The 2014 Nissan Murano definitely stands out when looking at so many other crossover SUVs. It is stylish and modern in design, has a well crafted interior and quite a sporting personality. This part of the SUV market clearly suffers from the fact that models are really similar in design but the Nissan Murano SV is definitely one that stands out exactly as something different. There is no third row of seats but 5 passengers and luggage can easily be accommodate. The only real problem is that the SUV is quite expensive and the engine is not that fuel efficient.

Fuel Economy

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The Nissan Murano SV 2014 can be all wheel drive or front wheel drive and the power comes from a V6 3.5 liter engine with 260 hp. CVT is included and there is a lot of technology included, while fuel economy goes around 18-24 city-highway. With all wheel drive the difference is small, just 1 minus for highway driving.

Standard Features Plus Options

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The standard features included in the Nissan Murano SV 2014 comes with everything that the Murano S has to offer but we see various things added. This includes integrated front fog halogen lights, roof rails, power lumbar support for the driver’s seat, a 4 way power front passenger seat, Bluetooth, USB/iPod integration, 7 colors monitor, steering wheel that is leather wrapped, SiriusXM, auto dimming rearview mirror and rearview monitor. All this leads up to a price tag of around $32,000.

Nissan offers 3 optional packages in the 2014 Murano, available for different trims. We thus have the Value Package, which is available in the Murano SV, coming with voice activated navigation, NavWeather, NavTraffic, Bose audio system and power lift gate. Other packages are available for other trims.

Safety Features

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There are different standard features that are included in the 2014 Nissan Murano SV. This includes stability control, 6 airbags, active front head restraints, traction control and ABS. In the NHTSA tests, Murano earned 4 out of 5 stars and in the HIS tests we saw maximum ratings, which are quite rare in the crossover SUV market. Unfortunately, extra Safety Shield Package is not available for the SV. It is only present for the SL or LE Platinum trims.

Driving

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We can say that this SUV is athletic. It is agile in terms of handling and the chassis is properly balanced. The steering system is well-weighted and responsive. We thus have a sporty driving experience for a midsize crossover. CVT is definitely a welcomed addition.

Even if the personality of the SUV is obviously sporty, on-road feel is quite relaxed so we can say that the car is perfect even for daily commuting. Special wheels are necessary to tackle tougher driving conditions.

Conclusions

We can say that the 2014 Nissan Murano SV is a great trim but we cannot deny the fact that the SL trim includes all that SV and S has to offer but comes with extra upgrades that are really good. The top range LE trim is definitely not worth the extra price you are about to pay. If you cannot go for SL, the SV is quite good.