Nissan Murano

2016 Nissan Murano Hybrid Gets EPA Fuel Efficiency Ratings

The new Murano Hybrid will enter showrooms later this year and has now received official EPA fuel economy ratings. Buyers can expect up to 31 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg in town with the new hybrid crossover.

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued fuel economy numbers for the 2016 Nissan Murano Hybrid in both its front-wheel and all-wheel drive variants. Powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a spercharger for power delivery, the Murano Hybrid beats its 3.5-liter V6 gasoline option by a full four to five MPG points in combined ratings.

The 2016 Murano Hybrid in front-wheel drive is EPA rated at 29 mpg combined, with 28 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The Murano Hybrid in all-wheel drive rates at 28 mpg combined, 26 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. By comparison, the standard V6-powered AWD Murano is rated at 24 mpg combined (21/28).

These ratings mean that Murano Hybrid owners can expect to save $500 to $700 in fuel costs over five years versus the standard gasoline-powered Murano.

The nearest competitor to the 2016 Nissan Murano Hybrid is likely the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, which is smaller and less roomy. The RAV4 Hybrid is rated at 33 mpg combined with a similar 31 mpg highway rating versus the Murano Hybrid.

Nissan says that the Murano Hybrid will enter showrooms later this year, but has not yet announced pricing for the hybrid crossover.

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