CNET Sees New Nissan Murano as Premium-Feeling, Outrageously Styled

The new Nissan Muano is a departure from the style of its predecessor. It features a new swoopier approach to design, and an interior that looks like it belongs in a premium vehicle – at least in the photos/videos we’ve seen.

Its infotainment screen, however, while powered by new software, still looks like it’s from the early 2000s, and the touch response is also last-decade…

CNET says it’s still pretty good (the car and the infotainment, that is) and it also appreciates the car’s simplicity of operation. Nothing is fiddly to do, and the new Murano doesn’t have as big of an array of buttons and functions as some rivals do.

But still, there are those who will buy it based on looks alone. It’s not necessarily pretty, but it does stand out.

Also, don’t look for fuel saving tech on this car because it and its 3.5-liter V6 engines are still oldschool propositions in many respects.


  • Galaxium

    The Murano’s greenhouse looks like a leaping fish. Once seen, it can’t be unseen,

  • Craig

    I think it looks good.

    • tkindred

      I agree. I also think there is so much bland stuff out on American roads.

  • dinn

    All I can say is “wow”. Infiniti FX and Nissan Murano are the best lookers among big SUV’s. It is nice change after all that soul-less new comers such as Q7 and Touareg.

  • MG


  • iKaizen

    To the press, it’s either too bland or overly designed. MAKE UP YOUR MINDS!!!

  • William Cervini

    Since when is an SUV “pretty”? Where do these writers come from?

  • Sébastien

    Just an overpriced Qashqai… Even the satnav is struggling to react.

    • really? the xtrail is more closer to the qashqai than this, this engine and the SUV is even more larger that both xtrail and qashqai, nice try, but the qashqai is not even close.

      • Sébastien

        You do realize Xtrail is just a Qashqai with 2 small extra seats ?

        • the xtrail is larger and heavier than the qashqai, although they are on the same platform, so you are will never find a xtrail powered by a 1.2 dig-t, but you will find it in the lighter and small CUV the qashqai.Even the older qashqai +2 was stretch to accommodate the extra rear seat, so it and the normal qashqai was never the same dimension.
          I would like you to put the 1.2 DIG-t in the xtrail and tell me how is the drive, as I am sure it would be struggling.

  • R1S0

    i like this car, i have no problem with styling or how it looks. actually it looks pretty good in my eyes, at the top of my list.

  • Nik

    Love it! Great move forward! Great design!

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