Nissan Murano is a mid-size SUV, produced since 2002. It was developed on basis of Nissan D platform, used also for Nissan Altima (L33) / Teana (J32), Infiniti JX (L50), Nissan Quest / Maxima (A35, A36), Renault Latitude and other large cars. In the model range of SUVs by Nissan, Murano is placed between Rogue/X-Trail and large Pathfinder.
Among its main competitors there are Ford Edge, Toyota Venza, Chevrolet Equinox, Lexus RX, Hyundai Santa Fe, KIA Sorento, Subaru Tribeca and other similar cars.
Nissan Murano engines are quite powerful for such not great SUV. The most popular engine is 3.5-liter V6 VQ35DE. Less powerful Murano 2.5, made by Nissan for the Japanese inside market, uses inline-4 QR25DE. There is also Murano dCi, which has a diesel engine YD25DDTi HP.
Below you will find the most interesting about the engines: their characteristics, main shortcomings and possible problems (rattle, oil leak, overheating, shaking, vibration, etc.), and also why they happen. You will get some recommendations on motor oil, its capacity and lifespan. If you enjoy driving fast, but your Murano is not powerful enough, we will tell what performance tuning will match for your engine and what upgrades are possible.