All this means that you may count on a familiar design. This crossover still has a lot of strong points, especially when it comes to interior space and overall comfort. Of course, there are some drawbacks as well, but nothing that could be fixed with a mild update. Therefore, the 2021 Nissan Murano will come without bigger changes, sometime late in the year.
Many novelties are coming from the Japanese manufacturer for the next year but when it comes to the popular mid-size two-row crossover, things are about to remain the same. Simply, the company is currently busy with models like Rogue and Rogue Sport, while the Pathfinder is also on the list of priorities. On the other side, the current-generation Murano has been around for about five years and it already received a mid-cycle update. Therefore, it’s clear that it can remain in the current form for a couple of more years, before we see a complete redesign.
2021 Nissan Murano Design
As we’ve just mentioned, it’s still early for big changes, despite that some sources suggest a 2021 Nissan Murano redesign. That definitely won’t happen and the next-year model is about to carry on with a familiar layout. This means you may count on a familiar styling, which has been updated a couple of years ago. For that occasion, we saw novelties on both ends of the car, in terms of new fascias, headlights, grille, taillights and more. Therefore, the best we could see for the next year are minor tweaks like new color options.
The same thing goes for mechanics. In this aspect, we definitely won’t see any particular change. The 2021 Nissan Murano specs will remain pretty familiar. This model rides on a well-known D platform, with a wheelbase of around 111 inches. The overall driving experince is way on the comfort side. On the other side, handling isn’t particularly great, while there is a lot of body roll in corners.
When it comes to the 2021 Nissan Murano interior, the story continues. There is no way that the Japanese manufacturer is about to change anything, just a couple of years before the complete redesign. Therefore, you may count on a familiar cabin layout. It features good overall quality but certainly looks a little bit outdated. Materials are fine but aesthetics are not particularly attractive.
On the other side, we definitely like the fact that the amount of passenger room is generous in both rows of seats. Also, the front seats are really amazing, some of the best in the class. On the other side, things are quite average when it comes to the cargo area. You may count on about 32.1 cubic feet behind the second row and 67 cubic feet of the overall cargo space.
As we expect that the 2021 Nissan Murano release date will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year, it’s obvious that there won’t be too many changes, even in terms of standard equipment. Of course, a couple of novelties are possible but we presume that the list of standard features will remain pretty much the same. When it comes to tech goodies, the current model comes standard with things like an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, voice recognition, six speakers, Bluetooth, and four USB ports. In higher trim levels, you can upgrade this interior with goodies like navigation, premium audio system, HD radio etc.
We don’t expect too many changes in terms of safety either. The next-year model should come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and driver drowsiness monitoring. Additionally, you’ll be able to get things like blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, a surround-view parking camera system, automatic high-beam headlights, lane departure warning, rear automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, front and rear parking sensors etc.
2021 Nissan Murano Engine
Things under the hood will certainly remain the same. The crossover uses a well-known 3.5-liter V6. In this configuration, it delivers around 260 horsepower, which is quite enough to ensure solid driving dynamics. The engine comes in pair with a CVT, which works pretty well.
When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on pretty good ratings for the class. This engine returns around 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
2021 Nissan Murano Release Date and Price
Since there are no bigger changes to come, we expect that the launch date will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year. When it comes to the 2021 Nissan Murano price, we expect that base models will go around 32.000 dollars. The competition in the segment is tough. There are several pretty good mid-size crossovers with two rows, such as Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda Passport, Ford Edge etc.