NEW FOR 2011:

– New SV trim level
– Revised exterior styling
– New 18-inch alloy wheel design on S, SV and SL models
– Recommended fuel type is now regular 87 octane
– Instrument panel illumination changes from orange to white
– SL adds standard heated steering wheel
– LE adds new centre stack colours and wood grain hue
– Exterior colour: Blue Lightning added

For 2011, the Nissan Murano undergoes several changes. Exterior styling features include a new front grille and bumper, new taillights, and new 18-inch alloy wheels on the S, SV and SL trim lines. A new SV trim line slots between the base S and the SL. The LE receives new interior colours, while the SL adds a heated steering wheel. For 2010, the Murano was rated as “premium recommended,” but the recommendation is now for regular 87-octane fuel.

The Murano uses a 3.5-litre V6 with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that includes manual shift mode. Trim levels are the S, SV, SL and LE. All models are all-wheel drive.

Features on the S include 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, fog lights, heated mirrors, black roof rails, privacy glass, splash guards, tire pressure monitoring system, vehicle information centre, electroluminescent gauges, cruise control, Intelligent Key with pushbutton ignition, power windows, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, variable intermittent wipers, intermittent rear wiper, illuminated vanity mirrors, cargo cover, folding cargo organizer, cloth seats, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, aluminum trim, and six-CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input.

The SV adds automatic headlamps, dual-pane sunroof, rear-view monitor, colour driver information centre, Bluetooth connectivity, garage door opener, auto-dimming rear-view mirror with compass, eight-way driver and four-way passenger power-adjustable heated cloth seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, 2-GB Bose premium audio system, auxiliary audio/video input jacks, USB port, and anti-theft system.

The SL adds bi-xenon headlamps, power liftgate, rain-sensing wipers, heated steering wheel, power-return rear seatbacks, and leather seats.

The LE adds 20-inch alloy wheels, silver-accented roof rails, driver’s side memory, power tilt and telescopic steering column, heated rear seats, and wood-tone interior trim.

The LE can also be optioned with a Technology Package that adds a hard-disc-drive navigation system with seven-inch screen and voice recognition, Bluetooth streaming audio and 9.3-GB Music Box.

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