In the market of compact crossovers, innumerable models are launched and refreshed every year.  There you find every model resembling with the other, tuning up themselves up to stay afloat in this fiercely competitive market. Leading manufacturers like Nissan, Chevrolet, Mazda or Volkswagen are all geared up to perfect their crossover models not only to stay ahead of each other but also to cater their consumers better, explained a senior executive of the Santa Maria Nissan dealership.

There he took pleasure in demonstrating us how the 2022 model year edition of Nissan Murano has adapted to the latest characteristics of the crossovers, and even offered us a chance to test drive the refreshed edition of the Nissan Murano that got released for the year 2022.

What is Worth Noticing?

The 2022 model year edition of the Nissan Murano queues up a series of sophisticated compact crossover models trimmed as S, SV, SL and Platinum. All the four trim levels of the 2022 Nissan Murano series have been slated recently after an all comprehensive makeover.

Based on the world famous Ariya concept, the 2022 Nissan Murano model series of compact crossovers made a strong impact on the minds of the onlookers, first with its strong visual appeal, and then with all its virtues that also includes a stellar performance.

Powertrain Variants and Output

All these four trims are known to be offering both the drivetrain options of AWD and FWD configurations while a 3.5L V6 engine is commonly shared by all of them as the standard powertrain component.

With the said powertrain combination, the 2022 model year edition of the Nissan Murano series is able to bag a decent fuel economy score that is estimated by the EPA as 23 mpg from a trip combining both city and highway drives.

For the 2022 model year lineup, Nissan has built up its flagship crossover Murano as a model that can meet all the expectations of the prospective users. With a 3.5L V6 engine working under its hood, the 2022 Nissan Murano raises 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque when the engine pairs with a CVT that sends the engine power either to the front wheels by default, or to all four of them, if the model is so configured.

Ride Quality

Our first ride experience with the 2022 Nissan Murano at the same Nissan dealer near Santa Maria made us buy one and drive it home at once. It could create an instant impression on our mind, the moment we climbed into its neatly arranged interior cabin.

 The 2022 Nissan Murano model we drove handled the road with a skillful ability. We intentionally took it through the most challenging surfaces only to know that the automaker has built it up with the sole purpose of delivering a smooth roll on these rough patches. Its performance ability was best understood when we realized that it just didn’t let any of the road imperfections trouble the inside composure and distract the travelers from what they are busy with. Thanks to the zero gravity seats and the noise cancellation system that helped in maintaining the inside atmosphere pleasant all through the drive.

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