2003 Nissan Murano Overview

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SE AWD
Avg. Price: $7,772
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SL AWD
Avg. Price: $7,593

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4.75 stars

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Big Car Drives Small by Andrew
 — My Mom has a Top of the line Nissan Murano. This thing is loaded. Heated mirrors and leather seats, bose sound, air filter, power everything, large sun/moon roof, 6 disc in dash CD player, and my fav... Read More
Classy by 1murano4u
 — I've always considered this car my "undercover" sports car. The CVT transmission is cool and in conjunction with the V6 engine...you can move when you need to. It has been a great family vehicle and f... Read More
A Good Car Except For The Rust That Develops As Years Go By. by Jazzman1
 — Under-coating needs improvement, or a better paint job for long term ownership. I've not seen many older Nissan vehicles up in Northern New Yor without some rust spots due to the heavy salting, but I ... Read More

2003 Nissan Murano Overview

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2003 Nissan Murano

Named after a site that produces Italian glass sculpture, the brand new 2003 Nissan Murano sought to combine sculptural elements into the body design of its crossover, producing a uniquely-shaped vehicle that has the cargo capacity and solid feel of an SUV, but the handling and styling of a car. Sharing a platform and engine with the Altima, the 2003 Murano comes in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive and in SE or SL trim. Both feature a 245-hp, 3.5-liter V6 in combination with a continuously variable transmission. The CVT makes its Nissan debut in the Murano, offering seamless "gearless" shifting.

The SE has a sportier suspension and xenon headlights, but both models of the 2003 Murano are similarly equipped with power features, a power driver's seat, auto-dimming mirrors, leather trim, wheel-mounted controls, keyless entry, and cruise control. Dual front-side and side impact bags are standard, as are 4-wheel ABS brakes and Brake Assist. Stability control is an option. What adds to the luxury and comfort inside the 2003 Murano is the generous room for up to 5 passengers. Although it is about the same length as the Pilot, the Murano has only two rows of seats, which translates into more legroom. Rear seats split-fold to increase the cargo area to 81.6 cubic feet. They also uniquely recline for added passenger comfort. A nice convenient feature is a remote fold-down switch located in the cargo area.

There are lots of options that can beef up the features on the 2003 Murano, such as a sunroof, memory settings, roof rails, a navigation system, and a cargo cover. Owners love all the standard features and particularly like its one-of-a-kind crossover styling. They say the interior is both roomy and comfortable and love its car-like handling and responsive control. Acceleration is effortless, but they wish it had more horsepower. There is some wind and road noise reported in Muranos that have a sunroof, and the stiffer SE suspension can feel harsh over bumps. Some report the CD player seems to work erratically in this year's model.

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