Since the first quarter of this year, we are getting reports about the 2019 Nissan Murano update. Considering expected refresh, we would expect to see its arrival a little bit earlier than usual. However, we are still waiting for the new model. Latest reports suggest that the launch date is a matter of weeks. In any case, the testing model of this crossover has been spotted several months ago.
We are about to see a fine amoung of changes, mostly in terms of visual upgrades. We will see some small changes on both ends. Besides aesthetical changes, there is a chance to see a couple of tweaks on the inside. Also, some reports suggest novelties under the hood. The new model is close to its launch date, so we don’t expect too much from this update, considering such late arrival.
2019 Nissan Murano Redesign
What the 2019 Nissan Murano is going to suffer is nothing more than a classic mid-cycle refresh. The current generation of this mid-size crossover is on the market since 2015. So, we could say it is somewhere in the middle of its production cycle. The testing model of the updated 2019 Nissan Murano has been spotted several months ago. By the covered areas, we can easily presume which changes are about to come. At first place, there are novelties at the front end. The area that will suffer most is the front bumper, which is about to get a new shape, with sharper lines, new fog lights, air intakes etc. Also, the company’s famous V-motion grille could undergo some slight revisions. Finally, count on some small revisions of headlights. Most likely, the shape will remain unchanged, while the internal design is about to get novelties.
On the opposite end, changes won’t be so intense. Most likely, taillights will be the only area to receive changes, though rear bumper could be slightly modified as well. Finally, we could see new exhaust pipes. The rest of the vehicle will probably remain unchanged. We are about to see a familiar shape. Of course, count on an updated palette of exterior colors, as well as on new wheels designs.
2019 Nissan Murano Interior
The current model is already one of the absolute class leaders in terms of interior design, so we don’t expect to see bigger changes for this update. Despite being a mid-size crossover, this SUV features two rows of seating, which allows much more comfort for passengers. This refers to both rows of seating, especially if we consider that this crossover rides on the company’s famous D platform, which is well-known for its generous rear-seat legroom. Besides plenty of space for passengers, you can also count on plenty of cargo room. The 2019 Nissan Murano will feature same 67 cubic feet of overall cargo space. It is also important to mention that rear seats fold flat.
Besides plenty of space, this cabin is also characterized by amazing quality. Compared to most rivals, there is no hard plastics at all. The 2019 Nissan Murano will feature one of the most luxurious cabins in the class, not just because of excellent quality, but because of plenty of styles as well. This especially refers to the dashboard layout, which looks very upscale and leaves the impression that you are sitting in a premium car.
In terms of standard equipment, it is important to mention that even most basic versions are loaded pretty well. You won’t find many crossovers, even premium-badged, that feature things like 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, smartphone integration and navigation already in cheapest versions. You can also count on safety features like forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and a rearview camera.
In higher trims, you can get a premium audio system, panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera, blind-spot monitoring and much more.
2019 Nissan Murano Engine
Most likely, we won’t see changes in this aspect. The 2019 Nissan Murano definitely won’t be one of the most exciting crossovers to drive, but count on plenty of strong points. It will come with a familiar 3.5-liter V6, which comes in pair with a CVT that provides a pretty smooth ride. Most rivals are more powerful and feature better acceleration but on the other side, this one guarantees very good fuel economy. You can count on 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, which are pretty amazing figures for a V6 engine.
2019 Nissan Murano Release Date and Price
The 2019 Nissan Murano will come very soon. Despite the updates, we don’t expect bigger changes in price. The current model starts at 31.000 dollars, while top-range versions could go all away up to 45.000.
2019 Nissan Murano Competition
This is one of the most competitive segments of the automotive industry. Still, keep in mind that most of the mid-size crossovers feature three rows of seating. Therefore, the 2019 Nissan Murano will compete with models like Ford Edge, Lexus RX and similar SUVs.