After sales for the Nissan Murano surged by more than 38 percent last year, the automaker decided to refresh the Murano for a new 2017 model. The increase in sales seen in the previous year set an all-time sales record, according to Nissan.
In hopes to continue the increase in sales, the automaker added two new packages – the Midnight Edition and the SV Premium Plus Package – and a range of new standard features to the Murano, including Apple CarPlay. The only downfall is that the revisions to the vehicle did increase the price slightly – the starting price for the Murano is $30,710.
However, the refreshed model does not include a drastic interior or exterior departures. The Midnight Edition is offered only on the Murano Platinum and includes Midnight Edition black 20-inch aluminum wheels, black roof rails, black mirror caps, black splash guards and an available Midnight Edition set of floormats.
The Midnight Edition will come in four different colors including Pearl White, Cayenne Red, Gun Metallic and Magnetic Black with a Graphite interior. Nissan’s entire fleet receives the Midnight Edition. The Midnight Edition package adds $1,195 to the Murano Platinum’s starting price of $39,610.
Next in line is the SV Premium Plus Package. This package includes many options that are available in the previous SV Premium Package, including heated front seats, heated outside rearview mirrors, power panoramic moonroof, and Bose audio. Also, included in the SV Premium Plus Package is a Drive Assistance Package (auto-dimming inside mirror, HomeLink, Around View Monitoring, Moving Object Detection, Driver Attention Alert, Blind Sport Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and 18-inch Gun Metal aluminum wheels).
“With the enhancements for the 2017, we’re adding value to every Murano trim level,” said Nissan’s senior VP of Sales and Marketing for North America, Christian Meunier.
The standard 3.5 V-6 remains from the previous year’s model. The new Murano also comes in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
The 2017 Nissan Murano averages 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. It also features a towing capacity of 1,500 lbs.
Here is what a full breakdown of the Murano’s new pricing looks like:
Murano S FWD: $30,710
Murano SV FWD: $33,910
Murano SL FWD: $38,240
Murano Platinum FWD: $40,550
Murano S AWD: $32,310
Murano SV AWD: $35,510
Murano SL AWD: $39,840
Murano Platinum AWD: $42,150
The Nissan Murano also won the Best Car for the Money in the category of the 2-Row SUV class.