The 2015 Murano's mechanicals are the same. Under that sculpted hood is still a 3.5-liter V6 engine, connected to a CVT that either sends 260 horsepower to the front-wheels or optionally to all four. Nissan even says it will do about the same 20 miles per gallon on average, although in the real world it might be a little more efficient than before.
Its true trump card is the styling. It's even bolder than the old model and has these funky boomerang headlights which look just like on the Renaissance concept of last year. Nissan insists this is a premium car, so despite being based on the same platform as the Pathfinder, it's only got 5 seats. It feels very airy and has a V-motion grille and a chunky steering wheel. Who needs an Infiniti anyway?
Pricing has not been announced and will come later this year. Most of the nice features are top-shelf stuff, so the base model should cost about the same $39,000 as it does today. Let us know if you guys like it.