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2016 Nissan Murano Trim Comparison in Amherst, NY

Which Trim Level is Right for You?

Those who are in need of a stylish and feature-packed midsize crossover often make the smart decision to purchase the Nissan Murano. But, before you do, you have the tough decision of which of its four trim levels is right for you. To help you distinguish between your choices, we at Mike Barney Nissan have broken each down for you with our 2016 Nissan Murano trim comparison in Amherst, NY.

Murano S

To start things off, the base S trim level sits on bold 18-inch split 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels and has sparkling LED Daytime Running Lights and taillights. There’s also power outside mirrors with LED turn signals so vehicles around you are aware of your next move. On the inside, there’s a 6-way manual-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, and 60/40 split-folding seats that collapse to reveal 69.9 cubic ft. of cargo space1. There are also three 12V power outlets to keep everyone’s devices charged.

In terms of technology, there’s a 7-inch touchscreen display that is home to NissanConnectSM with Mobile Apps2, which boasts hands-free text messaging3, the Bluetooth® hands-free phone system4, a 6-speaker audio system, and the RearView Monitor5. Also standard is the Advanced Drive Assist® Display6. This 7-inch screen between the two gauges shows you a variety of pertinent information, like fuel stats and tire pressure readings.

Regarding performance, all trim levels are powered by the 3.6L V6 engine with 260 horsepower and 240 lb.-ft. of torque. The Xtronic CVT® is standard, and AWD is available to be added on all four trims.

Murano SV

The next option within our 2016 Nissan Murano trim comparison in Amherst, NY, is the SV. You’ll now have NissanConnectSM2 with Navigation on an 8-inch display. This also includes SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link7 for updates regarding traffic, weather, sports, stocks, and more. Additionally, you’ll have fog lights for prime visibility, black roof rails for more cargo options, and an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. To kick style up a notch, there’s also a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

Murano SL

The next trim level on the 2016 Murano is the SL, which upgrades to silver roof rails, heated side mirrors, 20-inch wheels, and a power liftgate. Inside, your tunes sound even better when played through the Bose® audio system with 11 speakers. You’ll beat with cold East Coast winter with heated front seats, and leather upholstery cradles you in comfort. There’s also upgraded safety features that include the AroundView® Monitor5 for a 360-degree view around the Murano and the Blind Spot Warning8 to help you change lanes.

Murano Platinum

The top-of-the-line trim is the Platinum, which upgrades your visibility with LED headlights. The Remote Engine Start System syncs with Intelligent Climate Control to get your cabin to a comfortable 72 degrees upon startup. There’s also now heated rear seats so everyone can be comfortable during the winter, and a heated steering wheel so you can ditch the gloves.

We at Mike Barney Nissan hope that this 2016 Nissan Murano trim comparison in Amherst, NY, has helped you decide which trim level is right for you. Visit our new-vehicle showroom to check out all four trims in person. Stop by Monday through Saturday, or give us a call at 716-833-9888 to make an appointment with our sales staff. 

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1 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Always secure all cargo. Heavy loading of the SUV with cargo, especially on the roof, will affect handling and stability of the vehicle.

2 Driving is serious business. Only use features when safe to do so. App availability is dependent upon vehicle model, trim level, packaging, and/or options. See NissanUSA.com/connect for complete app availability details. Never program while driving. GPS mapping may not be detailed in all areas or reflect current road status. Compatible smartphone required. Cellular network and GPS signals not available in all areas and/or at all times. Technology is evolving, and changes by independent companies are not within Nissan’s control. Nissan is not responsible for associated costs that may be required for continued operation due to cellular network termination (including equipment upgrades, if available, or roaming charges on alternative networks) or other third party changes. Should a third party provider terminate/ restrict service, service may be terminated without notice and with no liability to Nissan and its agents or affiliates. Subscription Agreement required and terms and conditions of Subscription Agreement apply. See NissanUSA.com/connect for details. Thirty-six (36) month trial period begins on your date of vehicle purchase or lease of a new Nissan; subsequently a paid subscription is required (excluding Pandora ® if Pandora ® app via NissanConnectSM is equipped on vehicle) at the then current rate to continue to receive services. Text rates and/or data usage may apply.

3 Use the text messaging feature after stopping your vehicle in a safe location. If you have to use the feature while driving, exercise extreme caution at all times so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. Compatible smartphone required. Text rates and/or data usage may apply.

4 Availability of specific features is dependent upon the phone’s Bluetooth ® support. Please refer to your phone Owner’s Manual for details. Bluetooth ® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Nissan is under license. See NissanUSA.com/bluetooth for details.

5 Parking aid/convenience feature. Cannot completely eliminate blind spots. May not detect every object and does not warn of moving objects. Always check surroundings and turn to look behind you before moving vehicle.

6 Driving is serious business and requires your full attention. If you have to use the feature while driving, exercise extreme caution at all times so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. Information displayed is dependent on how vehicle is equipped.

7 Required monthly subscriptions sold separately for each available SiriusXM feature after trial period, and are continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. Installation costs, one-time activation fee, other fees and taxes will apply. Each SiriusXM feature availability is dependent upon vehicle model, trim level, packaging, and/or options, and may only be available in select markets. Satellite Radio U.S. service, NavWeather service, and SiriusXM TravelLink services (if any of the foregoing features are equipped on vehicle) available only to those 18 or older in the 48 contiguous states and D.C. Fees and programming subject to change. Subscriptions governed by Customer Agreement available at siriusxm.com. ©2016 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.

8 Blind Spot Warning is not a substitute for proper lane change procedures. The system will not prevent contact with other vehicles or accidents. It may not detect every vehicle or object around you.