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 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)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"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)


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

What Owners Say

"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)


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)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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