The Murano scored very well in our tests and is a competitive model in the crowded SUV market. We like its powerful engine, nimble handling, strong brakes, comfortable rear seats and relatively good fuel economy. However, a stiff ride, limited rearward visibility and its use of premium fuel are notable drawbacks.
There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"It is slow and so is acceleration at this point which seems to be worse than when I got it. Handling is ok."

Anonymous, CT (2006 Nissan Murano)

"I loved the way this car turns when I test-drove it, and I still do. I love the way the car handles in general."

DEBBIE S., TX (2006 Nissan Murano)

"Great acceleration. It gets reasonably good mileage for it's size. The styling still looks good for it,s age and it is a comfortable drive on the open road."

Anonymous, MN (2006 Nissan Murano)


Anonymous, IN (2006 Nissan Murano)

"I have 4 teenage drivers and they love to drive my vehicle. They talk about the pickup it has and call it a race car. I have always driven Mercedes and BMWs until now. I have never kept a car this long. I love is so comfortable."

GALE P., NC (2006 Nissan Murano)

"Solid build, good looks (still looks modern), paint, leather still look new, handles beautifully, spacious, comfortable"

R M., CA (2006 Nissan Murano)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"very quiet"

Ralph B., CA (2006 Nissan Murano)

"Most comfortable vehicle we looked at in this class that provided the most comfortable seats with especially good leg room and head room in the rear seats. A wonderful vehicle."

David K., CA (2006 Nissan Murano)

"I'm 6'9" and the 2006 Murano has very good headroom for me."

KEVIN K., AB (2006 Nissan Murano)

"one of the few automobiles with seats that are long enough to support the entire thigh all the way down to the knee joint"

JAMES D., OR (2006 Nissan Murano)

"I am happy with the seats and comfort of the vehicle. The Bose system was great with awesome sound but I replaced it because I wanted Bluetooth and it was too old for that. I miss the sound of the Bose. Climate control is great. The seat mount broke and I replaced it"

Anonymous, CT (2006 Nissan Murano)

"Very quiet, like a luxury car."

STEPEH P., HI (2006 Nissan Murano)

"Drivers seat has broken away from supports."

Anonymous, MB (2006 Nissan Murano)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"The back windshield washer blade never did work properly"

BOB Z., MO (2006 Nissan Murano)

"Vehicle very versatile in driving around the children and hauling items in the large cargo area. Reliable vehicle."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Nissan Murano)

"Rear passenger blindspot"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Nissan Murano)

"Good overall SUV. Able to get front wheel drive only. Suspension parts - tie rods, ball joints, hub bearings seem undersized for vehicle size so replacements needed earlier than expected. Fuel mileage seems higher for a CVT transmission."

Anonymous, ON (2006 Nissan Murano)
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