One piece of important advice: While Murano models with the 20-inch wheels enjoy a slight advantage in the crispness with which they turn into corners, they also transmit more road imperfections into the cabin, without any ultimate increase in cornering capability or body control. As such, the Murano, strikes an aggressive, futuristic pose. Where the Murano faltered in my eyes was in its surprisingly relaxed steering response. With the larger wheels, you do introduce more road harshness as well. And we saw plenty of evidence that real-world driving will return numbers in that range.
I differ with critics who downgraded it's handling. The Good: Interior is nice and new seats are great for long trips. Material: High Standard of Chrome Metal Composite Grille. If you hold the button to accel to a speed, the set speed jumps in 5 mph increments and away you go. Feature: Great Shape and Good Fitment · Color: As the picture show. Interior In the past, Nissan has made a few interiors that felt close to its Infiniti luxury brand, and the Murano follows suit.
However, I found that screen to look a bit unfinished compared with the competition. There are separate screens for music, navigation and various other functions, as well as a home screen that gives brief glimpses of many systems that are active. Overall a very nice car. Nissan has done a complete redesign on the Murano this year. Your foot needs to be close to the brake pedal to disengage cruise. It gets wilder farther down the profile, where the rear glass wraps around to the rear window creating a futuristic, solid-black look. One thing to keep in mind is that models with the 18-inch wheels handle just as well as those with the 20-inch wheels—except for a slight bit more precision in quick transitions.
I purchased this Murano mostly for the interior features and appearance and especially for the confortable seats. The ride is both quite and soft. You have to turn the wheel considerably more than you would expect to get the desired reaction. The original Murano boasted curvaceous styling and excellent functionality when it was introduced over a decade ago. The Murano Platinum has way more features than my old car and it rides much better, I love everything about it. Both the front and rear outboard seats are what Nissan calls Zero Gravity seats.
After 20 years in this industry, with roles ranging from editorial assistant at Hot Rod magazine to feature editor at Super Street magazine to editor in chief at Edmunds. After driving up the Pacific coast in a rainstorm that made national news, I pulled over to take some pictures on a bluff and was almost knocked over by the high winds. Yet Nissan took the same aggressive approach to the cabin area, lowering the dash in the 2015 Murano for improved outward visibility while adding a 7-inch, full color information display in the gauge cluster, dual-zone automatic climate control and push-button start, all as standard equipment. The Murano is available in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel. And four-wheel vented disc brakes feel confident and well modulated.
The automaker even spoke to existing Murano owners to get feedback on what the next Murano should represent. Not everyone will love the so-called Zero Gravity seats, but the outboard back seats in the Murano are true comfort zones, contoured for adults and with plenty of space—ideal for the double dates and Wine Country touring that Nissan profiled as targets. The Murano is sprung by a lightweight 4-wheel independent suspension with front struts and a multi-link rear. Intelligent cruise control, forward collision warning and forward emergency braking are part of an optional Technology Package on those two trims, as well. These systems not only study the vehicle ahead, but the second vehicle ahead, which could help avoid a potential pileup situation. The 360 degree camera is so nice because it's a hard vehicle to see out of when backing.
In June 2013 I joined Kelley Blue Book as their Senior Director of Industry Insights. In the south that is most of the roads. Model value: In a crowded crossover segment, the redesigned Nissan Murano stands out. Elements that help with that are rocker panels that are lower actually helping in ruggedness and underbody protection , an active grille shutter system, fender lip moldings, and details in back that include bumper surfacing, tire deflectors, and an integrated rear spoiler. This desire has resulted in a rewarding career as an automotive journalist and analyst. Functionality remains intact, with the new Murano claiming best-in-class cargo volume behind the second-row seat of 39. In September of 2015 I accepted the role of Executive Publisher of Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book.
Unless you live in a region with very smooth road surfaces or absolutely must have the 20-inchers for the way they look in the wheel wells a bit better, admittedly , go with the 18s. My co-driver agreed with the assessment and was equally unimpressed. And the aforementioned Around View monitor is a feature all cars should have someday. The range of high-tech convenience and safety features available on the 2015 Nissan Murano should satisfy even the most demanding crossover shoppers. Our last was a 2011 Murano which my wife loved.