2021 Nissan Murano for Sale in Warwick, RI
Crossovers are selling like mad these days, with seemingly every driver wanting an undeniably practical vehicle that’s a combination of car and SUV. The Nissan Murano, though, goes way back to the early days of this automotive segment, as it was introduced for the 2003 model year. Today, this spacious and sharp-looking five-seater continues its fourth generation, slotting between the smaller Rogue and the larger Pathfinder. Nissan has made its Safety Shield 360 driver-assist technology bundle standard on all 2021 Murano trims, and a Special Edition Package (20-inch wheels, surround-view monitor, panoramic sunroof, and faux-leather seats that are heated in the front row) makes its debut.
Trims and Powertrain
The base-level S has 18-inch wheels, auto on/off LED headlights, side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, keyless entry, and rear privacy glass. In the cabin, you’ll find automatic temperature control with two zones, push-button start, an Advanced Drive Assist Display, a rearview camera, three 12-volt power outlets, two USB ports and two USB-C ports, rear passenger air-conditioning vents, and 60/40-split fold-down reclining rear seats with a center armrest.
Infotainment is managed through an 8-inch touchscreen. Its main features are Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, voice recognition, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, a six-speaker audio system, and satellite radio. The S comes with plenty of Nissan’s state-of-the-art driver-assist tech: forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, intelligent lane intervention, rear automatic braking, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors, automatic high beams, and driver attention warning.
The SV adds LED fog lights, black roof rails, heated side mirrors, remote start with intelligent climate control, speed-sensing windshield wipers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, adaptive cruise control, and front parking sensors. The Special Edition Package will bundle charcoal-painted 20-inch wheels, heated front seats, a moonroof, a surround-view camera system, a Special Edition badge, and simulated-leather seats.
The SL gains some of the items from the Special Edition Package, like the heated front seats, surround-view camera system, and 20-inch wheels in machine-finished aluminum alloy. This trim also has a hands-free liftgate, ambient interior lighting, position memory functions for the driver’s seat and side mirrors, leather seats, a heated steering wheel, heated rear outboard seats, integrated navigation, a Bose audio system with 11 speakers, and traffic sign recognition. The moonroof is still available via the aptly named Moonroof Package.
The Platinum is the range-topping trim, and it’s appropriately loaded with amenities. It gets the moonroof, silver-painted 20-inch wheels, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering column with memory, heated and ventilated front seats, top-quality leather upholstery with diamond-quilted inserts, and a smooth leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Standard and Optional Features
Some of the highlights of the S trim’s standard equipment list include power exterior mirrors with integrated turn-signal indicators, auto on/off LED headlights, keyless entry and ignition, chrome door handles, 18-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic temperature control, two USB ports and two USB-C ports, and a Drive Assist display that shows important vehicle information (speed, tire pressure, infotainment specifics, and more) in a central spot that the driver can monitor with minimal distraction. The SV is upgraded with heated exterior mirrors, LED fog lights, power front seats, remote start, LED fog lights, roof rails with a black finish, and leather wrapping on the shift knob and steering wheel. The aforementioned Special Edition Package is offered for this trim only.
The SL gets the surround-view monitor and heated front seats as standard features, along with a heated steering wheel, 20-inch wheels, roof rails in silver tone, a hands-free liftgate, a HomeLink transceiver, ambient interior lighting, navigation, genuine leather upholstery, and heated rear outboard seats. As the highest trim, the Platinum is loaded with all of the goodies: the panoramic sunroof, 20-inch wheels with a silver finish, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with memory, ventilated front seats, and semi-aniline leather seats with diamond-quilted panels.
Safety and Technology
This is the first model year that Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 is included as a standard feature on all Muranos. This high-tech package of driver-assist features contains automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, intelligent lane intervention, rear automatic braking (a class exclusive), a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, a driver alertness system, and rear parking sonar. Adaptive cruise control and front sonar are added at the SV level; the SL and Platinum also get traffic sign recognition.
The ’21 Murano is also set up well with today’s best technology for entertainment and communication. The infotainment system is controlled via an 8-inch touchscreen and voice recognition; the base edition (found on the first two trims) has Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free, hands-free texting, a six-speaker sound system, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The SL and Platinum swap in a premium Bose audio system with eleven speakers, including subwoofers.