2009 Nissan Murano Values

Select a 2009 Nissan Murano trim level

2009 model year changes

The Murano was absent from Nissan's Lineup in 2008, but has returned with an all-new look for 2009. While the overall profile remains more or less the same, all exterior sheetmetal is revamped and furthers the Murano's aggressive, athletic look. Nissan's stalwart 3.5L V6 returns, but power has been upped by 25 horses to 265, while torque is up 4 ft-lbs to 248. The only transmission available is the company's second-generation continuously variable (CVT) unit, which has been tuned to better work in concert with the extra power. Physical dimensions are relatively unchanged over the 2007 model, but interior materials are improved, with a higher quality in both appearance and feel throughout the lineup. Pricing across the model range has increased from roughly $4,000 on the base S to $10,000 on the top-line LE.

Competitive comparison

Excellent, reliable Nissan 3.5L V6; stylish, aggressive design; sporty and capable handling; luxury in the top-line LE trim.

Special features for 2009

The 2009 Murano sits in a crowded crossover SUV segment, but it has no shortage of features that set it apart. The redesign is an effective evolution of the car's popular look, and Nissan's 3.5L V6 is widely regarded as one of the best powerplants in the automotive world. Coupled with the chassis it shares with the Altima, the Murano's car-like reflexes, ample power, creature comforts, and spacious interior make it the ideal candidate for getting people and cargo from Point A to Point B in a comfortable, sporty, entertaining manner.