2005 Nissan Murano User Reviews

2005 Nissan Murano Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"power" 8 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"quality" 3 reviews
CONS
"ride" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Marc writes:
2005 Nissan Murano SE AWD Review
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Exellent fuel economie

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Dont drive it often enough!

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Best All Around Vehicle — Love the truck. It's just hard to get it out of my wife's hands! It is a must for winter driving, verry transparent operation. Better highway fuel economie that my 95 maxima I use to have. With a lot more rear leg room, specialy at the rear.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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andrewdhager writes:
2005 Nissan Murano SL AWD Review
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4

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Unique copper exterior and copper leather interior.  Power sun roof. AWD with electronic 4x4 mode.  CV transmission is smooth.  3.5L engine is a rock solid engine.  AWD Handles extremely well in rain/snow/sleet/ice/gravel roads.  Very smooth ride.  Power adjustable pedal position.

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Does not have speed control auto locks.  It's actually a front-wheel-drive vehicle with rear wheel assist.  CV transmission seams to rob some torque/HP from the performance.  Engine is sideways to the front of the vehicle and very difficult to access accessory drives and rear set of spark plugs.  Spark plug change-out can be expensive.  Not a true off-road vehicle.  Does not have seat/mirror memory settings.  Does not have power heated seats.  Cargo space starts to get "small" as the family grows.  Handling is "gooshy" around corners.

andrewdhager
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Excellent Family Suv For Commuting And Bad-weather Or Gravel Roads. — This has been a very good vehicle for my family. Wife drives it most the time taking the kids to school and road trips and such. It drives well in all weather and all road conditions. For DIYers the engine access can be a pain but the 3.5L engine is a rock-solid engine. Suspension is soft and if get under the chassis you see quickly it's not an off road vehicle and honestly I wouldn't take if off-road anymore than gravel roads but for the camping my family does for now it works. And if it hangs around long enough we will pass it on to our kids when they are of age and ready.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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ozborn27 writes:
2005 Nissan Murano SL Review
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very comfy suv handles like a car had good power and doesnt get to bad of mpg

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personally i dont really have any that i can think of

ozborn27
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Love This Car My Next Car Will Be A Nissan — mostly everthing about this suv i like and anyone that has drove it likes it also i have takin it on long trips its really comfy and rides great i really love driving it so i really have recomended my friends to get one more than once

Primary Use: Family transportation

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DeAnne writes:
2005 Nissan Murano SE AWD Review
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Smooth drive, AWD, easy to do errands around town

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Love It! Will Buy Another New Awd Murano When Mine Is 5 Years Old. — Great flexablility with 60/40 split seats. Good quality leather. VERY smmoth ride with CVT transmission. Never had any problems. 18-20 mpg. Great car for going around town, easy to get around heavy traffic, and yet very comfortable on long trips.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Nick writes:
2005 Nissan Murano SL AWD Review
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Great Sound System

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Turning Radius

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Worth The Money! — Turning radius not as wide as you would expect for the car... takes some getting used to. it is a fun car to drive! The sound system is a Bose, therfore it's awesome! Its a Japanese car built in Japan, therefore it is rock solid! Gas Milage kind of sucks, but it is over all a good car!

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adgatlaw writes:
2005 Nissan Murano SL Review
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Turning Radius, Acceleration, CVT Transmission, Sunroof.

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adgatlaw
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I Love This Vehicle, It Never Gets Old! — I love my 2005 Nissan Murano SL. It drives so smooth, surprisingly smoother than my 2002 Lexus RX 300, that I had a couple uears ago, I never thought ANYTHING would drive smoother than the Lexus, but when I drove this, it did!! But, the sticker on the car says that its supposed to get 20/25, but it really only gets 14 MPG :(

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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Treese28 writes:
2005 Nissan Murano SL Review
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This car runs awesome! I have had it for 2 years and had no problems.

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I do local driving so the gas is alot for me.

Treese28
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Great Car! — I love the look and the comfort of this car. It rides smooth and the navigation system is great! The heat warmer is a great feature in the winter as well. The fold down seats in the back is great for room!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ChristianWardlaw writes:
2005 Nissan Murano S Review
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We like everything about our 2005 Murano except for the CVT-drone, the lack of stability control (we have the S model), and its increasingly obvious age in terms of technology and engineering.

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The CVT drones, occasionally slips, and is definitely the worst thing about owning this vehicle.

ChristianWardlaw
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Outstanding Crossover Suv...for The Mid-aughts — We leased our 2005 Murano S after renting one during a trip. About three months before the lease was up, the redesigned 2009 Murano arrived. My wife and I did not like the new design, so we went to the local Nissan dealer to see how we could get out of our lease three months early and into one of the last 2007 Muranos left on the lot. No dice -- without paying a bunch of extra money to terminate the existing lease early. So we bought ours at the end of the lease. We have the base S model with front-wheel drive. Living in California, we don't need AWD, and my wife didn't want leather seats. Unfortunately, the S was not available with stability control, one safety feature we definitely wish our car had. Now, a decade after this design first debuted, and after we first drove the Murano, we still love the looks and almost everything about the way it drives. The droning CVT is awful, but otherwise this is a reasonably quick and reasonably entertaining crossover, and we like the firm ride quality and the heavy steering. We haven't re-set the trip computer in about 40,000 miles, and it reads 19.5 mpg. There is plenty of space inside of our Murano, and it serves well as a family car. The trunk is large, the rear seats are roomy, and the front seats are supportive with tall seating positions. We like the modern and minimalist dashboard design, though the digital display definitely looks its age in terms of graphics. We've taken many road trips in our Murano, which has proven to be exceptionally reliable. Owners have problems with the CVT, though, and while Nissan has extended the warranty on this component, I'm not looking forward to replacing it if it breaks. Given how little we've spent on this vehicle otherwise, I can cut it some slack. If we elected to replace our Murano today, we would not get a 2013 version. Nor would we choose a 2013 Pathfinder. Instead, we would be shopping for a Dodge Durango (!), a Ford Flex, or a Honda Pilot. The Durango, in our opinion, is much nicer in terms of design, quality, functionality, and driving dynamics than most people give it credit. But since our Murano has just 65,000 miles, we'll hang on to it for awhile.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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MIchael101826 writes:
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Reliability, comfort, great look, power, saftey

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mileage

MIchael101826
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Love The Car! — This car is reliable, comfortable, looks great, nice power, very safe. It very very clean. Has no problems and great for driving. It is safe because it is all wheel drive and one of the best cars in the snow.

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William381948 writes:
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Comfortable on long trips to Il , and Or down the west coast to La and back to As.

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No rear view camera, no navi system.

William381948
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L Have Loved The Dependability — I thought the gas miles should have been better, 22 in town, 28 hi way. Handling is super responds great at any speed, AC will freeze you, and I feel safe with all the air bags, curtain seat, and dash on both sides.

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2010 Nissan Murano Reviews

Overall, I Am Please With This Car. By back2pearl

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2009 Nissan Murano Reviews

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2007 Nissan Murano Reviews

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