The popular mid-size SUV is about to come with some nice updates for the next year. It looks like the 2020 Nissan Murano will get a typical facelift, which seems logical, considering that the current generation has been around since 2015. For these four years of production, we have already seen one update. It was mostly about tech features, particularly in terms of advanced safety systems. This time, we are about to see visual changes.
The 2020 Nissan Murano is about to come with revisions in several areas, mainly at the front. On the other side, the interior design shouldn’t change too much, which definitely isn’t a bad thing, considering that the current model already features one of the nicest cabins in the class. Also, we don’t expect changes under the hood. Despite the changes, the latest reports suggest that the 2020 Nissan Murano won’t come before the last quarter of the year.
2020 Nissan Murano Redesign
As we already mentioned, this should be a typical facelift. The 2020 Nissan Murano is about to come with several visual changes, primarily at the front end. The testing model has already been spotted and we clearly see which areas are about to come with revisions, thanks to the camouflage. Of course, those would be typical areas like front fascia, grille and bumper. On the other side, headlights are about to remain untouched, at least when it comes to the overall shape, while inner lighting groups will probably come revised.
On the other side, the biggest change at the rear end will be revisions on taillights. The rest of the crossover is about to remain the same. Still, we should see those typical novelties, in terms of new exterior colors, new wheels and similar things. Mechanically, the new 2020 Nissan Murano shouldn’t change at all.
We don’t expect bigger interior changes for the 2020 Nissan Murano, despite the fact that this is a four-year-old vehicle. The reason is simple, the Murano has one of the nicest cabins in the class. You will hardly find another mid-size crossover that features such a great combination of style and quality. The dashboard looks great, especially in higher trims, where you can get things like brushed metal and wood trim, diamond leather upholstery, etc.
Still, the thing we like most are front seats, which are massive and with great support. Also, finding a perfect driving position is very easy, since ergonomics are excellent. Unlike most mid-size SUVs, this one features two rows of seating. There is a generous amount of leg and headroom. The cargo area is also quite decent. You can count on about 32.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 67 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down.
As we already mentioned, the recent update has brought a lot of new features, especially in terms of safety. Therefore, we don’t count on too many novelties for the 2020 Nissan Murano. Base models should come standard with things like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, driver drowsiness monitor etc. In higher trims, you can also get features like blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, high-beam assist, lane departure warning, rear automatic braking, pedestrian detection etc.
When it comes to tech goodies, the new Murano will definitely come standard with things like 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, six speakers, Bluetooth, and four USB ports, as well as a couple of potential additions. Among optional features, some of the highlights are things like navigation, HD Radio, satellite radio, voice recognition, and an 11-speaker Bose premium audio system.
2020 Nissan Murano Engine
Under the hood, the 2020 Nissan Murano is about to continue with a familiar 3.5-liter V6 engine, which is good for about 260 horsepower. It comes paired to a CVT gearbox, which simulates a traditional shift of automatic transmission and actually works great. With such power and transmission, you can count on a pretty convenient ride, while the performances are satisfying as well. The only small complaint goes to a typical CVT issue, on a little bit more noise at higher speeds. When it comes to fuel economy, you can count on 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. These are above average numbers for the class. Of course, these numbers would drop for a bit if you choose AWD layout.
2020 Nissan Murano Release Date and Price
Considering that there is a facelift to come, we would expect to see 2020 Nissan Murano a little bit earlier than usual. Still, the latest reports are suggesting that the launch probably won’t happen before the last quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, we definitely don’t expect to see bigger changes compared to the current model. It goes in a range from 31.000 to 46.000 dollars, roughly.