2017 Nissan Murano is third generation of the Nissan midsize SUV series. First generation of Murano was released during in 2002, while the second generation came in 2007. As usual it will offer elegance, style, luxury and comfort over performance and off-road capability. So, let’s check it out what are going to be changed in the new Nissan Murano 2017, from its exterior, interior, engine and the price. Its main rivals in midsize luxury SUV segment will be Lexus RX, Ford Edge, BMW X5, Lincoln MKX and Acura MDX.
2017 Nissan Murano redesign
One of the attractive things from a car is its exterior. This 2017 Nissan Murano is predicted to have such amazing exterior design which will be based on Pathfinder look. It will be slightly modified with recognizable V-motion grille and boomerang shaped headlights. It will come with reliable and efficient LED headlights and LED daytime running lights. Its dimensions will be unchanged which means that it will be around 193 in. long, 76 in. wide and 67 in. high. Its wheelbase will be around 111 in. while minimum ground clearance will be 7 in. When it comes to aerodynamics it will come with active grille shutter, rear tire deflectors and integrated rear spoiler which will result that it will have drag coefficient around 0.30, which is in rang of some sport cars.
Nissan Murano 2017 interior
Comfortable is the suitable words in order to describe what the interior of the new Nissan Murano 2017 should be. The instrument panel will be lower than before with large 8.0-inch color multi-touch display. There will be less buttons for more simplicity. As now everything should be easier so of course this is one has been the main point of changing on this new series. It will feel comfortable while driving this car because it has the very spacious sitting plan. Audio system will include Bose design with 11 speakers, HD Radio and Sirius XM Satellite Radio with included navigation. Interior features will include dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, heated steering wheel with position memory, power folding rear seats and optional panoramic moonroof.
2017 Nissan Murano Hybrid specs
When it comes to engines it will be available with same base engine as before. It will be 3.5-liter V6 naturally aspirated powerplant that delivers 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. It will come paired with Xtronic automatic transmission. Fuel economy will be rated at 24 mpg combined, 21 mpg in city and 28 mpg on highway. Second and more powerfull engine could be 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine introduced in new Infiniti. This powerplant comes in two power options: 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque or 400 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. With less weight and improved technology it offers improved fuel efficiency.
However, beside the regular gas engines, this new series is also expected to have the hybrid model that is powered by configuration that consisted of 2.5-liter supercharged 4-cylinder engine with the 15kW electricity motor. The total power is going to be 250 hp with 26 mpg of combined driving. It should come with CVT 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission.
2017 Nissan Murano release date and price
This third generation of Nissan Murano is expected to be out in the market by the end of 2016. So, if you are so eager to drive this new series then you might like to contact your nearest dealer in order to order once it hits the market. The price for the new Nissan Murano 2017 is not that clear yet but it will not be too much different from the previews one. So it must be in range from $35,000 to $42,000. Safe some of your income to have this new series as it is going to hit the market.