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What Are the Differences in the Nissan Murano S, SL, and SE?

by James Jordan

The Nissan Murano crossover is one of Nissan's hottest selling sport utility vehicles in America. It combines the best of a car and an SUV . Three models of the Murano offer a lot of options with the 265 horsepower 3.5 liter V6 engine standard

Model S

The S model of the Murano is the base model, but still has the powerful 3.5 liter engine, all wheel or front wheel drive, 18-inch alloy wheels, 6-CD audio system, power windows and door locks. The S model starts at $28,340 for 2011.

The SL Model

There are two sub-categories for the SL, with the first one starting at $30,460 and a special 360 Value Package starting at $34,250. The SL has all the S has, plus fog lamps, black roof rails, illuminated steering wheel audio controls and an 8-way power driver's seat. The SL 360 package includes all this plus a moonroof, metallic-tone wheels and a Bluetooth hands-free phone system.

The LE Model

Continuing to build, the LE starts at $37,110 with the features of the other models plus more luxurious touches. The LE has 20 -inch aluminum alloy wheels, high-intensity headlights, Bose audio system, integrated interface system for Ipod, DVD viewers in the back of the front seats so people in the back can watch movies and the Blue Tooth phone system.

About the Author

James Jordan has been a writer and photographer since 1980. He has worked for newspapers in Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina and Kansas, winning state press association awards for writing, photography and page design. In 1995 he received his master's in Christian education and completed two years of Ancient Greek at the graduate level. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism.

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