2022 Nissan Murano: What's New
Some mid-size crossover SUVs hide uninspiring performance under eye-catching looks, but the top-selling Nissan Murano offers the best of all worlds: punchy power under the hood combined with stylish SUV design and excellent interior comforts. What are the highlights you can expect from the latest release of this successful model? Read our 2022 Nissan Murano review to find out.
What's New for 2022?The Murano meets the new model year with only a few minor changes, following on from 2021's major upgrade of the active safety and driver assist systems. The biggest development is the introduction of the Midnight Edition which adds moody black wheels and exterior accents, while the SV trim gains heated leatherette seats.
Stylish ExteriorThe Nissan Murano more than holds its own when it comes to bold exterior stylings. The outline is chunky in all the right places, but streamlined where it matters to give a thoroughly modern and aggressive slant on the mid-size SUV profile.
High Power and PerformanceEvery model in the 2022 Nissan Murano range is based around the same powertrain. A hefty 3.5L V6 gas engine pumps out 260 horsepower and 240lb-ft of torque, reaching either front-wheel or all-wheel drive via a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The overall feel delivers peppy performance under city conditions, with smooth cornering and confident, reliable throttle response at higher speeds.
Fuel EconomyFor such a powerful vehicle, the Murano performs extremely well in the fuel economy stakes, with a city rating of 11.7L / 100km and an attractive highway score of 8.4L / 100km. Interestingly, choosing the all-wheel drive option doesn't noticeably degrade the fuel performance, making the Murano one of the most economical high-powered, all-wheel drive SUVs on the market.
Active Safety and Driver AssistSafety is one of the Murano's greatest strengths, with all models offering systems as standard that are optional upgrades on many other rivals. As well as earning a full five stars in crash tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), every 2022 Murano includes:
- Forward collision warnings with pedestrian detection. - Automated emergency braking. - Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts. - Lane departure warnings and lane keep assist. - Rear automatic braking. - Automatic high beams. - Driver alertness monitoring.
Moving up the trim levels also adds the option of a 360-degree camera system for excellent all-round visibility.
Interior Comfort and TechnologyThe Murano has always boasted best-in-class interior comfort levels, and the 2022 model is no exception. Depending on the trim, expect to see upscale features including soft leather seating, real wood trims, and ample leg and head room in both rows.
Infotainment technology is also impressive, with an 8" colour touchscreen offering navigation, smartphone integration, and live travel and weather updates as standard. There's also a selection of USB ports, giving easy device charging opportunities to occupants throughout the cabin.