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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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.

Cons

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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William381948 writes:
2005 Nissan Murano SL AWD Review
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Pros

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

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Gas Mileage

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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Abdulaziz writes:
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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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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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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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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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