2021 Nissan Murano Starts At $32,510; Special Edition Package Now Replaces The SV Premium Package

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K. Rawat 

Automotive Journalist

March 23, 2021  at 5:07 PM

Nissan has announced the details of the 2021 Murano, which has been updated with more safety systems now fitted as standard, as well as three new exterior color options. For the 2021 model year, the Murano now offers Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 package as standard across the range, including the class-exclusive Rear Automatic Braking system.

Japanese carmaker Nissan has finally released the pricing for the 2021 edition of its popular SUV, the Murano. Other than the price reveal, Nissan has made some changes in the trim family of the 2021 Murano with some additional features and some shuffling done in the trim lineup.

Also, Nissan has replaced the SV Premium Package with the new Special Edition Package, which is priced at $2,530 and adds features like:

  • Dual-Panel Moonroof
  • Intelligent Around View Monitor 
  • Seats upholstered in Prima-Tex front heated seats
  • 20-inch Dark Charcoal alloy wheels
  • 8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard 

2021 Nissan Murano Trims and Pricing

The 2021 Murano is offered in four well-equipped premium-grade levels: S, SV, SL, and Platinum. The SL trim (one of the most recommended trims by reviewers) adds heated leather seats front and back, heated steering wheel, parking sensors, and Nissan’s trademark “Around View.” 

For those with deep pockets and a taste for the finer things in life, the Nissan Platinum trim is the most well-equipped model. 

There's also a little more for the Murano's exterior. Three new colors are available for 2021, including Boulder Gray Pearl, Magnetic Black Pearl, and Scarlet Ember Tintcoat.

Trims

S

SV

SL

Platinum

MSRP

$32,510

$35,640

$40,010

$44,060

MSRP(AWD)

$34,060

$37,190

$41,560

$45,610

Key Features

Dusk sensing LED Headlamps

Adds/Upgrades to S -

Adds/Upgrades to SV -

Adds/Upgrades to SL -

 

Pre-collision safety system

Roof Rail Cross Bars

Front fog/driving lights

Premium leather upholstery

 

Rearview camera

Blindspot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system

Front, side, and a rearview camera

Cooled front seats

 

6 speakers

Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror

11 speaker Bose premium audio system

Dual panel panoramic sunroof

 

Tilt and telescopic steering wheel

Leather steering wheel

Heated steering wheel

Steering-wheel position memory

 

Emergency braking assist

Rear parking sensors

Front and rear parking sensors

 
 

Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel

Adaptive cruise control

Reverse tilt dual mirrors

 
 

6- way manual driver and 4- way manual passengers seat

8- way power driver seat and 4- way power passengers seat

Heated front seats

 
 

Cloth upholstery

Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support

Leather upholstery

 

Nissan's Safety Shield 360 package is standard on all four models and includes: 

  • Automated emergency braking 
  • High-beam assist 
  • Lane-departure and blind-spot warning
  • Rear cross-traffic alert and rear automated braking

Adding more safety equipment as standard made the 2021 Murano more expensive, with prices now starting from $32,510 in its base S FWD form, not including the $1,095 destination and handling fees – a $980 increase over last year’s model.

2021 Nissan Murano Engine and Performance

There are no changes under the skin. The 2021 Murano is still powered by a 260-hp 3.5-liter V-6 paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Murano manages to accelerate from 0-60 MPH in 8.2 seconds.. As per the reports, Nissan Murano offers up to 20mph in the city, 28 on the highway, and in total it offers 23 in combined thanks to its CVT transmission.

 

The new Murano resides in an area between the smaller Nissan Rogue and the bulkier three-row Toyota Pathfinder. Midsize SUVs like the Chevrolet Trailblazer, Honda Passport, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Ford Edge are its direct competitors.

Models

2021 Nissan Murano 

Ford Edge

Chevrolet Blazer

Kia Sorento 

Engine

3.5L Naturally Aspirated V6

2.0L Turbo Inline- 4

2.0L Turbo Inline- 4

2.5L turbocharged I-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

N/A

Transmission

Continuously variable-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

9-speed shiftable automatic

N/A

Power

260 hp @ 6,000 rpm

245 hp @ 5,500 rpm

230 hp @ 5,000 rpm

277 hp @ 4500 rpm

Torque

240 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

275 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm

310 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm

According to Nissan, it 28 mpg on the freeway. However, these numbers can’t compete with other crossovers like the Edge and Blazer on the highway. 

The current-generation Nissan Murano is getting along in years. A modest facelift came to the crossover for the 2019 model year, but its last major redesign debuted in 2014 and its bones date all the way back to 2007. However, it's still a strong seller in Nissan's lineup.

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