Nissan Freshens Up the 2019 Murano, Adds Safety Shield Tech Suite [LA Auto Show]

Nissan redesigned the current-generation Murano back in 2014. 

If you were hoping for Nissan to radically change the 2019 Murano, it’s not happening. That said, the automaker did update their midsize crossover, which they just unveiled at the 2018 LA Auto Show. Nissan refreshed the car’s exterior and interior, and added more standard safety equipment.

Nissan refreshes the 2019 Murano
2019 Nissan Murano. [Photo: Nissan]

Exterior changes

Outside, the 2019 Murano sees a few subtle changes. Nissan fitted more pronounced version of its V-motion grille, for a start. On top of that, they revised the LED headlights, taillights and fog lights, as well as new 18-inch and 20-inch alloy wheels. Customers can order the 2019 Murano in three new colors: Sunset Drift Chromaflair, Mocha Almond Pearl and Deep Blue Pearl (pictured).

LA Auto Show presentation of the 2019 Murano and Maxima. [Photo: Nissan]

Interior changes

On the inside, Nissan fits semi-aniline leather seats with diamond-quilted inserts and contrast micro-piping. Depending on which trim you buy, you get different color trim on the interior. S, SV and SL trims get Light Wood-Tone or Metallic interior trim. The range-topping Platinum, on the other hand, gets Dark Wood-Tone trim instead.

An 8.0-inch infotainment display is standard on the 2019 Murano. The system features multi-touch control as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. SL and above trims get navigation added to the infotainment system.

There are two packages available: the SV Premium Package and SL Technology Package. The SV Premium Package adds a panoramic moonroof, an Intelligent Around View 360-degree camera system, and an 11-speaker Bose audio system. The SL Technology Package adds Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 system, a suite of six driver assistance features.

Nissan Safety Shield 360

As part of the Nissan Safety Shield 360 system, the 2019 Murano gets Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Rear Automatic Braking. The system comes standard on the 2019 Murano Platinum, while it’s optional on the SL as part of the Technology Package.

Every 2019 Murano still houses a 260 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine. That power is sent to either the front wheels or all four through a Continuously Variable Transmission.

Nissan hasn’t announced pricing yet, but showrooms will start selling the 2019 Murano in December 2018. Stay tuned to for more updates from the 2018 LA Auto Show!