The 2018 Nissan Murano Hybrid is a futuristic car that brings us a bold style, plush interior and many other improvements. Albeit not much has been done, the update is still sufficient enough to keep it competitive in the contemporary market for a while longer.
We have viewed the update thanks to a couple of spy images here and there. And, we can confidently attest to the fact that the redesign gives us a comprehensive list of standard features and amenities that were previously unavailable.
The Hybrid option is only offered on two highest trims namely SL and Platinum models. The hybrid models feature an eco-mode used in adjusting climate control setting for maximum efficiency of the crossover. Its trims come equipped with 20-inch alloy wheels and power panoramic moonroof.
2018 Nissan Murano Hybrid – Luxurious Design
The incoming 2018 Nissan Murano Hybrid receives a comfy and luxurious interior alongside numerous eye-catchy features on the exterior. A source close to the automaker confirmed that this car would maintain its bold style along with renowned muscular stature. We expect it to bring a host of changes both in the interior and exterior.
It is unlikely that the new crossover changes the shape and dimensions of the car. Regarding dimensions, the latest Murano crossover measures 192.8 inches long, 66.6 inches high and 75.4 inches wide. Its wheelbase measures around 111.2 inches. The trunk capacity is 40 cubic feet, and the occupants enjoy absolute comfort with a volume of 108 cubic feet.
This midsize crossover has also got aggressive styling that you cannot simply ignore. Up front, its sleek, angular headlamps and the larger V-Motion grille will draw everyone’s attention. Plenty of curves and angular line bending are visible at the side and back of the car. Visually, this Hybrid vehicle uses lighter materials to enhance execution.
Furthermore, the few features in the front and at the back of the latest car will bolster the quality look of the real hybrid vehicle. Going by the latest gossip, the revamped car brings new LED knobs for the headlights and taillights.
The cabin of 2018 Nissan Murano Hybrid is not only classy but also showcases quality materials that deserve applaud. This midsize crossover accommodates five occupants. The new model is spacious, and passengers get adequate leg room. All trims highlight 2 zones automated climate control. However, the interior of the Hybrid Murano showcases all the best technology and comfort features that Nissan has in store for its enthusiasts.
The new Hybrid Murano weighs about 175 pounds heavier in comparison to standard gasoline models. Furthermore, it is expected to convey the best-in-class safety features, including Emergency Braking, Front Collision Warning System, Lane Departure Guidance, Blind Spot Warning, Intelligent Cruise Control, and much more.
Engine and Fuel Economy of the 2018 Nissan Murano Hybrid
The 2018 Nissan Murano Hybrid gets its juice from a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that gets hooked to a 15-kilowatt-hour electric motor alongside a lithium-ion battery pack. This system generates up to 250 horsepower, about ten horsepower less than what standard 3.5-liter V6 gasoline Murano engines produce.
The unit also gets paired to a continuously variable transmission that distributes power to the wheels. The 2018 Nissan Murano Hybrid shines when it comes to the fuel economy. However, the EPA ratings for front-wheel-drive models are 28 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel-drive models are rated at 26 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the freeway.
MSRP and Release Date
The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price for 2018 Nissan Murano Hybrid is $40,000. Based on production estimates, the updated Nissan Murano Hybrid crossover with spruced up amenities may be launched in December 2017. It later goes on sale beginning next year. The main competitor is Toyota Highlander Hybrid.