The 2010 Nissan Murano LE is the high-end trim for the Murano model lineup. It shares powertrain, performance, interior, and exterior features with the SL trim and adds a host of technological goodies. The standard LE upgrades include Bluetooth, heated front and rear seats, information center with 7-inch color monitor, rearview monitor, memory system (for driver’s seat, steering wheel, and outside mirrors), HomeLink Universal Transceiver, power tilt and telescoping steering column, rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers, auto-dimming rearview mirror with digital compass, driver’s power lumbar support, four-way power passenger seat, wood tone trim, and a nine-speaker Digital Bose audio system with AM/FM/in-dash 6-CD changer, iPod interface, auxiliary audio/video input jacks, radio data system, and speed-sensitive volume.
The 2010 Nissan Murano LE AWD has the same drivetrain, performance, interior, and exterior features as the front-wheel-drive LE trim and adds full-time all-wheel drive. Nissan’s intuitive AWD reacts to changing road and driving conditions, providing extra grip in corners, higher efficiency when traveling comfortably, and extra traction when accelerating from a stop. The AWD adds 154 pounds to the LE trim’s curb weight, but mileage remains 18/23 mpg whether the LE is AWD or FWD, and its 3,500-pound maximum towing capacity remains the same.
The 2010 Nissan Murano S serves as the base trim for this SUV model line. The S is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 (265 horsepower, 248 lb-ft of torque) mated to an Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that gets 18 city/23 highway mpg. It comes standard with four-wheel antilock disc brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, Vehicle Dynamic Control, and a traction control system.
Exterior features for the Murano S include LED taillights, chrome door handles, power mirrors, UV-reducing solar glass, rear privacy glass and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with P235/65R18 all-season tires. Interior features include cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, 60/40 split rear seat, reclining rear seatbacks, leather-wrapped shift knob, power windows with one-touch up and down, power locks, remote entry, remote front windows down, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, push-button ignition, rear intermittent wiper, mood lighting, three 12-volt outlets, dual-level center console, cargo area tie downs, hooks, and rings, and an AM/FM stereo with in-dash 6-CD changer, MP3/WMA playback capability, and an auxiliary input jack.
The 2010 Nissan Murano S AWD shares powertrain, performance, exterior, and interior features with the Murano S and adds a full-time all-wheel-drive system. Nissan’s intuitive AWD reacts to changing road and driving conditions, providing extra traction when accelerating from a stop, higher efficiency when cruising, and extra grip when cornering. The AWD adds 154 pounds to the curb weight, but mileage remains 18/23 mpg whether the S is FWD or AWD, and its maximum towing capacity remains at 3,500 pounds.
The 2010 Nissan Murano SL is only about $1,550 more than the base S, so there aren’t a ton of additions to the powertrain, performance, exterior, and interior features, but there are some of note as well as some significant options that are not available for the S. The SL gets an eight-way power driver’s seat, power return rear seatbacks, leather-wrapped steering wheel, illuminated steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, vehicle security system, foglights, and black roof rails. Available options include a moon roof, information center, upgraded stereo, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated mirrors, Bluetooth, power liftgate, and a navigation system.
The 2010 Nissan Murano SL AWD shares all the interior, exterior, powertrain, and performance features of the front-wheel drive SL and adds a full-time all-wheel-drive system. Nissan’s intuitive AWD adapts to changing road and driving conditions, delivering extra traction when accelerating from a stop, higher efficiency when traveling comfortably, and extra grip in corners. The AWD adds 226 pounds to the SL trim’s curb weight, but mileage remains 18/23 mpg whether the SL is AWD or FWD, and its 3,500-pound maximum towing capacity remains the same.