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2011 Nissan Murano At A Glance

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The second generation Nissan Murano, introduced just two years ago, enters the 2011 model year with a refreshed grille and bumper design, new taillights, a new 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheel design and a number of interior and content refinements – all intended to keep Murano’s visually distinctive styling fresh and exciting. The contemporary exterior design combines with Murano’s “mobile suite” interior, advanced technology and a refined, premium driving feel to create a modern crossover SUV like no other.

Also for 2011, two new models have been added to the lineup: SV FWD and SV AWD. They join the Murano S FWD, Murano S AWD, Murano SL FWD, Murano SL AWD, Murano LE AWD and Murano LE FWD to provide buyers with a wide range of equipment and features to match any need or budget. Other changes include the addition of one new exterior color, Graphite Blue, and a new wood grain hue on LE models.

All 2011 Muranos again feature a standard VQ-series 3.5-liter DOHC V6 rated at 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque on regular unleaded gasoline, and an advanced Xtronic CVT™ that provides a sporty and smooth driving experience. Murano is available in front-wheel drive or with an Intuitive All-Wheel Drive system, and all Muranos come with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS) standard. Murano is built on Nissan’s proven “D” platform, which provides a solid foundation and lightweight suspension components, dual flow path shock absorbers and a twin-orifice speed-sensitive power steering system.

The most striking visual element of the 2011 Murano is once again its dramatic body, which imparts a “modern art” feel while still maintaining its distinctive “Murano-ness.” The front end features a bold grille with new, revised design and wide front headlights, a wide hood that sweeps into the bodylines, powerful wheel arches and an aggressive stance with available 20-inch wheels. Murano’s rear end features a unique rear glass shape, integrated rear roof spoiler, large redesigned rear LED taillights and dual exhaust outlets with chrome finishers.

Murano is also offered with an available dual panel power sliding glass moonroof with 2nd row skylight, adding to its open, airy interior feeling. Inside, Murano offers high levels of warmth and luxury – with available wood and aluminum accents, a 60/40 fold-flat rear seat with power return, heated front and rear seats, power liftgate and RearView Monitor.

Interior enhancements for 2011 include a new white meter color, new center stack colors and added equipment to various trim levels – driver’s seat with power lumbar support (SV), RearView Monitor (SV), 7.0-inch color monitor (SV), auto dimming rearview mirror with compass and HomeLink® Universal Transceiver (SL) and heated steering wheel (SL). New audio and entertainment features range from the addition of standard iPod® connectivity and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System to SV models to a Bose® audio system with nine speakers plus subwoofer for SL models.

Available technology includes an advanced touch screen Nissan Navigation System with 9.3GB Music Box™ hard drive.

Highlights of the 2011 Nissan Murano


  • Highly distinctive exterior design guided by an emotional, curvaceous theme
  • New front grille and bumper design
  • Wide, character-like headlights with dynamic accents; available High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon projector headlights
  • Large LED taillights with new design
  • Standard fog lights on SV, SL and LE models
  • Available dual panel power sliding glass moonroof with 2nd row skylight (standard on SV, SL and LE)
  • Available rain-sensing front wipers (standard on SL and LE)
  • Available power liftgate (standard on SL and LE)
  • Available roof rack with accessory cross bars
  • Seven available exterior colors, including new Graphite Blue, as well as previously available Merlot, Tinted Bronze, Brilliant Silver, Platinum Graphite, Super Black and Glacier Pearl

Engine and Driveline

  • 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC V6 producing 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque on regular unleaded gasoline, tuned for Murano
  • Twin Nissan variable Induction Control System (NICS), twin knock sensor, low exhaust pressure, 10.3:1 compression ratio, 6,000 rpm redline
  • Second-generation Xtronic CVT™ with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) for sporty response and smoothness – utilizes an advanced, sport-tuned controller with adaptive logic for driving comfort or driving performance as conditions require
  • Available in front-wheel drive or advanced all-wheel drive system that connects the VDC system, yaw sensors, wheel slip sensors and steering angle sensors to the AWD system to distribute torque according to driving conditions

Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • Proven “D” platform (also utilized on Altima) designed to provide improved stiffness for reduced levels of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) over the previous Murano design, as well as outstanding handling responsiveness and ride comfort
  • Lightweight 4-wheel independent suspension (independent strut front, multi-link rear) featuring extensive use of aluminum components, cradle-type front subframe and front and rear stabilizer bars
  • Dual flow path shock absorbers for responsiveness and reduced ride harshness
  • Twin-orifice vehicle-speed-sensitive power-assisted steering
  • 4-wheel vented disc brakes with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA) and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD); G-sensor on all-wheel drive models
  • Standard 18-inch 6-spoke wheels with new aluminum-alloy design; P235/65R18 tires on S, SV, SL
  • Standard 20-inch 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with P235/55R20 tires on LE

Interior Features

  • “Mobile suite” interior design with spacious cabin, fold-flat rear seats, wide cargo area and “Welcome Lighting” ambient lighting system
  • Innovative instrument panel design, aluminum trim throughout interior
  • Available leather-appointed interior surfaces with double-stitched seats
  • Standard Nissan Intelligent Key™ keyless entry and ignition system
  • Standard Push Button Ignition
  • Available heated rear seats (standard on LE); heated front seats, steering wheel and outside mirrors (available on SL)
  • Available 7-inch color display for audio, climate control, fuel economy, maintenance and comfort and convenience systems
  • Available Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System (standard on SL, SV and LE)
  • Available Nissan Hard-Drive Navigation System with user-friendly graphic interface, menu structure and intelligent search capabilities, 9.3GB Music Box hard drive and XM NavTraffic® (XM® subscription required, sold separately)
  • Telescopic steering wheel (manual on S, SV and SL, power on LE)
  • 60/40 fold-flat rear seatback with power return (standard on SL and LE)
  • Available XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately)
  • Standard AM/FM/CD6 with six speakers, AUX-in jack and MP3/WMA capability
  • Available Bose® premium 11-speaker audio system with Radio Data System, AUX-in jack, MP3/WMA capability and speed-sensitive volume control
  • Integrated iPod® connectivity (SV, SL and LE)
  • RearView Monitor (standard on SV, SL and LE)
  • Highly functional storage systems, including a two-tier lockable center console storage box with fold-out function, cell phone holder, dual seatback pockets
  • Readability-enhancing Fine Vision gauges and driver instrumentation with new white backlighting, plus illuminated steering wheel controls
  • Auto door lock feature
  • New wood grain hue trim
  • Two available interior colors – Beige and Black


  • Six standard air bags, including Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant classification sensor
  • Front-seat mounted side-impact supplemental air bags and roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor
  • Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
  • Zone Body Construction with front and rear crumple zones
  • Front seat Active Head Restraints
  • Standard Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
  • Standard driver and passenger seat belt warning lamps
  • Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS)

Models and Manufacturing

  • Offered in eight well-equipped models: S FWD, S AWD, SV FWD, SV AWD, SL FWD, SL AWD, LE FWD and LE AWD
  • Assembled in Kyushu, Japan

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