2005 Nissan Murano User Reviews

2005 Nissan Murano Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 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: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 10 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"quality" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews

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Jessica writes:
2005 Nissan Murano SL AWD Review
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Looks, performance

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Devalued FAST, not even worth 1/4 of what I paid for it when it was 3 years old.

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2005 Nissan Murano Sl Awd — goes through oil like CRAZY although I have changed it and the filter regularly since I bought the car brand new. Makes some crazy noises and it sounds like everything under the car is going bad. It is great in the winter and drives like a dream. Nice ride and handling. Love the looks especially the interior. Everything is so expensive for it and it seems like you need to go to the dealer for EVERYTHING. HORRIBLE trade in value even though it's in near perfect condition. I'll never buy another one just because of that.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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MIchael101826 writes:
2005 Nissan Murano S AWD Review
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Reliability, comfort, great look, power, saftey

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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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bbragg1965 writes:
2005 Nissan Murano SL AWD Review
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Drives more like a car than an suv. Excellent handling on snow and clean roads. Looks great 9 years after purchase. Engine is great.

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Repair cost is average. Cargo space is ave. Gas mileage has been a little disappointing at 19 mpg.

bbragg1965
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Great Suv Overall — I love the fact it drives more like a car than a bulky SUV or truck. It has been very reliable for 9 years. Paint still looks new. Leather has cracked a little. This is a very solid vehicle that looks almost new after 9 years.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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djkluffinator writes:
2005 Nissan Murano SE Review
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Good power, extremely comfortable interior.  Good looking interior.

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Transmission maintenance costs are higher than normal cars.  Not much to "customize" in he vehicle.

djkluffinator
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Stylish And Comfortable Medium Sized Family Vehicle — I will update this later, but my impressions so far are all poitive for this vehicle. It runs great, stays clean under the hood, has had few issues and maintenance dowsnt seem to bad, except fo rthe cost of transmission fluid changes and flushes.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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andrewdhager writes:
2005 Nissan Murano SL AWD Review
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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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Treese28 writes:
2005 Nissan Murano SL Review
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5

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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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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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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.

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2003 Nissan Murano Reviews

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

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

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2004 Nissan Murano Reviews

Not That Impressed By James

i like that this suv is comfortable to drive it is great on gas but it has alot of issues i paid 11k for it less then a year ago and have had in it the shop over a dozen times for all kinds of issues ... Read More

Family-teenage Friendly Crossover Suv By kangray

Great car with all the perks. Handles very nicely and is still a luxury car. Would be wonderful for the first time buyer or driver. One of the most spacious and comfortable vehicles I've ever been in.... Read More

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2006 Nissan Murano Reviews

Great Car, Lots Of Storage, Great Handling, Plenty Of Room For Small Family By AliceRobertsBoyd

I liked the way this car handled. It has a lot of power and could be used to tow smaller toys or a lawn mower. It does great in snow and rain. I honestly never had a bad experience with this car. Read More

Easy To Drive By JULIOAGUDELO

This one is a spacious and super comfortable car to handle thrifty in gas the porter is big and this taken care well within and out the whole electrical part it's works with back camara easy to move b... Read More

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2007 Nissan Murano Reviews

Geat Safe Car By Bigjaw

We love this car but need a third seat. We have six Grandchildren. It is awesome on trips because it has a trip package. Back seats recline. Good on gas and is very reliable. Tons of leg room and lugg... Read More

I'd Buy Another In A Heart Beat And Hope The Rear Camera Doesn't Fail. By kenik

Cost of replacing the camera and the unusual electrical connections making it difficult to find an aftermarket replacement with O.E.M. plug'n'play. Otherwise the exterior finish has stayed very good w... Read More

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2009 Nissan Murano Reviews

Best Car For Colorado By Milachika

Really nice car! Great for WINTER!!! Really reliable car, never stuck in snow, economic on GAS 18City MPG and 23 HWY MPG. Heated seats. Comfortable and have a lot of space. Perfect for family as well... Read More

Great Family Vehicle By remedy12

I am 6 foot 4 and I had plenty of room to drive. Love how it handles on the road and travels. I am not in love with the gas mileage but it is an SUV so I can't be too picky. Love this car for what it ... Read More

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