I agree with one added comment, if you choose the 20" wheels, Platinum model, check to see what is the speed rating on the tires, H versus V. The V is a sturdier tire because of a stiffer sidewall which adds to a slight sportier feel.The diameter of the 18” and the 20” are the same, the sidewall of the 18” is greater than the 20”. Therefore you may experience more sway when corning and a softer ride with the 18”. All that, of course, depends on the tire design of the tires.
Hi Jim, yep, that's me--small world, this Internet thing, eh? Hope your pizzamaking is going well.Canadave,
Obviously off-subject, but are you also active on the PizzaMaking Forum? Same user name, so that's why I ask. Take care!
Oh yeah, I had the 20" wheels on my 2009 LE and now again on my 2017.5. I like the handling and the looks. I have no issues with the ride. The MO's turning radius is greater with the 20" wheels. Hope this helps.
A not insignificant consideration20" tires will also cost you more!
I have the PLAT and doing the math it was pretty insignificant considering that you buy tires every 3-4 years. The ride is excellent in both MO's (driven and been in both multiple times) and the Pinwheel rims on the PLAT are nicer than the rest of the line.20" tires will also cost you more!
Actually, that's something I read in the 2009 Murano specs. Since I started with and am continuing with 20" wheels, I never gave it a second thought. I did notice that the MO's turning radius was considerably greater than my 1971 MGB!Is the turning radius really noticeably greater with the 20" wheels? That seems surprising to me--you'd think the radius would be determined more by the amount of turnability of the wheels, not their size.