The Murano is a good example of a crossover vehicle: It's designed to haul cargo like a sport-utility, but ride and drive like a car. However, this crossover handles better than a or , and it drives more like a sports sedan.
The Nissan Murano integrates aerodynamics and high fashion, with a sleek front end, smooth lines from front to back, and a greenhouse that slopes rearward, ending in a large but graceful C-pillar. Inside, Nissan resisted the temptation to cram in three rows of seats like the Highlander and Pilot do. Instead, like a car, the Murano has just two rows of seats, accommodating four (or at most five) passengers in comfort.
The Nissan Murano delivers hearty performance, boasting the same 3.5-liter V6 engine used in the sports car, tuned here to produce 245 horsepower. It comes with a continuously variable transmission, a high-tech automatic that's smooth and responsive while offering superior gas mileage within its class. Murano's road-tuned suspension offers smooth and sporty handling. The Nissan Murano shares basic underpinnings with the and sedans. (Murano is not at all related to the , a popular misconception.) All-wheel drive is available for the Murano, giving it good grip and stability in wintry weather and hard rain.
The JB car pages provide engine and transmission specs, as well as gas mileage and dimensions for all 2006 Nissan Murano versions.
2006 Nissan Murano SUV Specs & Features