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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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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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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William381948 writes:
2005 Nissan Murano SL AWD Review
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5

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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.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Joe writes:
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Just about everything

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Looks a little too feminine for younger guys to own

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Great All Around Car. — Just a great all around vehicle, but a bit too soccer mom-ish for my 21 year old self. Great gas mileage, good power, super comfortable and a ton of space. Handles more like a car than an SUV. Bose stereo was ok, adding 2x12" subwoofers helped. A bit plasticy inside, but overall a great vehicle. Bulletproof engine, CVT trans factory covered for 10yr/120k miles.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Abdulaziz writes:
2005 Nissan Murano SL AWD Review
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the space inside the car ,  engine , gear tech

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type of lether

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Nice Car — bad acceleration ,i mean at the the 1st gear its not good but after 2nd gear its nice. the gear tech good when u change from auto to manual. Build Quality not bad.Appearance very nice for both interior and exterior .

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jaswanth writes:
2005 Nissan Murano S Review
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Fast, smooth, plenty of attitude and space, quality controls and components, bose speaker system

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chinks here n there that take ages to solve plus not to mention expensive maintainance.

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Imposing Presence — Very smooth and power-filled drive. Power on demand although when u hit 170-180 Kph then it takes a bit of time to hit 200-220 Kph. Throttle response very impressive. Fast off the mark, braking very good. Although i find it had problems with its disc, had a fren u thru a fit when it didn't get fixed even after 3 visits to the service center. The problem leads to heavy vibrations on the steering between 100-120 under braking. Service center asked my friend to change the disc's to solve the problem. Don't know if its fixed yet. But, i think a simple skimming of the disc's might solve it.

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Yogi writes:
2005 Nissan Murano SL Review
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everthing of this car is good for me

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little bit underpowered

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Wow — this car is so great, for me this car is so perfect. the exterior is so great, i prefer this one compare to the new murano. the interior quality n spaceness is also good. when u in driver seat, u'll have a great view to every corner of car. more bose sound system is okay, but if u want to spend more money to upgrade it with 2 amplifier n 2 sub, u'll have a great sound system. the only disapoinment came from its performance. the cvt transmission is not fun n enjoy to use. but cvt improve its gas efficiency. overall this is a one great car, i have owns it for 4 years, n will not think to sell it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Sartaj writes:
2005 Nissan Murano SL AWD Review
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one really quiet car

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controls are a little confusing

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Best Crossover Ever — this car is really quiet and can confuse you if you don't know when it is on or off

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2011 Nissan Murano Reviews

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2010 Nissan Murano Reviews

Overall, I Am Please With This Car. By back2pearl

Very reliable and gets great gas mileage for an AWD. Traded GMC Acadia for Murano. Only things I miss are rear backup sensors and onstar. Other than that, the Nissan has the GM beat on quality and ... Read More

Its Perfect For Someone With Back Problems. By J_1

It has great acceleration, very smooth shifting and sits are the perfect height for me. Seats are extremly comfortable for long distance travel and gets good fuel mileage. It has lots and lots of leg ... 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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2007 Nissan Murano Reviews

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

Great Car If You Have Some Cash! By kartoffelmann

I think it's a great and comfortable vehicle to drive, and the option are out of this world. While sitting in the driver's side of the cabin, one honestly could believe they are on the bridge of the s... Read More

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