2019 Nissan Murano Facelift Brings Classier Looks And Updated Tech

Following a last minute tease, Nissan has unveiled the 2019 Murano in Los Angeles.

Looking instantly recognizable, the updated crossover has been equipped with a sportier front fascia that features triangular air intakes and additional chrome trim. Designers also installed a more pronounced V-motion grille which is flanked by updated LED headlights.

Additional styling changes are limited, but the 2019 Murano features new LED fog lights and restyled 18- and 20-inch alloy wheels. Rounding out the changes are updated taillights and three new exterior colors called Sunset Drift Chromaflair, Mocha Almond Pearl and Deep Blue Pearl.

Interior changes are likewise modest as the range-topping Murano Platinum now comes with semi-aniline leather seats and diamond-quilted inserts. Drivers will also find “dark wood-tone” trim and contrast piping on the seats, center console and armrests.

Lesser models also receive some minor updates as S, SV, and SL variants now come have either metallic or light wood-tone trim. Murano SL and above grades also gain a NissanConnect infotainment system with improved navigation.  The updated system now has 3D building graphics and satellite imagery as well as premium traffic information and point-of-interest online search capabilities.

On the safety front, all Muranos now feature Rear Door Alert and Intelligent Driver Alertness systems. As expected, the model can also be equipped with the Safety Shield 360 suite of driver assistance systems. The suite includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, high beam assist and rear automatic braking.

Under the hood, the Murano’s 3.5-liter V6 engine carries over and continues to produce 260 hp (193 kW / 263 PS) and 240 lb-ft (325 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an Xtronic transmission which can be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system.

The 2019 Murano will arrive at U.S. dealers next month, but there’s no word on pricing.

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  • MarkoS

    Who cares, this needn’t be saved for a major auto show. We should be seeing the all new Frontier instead.

  • Six_Tymes

    Looks really good. Nice detailed updates

  • Christian

    annnnnnnnnd no thx for me as always for leaking it… thx car scoop, very cool

  • Nihar

    No updated system from the Altima…

  • gfurry

    Looks like USB C along with USB A? How about wireless charging along with Wireless CarPlay?

  • EL CHAPO

    New Mercedes GLE or This?

  • no25

    Honestly what even changed? Still looks ridiculous.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    I don’t think that murano will have a new model in the future

  • BGM

    I have the 2015 Murano and will definitely wait for the next iteration before considering switching. The host of software updates are very welcome. My Murano has a nav system that was outdated before it left the factory. Literally, I have 2013-2014 maps on my 2015 car. Besides that it’s as good as a blind man reading a map in braille and giving you directions. Thank God for the GPS on my phone. I hope that fit and finish has improved as well. I love my car but there are gaps around the cabin that shouldn’t be in a $37K SL model.

    I guess we’ll see what they come up with in a couple of years.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    That dashboard looks awfully dated and ruins everything else

  • Rocket

    I can’t understand why Nisan doesn’t offer the Maxima’s 300 HP V6 in this. What am I missing?

  • SteersUright

    Same old ugly still available in 2019.

  • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

    nissian needs to step its game up..most of theeir lineups are become outdated

  • brn

    That’s one heck of a beltline.

  • Toronado_II

    I can’t really tell…

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