If anyone was ever worried about pulling a heavy trailer on a long trip through mountains and rough terrain, the Murano can do it. We just completed over 3,500 kms (2200 mi) around the Gaspe peninsula (part of Quebec province in Canada). The trailer weighs in around 2800 pounds. On the level, the Murano is at about 1800 rpm at 100kms (60 mph). Gas mileage on the flat highways was about 21mpg and dropped to 18-19 mpg through the hilly stuff. Some of the most impressive climbs (as much as 15% grades) I have travelled on in Canada. The CVT engine has some impressive torque at the low end! We climbed some serious elevation.