Are you looking for an affordable yet new family commuter? The 2022 Nissan Murano is right up your alley. This is a full-size SUV that can seat up to 5 passengers with plenty of safety and entertainment features to keep passengers protected and comfortable. In addition to commuter-friendliness, the new Murano can handle adverse road conditions, implementing available all-wheel drive capability. Let’s not forget the fact that it’s beautiful to look at, both on the inside and out. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite 2022 Nissan Murano features to help give you a more informed look at this new midsize SUV model.
10. Beautiful Exterior Color Options
While performance and practicality are most important, let’s get real here: no one wants to drive something ugly. Family vehicles aren’t exactly known for being “eye-catching,” but Nissan does a great job of making the Murano visually appealing. If you purchase this new model, you can choose from 9 different exterior colors. Unlike many family vehicles on the market today, the Murano includes more color options than just silver shades, white, black, and red/maroon. You’ll also get to choose from Deep Pearl Blue, Sunset Drift ChromaFlair, and Mocha Almond Pearl. This gives you the perfect opportunity to stand out from all the other parents in the pickup lane.
9. The Base-Level Trim Is Packed With Features
You don’t have to overspend to access great tech and safety features. The base-level S trim includes everything you need, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technologies, along with standard Nissan Safety Shield 360, which comes standard across all 2022 Murano trims. This safety suite includes six different driver-assist features, including the following:
Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection – This technology uses cameras and sensors to detect when an accident is possible. It also sends notifications and automatically comes to a stop when a pedestrian crosses your path.
Rear Automatic Braking – When you don’t see that shopping cart, car, or trash can, Rear Automatic Braking is there to prevent a collision.
- Blind Spot Warning – Blind spots are a thing of the past, thanks to the Murano’s standard blind spot technology. Get notified when someone is in your no-see zone.
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert – Tired of those moments when you slowly, cautiously back out of a parking space just to get honked at by a feisty little boxcar? Rear Cross Traffic Alert alerts you of these drivers, eliminating frustration and embarrassment.
- Lane Departure Warning – As expected, this technology notifies you when it perceives that you’re unintentionally lane drifting.
- High Beam Assist – This technology will automatically dim your headlights for you when it detects oncoming traffic.
Whether you’re tired of accidentally bright-lighting others, or you simply can’t seem to remember where the mailbox is located, these standard driver-assist features make the drive much more convenient – and, more importantly, much safer.
8. Impressive and Diverse Cargo Capacity
If you want to keep the kids happy and safe, you want plenty of cargo space. Otherwise, you’d be buying what you truly want – a ‘Vette or a Mustang. For a midsize SUV, the 2022 Nissan Murano offers plenty of cargo, with up to 67 cubic feet of available space. This model’s got split second-row seating, along with an easy-to-use motion lifted tailgate that activates by simply swiping your foot under the rear cargo door.
7. Luxurious Interior Without the Luxury Price
One of the best things about the 2022 Murano is that it offers a luxury experience without breaking your bank. This model includes options for dual-zone climate control so that both front passengers are comfortable, climate-controlled front seating with individual temperature controllers, a heated steering wheel, and space-inspired Zero Gravity seats that are designed for optimal comfort. When you upgrade to a higher trim level like the SL trim, leather-appointed seating is standard, and the Platinum trim includes a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
6. Intelligent AWD Capability
There are many crossovers and SUVs out there that cater to family needs, but many only offer front-wheel drive capability. This is a problem when you live in an area that gets ice, snow, and even heavy rain. While you can purchase a front-wheel drive Nissan Murano, the Intelligent AWD ensures that you can maintain road grip even in the roughest conditions. The best part about Intelligent AWD is that you don’t have to guess when the extra wheel power is necessary and when it isn’t. You’ll start off in AWD, but once you’re on the highway, Intelligent AWD will kick you back into FWD as long as the road conditions are favorable. This saves you fuel economy while also removing the pressure to choose.
5. Yes, It’s True…You Can Tow!
Whether you like to take the family fishing or you own a small camper, the Murano has you covered. You can tow up to 1,500 pounds thanks to that powerful V6 engine. While this isn’t ideal for hardcore towing, it’s a big perk to have with a family commuter model. Just keep in mind that livestock trailers and farm equipment trailers definitely weigh more than 1,500 pounds. If that’s what you mean when you ask about tow capacity, then you might want to go look at the Nissan Titan instead.
4. The BOSE Premium Audio System
Again, even though performance is key, fun should be part of the buying process, too. Even if a vehicle offers amazing performance specs and ideal practicality, this means nothing without entertainment functions, especially when children are involved. That’s why we love the Murano’s available Bose Premium Audio System, which includes 11 high-quality speakers. Whether you’re listening to podcasts or your 2000s pop hits playlist, the Murano’s sound system will not let you down.
3. Built-In Ports for Everyone
You don’t have to worry about going off the grid as long as you’ve got fuel in your tank. The 2022 Murano gives you more than just the aux cord and a CD player (although the aux cord option is still available for those who aren’t quite ready to give that one up yet). In addition to an auxiliary input, the new Murano also includes USB-A and USB-C ports, both in the front seating area and the back. This allows passengers to charge everything from cell phones to laptops. You can also use the USB-C ports to hook up your phone to Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
2. Nissan’s Door-to-Door Navigation Feature
Already got the directions routed on your phone, not thinking about the fact that your car has a built-in navigation system? No worries! Door-to-Door Navigation allows you to send directions directly from your phone to your Murano’s touchscreen display. You can also use this navigation feature to get back to your car if you find yourself lost in a parking lot. This technology is available on the Murano’s powerful infotainment screen, and you can even use hands-free Bluetooth voice commands to control it.
1. A Fuel-Efficient Midsize Model
All that size and capability do not erase your fuel efficiency. The Murano’s 3.5-liter V6 engine produces up to 23 MPG combined, with up to 28 MPG on the highway. The best part of it all? Unlike most other models, the Murano’s fuel-economy rating is the same whether you choose the FWD version or the AWD version. Put simply; you’re not losing any fuel efficiency if you choose the Intelligent AWD option. You don’t have to purchase a minivan or a large SUV to appease an average-sized family. When you choose the Murano, you get plenty of space while still maintaining reasonable fuel efficiency.