I was sure the Nissan Murano was slated for the kill list. But as it turns out, this midsize SUV will get a complete redesign in 2024. While I’ve always had a sweet spot for the Murano and its super comfy Zero Gravity seats, it was last redesigned in 2014, and, frankly, it’s starting to show its age.
While we don’t have any details on the 2024 Nissan Murano just yet, since we know it’s coming, we wanted to take a look at what we think you can expect.
Because this will be a ground-up redesign, we expect the exterior to evolve, taking cues from the new Nissan Ariya. The current Murano is a bit bulbous, so expect some of the puffiness to get smoothed out and lighting treatments to get updated.
The interior will also get a more minimalist treatment, but I’m hoping it’ll go more in the direction of the new Rogue than the Ariya because buttons. The Ariya has a swath of screenage and touchpoints instead of actual buttons for things like drive modes and HVAC controls. The Rogue has your more traditional setup with buttons and dials.
Currently, the Murano has a 3.5-liter V-6 engine paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). This combo delivers 260 horsepower. Automotive News speculates that the 2024 Nissan Murano could get a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. However, since the Rogue ditched the 4-cylinder turbo for 2022 and got a 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder turbo with a power bump, we have to wonder if Murano could do something similar.
Regardless of engine, the CVT is likely here to stay.
It’s a given that the infotainment system will get bigger and better. Expect to see a 12.3-inch digital cluster as well as a 12.3-inch infotainment touch screen. We’ll also see wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, wireless charging and Amazon Alexa connectivity.
Since Ariya is getting an updated ProPilot Assist with a hands-free highway driving capability (think Super Cruise), we’d expect the all-new Murano to get it as well.
Other than the fact the 2024 Nissan Murano will be all-new, we know nothing concrete about it. But looking at the new Rogue and Ariya gives us a pretty good idea of which way the new Murano could go.
Expect more details to come in early 2023, with a production model hitting the streets before the end of 2023.
Would love to know if it will be designed for both left and right wheel drive!!
Given the 14 refresh was LHD only.
Would be a game changer if Nissan would put the same engine and transmission in the Murano that it put in the Pathfinder. Dump the cvt yet tune it to get better mileage and I am in to buy it! ( maybe in hybrid form? Could not make them fast enough!)
On second thought, dropping a couple cylinders along with the cvt and increasing the boot cargo capacity would make this a great road trip vehicle. Don’t want to tow trailers with a Murano!