2021 Nissan Murano S vs 2021 Nissan Murano SL

Nissan Murano S

  • Standard Engine3.5L V6
  • Horsepower260hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *20 / 28
  • Seats5
  • UpholsteryCloth
  • Tire size235/65R18

Nissan Murano SL

  • Standard Engine3.5L V6
  • Horsepower260hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *20 / 28
  • Seats5
  • UpholsteryLeather
  • Tire size235/55R20

Specs at a Glance

The Nissan Murano belongs to a highly competitive class of automobiles, which is the midsize SUV class. Even in a crowded field, however, the Murano manages to stand apart from the pack. The Murano excels all-around as a solid SUV, but its stands out especially for its five-star safety crash test ratings and its comfortable, upscale interior that features NASA-inspired Zero Gravity seats. The Nissan Murano gets just minor changes in 2021. Its base trim, the S, now has more standard advanced safety technology with the inclusion of Nissan's Safety Shield 360 package. The SL trim, which is the second trim from the top, remains mostly unchanged for 2021, with additional amenities such as plush leather seats and more exterior styling elements.


The same engine drives the two trim levels of the 2021 Nissan Murano. Both source power from a gasoline V6 engine that reaches up to 260 HP at 6,000 RPM. The engine's max torque is 158 LB-FT. A continuously variable automatic transmission is standard on the Nissan Murano with either trim level. You have a choice between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive with either of the two trim levels.


The Nissan Murano S has a sporty exterior with 18-inch wheels and chrome accents. Some additional exterior upgrades come with the SL, including larger 20-inch wheels and silver roof rails. Full LED lighting is also included on the SL with LED headlights and fog lights. The SL also has a power-operated liftgate for convenient hands-free access to the trunk.


To start, the Nissan Murano S has cloth upholstery, which is traded for leather seats with a premium finish with the SL. Basic technology with the S includes an eight-inch infotainment display screen with standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and smartphone pairing. There are also two USB ports included with the base trim. Along with changes to its upholstery, the SL offers some additional upgrades to its interior. With the SL comes an 11-speaker Bose sound system and a heated steering wheel.

Heated seats are standard in the front and back rows. The S and SL now both come with the Nissan Safety Shield 360 package of driver-assist safety tools that includes a panoramic camera for surround-view monitoring, forward collision avoidance, lane-keep assist, lane departure warning, and more. Automatic emergency braking is another standard safety aid starting with the S.

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All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price

* 2021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 20 City MPG / 28 Highway MPG / 23 Combined MPG for Murano®. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

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