With its full redesign in 2015, Nissan took what was arguably the ugliest of the crossovers – not that any of them are overly beautiful – and transformed it into what some consider the best looking of the non-luxury bunch. The hard angles, the floating roof, the boomerang headlights, and an enhanced V-shaped grille all do their part to help the public forget about the bubbly Murano of yesteryear and its ill-conceived CrossCabriolet monstrosity. The proof of its sudden popularity are in its sales, which are up 30 percent to date in 2015.
Today, the new-generation Murano makes its way into its sophomore year, and Nissan has revealed all of its pricing updates. Unfortunately, there are no changes in terms of features, looks, or powertrains, meaning it carries on with its 260-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine, Xtronic transmission, and its array of standard features.
The only place that the 2016 Murano changes is in its pricing, as every trim level gets a bump of $100. The base 2016 Murano S FWD checks in at $29,660, while its all-wheel-drive sibling comes in at $31,260. Moving up to the SV trim jumps the price to $32,720 for the front-driven model and $34,320 for the all-wheel-drive version. The SL trim level runs $37,050 with front-wheel drive and $38,650 with all-wheel drive. Finally, the range-topping Platinum trim costs $39,100 with power going to just the front wheels and $40,700 with all-wheel drive. All of these prices do not include the $800 delivery fee.
For buyers looking for more than the four trims have to offer, there are several optional packages to choose from. These include the Navigation Package for the S trim, the Premium Package for the SV, and the Technology Package for the SL trim.
There is no waiting for the Murano to make its way to dealers, as it is available at Nissan dealerships today.