2017 Nissan Murano at Gates Nissan of Richmond
The Nissan Murano first appeared in the 2003 model year. It underwent a wholesale redesign in 2015, and two years on, it holds steady with the same styling, options, and power train. With its combination of good looks, luxury amenities, and solid performance, it promises to be popular with the Lexington, KY drivers served by Gates Nissan of Richmond.
2017 Nissan Murano Details
The 2017 Nissan Murano is a five-seater that's larger than the Nissan Rogue but smaller than the Nissan Pathfinder. Unlike its siblings, you won't find third-row seating. All trims (S, SV, SL and Platinum) are powered by the same 260 horsepower 3.5 liter V6 engine that delivers 240 lb.-ft. of torque. A CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with manual shifting mode rounds out the powertrain. Front-wheel drive is standard, but you can opt for AWD.
New for 2017
Apple CarPlay compatibility comes to the NissanConnect infotainment system later in the model year. An option on the Murano S trim, it will be standard on other trims. Active safety features like surround-view camera, blind spot warning, and rear cross-traffic alert make their way to the SV trim, though this also comes later in the model year. The Platinum model remains a great buy for the number of features it includes "off the rack."
2017 Nissan Murano Safety and Special Features*
Like many other new Nissan vehicles, the 2017 Nissan Murano earns an NHTSA Five-Star Safety Rating. It also has an IIHS Top Safety Pick when equipped with optional* Nissan Safety Shield technology. As mentioned earlier, availability of these features (Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Blind Spot Warning, intelligent cruise control, and Forward Emergency Braking) is wider than it was last year.
In addition to Apple CarPlay compatibility, you can also get a premium Bose sound system on the upper trims, while NissanConnect puts SiriusXM radio, travel and navigation, music, and your favorite apps at your fingertips.* We also like the first-in-class rear USB port that gives your backseat passengers new ways to use their favorite devices.
Buying a 2017 Nissan Murano
For Lexington, KY Nissan buyers, the question then becomes: do I buy a 2016 model, or buy the 2017 Nissan Murano? It all depends whether you're looking short- or long-term. In the short term, the 2016 model will have a slightly lower sticker price; longer-term, the 2017 will have a better resale value thanks to the more recent model year.
With that said, you really can't go wrong either way. In both cases, the Nissan Murano delivers luxury features without the jaw-dropping price of a luxury SUV. Your Nissan dealership near Lexington, KY will help you make an educated choice. Visit Gates Nissan of Richmond at 4098 Atwood Dr. in Richmond, KY to test drive a new Nissan model today.
*Not all optional features are available to all Nissan Murano trim levels. Ask your dealer for additional details.