2011 Nissan Murano

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Updated on: June 19, 2021

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The 2011 iteration of the Nissan Murano comes with not many changes from the last year’s version. It still got a powerful V6 engine under the hood along with a stylish cabin and four trim lines. The Murano offers seating for 5 passengers in four trim lines ranging from $29,290 for the base S trim going up to more than $39,900 for the top-end LE trim.

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Pros

Powerful and Responsive Engine

Great Interior

Superb Build Quality

Cons

Stiff Ride with the 20-inch wheels equipped

Lacks Rearward Visibility

What's New?

Speed-sensing Automatic Door Locks

Remains Unchanged


2011 Nissan Murano Consumer Reviews and Ratings

7.4

based on 97 ratings


7.6/10 Features
7.6/10 Interiors
7.6/10 Design
7.6/10 Safety
7.4/10 Reliability
7.4/10 Deal Value

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2011 Nissan Murano Overall Reviews


EE

Evan

2011 Nissan Murano

SL 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

1

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 19, 2021

Will never own a Nissan again

Pros - Looked nice, AC worked really well

Cons - Gas mileage, electronics never seemed to work right

I was wrong I bought it with 64,000 miles on it. I found this amazing deal. I paid a little over $4700 and I thought this was a steal. I was wrong. Very bad gas mileage, 20.4 combined, wind noise is also a major problem, the clock keeps changing the time on its own, and the radio system freezes up constantly. Very disappointed with the vehicle so far.

1/10
Features
1/10
Interior
1/10
Design
1/10
Safety
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Deal Value
1/10
Dealer Review

FF

Fred

2011 Nissan Murano

S 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 7, 2021

Be a pro with Murano

Pros - Driving dynamics, Stylish, premium quality cabin

Cons - No problem as such

A middle of the way SUV, that does most of the thing you want it to. This car's design was beautiful inside as well as out. It was a very comfortable ride and very spacious. The design for the rear window was undesirable, I had trouble seeing cars on either right or left when making lane changes. I traded it for a car I felt safer in for viewing traffic around me. The buying experence was very good, but the time required while servicing and maintenance is not acceptable. Also the initial buying deal and the heavy charges for replacement of original parts make me dislike this dealership. Don't know how did they enchant me at the time of making a purchase.

9/10
Features
9/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
9/10
Dealer Review

GS

Glen T. Spencer

2011 Nissan Murano

S 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 4, 2021

Be a pro with Murano

Pros - Driving dynamics, Stylish, premium quality cabin

Cons - No problem as such

Engaging dynamics, scintillating style and quality interiors The Murano is a high-spirited crossover. It has engaging driving dynamics and scintillating style. The interior boasts loads of space, premium quality, and sophisticated styling. The cloth upholstery is comfy, and rear passenger get a good time due to reclining seats. Dual-zone auto climate control ensures every passenger stays chilled out and relaxed. The cargo space is decent and I never ran short of storage. Coming on to driving, on-demand acceleration, deft handling, and a responsive steering are all the factors needed to make any driver a fan, and Murano has packed it all. I guess my model has 18-inch wheels, and ride comfort is adequate as my family and friends haven't complained of it yet. I didn't even know how the time passed by. These people are very informative and help you make the correct choice. The finance work took a but time though.

9/10
Features
9/10
Interior
10/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
9/10
Dealer Review

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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$29290

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

213 cu.in.

horsepower

260 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

240 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

2-speed CVT w/OD

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

111.2 in.

length

189.9 in.

width

74.1 in.

height

67 in.

curb weight

3877 lbs.

ground clearance

7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

108.8 cu ft.

cargo volume

64 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

1256 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.4 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/20/23 mpg

highway range

499.1 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36,000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

S $29,290 onwards

260 hp @ 6000 rpm | 3.5 L | V6 | regular unleaded

  • 18" Silver Aluminum Wheels
  • 1st Row LCD monitor
  • AM/FM Stereo, Seek-Scan Radio
  • Cloth Seat Trim
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Firmer suspension tuning
  • Spoiler-mounted solar panel

SV $32,860 onwards

260 hp @ 6000 rpm | 3.5 L | V6 | regular unleaded

  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Parking Assist

SL $36,400 onwards

260 hp @ 6000 rpm | 3.5 L | V6 | regular unleaded

  • Adaptive shock absorbers
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers

LE $38,300 onwards

260 hp @ 6000 rpm | 3.5 L | V6 | regular unleaded

  • 20" Painted Aluminum Wheels
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Colors and Styles

2011 Nissan Murano in Brilliant Silver Metallic color 2011 Nissan Murano in Glacier Pearl color 2011 Nissan Murano in Merlot Metallic color 2011 Nissan Murano in Platinum Graphite Metallic color 2011 Nissan Murano in Tinted Bronze Metallic color
Brilliant Silver Metallic

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

8.5

Engine And Performance

8.5

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

8.2

Exterior

8.5

Safety

7.8

8.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.2

Overall Rating


The V6 engine equipped in the Murano is powerful and offers responsive performance along with a great feature set included with the vehicle across four trim lines. The Nissan Murano competes with the Mazda CX-9 and the Hyundai Santa Fe in the segment. So let's see how it stands up against its rivals.


8.5/10
Pricing and Features

8.5/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.2/10
Interior

8.5/10
Exterior

7.8/10
Safety


2011 Nissan Murano Pricing and Features

8.5/10

The Nissan Murano ranges across four trim lines at varying price points. There is one single engine option, which is a V6 engine outputting 260 hp and 240 lb-ft. The base-level S trim starts at $29,290, followed by the SV trim which costs $32,860. The SL trim starts at $36,400, whereas the top-end LE trim starts at $38,300.

Trim

S

SV

SL

LE

MSRP

$29,290 (FWD)

$30,890 (AWD)

$32,860 (FWD)

$34,460 (AWD)

$36,400 (FWD)

$38,000 (AWD)

$38,300 (FWD)

$39,900 (AWD)

Features

Intuitive All-Wheel Drive (AWD) or

Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)

Dual Panel Moonroof with power retractable sunshades

Optional Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System with 7.0" VGA touch-screen 

monitor and voice recognition

20" Aluminum-alloy wheels 

 

18" Aluminum-alloy wheels

Vehicle Information Center with 7" QVGA monitor

Heated outside mirrors with memory position

High-Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon projector headlights

 

LED taillights

RearView Monitor

Rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers

Silver-accented roof rails 

 

Dual Zone Automatic Temperature

Control (ATC)

HomeLink

 Universal Transceiver

Leather-appointed seats with driver’s seat memory position

Heated rear seats

 

Nissan Intelligent Key

 with Push

Button Ignition

Auto-dimming rearview mirror with

digital compass

Heated front seats

Wood-tone trim

 

6-way manual driver’s seat with manual

lumbar support

8-way power driver’s seat and 4-way power

front-passenger seat

Bose audio system with nine speakers

Steering-wheel position memory

 

60/40 Split fold-down rear seatbacks with

cargo area-accessible releases

Leather-wrapped steering wheel with illuminated audio controls

Power-return rear seatbacks

 

 

AM/FM/in-dash 6-CD changer audio system with 6 speakers

AM/FM/CD audio system with 6 speakers

 

 

We Recommend

The SL trim is the one to go for as it offers the added premium features, including an optional Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System with a 7.0" VGA touch-screen monitor and voice recognition, heated outside mirrors with memory position, rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers, leather-appointed seats with driver’s seat memory position, heated front seats, and a Bose audio system with nine speakers plus dual subwoofers.

2011 Nissan Murano Engine and Performance

8.5/10

The 2011 Nissan Murano comes with a strong V6 engine under its hood outputting 260 hp and 240 lb-ft. The engine's power is transferred to either an FWD or an AWD drivetrain through a CVT transmission. The Nissan SUV reaches 60 mph in 7 seconds and crosses the quarter-mile mark in 16 seconds. The base price of the Nissan Murano is $29,960. The Murano is limited to a top speed of 140mph.

Model

Nissan Murano S

Mazda CX-9

Hyundai Santa Fe Limited

MSRP

$29,290

$29,135

$29,145

Engine

3.5 L V6

3.7L V6

3.5 L V6

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

CVT

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Power

260 hp @ 6000 rpm

273 hp @ 6250 rpm

276 hp @ 6300 rpm

Torque

240 ft-lbs. @ 4400 rpm

270 ft-lbs. @ 4250 rpm

248 ft-lbs. @ 5000 rpm

0-60 mph (seconds)

7

7.3

7.4

Quarter-mile (mph)

16

15.6

15.7

Top Speed (mph)

131

130

139

The Mazda CX-9 is the fastest of the lot. With a 3.5 L V6 under its hood putting out 273 hp and 270 lb-ft, it reaches 60 mph in 7.3 seconds and crosses the quarter-mile mark in 15.6 seconds. The Hyundai Santa Fe comes in at second place with a greater power output of 276 hp and 248 lb-ft but falls at second place in acceleration taking 7.4 and 15.7 seconds to reach 60 mph and cross the quarter-mile, respectively. The Nissan Murano producing 260 hp and 240 lb-ft, takes 7.0 seconds to reach 60mph and 16.0 seconds to cross the quarter-mile.

2011 Nissan Murano Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The Murano performs quite well in terms of fuel efficiency considering the size and segment. The 2011 Nissan Murano delivers a fuel-efficiency of 18 mpg in the city, 23 on the highway, and 20 mpg of combined fuel economy. The Nissan Murano gets a 21.7-gallon fuel capacity outputting a range of 391 miles in the city, 499 on the highway, and a combined range of 434 miles. The efficiency figures are in the mid-level territory in the segment.

Model

Nissan Murano S

Mazda CX-9

Hyundai Santa Fe Limited

MPG (City) (mpg)

18

17

20

MPG (Highway) (mpg)

23

24

26

MPG (Combined) (mpg)

20

19

23

Fuel Capacity (gallon)

21.7

20.1

18.0

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

391/499/434

342/482/381

360/468/414

The Santa Fe delivers combined fuel efficiency of 23 mpg, followed by the Murano delivering 20 mpg. The CX-9 has the least efficiency figures of 17 mpg in the city, 24 on the highway, and 19 combined. The Nissan and the Mazda CX-9 have fuel capacities of 21.7 and 20.1 gallons, followed by the Santa Fe with 18-gallons of fuel capacity. The Nissan Murano delivers the best-combined range of 434 miles, followed by the Santa Fe and the CX-9 providing 414 and 381 miles of range, respectively.

2011 Nissan Murano Interior

8.2/10

The 2011 Nissan Murano offers seating for five people. The interior features an upscale cabin and leather and cloth seating surfaces along with superb fit and finish. The cabin is very spacious with all seats providing lots of space. The second-row seats are also extremely comfortable, offering reclining functionality. The seats are heated and leather-trimmed. Dual-zone climate control is also present to keep the passengers comfortable. 

Model

Nissan Murano S

Mazda CX-9

Hyundai Santa Fe Limited

Seating Capacity

5

7

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.1/59.6/43.6

39.6/59.4/40.9

40.2/59.5/42.6

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.4/58.7/36.3

39.0/58.7/39.8

39.6/58.6/36.8

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

31.6

17.2

34.2

The Murano is the most spacious option in the front row, followed by the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Murano. When it comes to second-row space, the competition is all on par with each other. When comparing the cargo capacity, the Hyundai Santa Fe has the most of 34.2 cu-ft, followed by the Murano with 31.6 and the Mazda with 17.2 cu-ft of cargo area respectively.

  • 8-way power driver’s seat 
  • 4-way power front-passenger seat
  • Dual Panel Moonroof with power retractable sunshades
  • Heated Front and Rear Seats 
  • Leather-appointed seats with driver’s seat memory position
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with illuminated audio controls 

How intuitive is the 2011 Nissan Murano’s infotainment unit?

The 2011 Nissan Murano features a 7-inch infotainment unit as standard. It is equipped with Bluetooth, Aux, and USB Connectivity along with the added feature of SiriusXM satellite radio and navigation. As for audio, there is a Bose audio system with nine speakers and dual subwoofers. Other major infotainment features include-

  • Vehicle Information Center with 7" QVGA monitor
  • Optional Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System with 7" VGA touch-screen monitor and voice recognition
  • Bose audio system with nine speakers plus dual subwoofers
  • Aux Input
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio 
  • USB Connectivity
  • Bluetooth Connectivity

2011 Nissan Murano Exterior

8.5/10

The Nissan Murano looks stylish and sporty with an advanced and futuristic design language. The exterior features a nice-looking inverted triangular front grille along with integrated HID headlights making it look sporty. The side profile features 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels further uplifting the sporty nature. The rear end is just vague and looks a bit weird and kind of cramped. The Murano has a weight of 3,877 lbs and a ground clearance of 7.4 inches.

Model

Nissan Murano S

Mazda CX-9

Hyundai Santa Fe Limited

Curb Weight (lbs)

3877

4330

3875

Length (in.)

189.9

200.2

184.1

Width (in.)

74.1

76.2

74.4

Height (in.)

67.0

68.0

67.9

Ground Clearance (in.)

7.4

8.0

8.1

Wheelbase (in.)

111.2

113.2

184.1

The new Mazda CX-9 weighs 4,330 lbs, followed by the Murano that weighs 3,877 lbs, while the Santa Fe is the lightest weighing 3,875 lbs by a slight margin. The Santa Fe has the best ground clearance of 8.1 inches, while the Mazda has 8.0 inches of clearance and the Murano has a lower 7.4 inches. The Nissan is the longest and has the longest wheelbase too. Major exterior highlights of the Murano are-

  • High-Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon projector headlights
  • Silver-accented roof rails
  • Automatic on/off headlights with fog lights
  • Rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Heated outside mirrors with memory position
  • 20" Aluminum-alloy wheels

2011 Nissan Murano Safety

7.8/10

The new Nissan Murano comes equipped with many standard safety features, including six standard airbags and 4-wheel ABS with EBD. The Nissan Murano stops from 60 mph at a distance of 126 ft, which is a safe distance. NHTSA has rated the Nissan and given it an impressive overall safety rating of 5-stars. IIHS gave the Murano a ‘Good’ rating for frontal protection further ensuring that the Murano is a super safe mini SUV. Few salient safety features include-

  • Adaptive Cruise Control 
  • 4-wheel ABS with EBD 
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS)
  • Blind Spot Warning System (BSW) 
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) 
  • Moving Object Detection (MOD)

2011 Nissan Murano Final Verdict

The Nissan Murano is a perfect package with all of the essential features and a capable powertrain on the inside, along with a practical design, sufficient fuel economy, and of course the great handling. The Nissan offers a well-built class-leading interior, plush ride, and a powerful V6 engine that cements Murano as an excellent vehicle. The Murano is a capable option in the segment with great features, impressive safety scores, and superb build quality.

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