From Nissan press: Entering the second year of its second-generation design, Murano continues to offer premium style, driving feel and technology at an affordable price, with a number of enhancements, including the introduction of a Murano LE all-wheel drive model (which joins the previously available Murano S FWD, Murano S AWD, Murano SL FWD, Murano SL AWD and Murano LE AWD models).
Other enhancements for the 2010 model year include the addition of Nissan Intelligent Key™ and privacy glass as standard equipment on all models, the addition of a Vehicle Security System and roof rails as standard on Murano SL and the Dual Panel Moonroof as standard equipment on Murano LE. All models also receive simplified exterior and interior color combinations.
As in 2009, all 2010 Muranos feature a powerful yet fuel-efficient 265-horsepower VQ-series 3.5-liter DOHC V6 and an advanced Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission) – a combination that provides a sporty and smooth driving experience. Murano is available in front-wheel drive or with an Intuitive All-Wheel Drive system, and all 2010 Muranos come standard with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with a Traction Control System (TCS) for all-weather confidence.
All 2010 Muranos feature a 3.5-liter DOHC V6 with 265 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque, part of Nissan’s award-winning VQ engine series. The engine incorporates a Twin Nissan Variable Induction Control System (NICS), microfinished camshaft and crankshaft surfaces, DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coated valve lifters, resin intake manifold, forged crankshaft, digital knock control system, high capacity muffler and lightweight aluminum block and cylinder heads.
Engine power is transferred to an advanced Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission) with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) that provides a sporty driving experience and the smoothness that only a CVT offers.
Muranos are available in front-wheel drive or with an advanced all-wheel drive system that adjusts to road conditions in a tenth of a second. The intuitive all-wheel drive system connects the Murano VDC system’s yaw sensors, wheel slip sensors and steering angle sensors with the AWD system. The system provides increased traction in all weather conditions by distributing engine torque depending on the driver’s intended direction and the actual direction of the vehicle. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with a Traction Control System (TCS) for all-weather confidence in front-wheel or all-wheel drive configurations is again standard on all Murano models.