Rivals may be younger, but Murano still has a couple of aces up its sleeve to attract customers, even today – eight years after the launch of the current generation. That may be the reason why the company isn’t rushing with the final decision of the model’s future. Namely, some sources suggest a full redesign, while others talk about the discontinuation and replacement with an all-electric successor. From what we can see, the 2024 Nissan Murano will most likely carry on without more important changes.
This means we will probably see a familiar design, though we still won’t exclude the possibility of a full redesign. In that case, we would probably see the same approach the company had with models like Pathfinder, where the styling would come radically improved but changes under the skin would be rather evolutionary. We would see the same but an updated platform, with improvements in terms of handling and overall driving experience.
At this point, we can only speculate, so take the following paragraphs with a reserve.
2024 Nissan Murano Design
So, we established that there are two possibilities for the 2024 Nissan Murano. One is to see a typical carryover model. This means we would see a well-known design, which hasn’t changed much since the initial launch eight years ago, despite that there were a few updates. We would see the same aesthetics, along with familiar ride quality, which is mostly about comfort, while the steering and overall handling aren’t particularly engaging.
The second scenario would include a full redesign and in that case, we would see a completely new styling. Of course, the new Murano would be based on the brand’s latest design language, but we have no doubt that the new model would also feature a lot of exclusive aesthetical design solutions, just like the current model does. In terms of mechanics, we wouldn’t see a completely new platform, but rather an updated version of the familiar D platform. Still, it would be notably updated, with various improvements regarding chassis and suspension setup, which would translate to a much better overall ride quality.
Once again, we are talking about the two possible outcomes. The first one would bring the same, well-familiar design and it that case, the next year’s Murano would feel a little bit inferior to its rivals. Simply, it’s been around for eight years and therefore, it starts to look outdated. Simply, younger competitors like Honda Passport or Hyundai Santa Fe look nicer and also feature nicer materials and more up-to-date tech features.
With the redesign, the 2024 Nissan Murano would certainly look much better from the inside. Just look at the latest Nissan SUVs and their interiors – they all look pretty luxurious, with super-fine materials, modern tech features and great build quality. This SUV wouldn’t be any different. Of course, the seating configuration would remain the same, so we would once again see a five-seater, even though this is a mid-size SUV.
If not redesigned, things would remain pretty much the same. So, we can refer to the 2023 model, which comes standard with goodies like dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, a six-speaker audio system, four USB ports and Bluetooth. Also, there are available features like navigation, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, remote start and a panoramic moonroof. We don’t believe things would change much for the next year.
The redesign, on the other hand, would bring a lot more modern features. This primarily refers to tech goodies. We would expect to see a new infotainment system, with a bigger screen, along with more connectivity features. Things like a digital instrument cluster and a bunch of new safety systems also seem like a certain thing.
2024 Nissan Murano Engines
Once again, it all depends on the company’s decision to redesign or not to redesign this crossover. In the first case, we would see a familiar 3.5-liter V6 engine, which in this case puts out around 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes coupled with a CVT and offers relatively decent overall performance. Fuel economy is also quite typical for the segment, with 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
The redesign would certainly bring something different. In our opinion, that could easily be a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, with 272 horsepower. That engine would improve driving dynamics for sure, especially if we consider that the CVT would probably be replaced with an automatic transmission, which would make a significant impact on the overall fuel economy.
2024 Nissan Murano Release Date and Price
At this point, the only thing we could say is that, if the current generation is about to carry on, it would arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 34.000 dollars.