2012 Nissan Murano LE FWD Platinum Edition Road Test The 2012 Nissan Murano LE FWD Platinum Edition wins the crown for best-dressed in the segment What It Is/Who It's For The 2012 Nissan Murano is the perfect get-away vehicle to transport a family of four to the ski-resort. Best Thing The interior is surprisingly luxurious and the seats are very plush and comfortable. Road noise is eliminated with the windows up too. Worst Thing The accelerator pedal is a little too sensitive and requires some extra attention during take-off. Snap Judgment For the price of a base Infiniti JX you can buy a fully loaded Nissan Murano. Need we say more? The family hauling crossover class of vehicles has been one of the fastest growing market segments for more than a decade now, even as fuel prices continue to be volatile. For many automakers, its crossover entrant is one of the most popular models offered. The Nissan Murano has been considered at the front of the class since its late 2002 introduction as a 2003 model. It features a robust look that grabs your attention, and ten years and two facelifts later, that's still the case. The 2012 Nissan Murano is more than some aesthetically pleasing sheet metal. A 3.5- liter V-6 engine lays down 260 horsepower, and is linked to one of the best continuously variable automatic transmissions available. It rides on a sport-tuned suspension, and on the inside, the Murano excels with its plush interior that's capable of holding five adults. Of course, there are disadvantages, such as poor rear visibility, small cargo space, and a few other niggles that can add up to major annoyances given enough time.