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It's taken the Murano three years to get a diesel – and this is it. Our first drive review
Bit of a muddle over transmission info: text says torque-converter, stats say CVT. Either way, this is a totally left field choice, and it overlaps that other superior cross-over out of the Nissan stable: the Infiniti EX37 which starts at £36,275, and is now available with a V6 diesel. Surely only a chrome fetishist would choose the Murano.
Interesting comment by your reporter re preference for a premium German brand. I went to the UK configurator of a major German premium car manufacturer and configured an equivalent car (interior space) and came to a total of £50,000 pounds. The Murano is fully configured at under £38,000. The buyer may well prefer the German car but then he/she is in for 40% higher price - which makes it a completely different buying proposition. As to depreciation, the Murano would lose less value in 3 years in actual Pounds and cost much less in interest costs as well as possibly insurance. So, from a financial perspective they address very different markets or maybe affords those that aspire to a premium vehicle with an interesting and quite distinctive alternative.
How much for a 4 cylinder diesel????????? Your kidding right ?
MARKH - I hear you and totally agree. However, unless it's one of Bavaria's finest, most diesels sound the same and this one has enough punch on paper, as well as decent economy because of the 4 pots. I'd hazard a guess that in most cases the number of cylinders a diesel SUV has come WAY down the list of priorities - if on the list at all.
I think it's all about value for this vehicle as it no longer looks remarkable enough to be bought as a fashion accessory.
why did they go with the uncivilised engine from the Navara on this rather than the nice smooth 3.0 V6 diesel from the Infiniti range? I know the Nissan Murano isn't the biggest seller here, but the refined 3.0 V6 may have given it more of a fighting chance in the UK (along with 7 seats)
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