The 2018 Nissan Murano is going to be one of the most attractive mid-size crossovers. It will use a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that served great in some other models in other segments with Nissan badge. Besides that, the Murano crossover is very attractive and appealing, so it is the big competitor to Ford Edge and VW Atlas.
The 2018 Nissan Murano is not using a hybrid drivetrain. We could see this kind of engine until 2016 and the crossover will likely return it in 2019. However, the current edition is not getting such a powertrain. But, there are many other advantages in specs and towing capacity segments. Murano is not the best in the class but combined, it is right at the top.
2018 Nissan Murano Specs
So, under the hood of the 2018 Nissan Murano is a proven V-6 engine. This 3.5-l displacement is ready to deliver 260 horses and 240 lb-ft of torque. For example, the similar engine is used by bigger Honda Pilot. But there, the V-6 mill produces 20 hp more. On the other hand, the mileage for the 2018 Murano is much better.
2018 Murano Driving Impression
Nissan is using a special D-Step Logic system for transmission. In pair with an Xtronic CVT, it provides a smoother ride and impression of a traditional automatic gearbox. Smooth shifting and quiet ride will definitely attract many drivers to buy this model. If that is not enough, then the fuel economy of 24 mpg is above average. For example, new Ford Edge can return similar MPG with the less potent turbo-four engine, while the VW Atlas with V-6 unit has 21 mpg combined fuel economy rating.
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2018 Nissan Murano Towing Capacity
Crossovers are not the most suitable vehicle for towing. However, you still can rely on the power of the V-6 engine. The 2018 Nissan Murano has a towing capacity of 1500 pounds, which is enough for smaller boats. Also, its storage area can be filled with various equipment and the crossover can pull it without problems.
Here, Murano is far behind the competition. Ford Edge is capable to tow up to 3,500 pounds properly equipped, while the VW Atlas goes even higher with the rating of 5,000 lbs.
2018 Nissan Murano Prices
The base 2018 Nissan Murano costs just shy of $31,000. The All-wheel drive adds $1,600 more. Top of the range models is Platinum and Midnight edition. These are coming with the price tag above $40,000. Unique wheels and other details and functions are raising the price, but that makes Murano more competitive and versatile.