The 2021 Nissan Murano is a midsize SUV popular at dealers like the Watsonville area Nissan dealership, thanks to its comfortable ride, excellent fuel economy, well-appointed cabin, and long list of standard driver-assistance technology features. The Murano offers the perfect combination of value and quality, which is one reason U.S. News & World Report chose the 2021 Murano as a finalist for its 2021 Best 2-Row SUV for the Money award. Murano owners also love this model’s peppy engine, bold styling, and ample passenger space.
For 2021, Nissan makes the formerly optional Safety Shield 360 suite of driver-assistance features standard in all trim levels. Safety Shield 360 includes blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, automatic high-beams, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear automated emergency braking, and more. According to the Nissan dealership near Watsonville, a new Special Edition package adds 20-inch wheels, heated front seats, simulated leather upholstery, a 360-degree exterior camera system, and a panoramic sunroof.
Edmunds gave the 2021 Nissan Murano high marks, writing:
“Nissan’s redesigned 2021 Rogue is an impressive small SUV that offers cutting-edge technology and a sublime ride quality. But maybe you want more space and power than the Rogue can provide without upgrading to Nissan’s three-row Pathfinder. If so, there’s the 2021 Nissan Murano. ... [T]his five-passenger midsize crossover SUV comes with a standard V6 engine that provides snappy acceleration that the Rogue can only dream of.”
The 2021 Nissan Murano seats five and is offered in four trim levels: S, SV, SL and Platinum. Powering the Murano is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque, paired to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Front-wheel drive is standard across the lineup, and all-wheel drive is available. The 2021 Murano gets EPA-estimated fuel economy rated at 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway.*
The base Murano S trim comes with push-button start, dual-zone climate control, an infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a six-speaker audio system, and USB. Also standard is Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 (mentioned above).
The SV trim features LED fog lamps, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated outside mirrors, power front seats, light-colored wood interior trim, and adaptive cruise control.
Step up to the SL trim, and you’ll get 20-inch wheels, a heated steering wheel, driver’s seat position memory, leather seats, heated front and rear seats, a power liftgate, Nissan’s Around View camera system, traffic sign recognition, and an 11-speaker Bose premium audio system.
At the top of the lineup, the Platinum trim provides luxurious amenities such as semi-aniline leather seats with diamond-quilted inserts, heated and cooled front seats, a power-adjusting steering wheel, a dual-panel moonroof, and NissanConnect Services.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.