2011 Nissan Murano Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

4.49/5 Average
13 Total Reviews
This Year's Model Updates:

For 2011, the Nissan Murano receives a few styling updates as well as a new SV trim level. Power output is slightly reduced, but fuel economy remains the same. The optional navigation system gets real-time traffic and weather, a Zagat restaurant guide and Bluetooth streaming audio. Most of the previous year's option packages have been integrated into trim levels to simplify ordering. The Murano CrossCabriolet, a two-door convertible, will also debut later in the model year.

  • Smooth ride
  • High-quality cabin
  • Responsive powertrain
  • Spacious backseat
  • User-friendly controls.
  • Precise steering and confident handling
  • Compromised rear visibility.
  • Less cargo space than many rivals

User Reviews:

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  • So much more refined than any competitor! - 2011 Nissan Murano
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    Looked at pretty much everything except the American brands (sorry, they just cant compete for the money they charge), and went with the 2WD Murano LE based on the "fit" (Im 6-4") and finish of the interior, and the good looks of the exterior. The Murano is a couple thousand $ more than a Kia, Outback, Hyundai, or Mazda, but the refined interior (i.e., high quality materials, absolutely superb electronics, and solid driving feel) combined with an overall solid build quality make the extra $ well worth it. Previously owned a massive gas-sucking Nissan Armada, so this was quite a step down in size, but a HUGE step up in comfort and interior refinement. Overall: I REALLY like this car.

  • You get less for more money - 2011 Nissan Murano
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    If you have the 2009 SL, then keep it. With the 2011 SL - you lose Xeon lights, truck Cargo hold (for bags) It only has (1) CD with a 2 GB but...800 MB to store songs. How can the Rouge 2011 SL come with Xeon lights for $29,000 and the 2011 SL Murano does not, my sticker price $38,495. Really like the new lights on the back. Seat memory function is good too. Still cant believe Nissan is really trying to force their loyal customers to other car companies. This is my 11th Nissan and I bought it yesterday and I can honestly say it will be my last.

  • Very Safe - 2011 Nissan Murano
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    In was hit on the drivers side by a drunk driver. Thanks to God, my seat belt, and the design of the car, I only received minor injuries. My Murano was declared a total lost. Keep up the good work.

  • Love my Murano! - 2011 Nissan Murano
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    I chose the Murano S. I find my new vehicle fun to drive and easy to navigate. Its reliable and I love the design of the vehicle, both the interior and the exterior.

  • What a surprise!! - 2011 Nissan Murano
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    I had my head set on the Ford Edge, being a Ford customer for nearly 20 years. We drove the Lincoln equivalent, finding it disappointingly noisy. We were introduced to the Nissan LE and it was love before we even got out of the parking lot. Test drive just sealed the deal. We bought used, so color availability was a compromise, but Im getting used to it and love the tan interier and all of the "toys". Cant wait to use the Music box - fortunately last owner must have been in our age group as her downloaded music suits us fine and gives us some enjoyment while learning all about our new vehicle.

  • Good choice - 2011 Nissan Murano
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    After testing several SUVs I found the Murano and Ford Edge at the top of the list. The Edge shows a nice screen with tons of options but after a test drive the Murano won over the Edge. More power, quiet transmission, more leg room on rear seats, very good radio. I use the Music Box to store my favorite songs. Rear visibility is not good, the rear view camera helps. At the end I bought the SL trim.

  • Just got the Murano SV AWD - 2011 Nissan Murano
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    My wife and I just got the SV Murano trim and AWD trans. type. We got the extra splash guards , mats, and chrome finishes. The base without options is $33.5k we got like $1500 off that base price, but i think depending on your location and dealership you go to. You can get $2k off the base price. We didnt have invoice to work with since its so new of a model and car. But if you can get like around $31k (before tax and fees and options) you right on the money i think.

  • Ultimate Getaway From the world - 2011 Nissan Murano
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    I am a long time owner within the Nissan Corp. But this SUV tops all others who try and match it, for its price. I bought the LE, because I figured, why not go all the way, or just not go at all. I love this truck, there isnt anything that I wouldnt want to change, except for the fuel economy, many other car companies have bigger SUVs, getting better gas mileage. I understand there is a diesel one in Europe, but who knows how long that will take to get to the US. But all in all...what a great truck, test drive one, and youll fall in love with it, the moment you get in, and the leather seats embrace you, and keep you safe on the road. Enjoy, and happy hunting for that perfect car.

  • just love it - 2011 Nissan Murano
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    just bought 2011 murano S, for 20k, cant be happier, it won over edge, ecape, and chav hands down. feel like I am driving a Lexus, only paid 20K, what a deal. quiet ride, very fine and up scale internal, sexy shape, just cant beat it in anyway only thing I can think of to improve is gas mileage, I got around 17-18 combine so far,

  • 2011 Murano SL vs. 2009 Murano LE - 2011 Nissan Murano
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    I purchased a 2009 Murano LE September 2008 and recently traded for 2011 SL @ 74K miles. The 09 was my first Nissan and I really liked it so I opted for another. The SL now has the power lift gate and memory seats which are important to me so I did not need LE. For the most part the vehicles are very similar. The 11 seems to ride and handle better with 18"wheels vs. 20". I also seem to be getting better gas mileage which should improve when broken in. Biggest gripe is voice recognition of bluetooth is horrible vs. 09. Also I cant believe that Nissan did away with cd changer on $39K vehicle which I did not catch before buying. As far as headlights not being xenon, I cant tell difference.

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