The all-new, second generation 2009 Murano offers a new exterior and interior, enhanced technology and a new premium driving feel resulting from a new, advanced platform and continued refinement of Murano's standard V6 engine and advanced, second-generation Xtronic CVT .

All 2009 Muranos feature a VQ-series 3.5-liter DOHC V6 rated at 265 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque and an advanced Xtronic CVT with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) that provides a sporty and smooth driving experience. 2009 Muranos are available in front-wheel drive or with an advanced all-wheel drive system. The 2009 Murano features a new "D" platform, first introduced on the 2007 Altima, which provides a solid foundation and new, lighter suspension components with increased stiffness.

The 2009 Murano is offered in five well-equipped models: S 2WD, S AWD, SL 2WD, SL AWD, LE AWD.