New Nissan Murano pricing announced –

Introduced at the LA Show, last year, the new Nissan Murano will go on sale in the United States, this week. The starting MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) for the base model is $26,330, about $1,500 cheaper than the current version, which is really interesting, because usually it’s the other way around, new models are more expensive than current models. But not the Nissan Murano.

All versions of the new Murano are based on Nissan’s new “D” platform, introduced on the 2007 Nissan Altima, and are powered by a VQ-series 3.5-liter DOHC V6 rated at 265 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque and an advanced Xtronic CVT™ with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC). Customers will be able to choose between front-wheel drive or an advanced all-wheel drive system. The new SUV from Nissan come standard with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with a Traction Control System (TCS) for all-weather conditions.

The interior features new front seats and a new steering wheel design, “Welcome Lighting” ambient lighting system, new instrument panel design, available wood and aluminum accents and a 60/40 fold-flat rear seat with available power return. Other available features include a new foldaway cargo organizer, heated front and rear seats, power liftgate, rain-sensing front wipers and RearView Monitor. Also, all sorts of technologies are available, like push button start. iPod connectivity, Intelligent Key, Bose premium 11-speaker audio system, touch screen navigation system with 9.3GB Music Box hard drive, new power-operated 9-inch roof-mounted screen for Murano’s DVD Mobile Entertainment System and Voice Recognition for audio, Bluetooth and navigation system.

Starting prices: – 2009 Murano S 2WD – $ 26,330 – 2009 Murano SL 2WD – $ 27,880 – 2009 Murano S AWD – $ 27,930 – 2009 Murano SL AWD – $ 29,480 – 2009 Murano LE AWD 3.5 Liter V6 CVT $ 35,910

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