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Used Car: 2013 Nissan Murano Review

Review Last Updated: 9/30/14

The 2013 Nissan Murano has an excellent reliability rating, and test drivers agreed that it excels with a first-rate interior and sporty handling.

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The 2013 Nissan Murano comes with a V6 engine and an automatic transmission (CVT), and the majority of reviewers agreed that the Murano accelerates with vigor up hills and on the highway. Several mentioned that the CVT does a nice job of keeping the engine in the power band. Fuel economy is just a bit low for a 2013 two-row SUV, at 18/24 mpg city/highway. Test drivers wrote that the Murano has nimble handling, though some noted that the ride is on the firm side. Most agreed that the convertible Murano CrossCabriolet doesn't handle as well, with noticeable body lean in turns. With either model, some critics mentioned that the steering doesn't offer a lot of road feedback.

Auto journalists were pleased with the five-seat Nissan Murano's clean cabin design and first-rate materials. They added that its rear seats offer ample legroom. The 2013 Murano has 64.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear row folded, which is a bit low for a two-row SUV. The four-seat Murano CrossCabriolet offers 12.3 cubic feet of space behind its rear seats. An auxiliary input, dual-zone automatic climate control and proximity key are standard. Available features include an iPod input, Bluetooth, navigation, a rear-seat entertainment system, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, leather upholstery, heated front seats, blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning.

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The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a bit more cargo space than the Murano, and reviewers were pleased with its high-quality interior. They said that the Grand Cherokee has a comfortable and composed ride on pavement and is one of the most capable off-roading vehicles in the segment.

The 2013 Ford Edge gets better fuel economy than the Murano and has a bit more cargo space as well. According to test drivers, the Edge rides comfortably and has a first-rate interior.

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