Mid-size SUVs with two rows of seats are far from the most popular segment in the automotive industry but there are few models that certainly make good sales numbers. Nissan Murano is one of them, a model that has been around for a while but which won’t get a redesign for the next year. According to the latest reports, the 2022 Nissan Murano is about to come with a familiar layout, while the full redesign is expected for the 2023 model year.
The next year will bring a familiar layout. You may count on a mode that, despite the age, still has a lot of great things to offer. We like its comfortable ride, as well as a spacious cabin with comfortable seats. Also, the list of standard and available features is pretty long. On the other hand, the biggest complaint goes for the outdated interior design.
We presume that the 2022 Nissan Murano will hit the market sometime late in the year.
2022 Nissan Murano Redesign
The current generation has been around since 2014 and not many things have changed since then. Still, the company doesn’t rush with the redesign and the 2022 Nissan Murano is about to carry on without more important updates. This means it will continue to ride on a familiar D platform, which still has a lot of good things to offer. The first thing that comes to mind is the soft suspension setup, which makes the ride comfortable and relaxing. However, we would like to see a little bit more precise steering.
Styling-wise, not many things have changed in the last six years, so we don’t expect in the next year either. You may count on a familiar styling, though there is always enough room for minor updates like new color options.
The interior of this mid-size SUV is a mixed bag. The biggest complaint goes to the dashboard design, which looks outdated and doesn’t feature particularly high overall quality. Also, the materials and color combination aren’t that impressive. The infotainment system also feels a little bit outdated.
On the other hand, this model still features some of the nicest seats in the class. They are massive and supportive, while the driving position is very good. The same could be said for visibility. The second row is also very spacious and accommodates adults with ease.
The cargo area offers decent ratings, though some rivals like Honda Passport are even more generous with space. In numbers, you may count on about 32.1 cubic feet of cargo space with its rear seats upright and 67 cubic feet with these seats folded.
Although novelties in this aspect are always possible, we don’t expect to see too many of them in the next year. Therefore, all models should come standard with goodies like dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, four USB ports, satellite radio, and a six-speaker stereo. In higher trim levels, you can also get goodies like remote start, sunroof, a hands-free power liftgate, navigation and an 11-speaker stereo.
When it comes to safety, all models should come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, front and rear collision warning, automatic emergency braking, automatic high-beam headlights etc. Additionally, you can get goodies like front and rear parking sensors, a surround-view parking camera system, road sign recognition, and adaptive cruise control.
2022 Nissan Murano Engine
Things under the hood definitely won’t change. The 2022 Nissan Murano will continue in the same way, featuring a familiar 3.5-liter V6, which in this case puts out around 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque, which is enough for more than decent performance. Still, we would definitely like to see something that’s not a CVT gearbox, which kills the driving pleasure of this pretty good engine.
On the other side, what’s very good about this SUV is fuel economy. You may count on about 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, which is pretty good for the segment. What’s not so good is the max towing capacity, which goes just around 1.500 pounds.
2022 Nissan Murano Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2022 Nissan Murano sometime late in the year, with a starting price of around 33.000 dollars.