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2009 Nissan Murano Trims

LE AWD

Avg. Price: $19,182

Standing at the top of the Murano trim lineup, the 2009 Nissan Murano LE AWD is a five-door, five-passenger crossover featuring full-time all-wheel drive (AWD) and scads of standard appearance, comfort, and convenience features. Beginning with 20-inch alloy wheels, the ’09 Murano LE AWD also offers a roof rack, leather upholstery, heated front seats, memory for the driver’s seat, steering wheel, and mirror settings, a power liftgate, universal garage door opener, Bose premium audio with a 6-CD changer and 11 speakers, Sirius/XM satellite radio, a rear-view backup camera, and Bluetooth hands-free communications technology. Options for the ’09 Murano LE AWD include a double-panel moonroof, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, and touch-screen DVD navigation system, while standard safety features include ABS, traction and stability control, and six airbags.

The ’09 Nissan Murano LE AWD, like each of its siblings, offers 64 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded, and is powered by the standard combination of a 3.5-liter variable-valve-timed (VVT) V6 engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT). This powertrain puts out 265 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque, potent enough to tow 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. Nissan recommends using premium gasoline, which the ’09 Murano LE AWD consumes at 18/23 mpg.

S

Avg. Price: $15,869

Although considered the base trim, the 2009 Nissan Murano S is far from basic. A five-door, five-passenger crossover, the ’09 Murano S is delivered in rear-wheel drive and carries an impressive list of standard safety, appearance, comfort, and convenience features. A partial list of standard safety features includes four-wheel ABS, traction and stability control, side-impact airbags, and front and rear head airbags. Appearance and creature comforts standard with the ’09 Murano S include 64 cubic feet of cargo space (with the rear seats folded), 18-inch alloy wheels, front cloth bucket seats, split-folding rear seats, power accessories, telescoping tilt-wheel steering, cruise control, dual-zone climate control, simulated alloy interior trim, and a 6-CD changer with six speakers. Options for the ’09 Murano S include roof rails and a vehicle security system.

The only engine and transmission offering available for the ’09 Nissan Murano S - indeed, for the entire Murano lineup - is a 3.6-liter V6 and continuously variable transmission (CVT) that together put out 265 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. The EPA estimates 18/23 mpg for the ’09 Murano S. Though rated to tow 3,500 pounds, the ’09 Murano S has no available towing equipment package.

S AWD

Avg. Price: $16,215

Packing all the standard and available goodies that equip its rear-wheel-drive S sibling, the 2009 Nissan Murano S AWD offers comfort, convenience, and the added safety of full-time all-wheel drive (AWD). The AWD system is controlled by a standard limited-slip mechanical center differential. Mud and snow won’t be a problem for the commute, the trip to grandma's, or the excursion to the mall with the S AWD.

Power for the ’09 Nissan Murano S AWD is provided by the standard-across-the-line 3.5-liter DOHC VVT V6 engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT). This combo is capable of 265 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque, and it's rated at 18/23 mpg.

SL

Avg. Price: $17,367

While adding a few extra standard features, the mid-level 2009 Nissan Murano SL trim shows its true colors with the plethora of optional equipment it offers. Additional standard offerings for the front-wheel-drive ’09 Murano SL include an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls. Available options include a Technology Package, with Bluetooth hands-free communications technology, power liftgate, and Xenon headlights as well as a Tow Package with a Class II hitch, leather upholstery, power passenger’s seat, rear-seat DVD entertainment, a dual-panel moonroof, and Bose premium audio with nine speakers.

The powerplant for the ’09 Nissan Murano SL crossover remains the standard 3.5-liter DOHC V6, managed by the ubiquitous continuously variable transmission (CVT). This team puts out 265 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque, and is capable of hauling 3,500 pounds of trailer if the available Tow Package is selected, while still offering 64 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded. The ’09 Murano SL is rated at 18/23 mpg.

SL AWD

Avg. Price: $17,905

Add full-time all-wheel drive to the feature-laden Murano SL and get the 2009 Nissan Murano SL AWD. This five-passenger, five-door crossover packs standard features aplenty while maintaining traction in all sorts of road conditions using its standard mechanical limited-slip center differential. Power windows, doors, and mirrors, a 6-CD changer, leather, rear-seat DVD entertainment, a moonroof, and DVD navigation are among the seemingly limitless features and options offered with the SL AWD.

Powering the ’09 Nissan Murano SL AWD is the traditional 265-hp, 3.5-liter VVT DOHC V6 and continuously variable transmission (CVT) that’ll throw down 248 lb-ft of torque. Capable of towing 3,500 pounds when properly equipped, the ’09 Murano SL AWD uses premium unleaded gasoline at the rate of 18/23 mpg.