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I have to say that I have really enjoyed this vehicle for the last 4 years. The ride and comfort are superb and better than anything I have ever driven in the past. The one thing I noticed is that every vehicle I have ever had over the last 30 years...towards the last year of the lease the vehicle would be noisier and clunkier as parts and bushings I suppose wore down....not the Murano...still quiet and reliable.

I plan on hitting the car show here in Toronto next week to look at what to lease next. I can't get another Murano as the fear of them doing a complete style change would completely bum me out...but I would like to find another SUV that has a lot of the same bells and whistles as the Platinum. I plan on looking at Cadilac xt4 / Lexus / Hyundai Palisades.... any other suggestions of what is decent without going over the top? That new Genesis SUV looks nice but I feel it will be well out of my range.
 

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I found this video of the Acura RDX interesting. I recommed watch the whole video, it's fairly comprehensive and very nicely produced:

 

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I have to say that I have really enjoyed this vehicle for the last 4 years. The ride and comfort are superb and better than anything I have ever driven in the past. The one thing I noticed is that every vehicle I have ever had over the last 30 years...towards the last year of the lease the vehicle would be noisier and clunkier as parts and bushings I suppose wore down....not the Murano...still quiet and reliable.

I plan on hitting the car show here in Toronto next week to look at what to lease next. I can't get another Murano as the fear of them doing a complete style change would completely bum me out...but I would like to find another SUV that has a lot of the same bells and whistles as the Platinum. I plan on looking at Cadilac xt4 / Lexus / Hyundai Palisades.... any other suggestions of what is decent without going over the top? That new Genesis SUV looks nice but I feel it will be well out of my range.
You can't go wrong with an Acura. I'm not that familiar with the current model years but if its a 6 cylinder and not a turbo, that's the way I would go. Lexus has copied many of the design elements of the Murano and is always a good pic, but he price premium for the name is a bit much. Personally, I'd stay away from any GM product.
 

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You can't go wrong with an Acura. I'm not that familiar with the current model years but if its a 6 cylinder and not a turbo, that's the way I would go. Lexus has copied many of the design elements of the Murano and is always a good pic, but he price premium for the name is a bit much. Personally, I'd stay away from any GM product.
The RDX is a 4 cylinder turbo unfortunately...
 

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Despite its flaws, I don't know of any other vehicle that offers so much comfort and features for the price. Bells and whistles vary depending on the manufacturer; head up display, directional headlights, auto folding side mirrors, wiper defroster, etc. can be found on some of the Murano competitors while they may lack around view monitor, pano sunroof, etc. Since you're in Canada, I would add Outback XT Premier, CX-5 Signature, CX-9 Signature to your list. You could look at Blazer, Passport, Highlander. Some are sporty, some are boxy, some are well, different than your current ride...Good luck with your quest and don't do like me and lose sleep when I'm in the same situation!

You could also buy your current vehicle and get a new Murano later when they come out with the 4th Gen, probably for 2021 or most likely 2022.
 

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After leasing 3 Murano Platinums, I too visited the auto show in Grand Rapids MI a couple of weeks ago just to see if there was anything else besides a Murano that would interest me. Love the Audi Q5 albeit smaller, and loved the Acura RDX! As much tech as any Murano, but when you compare the price points of these two vehicles to Murano, your looking at ~$10k more in price. Also, when I was leasing Nissan would pull me out of the lease with no penalty and waived as much as 7 months of lease payments as long as I continued to lease. Those days are gone now and the most Nissan would give me was 1 month free before end of contract. But they are dealing here in the USA and discounted ~$8,000 off list just for starters. Financing on a 5 year loan was only .9% so I wound up purchasing a 2020 SL with Tech Pkg and I couldn't be happier. Happy shopping!
 

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If you're feeling flush, the Lincoln Navigator reportedly has the crowd beat on luxury.
 

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If you're feeling flush, the Lincoln Navigator reportedly has the crowd beat on luxury.
Lincoln Navigator = Lonely guy on frozen lake!

I'll stick with the Murano! Waiting for a new model to see if they keep the lines.

Have a good day.
 

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The new Highlander looks pretty neat. Interior is nice too. The infotainment system in it makes the Murano's look like 1990s stuff in comparison.
 

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The new Highlander looks pretty neat. Interior is nice too. The infotainment system in it makes the Murano's look like 1990s stuff in comparison.
I just don't understand the really big deal people make out of having to have an elaborate "radio" in a vehicle. Basing a vehicle purchase on an audio system is insane, and I LOVE my music LOUD. BUT, relatively cheaply, you can upgrade/replace an audio unit to improve the sound.

First, your DRIVING! Beyond listening to some kind of audio (Talking on a phone thru Bluetooth is still "eyes on the road".), what else can you expect to do with it while paying attention to the road and what's going on around you? Yup, just because there's no traffic, you know the road, etc, things popup suddenly, like a bad pot hole that wasn't there the day before. Killed a boyfriend of my daughter's, riding a motorcycle, was talking to his ride buddy, hit a pot hole and landed straight on his head! He drove that road daily, if not more!

The average driver spends less then 2% of their drive time in their car not actually driving. This doesn't take into account the time spent stopped in traffic, etc. This is time when the car is in park. "Gee, I'll spend $$$ extra on something that I might use once every 6 months, if that." OK!

I guess I'm getting too old to understand how it seems that more and more people are getting stuck with their noses in some kind of electronic device, seemly totally unaware of what's going on around them. Especially when I see them driving while staring at some kind of electronic device. Yea, that includes the trucker that had a tablet propped up on his steering wheel watching a movie going down the highway at 60+ MPH, wandering back and forth in the lane yesterday. My wife and I have a name for them: "Phone Zombies"

Have a good day.
 
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