Anyone in the market for a midsize crossover SUV that seats five should turn their attention to the Murano from Nissan. The Murano continues to be a popular option in a highly competitive space because it delivers a superior value proposition and gives the driver who wants to spend a little more some intriguing options. The team at Lokey Nissan is pleased to introduce the new 2022 Nissan Murano, which is available in four core trim levels: S, SV, SL and Platinum. The S is arguably the most compelling base model in the entire segment. The SV adds features that are popular with the average consumer and opens up the option of the Midnight Edition, which is new for this model year. The SV adds leather seating and other amenities, and the top-end Platinum boasts quilted leather seating.
The 2022 Nissan Murano in Clearwater may be refined and luxurious, but it is also very much a crossover SUV. Characteristics include a tall driver position and a 7-inch minimum ground clearance. The total length is just a tad more than 16 feet. Alloy wheels are standard. The base S has 18-inch wheels along with LED headlamps, LED signature DRLs and power outside mirrors with LED turn signals. The up-level trim features LED fog lamps and heated power outside mirrors with LED turn signals, and as mentioned in the introduction, it is now available with Midnight Edition appearance kit. The top trims have 20-inch wheels and also a more sophisticated power liftgate with motion activation.
The goal with the 2022 Nissan Murano in Clearwater was to deliver a five-passenger crossover that is comfortable and refined but at a great price too. While it is not the largest of midsize crossovers, it provides 41 inches of front legroom along with 39 inches of rear legroom, which is actually quite impressive. Adult passengers in the rear seat can actually stretch out and be comfortable. Another way that the Murano impresses is more than 30 cubes of storage space behind the rear seat, and if that seat is unneeded, you can fold it for more than 60 cubes. The base cabin has features like zoned automatic climate control, cabin filtration and an 8-inch touch-display, and options available via the upper trims include climate-controlled seating, an ambient LED lighting system and a Bose audio system.
Our Nissan dealership serving Clearwater St. Petersburg New Port Richey Wesley Chapel gives you the option of front- and all-wheel drive with the 2022 Nissan Murano. If you are interested in this intelligent all-wheel-drive system, we have some great news, which is that fuel performance is the same as front-wheel drive. With many other models, that is the trade-off you have to make with all-wheel drive.
Every 2022 Nissan Murano in Clearwater has the same transmission and engine. Nissan opts for a continuously variable transmission, and it pairs that CVT with a 3.5L V6 engine. That engine makes 260 hp and 240 lb.-ft. In addition, if you opt for trailering equipment and use a trailer with trailer brakes, you can tow as much as 1,500 pounds.
The current-generation Murano has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS, and it has been awarded five stars by the NHTSA. All models include Nissan’s latest infotainment software with features like voice commands, Bluetooth, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. In addition to a rearview camera system, the base model has forward collision detection and warning, pedestrian detection and warning, blind-spot monitoring, intelligent lane intervention, rear parking sensors and front and rear automatic emergency braking. The SL model adds traffic-adaptive cruise control and front parking sensors, and the Platinum trim level adds a surround-view camera system and traffic sign recognition.
If you are shopping crossovers, we strongly encourage you to see the Murano up close and personal at our Nissan dealership serving Clearwater St. Petersburg New Port Richey Wesley Chapel. You can also call Lokey Nissan or reach us via text or email, and our team will be happy to answer questions, discuss current specials, provide custom quotes and much more. You can also shop all of our Murano models online, and we offer live chat, financing preapproval and much more!*This article is for informational purposes only. Please contact the dealership for complete and current details.