The arriving 2020 Nissan Murano is getting a mid-cycle facelift, to stay elegant and competitive in the growing mid-size class. This third generation of Japanese SUV is on the streets for a couple of years now, and some changes are necessary.
The new Murano will introduce more details from the Resonance Concept, the futuristic design for mid-size crossovers. Moreover, delicate but needed changes for the exterior and the interior will surely draw the attention of the potential customers. Also, Murano with a hybrid setup will make a debut on the US market, while the standard petrol unit will remain the same.
2020 Nissan Murano Changes
The upcoming 2020 Nissan Murano will get a complete exterior redesign, especially in the front end of the vehicle. As a result, the new model will be a real head-turner wherever it goes. So, the “V-Motion” front end and the floating roof are some of the details you gonna notice at first. Also, the boomerang lights that wrap up into the fenders are installed in front, and on the backside as well. Moreover, the lower shutter griller will increase the aerodynamics of the new Murano.
The new model will get some fine-crafted features. like front and rear spoilers, and rear-tire air deflectors. This feature will help in establishing an outstanding and well-known look. In general, the overall shape and design language of new Murano is truly something special, and surely the owners will be delighted with this model. As for safety, this mid-size crossover will introduce new features as well. All models will include Automatic Braking, Nissan Connect system with navigation, and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning.
Surely, one of the finest things in 2020 Nissan Murano is its cabin. The interior is very elegant and beautifully designed, and definitely one of the best in the segment. The seats are comfortable and very supportive, with a lot of upscale materials. Moreover, the optional panoramic sunroof provides plenty of natural light and transforms this cabin into a pleasant and enjoyable place. The legroom is quite good, with a lot of space for the passengers in the back seats as well.
Standard equipment includes the Advance Drive-Assist Display, with a 7-inch screen, tilt/telescoping steering column, navigation, and 8-inch touchscreen. Furthermore, you can get Automatic Emergency Braking, three 12-volt outlets, RearView Monitor, and cloth seating surfaces with optional packages as well. The standard audio system includes six speakers and SiriusXM Satelite Radio.
The brand-new 2020 Nissan Murano comes in four trim level variations: S, SV, SL, and Platinium. The same 3.5-liter V6 engine will power all four versions. The front-wheel-drive is the standard setup, and the all-wheel-drive will be optional. The entry-level Murano S include automatic headlights, dual-zone climate control, 18-inch wheels. keyless entry and ignition, and LED running lights. Furthermore, the SV adds roof rails, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote engine start, 11-speaker Bose audio system, and power-adjustable front seats.
The SL includes all of the SV’s equipment and adds hand-free liftgate, leather upholstery, heated side mirror, and ambient interior light. Also, the driver-seat memory setting will be part of the standard SL equipment. However, the panoramic roof will be an optional feature. The Platinum trim offers 20-inch alloy wheels, a power-adjustable steering wheel with memory setting, and Nissan Connect telematics. On top of that, the Midnight Edition styling package adds 20-inch wheels and blackened-out finish.
Under the hood of forthcoming 2020 Nissan Murano will be only one engine option – a 3.5-liter V6 powertrain. This unit is capable to produce 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. Also, there will be only one transmission option. It’s a Nissan’s Xtronic continuously variable automatic, with D-Step Logic. This gearbox will ensure the smooth operation, but with a little bit of traditional stepped automatic feel.
The new Murano is a very quiet and powerful mid-size crossover and offers an excellent ready response for any driving situation. This vehicle will be available in front-wheel or all-wheel-drive system. The AWD system is improved, and more adjusted for icy roads and rainy weather. Also, the new Murano will be very economical. The EPA fuel economy for this model is 21/28 mpg, for both drive systems.
2020 Nissan Murano Hybrid
The hybrid setup is not unknown for the Murano SUV, but it wasn’t available for the North America market. Now, the 2020 Nissan Murano will introduce this configuration to the customers in the States. The hybrid setup will boost the fuel economy numbers even further. New setup won’t combine a 2.5-liter powertrain with electric motors. Instead, the new Murano will use the existing 3.5-liter V6 engine. With this setup, the new model will be able to compete with other vehicles in the segment. For instance, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Honda Pilot Hybrid will be presented in 2020.
Furthermore, a 3.5-liter will boost the power output to 300 hp and the fuel economy to 29 mpg combined. On the other hand, the petrol version returns 29 mpg on a highway. The Hybrid version is estimated to return 30/29 mpg for city highway drive. The Hybrid version will use the same transmission as the regular model, with both FWD and AWD setup available.
Release Date and Price
The price for the 2020 Nissan Murano starts around $32,000, for the base S model. This price includes the $1,000 destination and shipping fee. Furthermore, the Platinium model will cost $43,000. However, most customers will go with the SL trim.
This model has an MSRP starting around $40,000. Adding the all-wheel-drive cost $1,600 for any trim level. With these prices, 2020 Nissan Murano is in line with Kia Sorento, VW Atlas, and Toyota Highlander. The release date of the new model is set to first quartal of 2020.