2016 Nissan Murano Hybrid EPA Fuel Economy Ratings Hint at US Launch

It seems like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has spoiled a secret for Nissan. 

The U.S. government body has released official fuel economy ratings for the 2016 Nissan Murano Hybrid in both all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive form, nearly confirming that Nissan will be selling the electrified crossover in the U.S.

Powering the Murano Hybrid will be a 2.5-liter supercharged four-cylinder mated to an electric motor, the same setup that was found in the now discontinued Pathfinder Hybrid.

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The Murano Hybrid, which is currently for sale in other markets, has been rated at 26 mpg city, 30 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined by the EPA with all-wheel drive, while front-wheel drive models get 28 mpg city, 31 on the highway for a combined 29 mpg.

That’s a 5 mpg combined difference between the front-drive Murano Hybrid and gasoline model, the latter of which achieves 24 mpg combined.

Nissan executives wouldn’t confirm the news to Car and Driver. 

[Source: Car and Driver]

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