and weight.
The thing you’ll definitely like about this powertrain is fuel economy. It goes around 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, which are pretty good ratings for the class.
2021 Nissan Murano Release Date and Price
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come for the next year, we expect to see 2021 Nissan Murano sometime in the last quarter of the year. The base price should go around 32.000 dollars.