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