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2009 Nissan Murano LE AWD

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A three-quarter front view of a gray 2009 Nissan Murano LE AWD in Los Angeles

In short: A well-designed, fun-to-drive crossover.

Nissan Murano Review

The versatile, driver-friendly Nissan Murano was one of the first crossovers to hit American shores in the early part of the decade and continues to remain one of Nissan's best sellers thanks to its spacious, comfortable interior, sharp handling, and unique styling. The LE trim level also includes an intuitive all-wheel drive system and a host of high-tech gadgets for a truly advanced driving experience.

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Warranty/Service: 36-month/36,000-mile basic warranty; 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Base Price: $35,910 /As tested: $39,675

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door crossover

Engine: 3.5-liter DOHC V6
Horsepower: 265 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 248 lb-ft @4400 rpm
Transmission: CVT

Curb weight: 4,009 lbs
Wheelbase: 111.2 in
Length/Width/Height: 188.5/74.1/68.1 in
Turning circle: 39.4 ft

Brakes: front and rear power vented disc with ABS and electronic brake assist
independent strut front, multi-link independent rear
all-wheel drive, vehicle stability control

0-60 mph: 7.3 seconds
60-0 mph: 133 ft

EPA City: 18 mpg
EPA Highway: 23 mpg

Safety: front dual-stage air bags, front side-impact air bags, front and rear roof-mounted curtain air bags

CO2 Emissions: 1.13 lb/mile

Likes: looks different, comfortable and practical
Dislikes: still need to get used to that CVT, rear visibility can be tricky

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