Thinking of purchasing 2016 Murano Platinum. Afraid of 20 in tires, harsh ride, road noise, etc Also have doubts about CVT tranny longevity. Can someone help?

Asked by Feb 01, 2016 at 05:21 PM about the 2016 Nissan Murano Platinum

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

See above question which covers my situation.

3 Answers

60,595

The Nissan CVT's have a very bad reputation and you are absolutely right about 20" wheels and a harsh ride.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Thanks for your help. You confirmed what I've been reading. The Murano is a nice looking SUV - too bad it is so flawed.

105

Cannot vouch for a 2016 model Murano, but I have owned a 2004 Murano SL with all options except obviously the AWD since purchasing new in Dec 2003 and still prefer it over many other SUV's. By the way, never an issue with only front-wheel drive in snow & ice in Oklahoma City or in Colorado, or Taos, New Mexico when going snow skiing. Even have the towing package (installed 2006) to tow my 10' trailer with 1,040lb John Deere EZTrak 717a 48"deck mower and have been hauling 9 summers to mow our other property. Mileage now is 180,700+ and is still in excellent condition mechanically and aesthetically. I personally have always liked the 20" chrome wheels, but never put anything else on it, so not sure if it would be any smoother riding with smaller wheels or not. But I stepped down to this 2004 Murano from a 1999 4-WD Dodge Quad-Cab 2500 diesel truck with manual 6spd transmission, so I've always loved the Murano ride and the CVT transmission. At highway speeds, it still 'takes off' when you need it to quickly pass someone or something. I hope it lasts well past 300,000 miles for this very happy female owner.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Considering Purchase from Nissian Dealership 7 answers

    I am in the market for a quality vehicle I have seen several that has caught my eye. I recently seen online an 05 Nissian Murano for $7000 w/ 144k miles. This vehicle will be bought directly from...

    2005 Nissan Murano

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • Best RWD Midsize SUV 18 answers

    What is the best rear wheel drive midsize SUV to buy and what brands have RWD vehicles? I recently bought a 2014 Nissan Murano and hate it. The new transmission is weak and the FWD is horrible.

    2014 Nissan Murano SV

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • 2003 Nissan Murano 4 answers

    I have my eye on a 2003 Murano. Funds being what they are for me (minimum at best), this car is priced right at $2600. It has 87,000 on the od and, it looks to be in great shape. My qusetion is reliab...

    2003 Nissan Murano

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • SUVs with adjustable pedals? (Audi? BMW? Lincoln?) 2 answers

    My wife has a '06 Murano with power adjustable pedals. She is just over 5' tall so adjustability is a must. She can't drive a behemoth vehicle like an Escalade/Tahoe/Yukon - we hate the entire For...

    2006 Nissan Murano SL

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • 2007 Nissan Murano abs and awd lights 2 answers

    I just bought a used Murano due to needing a car ASAP, I love the style and it drove smooth , I'm not familiar with awd but was reading the manual and seen that the awd light should not be on, wen...

    2007 Nissan Murano S AWD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Murano

Looking for a Used Murano in your area?

CarGurus has 26,504 nationwide Murano listings starting at $1,499.

ZIP:
Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Search Nissan Murano Questions

Nissan Murano Experts

#1 Robert Lavallee
Robert Lavallee
Reputation 1,530
#2 ncdiscountcars
ncdiscountcars
Reputation 620
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 230
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Rogue
528 Great Deals out of 75,181 listings starting at $3,500
Used Honda CR-V
897 Great Deals out of 61,170 listings starting at $988
Used Nissan Pathfinder
266 Great Deals out of 22,736 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota RAV4
740 Great Deals out of 71,773 listings starting at $1,895
Used Toyota Highlander
345 Great Deals out of 24,768 listings starting at $2,499
Used Nissan Maxima
305 Great Deals out of 25,213 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Edge
700 Great Deals out of 50,637 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Altima
1,031 Great Deals out of 81,562 listings starting at $1,200
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,021 Great Deals out of 74,887 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,113 Great Deals out of 71,554 listings starting at $1,500
Used Acura MDX
230 Great Deals out of 18,602 listings starting at $1,100
Used Honda Pilot
380 Great Deals out of 21,194 listings starting at $1,500
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
289 Great Deals out of 20,321 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Explorer
945 Great Deals out of 72,519 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Murano Platinum For Sale
1,843 listings starting at $27,990
2016 Nissan Murano Platinum For Sale
95 listings starting at $29,295
2015 Nissan Murano Platinum For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 194 listings starting at $25,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.