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Bodystyle: SUV
Class: Mid-Size SUV
Engine: 3.5l 6-cyl. (245hp)
EPA Mileage:
20 (City)
24 - 25 (Highway)
Our Rating:
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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.

Facts & Figures

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

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