Fans expected to see a new Murano next season. However, the release date is postponed and the fresh SUV will be here as the 2023 YM. The vehicle is perfect for smaller families, especially if you love traveling. The 2023 Nissan Murano will combine elements from Pathfinder and Rogue. Like its larger sibling, the two-row SUV is going to offer plenty of space. Designers are not going to push the third row in. A fuel economy is also important, where we find similarities with the compact crossover. Although two-row mid-size SUVs are not the most popular class at the moment, Murano is still one of the best picks when you need a comfortable, but yet fuel-friendly family vehicle.
Everything should be better when the company redesigns the 2023 Nissan Murano. We already wrote a couple of times – the Japanese carmaker was not so active in the past year, and it was not because of the COVID-19 outburst. Nissan planned to make a pause and go strong in 2021 and 2022. However, since even their plans were rescheduled, we will see the new Murano in 2023, rather than in 2022, as it was initially suggested.
New Engine – Hybrid
Under the bonnet of the upcoming SUV will still be a petrol configuration. But, the 2023 Nissan Murano hybrid is definitely going to steal the show. A fuel-friendly vehicle is about to become even more efficient. Until this happens, we can be sure that a 3.5-liter V6 is coming back. Engineers downtuned it compared to other, larger vehicles. Murano is getting 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. The gas mileage will probably go up since the redesign will decrease the curb weight of the 2023 Murano. The body will be made of lighter parts, with higher usage of aluminum. The new Murano might hit 30 mpg on highways, which is impressive for a vehicle that is more than 190 inches long. On the other hand, the SUV might be larger, wiping out the bonus obtained by adding lighter body parts.
Another possible upgrade to the lineup is a turbo-four unit. Even a naturally-aspirated four-banger could be good enough for the mid-size Murano. It won’t be the first time we see such a configuration on this type of vehicle. Just another option is the key, no matter if the V6 is a better choice. But, the 2023 Nissan Murano Hybrid is more likely for now. The company is not announcing details but expects the system based on the existing V6 engine. With help from electric batteries, the hybrid is going to enhance both power outputs and gas mileage. Ultimately, the company might bring a performance-oriented PHEV version with significantly more power.
2023 Nissan Murano Packages
Depending on the market, the 2023 Nissan Murano will be available with a different choice. But, we will focus on the US. The company is not complicating too much. Four trim levels are the base for further individual upgrades. The SUV is going to be available in S, SL, SV, and Platinum editions. The 2023 Murano is starting the third generation. A kind of first-edition model should be offered. Also, a hybrid is not going to be available with a base package. Nissan might add special trim levels for this engine configuration.
The S model was available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. More technology is expected in 2023. A set of 18-inch wheels makes the SUV pretty attractive, so there is no reason to replace it with smaller rims. Safety is also very important, and the new Safety Shield system will be out by 2023.
The mid-range SV and SL are adding cool features, such as adaptive cruise control. Nissan announced plans to develop a Level 4 autonomous drive. Even if they launch this system in the foreseeable future, it will be eventually available on high-end trim levels. The SL model could be in this story, since there is advanced technology already there, such as Bose audio, navigation, heated seats… Murano Platinum brings genuine leather, ventilated buckets, moonroof, and other premium upgrades.
When Will 2023 Nissan Murano Be Available?
Since the 2023 Nissan Murano will be redesigned, the release date will probably be late next year. The company will announce the new vehicle soon, probably early in 2022. That will leave enough time for final touches after the public speaks about impressions. The price will be higher than now. The new Murano will cost around $34,000. The high-end Platinum package makes the SUV nearly a luxury vehicle and its cost jumps to $45,000. A hybrid engine is also going to increase the MSRP, but the investment will be refunded over years thanks to better gas mileage.