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2009 Nissan Murano Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by kevin.a.fajardo

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Reviewed: 2009 Nissan Murano

4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6 CVT FWD

Why the 2009 Nissan Murano?

Powertrain performance

Very quick for a vehicle this size. 0-60 in 6.8-7.2 seconds. CVT transmission makes regular autmatics feel clunky due to shift shock

Price or payments

Comparably equipped, I saved $12,000 going with the Murano instead of the Lexus, and upgraded my home theater with the money I saved

Driving position & visibility

Inside, the Murano puts you into a more sports sedan like position. The Lexus positions you more like you are in an SUV. I feel more surrounded by the center stack, middle compartment and steering wheel than in the lexus, which is a good thing for me.

Fuel economy

My average is well above the EPA estimate of 19- mine is closer to 24-25, with combo city and highway driving. Once at a steady speed, the MPGs hover at 27-33 at both 40mph and 75 mph

Interior styling

Styling is of Infiniti quality, which has incredible quality and materials. MUCH more sporty feeling than the lexus. The 2010 RX comes closer, but the 2009 lexus feels almost minivan-ish.

This review was originally a two-car comparison review. Read the other half here.

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