Powertrain, quietness, roomy interior, fit and finish, access.
The pleasant and well-rounded Murano has a nicely-constructed and quiet interior and a comfortable ride. The 3.5-liter V6 is powerful and refined and delivers strong performance with a respectable 19 mpg overall. The CVT transmission is one of the best on the market. Handling is responsive and secure. Roomy, comfortable rear seats and easy access are pluses. The interior is stylish and functional, with fairly straightforward controls. Limited rear visibility is the only notable drawback. The CrossCabriolet is a convertible version of dubious merit and appeal.