Best Nissan Murano Tires
For many automakers the two-row mid-size crossover segment has always been hart nut to crack. But not for Nissan.
The Japanese automaker has seen considerable success selling the Murano since back in 2002. Powerful and sophisticated the Murano has long been a near-premium offering that offers a real surprise for those who check it out.
If now is the time for new tires for your Murano we’ve assembled a list of the best Nissan Murano tires based on factors like performance and ride quality, as well as tire life and price.
Nissan Murano Tire Sizes
Below is a list of each different Nissan Murano trim level as well as the different tire sizes available for that trim.
- Platinum 235/55/20
- S 235/65/18
- SL 235/55/20
- SV 235/65/18 or 235/55/20
Best Tire for Nissan Murano
Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport AS
One of the factory options for the Murano, the Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport AS lives up to its name with plenty of grip.
This handsome looking tire provides impressive traction in the wet thanks to deep circumferential grooves that evacuate water as well as plenty of angled slices through the tread deign to force water away from the contact patch while offering increased biting edges.
In addition, Bidgestone engineered the tire with low rolling resistance sidewalls to help reduce drag and improve fuel economy, while the inner shape of the tire is built to evenly distribute road forces across the tire over time, resulting in prolonged tread life.
One of the down-sides of this tire is that much of its grip comes from a low UTQG rating of 440 (meaning an overall softer tread compound that wears faster). Bridgestone doesn’t offer a milage warranty on these tires (for this specific tire size), so we’d expect around 35,000 to 45,000 miles on a set.
If you’re already running these on your Murano and you’re pleased with them, we wouldn’t hesitate to buy another set.
Longest Lasting Tire for Nissan Murano
Goodyear Assurance Max Life
If you’re willing to trade off some driving engagement for more miles, no tire offers a longer guarantee than the Goodyear Assurance Max Life. Equipped with an 85,000 mile warranty if you pick these tires you’ll have them for many years to come.
Pricing is on the premium side but is by no means excessively expensive.
Handling it’s as dynamic as some other tires on this list but it’s by no means bad.
For what you get there, these tires represent an impressive value.
Best All-Season Tire for Nissan Murano
Goodyear Assurance Weather Ready
If you hate the thought of swapping tires in the winter, and then swapping back in the spring, Goodyear has designed a tire for you. The Assurance Weather Ready is an all-season tire, although more accurately it’s a four season tire, that’s because it’s certified for true winter use and features the three-peak mountain snowflake logo on its sidewall – just like a real winter tire.
Goodyear engineers found a way to have the smaller tread blocks lean on each other in hard summer cornering to reduce flex in the tread and maintain top quality summer handling. As a result it doesn’t flex excessively under summer conditions and actually provides a level of handling you’ll enjoy.
With a 60,000 mile warranty, these tires do cost a premium, but if you don’t want to swap tires or think about buying another set just for winter, they make a compelling argument.
Best Budget Tire for Nissan Murano
Kumho Crugen HP71
Offering mid-level performance is many categories, the Kumho Crugen HP71 might not wow you but it’s certainly a capable all-season tire at a budget price.
A touring all-season it’s designed for a quiet and calm highway ride. Some owners do report it’s not as comfortable or as quiet as they’d like, but the tire is far from unreasonable in any of those categories.
It offers decent summer performance and solid wet and dry braking capability.
With pricing that’s around 15 percent less than most of the top performers on this list, it does offer a 65,000 mile tread life warranty too.
Cheapest Tire for Nissan Murano
Laufenn S Fit AS
All-season grip with engaging performance, the Laufenn S Fit AS delivers quite a bit for very little. But it’s not perfect, and might not be perfect for you.
This performance all-season, despite being a budget tire, actually grips quite well. The sticky rubber compound combined with reinforced shoulder tread blocks that are attached on the inner part of the tire offer high levels of overall grip. Turn in response is good and the tire is overall quite predictable.
Wet traction is solid as well, with deep circumferential grooves to evacuate water.
Winter traction is, however, quite limited – a common factor in more affordable performance all season tires.
Tread life isn’t great at just 45,000 miles but the price more than makes up for it. The real question is if this higher level of performance is right for your SUV needs.
Cheapest Tire for Nissan Murano (Alternative)
GT Radial Touring VP Plus
A true discount offering, the GT Radial Touring VP Plus isn’t one of our top choices but if you’re really just looking to save money on a set of new tires, it can do the trick.
Dry weather handling is actually quite good tanks to a mostly solid center rib and reinforced shoulder blocks. Combine this with a grippier tread compound and the tire’s natural capabilities show through.
Wet weather braking and overall performance do fall off quite a bit, however, and cold/winter performance are not ideal.
The tread will also wear faster than most other tires o this list with a 50,000 mile rating meaning you’ll be looking to replace them sooner.
Then again, for the price, you can certainly afford to.
Best Winter Tire for Nissan Murano
Bridgestone Blizzak DMV2
On the pricer side, as far as winter tires go, we think these are more than worth it. The Bridgestone Blizzak DMV2 is delivers safety and confidence with some of the very best grip on snow covered roads. The multi-direction sipes and lots of them on a densely packed center tread section delivers maximum grip as well as stability so your vehicle doesn’t move around as much on snow packed roads. Plus, the shoulders allow for excellent directional change, putting you in charge.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Tires Come on the Nissan Murano?
From the factory, Nissan equips the Murano with a selection of different 18- and 20-inch tires, depending on trim level. Models running 18-inch wheels get a choice of three different tire options: the Michelin Latitude Tour, the Continental Cross Contact LX Sport or the Toyo Open Country A25A. Vehicles with the larger 20-inch wheels get either the Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport AS or Toyo Proxes A20 tires.
How Long do Nissan Murano Tires Last?
How long the factory-equipped tires on a Murano last depends a lot of if you opt for the 18-inch of 20-inch wheels. Of the three 18-inch tire sizes, only the Michelin Latitude Tour comes with a milage guarantee from the factory, which is rated at 65,000 miles. That said, the Continental and Toyo alternatives should come close and be in the 60,000 mile range.
Vehicles equipped with the larger 20-inch wheels get a shorter tire life with the Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport AS rated for a short tread life of just 40,000 miles. And you should expect slightly better life out of the optional Toyos.
Tire Buying FAQ
Where can I find the best price on tires?
There is no one answer to this question unfortunately. Sites like Tire Rack and Discount tire offer deals all the time on specific brands. You can also find deals on Amazon though they are much harder to find and often only apply to a specific size or group of sizes. Visit our Tire Deals page for more info.
When is the best time to buy tires?
It’s common that many shoppers buy tires once its already too late. At that point you don’t have a lot of choice and can often over-pay. If you’re planning ahead, generally, retailers offer significant tire deals around major holiday weekends (especially in the summer), as well as Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
How much is Shipping?
Shipping is often included when you purchase tires online. Many retailers offer free shipping if you get your tires shipped to an installer that they recommend. Even if you ship to your home, Tire Rack offers free shipping on purchases over $50. And if you’re buying new tires, that won’t be hard.
How long does shipping take?
Shipping can take just a few days, or over a week in the worst cases. Often it depends on where you live. anyone in a larger urban center or living closer to a tire distribution center can get them quite quickly.
Does anyone offer mobile tire installation?
Depending on where you live, there may be numerous local mobile tire installers available. If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of tracking one down, TireRack offers its own service. You don’t even have to purchase tires from TireRack to use it.
While it’s more expensive than bringing your tires to the shop, it’s also a lot more convenient. Prices start at $25 per tire.
How much does it cost to install a tire?
Generally you’ll pay between $25 and $50 per tire for installation services. This includes mounting and balancing, while using the latest tools so your rims don’t get scuffed or scraped.
Do I need to replace the tire pressure monitoring system when I change tires?
It’s not necessary to replace TMPS sensors when you change tires, but you may want to consider it. The units can fail over time due to damage or corrosion. Also, most units contain a battery and as a sealed unit, they must be replaced when the battery wears down. While most tire installers will handle sourcing these parts for you, you can also buy your own here.
Do online tire retailers offer rebates?
Absolutely! In fact, rebates are offered by most brands (even premium ones). Often these incentives are offered with other deals including up-front discounts and credit card offers.