The Nissan Murano has been an interesting car for Nissan, the well-powered and distinctively styled Murano has done well in the luxury medium-sized SUV market over the last 12 months.

February saw 100 of the Nissan Muranos sold in Australia and the upgraded 2010 Nissan will add additional standard equipment including a glass moonroof on Ti models.

“We are delighted the new Nissan Murano has been so successful with buyers of premium SUVs, given the ultra-competitive market,” said Dan Thompson, CEO of Nissan Australia.

When we said it was well-powered we weren’t kidding, the Murano makes use of a 191kW VQ35DE 3.5-litre V6 engine that puts out 336Nm of torque. Power is driven via all four wheels through Nissan’s Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission.

Features already available in the Murano include leather upholstery, climate control system featuring mild-flow technology and 18-inch alloy wheels.

The 2010 Nissan Murano ST, which has a manufacturers list price (MLP) starting from $46,490 comes with the addition of Bluetooth phone system with steering wheel mounted controls as well smart key entry and start/stop feature.

The 2010 Nissan Murano Ti which has a MLP starting from $57,890 now gets a dual panel full width powered sliding Moonroof where the front glass slides open.

Read our: Nissan Murano Review.

2010 Nissan Murano ST Specifications:

  • Chrome front grille
  • 18” alloy wheels
  • Rear tailgate spoiler
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Xenon headlights
  • Full size alloy spare wheel
  • Push button engine start function
  • Power driver’s seat (8-way adjustment) and front passenger seat
  • (4-way adjustment)
  • Luxurious double stitched leather seats
  • Dual zone automatic climate control air-conditioning
  • Auxiliary MP3 player input jack
  • Speed sensitive power steering
  • Steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls
  • 6 CD in-dash auto-changer with AM/FM radio,
  • MP3/WMA capability and 6 speakers
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Latest generation VQ series 3.5 litre
  • V6 engine
  • Latest generation automatic Xtronic
  • Continuously Variable Transmission
  • (CVT ) with 6-speed M-Mode
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VD C)
  • Dual front, side and curtain SRS airbags
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)
  • All Mode 4×4-i technology
  • Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS )
  • Front active headrests
  • Child restraint anchorage points
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners with load limiters
  • Four wheel disc brakes
  • Bluetooth Phone System
  • Smart key entry and start/stop

2010 Nissan Murano Ti specifications

All of the above features plus:

  • DVD Satellite Navigation with touch screen and integrated rear view camera with Predictive Path Technology
  • Bluetooth® handsfree phone integration with steering wheel controls
  • Intelligent Key keyless entry system
  • Power opening and closing rear tailgate
  • Driver’s seat memory (two settings), including door mirrors and electric steering column
  • BOSE® 6 CD in-dash auto-changer with AM/FM radio, MP3/WMA capability and 11 speakers, including 2 subwoofers
  • Electric tilt and telescopic steering column (with memory)
  • Power flip-up 60/40 split fold rear seats
  • Rain sensing front wipers
  • Automatic headlights
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Front heated seats
  • Nissan Anti-Theft System alarm
  • Roof rails
  • Front fog lights
  • Video and auxiliary MP3 player input jack
  • Moonroof

Basic Specifications

  • Engine: 3498cc DOHC V6 cylinder (24-valve)
  • Power: 191kW @ 6000rpm
  • Torque: 336Nm @ 4400rpm
  • Induction: Multipoint
  • Transmission: Continuously variable
  • Driven Wheels: All
  • Brakes: Disc with ABS, EBA & EBD
  • 0-100km/h: 8.0 seconds (Claimed)
  • CO2 Emissions: 259 grams per kilometre
  • Fuel Consumption: 10.9 litres per 100km (ADR combined)
  • Fuel Consumption: 13.6 litres per 100km (as tested)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 82 litres
  • Fuel Type: 95RON petrol
  • ANCAP Rating: TBC
  • Airbags: Front, side & curtain
  • Safety: ESP with Traction Control
  • Spare Wheel: Full-size alloy
  • Suspension: Strut (F)/Multi-link (R)
  • Cargo Capacity: 402/838 litres
  • Tow Capacity: 1500kg (Braked)
  • Turning Circle: 11.4 metres
  • Warranty: Three Year/100,000km
  • Weight: TBC
  • Wheels: Alloy 18 x 7.5-inch

  • The Oracle’s Master

    I was a passenger in the previous model and wasn’t impressed. The interior was drab for such a pricey vehicle.

    • The Matrix

      Your a Moron

    • Hung Low

      Cannot compare the old interior as this current one makes all others in class look drab.

      • The Oracle’s Master

        I can’t compare it to this one because the above photos don’t show a decent shot of the dash. Matrix go away and come back when pubity arrives.

  • Tom22

    Well, on the downside they didn’t make it any less ugly, but on the plus side they didn’t make it any more ugly.

  • Mark C

    Those orange incidators on the tail lights are horrid. The pricing of this vehicle is very good (considering the 1st gen Murano was $51,990), it’s just the styling that’s awful.

  • TonyB

    Yes I agree its not the best looking SUV around, buts its very well equiped for the price and the light-coloured interior doesn’t look that bad. Full marks for my pet peeve (it has a full size spare). Didn’t realise the fuel tank was so large (82l?). If the rumoured diesel engine comes to pass, it will make it onto my shopping list.

  • Frenchie

    Ugly!!! Sold 100 in February! We’ll see how they go for the rest of the year.

  • bulldogs

    The more you look at it the better it looks

  • http://Caradvice onepoppa

    Now that there is a diesel version for Europe (Renault diesel) when will it be avilable here? But who here really wants a $50k+ diesel without an auto?

    • Shak

      You’ve got a pretty good point. Although our market is rapidly accepting diesel, we still like our auto’s and in a higher priced car such as this potential buyers probably wont want to do any of the hard work. Something like 70% of aussie car buyers opt for auto. SO it would make sense for them to wait until an auto is available.

  • Hung Low

    You will need to buy the Lexus RX350 to find anything as smooth and refined, as well equipped or built as these under $80k. Considering a Ti can be had for $55k and the ST for $45k after negotiations, the competition including the Koreans look pretty expensive.
    A vastly under rated Suv!

    • The Oracle’s Master

      …..or vastly overated depending on your viewpoint. I’ll take the Korenas one thanks with a vastly better engine in the diesel and arguably better styling. Not to mention the fact that my current nissan has had so much work done under warranty that I will never own another one.

      • Hung Low

        “Vastly better engine”! Big call given the VQ 35 is one of the worlds best six cylinders! Ok the 2.2 Diesel has more torque but it is well down on hp and the powerband, nvh, soundtrack and reliability of the VQ speaks for it self.(wards top ten engine for over a decade).
        The interior is much better quality than the Koreans, it rides and handles better too. (I have driven them to compare)
        You must have been a poor sucker who owns a Spanish built Pathfinder or Navara, the worst Nissans in a decade! The Murano is Japanese built and does not have any inherent niggles. The rest of Nissans range is pretty bulletproof as well.

        • BlackSmith

          The D22 is built in Japan and according to the tech at my dealership it has lost some engines too so that shatters your bullet proof theory. Coincidentally the 3.0ltr that the 2.5 replaced was also notorious for shattered blocks and piston problems.

          A friend owned the 3.0 intercooled Patrol and had to get a new transmission fitted under warranty. Again, further evidence that nissan aren’t so bulletproof. I bought my Navara after being told just that, so imagine my disappointment. Just like the Oracle’s Teacher ,I will never own another one..

          The VQ engine has won awards but it doesn’t come close to ranking as the world’s best engine. It is thirsty beyond belief ,especially in the D40 and pathfinder. Your interior comment is a massive call. The previous generation Murano looked aweful and the plastics were poor quality in type and finish. Something the Tiida still suffers from. My navara couldn’t match the hilux for interior finish. You must be a nissan lover because your comments aren’t backed up by the evidence.

          • The Oracle’s Teacher

            I can back your comments about the Tiida. I had one while Nissan tried to work out what was wrong with my navara (for two weeks). The seats were flat. The interior was plain jane and poor fit and it had 4,000km’s and already had multiple dash rattles. Something I have seen mentioned in wheels magazine. Infact they ranked it last in the small car mega test.

            Its one strong point was it was very roomy.

          • Hung Low

            You are right about the 3.0 diesel, they had their quirky problems from incorrect dipsticks to faulty pumps, piston problems from oil starvation not shattered blocks, I totally forgot about that. If you want to look at history though, name 1 volume manufacturer with a faultless history with their models? Navara and Pathfinder quirks aside what problems are present with the rest of the current range??

            I did not say that the VQ was the greatest engine, but one of the best 6 cylinder engines and I still stand by that, take one for drive someday, be that 370Z or Maxima!

            The previous Murano interior was not the best designed but what was wrong with the materials and finish? especially compared to what was around in 2004, it stood pretty well compared to its competition. That is evidence that you really never seen it!
            Now you need to look at the new model in person before drawing assumptions, if that was the case I would be drawing conclusions of the Koreans based on previous models..eeek!
            Fuel economy wise, a neighbour who has a new Maxima is averaging 10.6l/100km, The Murano I drove for over 500km averaged 11.8l/100 in Sydney, either not too shabby for a large family cars, so that blows your theory of thirsty engines. Comparing the VQ40 in a 4wd chassis with shorter gearing will obviously be thirsty, just like every other large petrol engine fitted in that same configuration. A 4.0 Hilux of a work collegue struggles to better 18l/100km!
            Like I said I have driven this car and most of the competition as I am in the market to replace the wifes Mazda 6 wagon. You probably have never seen one in the flesh yet you think your comments are more valid based on what? Your Navara?
            The worst aspect of this Murano is the lack of rear vision camera or sensors on the ST, no 7 seats, rear blindspot from the large 3/4 pillars and the front grill is a love it or hate it proposition.
            What it does have over the competition is a slick drivetrain, larger and more comfortable seating, especially in the rear over the 7 seaters, technology and price. It is on top of my list ATM, just have not tried the Tribeca or IX35 as yet!

          • The Oracle’s Teacher

            If you’d taken the time to tead my original post you’d have noticed I commented on the previous model. Not the current one. The brighter coloring in the new one is a step in the right direction but why don’t they show the dash in the file photos?

            You’re comments that I haven’t seen one in the flesh (when I frequent the Nissan dealer for warranty work) are rather presumptuos also. When Nissan finally wake up and stop using Australia as a dumping ground I might take notice again. Infiniti anyone? Or maybe the V6 diesel that won’t make it here?

          • The Oracle’s Teacher

            Oh and I have driven the new Maxima. I liked the ride and the seats but it is still rather bland.

          • Hung Low

            My comment was directed to blacksmith, unless you posted as him do not get your panties in a knot!

          • Hung Low

            You’re comments that I haven’t seen one in the flesh (when I frequent the Nissan dealer for warranty work) are rather presumptuos also
            The Oracle’s Teacher says:
            March 21, 2010 at 6:44 pm

            Well I say accurate rather than presumptuous because if you frequent the dealer so often to get your Lemon fixed and have seen the new Murano then why:
            – Your first comment was based on the interior of the older model?
            – You require photos of the dash in the article?
            I am sure if you seen the car in the flesh at your dealer you would have looked at the dash and sat in one whilst waiting!
            If you look at dash you will see that familiarity on the instrument cluster with the new Sorrento but better executed!

  • Neil M

    I have a Spanish built Pathfinder – yep I got a replacement engine, radiato and tailgate hydrolics – all within the first few years of purchase. I wouldn’t buy another Nissan again.


    hung low is pretty much spot on,

    ORACLE,so you got a dud navara,don’t paint the rest of the nissan range with the same brush.murano is quality,no argument.korean rivals,no chance.they are mostly 7 seat diesels,the mazda cx9 is closest,although it’s a seven seater too…

    • Hung Low

      Yep, the CX9 is the closest but I hated the front seat comfort and the too wide centre console that kept fouling on my leg…..thirsty bugger too. The Koreans are good but competition like the CX9 and Murano have lifted the game again.

  • bulldogs

    The Nissan VQ engines, of V6 configuration, have featured among Ward’s 10 Best Engines for 12 straight years, since the award’s inception

  • bulldogs

    Nissan VQ engines have featured among Ward’s 10 Best Engines 14 straight years

  • Robert

    Iv’e got the new 2010 nissan murano ST.
    Theres a mistake in the article where it says that the st has steering mounted bluetooth controls.It’s got bluetooth but not steering mounted.
    And BTW the best SUV on the market for the price.Really love driving it.

  • Pat

    I’m thinking of buying Tinted Bronze Ti model. Anyone got a good deal on Ti lately? Where you got it from?Thanks

    • Martin

      Not sure what state you are in – but Indooroopilly in Brisbane do a very good deal. Not as low as Hung Low mentions above but still very close to MLP with extras such as extended warranty & tinting.

    • Proud as Punch

      Head out to Kirrawee in Sydney. Just bought a Ti for $53K including trade in. Great car, really prestine interior. I hated it when I first saw it, until I saw the Ivory interior. Never wanted to drive it, not a fan of the CVT from Mitsubishi. Drove the Nissan CVT, loved it. Well worth considering.

  • Payne

    I am in Melbourne and just bought Tinted Bronze Ti model (MY10), the driveaway price is $55227 including 6 years warranty), Is that good deal?

    • JEKYL & HYDE

      if its factory warrenty then yes the deal is good

  • Subodh

    I am also thinking of pruchasing the Ti in Melbourne, at least with Front parking sensors, perhaps also with rear, even though it has a camera.
    Can you tell from which dealer you get $55,227 with 6 years warranty. It will save me time hunting.

    • Christian


      I work at Brighton Nissan and be happy to work out a good deal for you.

      0429317022 or 9563 9977

  • frank

    I am thinking of purchasing a Ti also, but currently comparing it to the Toyota Kluger Grande. Did anyone compare the Murano Ti to the Kluger before purchasing?

    • Gilly

      Hi Frank, I compared the two and if you do not require the 7 seats, the Murano trumps the Kluger all over, especially in the driving department. As a bonus it is cheaper as well!

  • frank

    Hi Gilly, thanks for the reply, i don’t need 7 seats, so i will go for the Murano Ti.

  • frank

    its mentioned above that you can purchase a Murano with 6 year warranty, which Nissan dealer provide this?

    • Christian

      Frank: Most Nissan dealers provide a 6 years ext. Warranty

      Kind regards,

      Christian Schumann
      Brighton Nissan

    • Proud as Punch

      As long as you service it at the same dealer you purchased from

  • jack

    hi all, i am looking to buy Murano Ti, what is the best drive away price? (located in Melbourne)

  • glen_waverley

    hi jack, my friends and i(we have 3 or 4 people) are going to buy a murano at the end of month. our target price is 52k, would u like to join us?

    • Azza

      I want to buy one too glen_waverley. Can I join you guys in getting a good deal?

  • Jeff rock

    I just got a great deal at Yarra Valley Nissan on Ti Murano. ask for Rick.

  • Jeff rock

    Actually that was Yarra Valley Nissan Croydon

    • Christian

      Anyone interested in getting a good deal on Ti’s or St’s please feel free to make contact with me. I also have some ex demo’s in stock for under $42.000 with low k’s


      Christian Schumann
      Brighton Nissan
      931 Nepean Highway
      Mob: 0429 317 022
      Office: 9563 99 77

  • Raman

    If you see NRMA open road, used car price section, the Murano loses over 20K$ in 3 years and Kluger loses less than 10K$ over the same period. Why?

    • Hung Low

      I think the issue is your reference (Open Road), Do a price check on a car sales site for a 2007 model of both cars with similar km and see the results…..based on the same price when new, the advertised used prices of both are very similar even though the Kluger is the current shape and the Murano is the superseded model!

  • Christian Schumann

    Just been advised to drop our 2010 Black CVT Murano demonstrator from $54.000 to $50.000 drive away.

    This one will not last!


    Christian Schumann
    Brighton Nissan
    931 Nepean Highway
    Mob: 0429 317 022
    Office: 9563 99 77

    • Christian Schumann

      Sorry forgot to mention, Ti 😀

    • Hung Low

      Hey Christian, do you have the stats on home many of these are selling per month? I am seeing quite a few on the roads these days which is surprising considering it is in its own sort of little niche class since most have moved onto 7 seats!

  • Marc

    Hi guys,
    how are your Murano’s going? All happy?
    What is the real world fuel consumption?

    I’m in the market for a Ti Murano, and got offered a 2010 demonstrator in Tinted Bronze with Towbar for $52500 from Frankton Nissan today.


    • Hung Low

      Mark, ours is at 11.4 average around town for the past 3 months. If I reset the meter on a highway trip, it will average anywhere from 8.8 – 9.3 if one way is uphill (Sydney to Yass), less on the way back.

  • contractor

    Christian, Rick – I am looking for a 2010 TI model with Ivory leather. Can you please contact me if you have any. Demo – preferred, otherwise a good deal on new.

  • Alex Hoffman

    Three weeks into a new Murano Ti and loving it. It’s a car that has exceeded my expectations, especially comparing it to many of the (much more expensive) German cars I’ve owned. Super quiet and smooth. Only complaint is that the Ti should come with front parking sensors standard.

  • Andrew

    For those interested in real fuel consumption my St 2010 does 12.5L/100 km normal city driving, push the pedal a bit more and that figure jumps to 15L/100 km.

  • Marc

    Hi gus,
    the fuel consumption is the onyl thing which held me back so far. Shame on Nissan AUS for not bringing the Diesel. I got offered a brand ne Murano for $51,990 today and I’ll most probably sign up tomorrow.
    I’ve heard now a couple of times that 95 Premium is not really required in the Murano, came from two Nissan Dealers

    • Hung Low

      Do not use E10!! it is false economy! If you are spending $50k on a car what is an extra $5-$7 per tank or around an extra $200 p.a based on 20000km?
      Good fuel is cheap long term insurance with keeping your fuel system clean, I only use 98. And once you figure out how to drive it so the CVT keeps the engine at around 2000rpm whilst accelerating most of the time, the fuel economy is pretty good for a car of its size and weight. See my post above for what I average.

  • banana310

    Only use 95 or 98 in mine dont risk it with anything else

  • Marc

    Purchased a TI in Precesion Grey today. Ordered with tow bar, front park assist and window tint.
    Will take delivery late January, as I’m going overseas soon.

    I’m sure the engine doesn’t need 98 at all and I can’t see the advantage. For full power output it requires 95, but the engine has a knock sensor. So I’ll try 91 and see how it runs.

    The GM of a well established Nissan dealer in the Eastern Suburns told me, that he has only ever used 91 in all VQ95 engines for many years.

    Has ever somebody tried to hard wire the Ipod cable?
    The cable to the rear connectors runs through the centre console (sort off). I would like to connect it within the centre console.
    There is a full Ipod kit available in the US, but I’m not sure if that works with the AUS sound system.
    Anybody more info?

  • Marc

    I meant VQ35 engines of course

    • Hung Low

      The VQ35 has been around for a while now (14+years)in different configurations. You simply cannot compare them side to side. They run different compression, head flow, modern ones have full variable valve timing etc.
      Running 91 is just not worth it, better fuel is cheap insurance and instead of taking the word of a GM in Nissan, speak to the head mechanic!
      Octane rating aside, 98 is cleaner fuel with additives to ensure a cleaner system. 98 also holds its octane rating better if you do not drive often and have the same fuel in the tank after a month!
      I would follow the manufacturers advice in the book and on your fuel flap Minimum 95!
      Congrats on the purchase too!

  • George

    I would like to purchase the latest model (2011) MuranoTi. Where can I get the best offer in Melbourne?

    • JEKYL & HYDE

      FERNTREE GULLY…maybe they will throw you a free navara while your there…

  • Harry

    Hi George,
    read some of the commetns and you’ll get a fair idea.
    Otherwise drive around and compare, as many others have done in the past as well.
    You might be a tough negotiator and get the best deal.

    But is the best deal always the cheapest deal?

    • George

      Harry, thank you for your very civil and decent reply. That shows good breeding.

  • Marc

    Interesting about the fuel!

    The US Muranos have the same engine and compression ratio!
    The recommended fuel in the US is 91 Octane, which they call Premium. Their unleaded is 87 Octane.

    Only high compression engines need high octane fuel, as it doesn’t ignite as early as lower octane fuel.

    There is alot of marketing behind the whole “which fuel is best” discussions.

    It’s a myth in my opinion that an old engine will use less fuel with higher octane fuel. I had a Magna 3.0 and a Verada 3.5 and it made absolutely no difference.

    The Toyota 3.5 V6 is rated at 200kw and only requires 91 Octane. Honda 3.5 V6 is rated at 200kw and only requires 91 octane.

    Why would the Murano need 95 Octane?

    Just my 2 ct.

  • Jeff Rock

    I picked up my Ti Murano early July 2010.

    • Andrew


  • Marc

    Now having my Murano for a couple of weeks and pretty happy with it.
    It’s just annoying that Australia always gets less options than other countries!
    No proper Ipod connection, no HDD Music System, no 20″ wheels and so on.
    North America and Europe have all the options.

    Nissan AUS really should let the customers decide what they want, and I bet 100% want full Ipod connectivity.

    It just amazes me that other countries now have different tail lights, different HVAC layout and different front bumper. Is that really cost effective?

  • http://caradvice Mark

    I’m looking at the current deal for an st Murano for $46k drive away with 4.9 to 5.9 interest rate depending on the term with Nissan. One car broker has indicated $42k and another is suggesting $40k. your thoughts or even suggested dealers in Brisbane would be appreciated. Will most likely lease it through sgfleet so am considering the Ti second hand if the deal is good enough. Love the car. It outclasses the captiva, outlander vrx and being 6’3″ I don’t even fit in the cx7 thank god…minister of finance isn’t happy haha.

  • AlexH

    Very disappointing the TI doesn’t come with bluetooth streaming music. My wife’s new Colt VRX ($18,000) comes with it :(

  • AlexH

    Just some observations after having a TI for six months:-

    Plus: Surprisingly fast and fun to drive. Very quiet and smooth. Great engine. Those Bose speakers!

    Minus: No bluetooth music, ventilation system blows hot air when starting a hot car, (foot) parking brake indicator badly placed, rain sensing wipers unreliable, auto-headlights too sensitive, no front parking sensors, cvvt can ‘lag’, electric tailgate always ‘beeps on open/close.

  • ozzy

    Just bought 2011 Ti. Excellent car. Need help with transferring contacts via Bluetooth (Iphone 4). Thanks

  • AlexH

    @ozzy – transferring contacts via Bluetooth isn’t supported in the aus Z51. Another limitation alongside the lack of Bluetooth streaming music :(

  • Aussie Nandu

    Planning to buy a Ti. Heard the new one is coming to the market in a few months time, hence the dealers are doing a good deal to get rid of the MY10 model. So far the cheapest deal is $50500 (including Mats, Tinting and Metallic Paint). Anyone knows of a dealer who can beat it in Sydney/NSW. Also considering the new ones are being sold for around 50K, how does it impact the demo market.

    Any advice please.

  • JohnB

    Am looking at new Murano ST-what is it like on tyres and actual combined fuel use -i have over 150k up on the maxima and average 10.8