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Your owner's manual has fluid recommendations for all the items you mentioned. Be especially careful with selecting power steering fluid, as there are different types and some are not compatible with others. There will be a Nissan part number recommendation and also phrasing such as "Dexron II type" (that is not an accurate quote, just an example) which allows you to match the fluid by type.
Washer fluid is simple stuff - just get something that says washer fluid. Nothing special there.
Antifreeze should be added in a 50/50 mix with water, as that proportion is most effective at preventing freezing. Antifreeze is also your primary source of lubricants for the water pump and anti-rust chemicals to protect the cooling system, which is why it should be changed at 2-3 year intervals, although most of us forget to do so.
I personally use only the green stuff, not the orange GM-type Dexcool stuff. I have heard too many horror stories of the Dexcool plugging up systems. Also, the green and orange antifreezes are NOT chemically compatible, so do not mix them. I believe your Murano should have a Nissan variant of the green stuff, but check it visually. If you want to be a purist with coolant, then have a shop do a drain and refill with Nissan brand stuff.
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