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The SUV made its debut in 2003, since 2005 it has been officially sold in Russia.
Engine: gasoline 3.5 l, 234 hp
Transmission: CVT, four-wheel drive All-Mode 4x4.
Price: From $ 56, 820. "]
Do you remember this when an unusually unusual car appears in front of you, attracting not only with a sonorous name. It has a sea of individuality, design freedom and at the same time it is recognizable. I looked closely - noted the branded blocks of lighting devices, the familiar "Nissan" lines. Yes, Murano turned out to be surprisingly noticeable, attracting attention. And even a little sorry that he came to our market with a considerable delay, before that, for the most part, delighting the overseas buyer.
Created by a California design center, Murano is not only an example of bold style, but also a repository of modern technology. The 3.5-liter V-shaped six is borrowed from the 350Z. The car is equipped with a continuously variable CVT X-Tronik CVT, All-Mode 4x4 all-wheel drive system.
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“Murano” is a rare example, when by no means a cheap car is offered in a single fixed version, at least in Russia. Moreover, once in the Murano salon, you feel: the enthusiasm has diminished. The already established futuristic image actually turns out to be quite practical, and in some places even mundane.
Not without Americanism. Handbrake of the “scissor” type, cruise control, steering wheel is adjusted not so much in height as in angle of inclination. The front seats are solid, spacious, but completely amorphous and terribly slippery. To them, as expected, a set of eight electrical adjustments. Just sit down in the Murano for quite some time, correcting something all the time. Although if you discard the nit-picking and remember the principle of "horny, fall in love, " you probably look at a lot differently.
Yes, the seat is not so hot, but slavishly moves back after the engine stops. An adjustable pedal assembly helps solve the landing problem. Do you find the three “twists” of an air conditioner somewhat uncomfortable? Here the argument is simpler: you get used to it. But there is a hatch, large convenient "burdock" -mirrors, many recesses and pockets.
The only mystery is the huge display in the very center of the front panel. In another, foreign life, he apparently was friends with the navigation system. I was pleased with the clear image when reversing the maneuver, I drew cryptograms of climate settings and much more. From all the functions, we got only a watch and small readings of a trip computer, more likely inspiring thoughts about what was lost. In general, with all the richness of the configuration, the Murano from the inside does not impress an unusual, expensive car.
A powerful engine defines the most expressive features of the "Murano" nature. Much in your attitude towards the car changes as soon as the interior fills a muffled, velvety grumble. In these sounds, power, enthusiasm and an almost blurred desire to surprise. A spectacular jerk from a place, smoothly leaning acceleration. I got a little carried away, and the speedometer needle immediately jumped over all the allowed marks, and calmness and comfort still reigned inside the car.
The variator is an excellent alternative to the traditional “automatic”. Perfectly matched to the motor, the transmission works simply flawlessly. A minimum of thoughtfulness, a clear response to the slightest touch on the accelerator, and the transition to "higher gears" is noticeable only by a change in engine tonality. Wow!
Good ride is another feature of the car, which is comfortable on most bumps. He effortlessly overcomes deep waves, speed bumps. However, sometimes the suspension becomes too picky. It’s worth getting even on a small step of asphalt, a characteristic clanking sound indicates their limited energy intensity
By the nature of its handling, the Murano is a typical American. Body rolls determine the degree of reaction of the machine. However, having made a small amendment, including for winter tires, in the future you control the car without problems. In the snow, Murano is completely in its native element. By turning off the stabilization system and mobilizing all the reserves of the transmission, you can laughed heartily, enjoying the obedience of the car. It is felt, of course, that in these nominations the Murano is too heavy, nevertheless it allows you to feel the reliability of all-wheel drive on a slippery road.
But we did not dare to get out on the road. Just look at the treacherously hanging exhaust system to understand that ruts and gullies are not for this handsome man. Here, too, one feels a connection with the geographical twin: a beautiful thing, whether glass or metal, is designed for a careful attitude.
Nissan Murano - FUTURISTIC APPEARANCE PERFECTLY SHADOWED BY BRIGHT DRIVING ABILITIES, AND THERE ARE IN THE INTERNAL CONTENTS SAVED.