Murano 1The Nissan Murano is a mid-size crossover SUV first introduced in 2002 for the 2003 model year. It was Nissan’s first crossover SUV and was based on Nissan’s FF-L platform, which is also the base of the Nissan Altima. For a time it was Nissan’s only crossover until they introduced the Rogue in 2008. Currently in its second generation, a third-generation Murano is slated to go on sale for the 2015 model year, which will likely debut later in 2014 in the same tradition as the first and second generation Muranos. Manufacturing of the third-generation Murano will take place at Nissan’s manufacturing facility in Canton, Mississippi, a part of Nissan USA. Read more about the Nissan Murano here.

The Murano currently comes in four different trim levels. All four feature the same 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine capable of 260 horsepower that gets 18 city/24 highway miles per gallon. The entry-level model, the S, features 18″ aluminum-alloy wheels, Nissan’s Intelligent Key design, dual-zone automatic temperature control and Nissan’s advanced airbag system. It comes in at $28,530. The next level, the SV, includes the S features plus rearview monitoring, USB ports for iPods and other devices, and a Bluetooth hands-free system, all for $31,620. The SL is the third-highest trim level, starting at $35,480, and features the same as the SV plus a powered dual-panel moonroof, leather-appointed interior, heated front seats, and a Bose-powered audio system. The highest trim level, the LE, comes in at $37,970, and features all the SL does plus 20″ aluminum-alloy wheels, roof rails with a silver accent, xenon HID lights, a heated steering wheel and heated seats. A convertible model, the Crosscabriolet, is also available; coming in at $41,995, it is the highest-priced Murano, but features a more-powerful 3.5L V6 engine capable of 265 horsepower and 17/22 city/highway MPG; it features a powered intuitive convertible soft-top, intuitive all-wheel drive, auto-adjusting audio system for when the top is up or down, and dual pop-up roll bars.

When shipping your Nissan Murano you want to make sure that you understand it’s a bit larger than most compact SUV’s, and will likely differ in price slightly from something like an Xterra or other SUV of similar size. The Murano is far from the largest SUV on the market today, but it comes with its own oversize vehicle shipping fee – albeit not a very large one, more often than not. The extra price will be rolled into your overall auto transport price, so keep that in mind if you’re looking to ship it on a budget. Enclosed transportation should not be required; despite it’s high price tag, it’s not nearly the same value-wise as something like the Nissan GT-R, which means your value shouldn’t be harmed any more by shipping it openly as opposed to enclosed.

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