The Nissan Murano is a comfortable SUV with high interior quality and refinement. While it has lost some of its sportiness, Murano gained a quieter, more comfortable ride. Its powertrain delivers lively acceleration and relatively good fuel economy. The rear seat and cargo area are roomy. Rear visibility remains a problem, a victim of styling. A blind-spot detection/lane-departure warning system is available.

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 very responsive and handles extremely well"

Craig P., TX (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Good acceleration, comfort."

Mark S., WV (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Excellent handling and acceleration. Outstanding in the snow and poor weather. Very sure footed."

Andrew R., ON (2011 Nissan Murano)

"The CVT transmission takes some getting used to but it works fine. Have not yet replaced the belt, and not sure how much that will cost or how difficult it will be. V6 accelerates well."

Alex C., OH (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Great acceleration for it's engine size"

Anonymous, MD (2011 Nissan Murano)

"We live in Colorado and are on Vail pass frequently. It handles well in snow and is quite comfortable."

Katie F., CO (2011 Nissan Murano)

"front wheel drive always seems to cause tires to spin upon accelerating from a stop no matter what tires i have put on"

Robert S., FL (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Accelerator has always been sticky-you have to push on it a ways before it engages and then it takes off too quickly. Other than that, it drives great."

Ruth M., FL (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Very good excellaration and handeling."

Glenn L., DE (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Tight cornering and handelung"

Anonymous, NM (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Everything about it us excellent, power, milage, comfort, roominess, cornering, pulling ability, convenience of features,"

James F., OR (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Highway ride is extremely smooth, very secure feeling. In town, handles somewhat like a truck; very wide turning radius, requires some strength to manuever.."

Anonymous, MD (2011 Nissan Murano)

"It drives well - accelerates fine, brakes well. The only issue is with the continuously variable transmission. If you back out of a garage or driveway you have to keep your foot on the brake at all times or it will continue to roll whereas older vehicles transmissions don't cause rolling."

L S., CA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"One of the nicest vehicles I have ever owned."

ROGER W., NV (2011 Nissan Murano)

"I drive only 1,500 miles a year and enjoy the response and handling. Easy for an old man to enter and exit."

Anonymous, PA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"The sales person that I dealt with made me feel very comfortable when negotiating the cost of the vehicle. For the amount of what the monthly lease is and the very small amount of down payment, it is head and shoulders the other small SUV's or Cross Over vehicles."

STEVE A., MA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"The constant velocity transmission (CVT) requires some time to adjust to its shifting--or lack thereof. During acceleration, you seldom notice the transition between gears as is experienced with a traditional transmission. This is actually a great feature, but it can give the impression that the vehicle is not accelerating as quickly as its conventional counterpart. CR reports on the light steering and it is light. The issue here is that it will take some experience to learn the feel for handlin"

MARK R., NY (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Do not care for the CVT transmission. Will not purchase another auto with this kind of transmission."

GARY E., TX (2011 Nissan Murano)

"The acceleration is excellent for this vehicle. This is my wife's car and she really likes it. I do not prefer to drive a SUV because of the larger size. Maneauvering and parking in town can be a pain. Highway driving is fine. I prefer to drive my coup most of the time because of the more nimble handling."

BRIAN R., AR (2011 Nissan Murano)

"I love driving the Murano, it's smooth, can't complain about the acceleration. Love the CVT. The gas mileage isn't anything to write home about. As I understand the new Murano's gas mileage has improved."

JACQUELYN D., TX (2011 Nissan Murano)

"It is impossible to tell where the front of the car is because of the styling. I have been driving it for 5 years and still don't know. I've had at least 5 or 6 cars before this and never had this as a problem"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"The vehicle handles like a car, but has the power of a full-sized SUV. It accelerates smoothly and drives extremely well on the highway. It is definitely a great cross-over SUV to own."

Anonymous, MD (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Rapid acceleration and handles well"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Handles beautifully. Car seems to remain relatively level on sharp turns, where previous vehicles we've owned "tip." Superior acceleration."

PETER H., MO (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Extremely comfortable ride, great acceleration. A pleasure to drive"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Lots of power. Unfortunately gas mileage is about 21.5 mpg over all."

Patrick C., IL (2011 Nissan Murano)

"The Murano has very smooth acceleration and has great handling"

Russell E., DE (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Good acceleration"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Good acceleration, still peppy after 84k miles. Best handling SUV I have driven."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Horsepower and ride"

Dan D., IL (2011 Nissan Murano)

"like that it does not make shifting noise, very smooth, very hard to see blind spot"

Anonymous, CO (2011 Nissan Murano)

"For a mid size SUV, the Murano corners and accelerates very well."

Anonymous, MS (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Turning radius on such a big car is outstanding."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Acceleration to get onto the highway. Gas mileage could be better"

Paul L., RI (2011 Nissan Murano)

"The CVT detracts from the overall response to accelerator inputs."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Comfort and handling."

Wm F., CA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Handles well. Pretty good acceleration and braking. Fair mileage"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Has lots of acceleration"

Randy W., OH (2011 Nissan Murano)

"AWD works well on wet and winding road surfaces. Acceleration is good (using premium fuel) and handling responsive"

Daniel P., TX (2011 Nissan Murano)

"I think the CVT (transmission) does a good job and the car accelerates nicely. Handling can be a bit mushy."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Nissan Murano)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Excellent comfort for short and long term driving times."

Anonymous, PA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Very comfortable and well designed"

Steven S., MA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Absolutely no problems with any of these items. Of course being a convertible it is more noisy than a sedan. It rides great and handles very well."

Richard B., TN (2011 Nissan Murano)

"For a mid-size SUV there is plenty of room. Seats are very comfortable and heating is very quick to respond when turned on. For a six year old SUV there are no rattles and very few noises when driving."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Very plush leather seats, we've taken it on long trips and it rides very smoothly and is quite comfortable. Quiet cabin, you can have a conversation with people in rear seat."

Alex C., OH (2011 Nissan Murano)

"After test driving many vehicles this one was the most comfortable to me, even more so than the lexis 350 suv"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Because it is a 2 door, the door is large and heavier than normal. Seat is a little high and slightly harder to get in and out of the car. Getting in and out of the backseat is a major pain!!"

Dennis W., GA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"I've driven this car up to 800 miles in one day without any discomfort. Given that I'm 6 foot 3 and 200 lbs (and 70 yrs old), that's something."

Anonymous, PA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"the quietest car I have ever driven"

PETER W., ON (2011 Nissan Murano)

"This SUV has a lot of room inside and very comfortable on long trips. Rides and handles nicely. I don't feel too fatigued on long 10 to 12 hour drives. The road noise level gets is a little high at speeds over 60 and requires turning up the volume on radio."

Anonymous, CT (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Squeaks and rattles have increased over time."

JOHN T., VA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Quietest, most comfortable car we've ever owned. Not only do we feel this way, but people riding in our car comment on its comfort."

PETER H., MO (2011 Nissan Murano)

"With having bad hips and knees, it is very easy to get in and out of this vehicle."

STEVE A., MA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Driver seat designed for average or smaller, not particularly accommodating to tall"

Anonymous, TN (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Seats are comfortable and adjustable. The climate control still has problems in that it hangs on low temperature until the temperature is manually adjusted. Very irritating, and the dealer has not been able to diagnose or fix it."

Anonymous, WA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Seat heighth is very adjustable !Great for taller and shorter drivers"

JEROME E., NC (2011 Nissan Murano)

"These are the best seats I've driven on! Love the comfort."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Nissan Murano)

"The seats are wide and deep making them very comfortable for larger and taller people. Leg room is ample for those who are tall. The seat heaters are a great winter feature and are quickly effective even in cold weather. Seat controls and positioning allow for good adjustment to find the best driving position and the telescoping/tilting wheel has ample range. The dual zone climate control functions well heating and cooling the vehicle quickly. The ride is smooth and steady on rough, uneven count"

MARK R., NY (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Leg room front and back is excellent. Seats very comfortable and easily adjustable for long road trips. Heat front and back adds to comfort in winter for driver and passengers. Heated steering wheel is fabulous addition for winter driving."

Anonymous, WA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"It's a dream out on the open hi-way. Easy to get around in town. The only complaint I really have is the oil dip stick!! Trying to check your oil is a major headache."

JACQUELYN D., TX (2011 Nissan Murano)

"wind noise above windshield"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Nice ride and handling."

JAMES B., FL (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Drivers seat is loose and rocks back and forth- has been "fixed" by dealer but this is a problem with all of my three Muranos I have owned"

KEVIN F., MA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Hard to find a comfortable seat position"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"The passenger seat only moves forward and back and I would prefer it also move up and down."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Most comfortable seats in any car I have ever owned, including Lexus and Acura. Noise and ride are very good and body is still very tight."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Even at lower speeds, it is louder than my 2000 Chrysler LaBaron LXi when the roof top is open, so I do not use it that way as often as I might like."

Patricia M., VA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Nice ride"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Very comfortable ride with minimal outside noise."

Robert E., FL (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Very adjustable power seats. Easy to accommodate both me and my wife’s differing size requirements."

Anonymous, PA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Seats are very comfortable, both front and rear. Lots of room in the rear seat area."

Patrick C., IL (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Great comfort in 2011 Murano. Quiet, absorbs bumps very well, and seats are comfortable."

Anonymous, MS (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Lumbar support, leg support, ease of making adjustments and the heated seat and steering wheel."

Anonymous, MI (2011 Nissan Murano)

"The seats are not long enough front to back. I'm 6 feet tall and feel they should be longer for more support. The passenger side glove box sticks out too far. With a car seat behind the passenger seat, you are cramped and sitting too far forward in the front passenger seat. The ride is nice and the cabin is quiet."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"The seats are comfortable on short distances, but the tough edges tend to cut circulation and get uncomfortable on long distances. Extremely difficult to retrieve items dropped between seats."

Daniel L., PA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Seats are comfortable wide and have good thigh suport"

Paul L., RI (2011 Nissan Murano)

"The 2011 Nissan Murano Cross Cabriolet was a perfect "mature folks" convertible. Easy access, comfortable seats, usable rear seat. Sadly Nissan decided to discontinue it."

Ray W., SC (2011 Nissan Murano)

"More wind noise at maximum speed on freeway than I like."

Anonymous, MI (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Even with 90000 miles the ride is excellent."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Nissan Murano)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Excellent. I drive every mid sizes in the class. The murano offered more amenities and a better driving experience (including BMW, to which I thought I was predisposed). The x3 just didn't compare and the x5 was ... crap."

Dean H., MN (2011 Nissan Murano)

"This car is very practical yet nice. It is a good value for the money."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Satisfying depreciation and equity values"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Very reliable vehicle. No issues at all, only regular maintenance thus far. Dealer has been amazing. Comfy ride, excellent handling and very stylish car. When we replace we will definitely get another one."

Andrew R., ON (2011 Nissan Murano)

"I got it at a good price below BBB value"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Transmission went at 76,000 miles. Dealership not accommodating. Out of warranty."

Anonymous, VT (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Great car, Great ride and trouble-free. Also very roomy, extremely comfortable and solid . Plus the all-wheel-drive is great in snow or what conditions"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Out of warranty trunk mechanism failed. Cost about $700."

Anonymous, AL (2011 Nissan Murano)

"I didn't expect great gas mileage with a vehicle this big, but overall I have gotten 24.9 mpg while driving 60,000 miles."

CHARLES S., FL (2011 Nissan Murano)

"No vehicle problems (engine, audio, etc.) 'Intelligent' key malfunctions (replaced key). Now second key may be malfunctioning."

Richard H., NM (2011 Nissan Murano)

"This has been an exceptionally reliable vehicle. We have no major issues with it since new. It still looks as good as the day we drove it off the lot. Highly recommend."

Anonymous, ON (2011 Nissan Murano)

"After almost 100000 miles we have not had any major problems with Murano."

Russell E., DE (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Vehicle has way too many problems to be considered a good value. One of worst vehicles I have ever owned."

Anonymous, WV (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Quite possibly the best automobile we have ever owned."

Wm F., CA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Stylish, high quality interior materials for less than other cars I looked at"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"lot of options for less money"

Anonymous, CO (2011 Nissan Murano)

"I have had my Nissan Murano for 7 years with no major problems. It is an excellent value considering this fact. It drives just as a well as it when I drove it off the lot. I have kept up with all scheduled maintenance and things like replacing brakes and tires when necessary. I have it detailed and it is like brand new. It is a SUV well worth the money."

Lisa K., IL (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Trying to compete in an upscale market, but failing. Features look good on first glance, but corners were cut and controlling software is poor. Gas mileage is very disappointing. If you are looking for decent acceleration and handling, stay away from Nissan's CVT."

Anonymous, MD (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Maintenance and repair costs have been very low, no issues other than routine scheduled maintenance."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Nissan Murano)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"The Murano was a trend setter and many other SUVs have since copied it. I think it's a classic - liked it from the beginning and still do."

MARVIN S., AB (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Unique color/style (it is a convertible). only one in the county where we live."

Anonymous, HI (2011 Nissan Murano)

"Styling detracts from visibility and cargo space."

JOHN T., VA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"This is an eye-catching vehicle! I'm frequently asked what it is; how much I like it; and when I tell folks it is no longer being made, an expression of disappointment."

SHARON S., CA (2011 Nissan Murano)

"It's an attractive SUV with styling that isn't run of the mill."

Anonymous, TN (2011 Nissan Murano)

"The Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is a wonderful car. It has the seating height and road clearance of an SUV, all-wheel drive, luxury features inside, and when it gets warm... the top comes down! But be prepared for inquisitive people everywhere you go. This car is one of a kind!"

CLINTON C., CO (2011 Nissan Murano)

"The Cross Cabriolet is a classic design. It's SUV status means its one of very few convertibles that gives the driver a clear view of the road without feeling like your bottom is dragging on the concrete."

FRITZ B., IA (2011 Nissan Murano)

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