The Nissan Murano was one of the first midsize crossovers introduced in the United States. At its debut, it instantly became a popular alternative to the traditional SUVs of the time thanks to its carlike ride, spacious interior, powerful V6 engine and distinctive styling.
Since then a second-generation Murano has bowed. It follows a similar formula, though it’s a bit classier than the older model and has a more responsive transmission. New or used, however, the Murano is worth a look for those shopping for a midsize crossover.