The Nissan Murano is available in five trim levels - S, SV, Midnight Edition, SL, and Platinum - all powered by the same 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 engine with 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. A CVT is the only transmission option, but all-wheel drive is available on all models. Safety Shield 360 is standard across the entire range. It consists of auto emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, high-beam assist, and automatic rear braking.
Between the four trims, exterior elements range from base 18-inch alloy wheels to 20-inch items on the upper models, a dual-panel sunroof, and various silver trim elements. An eight-inch touchscreen houses full smartphone connectivity but makes do with six speakers on the base trim levels. Upper trims evolve to 11-speaker Bose sound systems and incorporate navigation and SiriusXM Traffic. Right at the top of the trim ladder, a full house entails adaptive cruise control, quilted leather seating surfaces with heating and ventilation, and a power-adjustable steering wheel.
The base S model doesn't have any optional packages but rather a host of standalone options you can add such as remote engine start for $275, a smartphone-based virtual key for $450, a dual-camera dashcam for $360, and interior accent lighting for $200. The SV model has an optional package called the Midnight Edition, and it retails for $1,590. This is just an exterior appearance package and entails black-out treatment for its 20-inch alloy wheels, mirror caps, lower fascias, roof rails, side body moldings, grille, and other trim pieces. The SL can be ordered with a Moonroof Package, which deletes the silver roof rails and adds a dual-panel moonroof for $1,490.
There are no optional packages for the top-spec Platinum either. However, there are some snazzy alloy-wheel options to choose from, although they all remain 20 inches in size.