2017 Nissan Murano is up for grabs starting from $30,640 image

The third generation Nissan Murano was first revealed during the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, so it’s closing in on a refresh – but before that happens the 2017 model year has brought a slew of updates.

The midsized crossover is being manufactured at the Nissan assembly facility in Canton, Mississippi, and for the 2017 model year it comes with Apple CarPlay compatibility, which also includes Siri Eyes Free, a voice command function that lets you use the voice assistant while driving. There’s also the optional Driver Attention Alert feature – if the person behind the wheel is drowsy or inattentive the DAA system will alert that his driving patterns have changed. The 2017 Nissan Murano range kicks off from 29,740 plus $900 destination when selecting the base S trim in front wheel drive. Go for the S AWD and you’ll have to shell out $31,340.

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If you want the absolute best Murano available you’ll write a check for $40,780 and select the Platinum AWD – which has under the hood the standard 3.5-liter V6 with 260 horsepower and linked to the Xtronic CVT. You can also opt for a hybrid Murano, which has a base price of $40,050 sans the destination and delivery charge. Among the compelling list of features and optional we can mention the Power Panoramic Moonroof or the 8-inch infotainment system, with multi-touch and satellite navigation. Then you can also select an 11-speaker Bose system, Around View Monitor, Blind Spot Warning, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Forward Emergency Braking, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.