I suppose I should feel sorry for the stylists assigned to redesigning the Murano. But they were in pretty much the same spot as stylists for other brands, having to deal with basic shapes dictated by government fuel economy regulation as played out by wind tunnel testing. Like the others, their solution was to dress up that basic shape with all sorts of decorative details.
Where the Nissan crew went wrong, in my opinion, was that they created a disorganized mess of details, the only clear styling theme being that of confusion.
The frontal theme is more coherent, thanks to the angled elements creating a convergent effect. This is somewhat counteracted by the headlight assemblies with their spikes or wedges pointing in different directions. Note that the side-shoulder character line crease is the only really linear style feature and, in this image at least, it does not blend well with the rest of the ornamentation.