As I saw there's no responses here I'll give you some insight in the Murano and try and spark some conversation. I do have a good friend that works for NNA and an uncle who leases a lot of nissans. The good news is all the Muranos he's leased (from 08 or earlier and up) he never had an issue however he had only owned them up to the lease terms then he goes back through. Also the cars live and the rust belt and he's never experienced the rusting. However as a consumer myself I am very wary of any Nissan with a CVT. The newest model Murano according to my friend has a better CVT than pre-refresh. That being said I myself would never get into the Murano game. If you're dead set on a Nissan I would suggest a pathfinder as they're a bit larger (My friends had like 5 pathfinders and is going to a Murano next month). I've seen some good things on the GMC Terrain, and if you get a Mopar (Cherokee, GC, or Durango) you can always look into the factory backed lifetime warranty for some piece of mind in a Chrysler product. I know this isn't entirely what you're looking for but I hope this helps a little bit.