But from the beginning, the Murano did a number of things right and that is probably the reason its been able to withstand merciless chases. Without working very hard to show it, Murano is a sharp looking vehicle, easily surpassing the design of those dedicated luxury brands.
If we say, for instance that the Lexus and Acura are sharp and aggressive, the Murano counters this by being sleek and elegant. For 2019, the head and tail lights have been redesigned, and there is now a slimmer profile that leads to a tidy light-signature.
The tail-lights have been tweaked with a tinted look now, which gives the vehicle that pleasant light signature very visible even in daytime. The front grill has also been refurbished, updating the brand’s V-Motion style.
It now shares this with the Leaf and new Altima. The Murano too has colored A-pillars but blacked out C-pillars.
Other changes include three new paint color choices as well as new 18- and 20-inch wheel designs. Inside, you get leather with diamond quilting, and some trim and color updates.
However, powertrain maintains a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque, and it still mates to a continuously-variable automatic transmission. You can get front-wheel or all-wheel drive across all trims.
The changes in the Murano has allowed it to maintain, if not heighten its stature. A distinctive perspective of the Murano is a unique choice of colors.
This alone isn’t enough to make it a good forerunner but it is surely one important element that cannot be underestimated.