2007 Nissan Murano Review
The Murano delivers one of the best combinations of impressive handling, interior comfort and engine performance in its class.
Reviewers generally see the 2007 Nissan Murano as just the right blend of comfort, spaciousness, bold styling and sporty performance -- all for a reasonable cost. "The bottom line is if you need a family car for five but don't have the scratch for the status model -- and don't want to buy something that, like station wagons of yore, screams 'child seat with four wheels' -- the Murano is a big-time winner," says Forbes. Nissan introduced the Murano in 2003 and redesigned the exterior in 2006, so the 2007 model is relatively unchanged.
Most reviewers feel the 2007 Nissan Murano is competitively priced without add-ons, but a fully loaded all-wheel-drive SE can top out at $42,000. Kelley Blue Book feels the suggested retail price is justified because the "Murano is loaded with standard features." But the cautions buyers to pick options sparingly, noting, "All told, Murano provides a splashy sleigh ride and a good value if you can avoid all the baubles and such that push its price into fantasyland." Buyers can take solace in the fact that Kelley Blue Book "expects the Murano to retain a good share of its value, with front-wheel-drive models falling a few percentage points behind their all-wheel-drive counterparts." And IntelliChoice gives the 2007 base model a value rating of "better than average" for its predicted five-year total cost of ownership, compared with other vehicles in its class.
The Nissan Murano has three available trims: the base S, the SL, and the top-of-the-line SE. The S and the SL come standard with 2WD but are also available in AWD. The SE comes standard with AWD.