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.
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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

"Great acceleration, responsive handling"

Leslie W., AL (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Meets all of my expectations."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Handlling is average for class. CVT is a bit of a dog."

William A., IL (2012 Nissan Murano)

"acceleration is quick and responsive. Great up steep inclines. Steering and handling all good. only downside is a wide turning radius"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"This is my 3rd Murano. One thing that sells me is the ease of handling. They have a good turn radius, quick acceleration, ease to handle"

Anonymous, SC (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Bad, the seat head rest is tilited forward and is constantly touching the back of your head."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Nissan Murano)

"This Murano has a V-6 that performs like A V-8. Very responsive and smooth."

Delvin V., TX (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Just a dependable car"

Anonymous, AB (2012 Nissan Murano)

"No shifting because of CVT is wonderful. Plenty of power even when rack loded or towing small trash trailer/cart Smooth comfortable ride highway or back roads"

Jim C., MA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Excellent acceleration and good handling. All wheel drive system could be better"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Nissan Murano)

"This Murano is a pleasure to drive. It has great acceleration and handling. When you pass another car it has very good acceleration. We have enjoyed this car and we will keep it for many more years."

Gregory S., GA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Comfortable ride and good acceleration."

S M., PA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Great acceleration. Like that it sits high (good ground clearance). Interior space is generous and comfortable. Only negative is suspension. Over road bumps it wants to jostle sideways on the straightaway. Can be a bit unnerving."

David F., PA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"The CVS (my first) is seamless when merging at speed & the steering is smooth."

Glenn C., ON (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Good acceleration and handling especially noticeable when on driving on the highway"

Anonymous, MO (2012 Nissan Murano)

"great acceleration and sport like handling"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Dependable, great ride and drive"

Harry G., KY (2012 Nissan Murano)

"The transmission drive system is very responsive and handles the output of the motor very handily. Ride rivals any vehicle on the road and is very quiet on the road."

Joseph M., IL (2012 Nissan Murano)

"It has good pep with the 3.0L engine, however fuel economy is terrible averaging 18 mpg in town and the best I can do on the highway is about 23 mpg. This is really poor fuel economy compared to my Lincoln MKZ"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Nissan Murano)

"good acceleration but does not get anywheare the gas mileage stated"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Even after 100,000 miles, the car still has pep and amazing acceleration!"

Mary B., WV (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Do not like the transmission, I cannot make smooth starts or stops. When stopping, many times my foot is on the brake and accelerator at the same time."

Anonymous, IN (2012 Nissan Murano)

"The car is comfortable, has reasonable economy and serves the purpose for which it was purchased ."

DUNCAN W., TX (2012 Nissan Murano)

"I love this vehicle. It drives awesome! I can accelerate past anyone if needed to pass. The handling is great. Absolutely love it. Best vehicle I have ever owned. A little expensive but worth it. Bought it one year old so saved a bit there."

KRISTEN R., MA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Good handling, but accelerates slow"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Leans too much in curves."

Anonymous, MT (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Very good acceleration and handling. Easy to drive. Pleasurable."

SYLVIA U., MI (2012 Nissan Murano)

"it tends to swerve slightly; have to slow down rounding curves"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Nissan Murano)

"The Murano rides and handles my comfort expectations. This is my second Murano."

Anonymous, WI (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Spirited acceleration, quiet, powerful, all wheel drive is terrific and I am convinced the stability control kept me from having a serious accident as I steered violently to avoid hitting a dog as I drove at 55 mph. (And I did avoid the dog)"

STEVE W., NC (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Very average in both areas"

R W., AZ (2012 Nissan Murano)

"It is a very smooth riding vehicle with effortless acceleration."

LINDA A., OK (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Great acceleration. Just a pleasure overall to drive."

DAVID H., MA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"I am happy with the acceleration and the handling."

ADELE W., AZ (2012 Nissan Murano)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"We live on an island and we use this car for only short trips on and off the island. I bought this Murano because of the comfortable seats. I have had two back surgeries and I need to have a comfortable seat that supports by back."

Gregory S., GA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Large deep seats, good lumbar, heated for the cooler weather"

Anonymous, SC (2012 Nissan Murano)

"My Murano SL seats are plush but also firm enough to enable long range driving without frequent stops. It feels like you are in a true luxury car due to the extreme quietness of the car in most any type of driving. I am extremely impressed with Nissan's capability to deliver maximum comfort."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Composed ride, quiet, very comfortable seats"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Driver's seat...my wife, 5'2", finds very comfortable, however, I am 6'2'', and I have never been able to adjust this seat so that I am comfortable for any period more than an hour. I would not buy this vehicle again for that reason alone. Greatest problem is in seat cushion, it does not provide proper support. After driving for longer than an hour, I hobble out of the vehicle."

Stephen H., FL (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Road and wind noise are very bad"

Anonymous, MT (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Quiet, comfortable and roomy. Nicely appointed throughout."

James D., CO (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Rides well, very quiet good fit and finish"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Very quiet ride with seats very comfortable for long trips"

Anonymous, IA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Good room for adults in both the front and the back seats."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Nissan Murano)

"very loud road noise, no one likes to ride in the car with me."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Nissan Murano)

"simply a quiet, comfortable, ride."

Anonymous, WI (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Adjustable and saves position for 2 drivers"

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Nissan Murano)

"quiet smooth ride"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Have an LE. No lumbar support for front seat passenger. noise is acceptable Do not like CVT driveability"

William A., IL (2012 Nissan Murano)

"From the first day, this car felt like it fit. The comfort and ergonomics of the seated position is just right."

Anonymous, IN (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Ride, adjustability, view, quietness"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Very smooth stable car at any speed. Easy to park, maneuver and get around in."

Ken H., AL (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Comfort excellent"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Car is noisy - aerodynamics not great - lot cabin noise from air passing over the car. Cannot drive at mid-high speeds with windows open - get 'chatter'. Seats excellent; Ride excellent."

Anonymous, MD (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Seats are extremely comfortable and ride is very good."

Mark R., MO (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Just a comfortable ride"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Nissan Murano)

"road and wind noise is very loud"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Seats most comfortable of any car I’ve owned."

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Interior is still comfortable after 6 years of hard use"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Excellent support all around Some noise from the seatbelt buckle on driver's seat as the leather seat touches the latch"

John T., ON (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Very quiet and seats very comfortable. essential for long (mamy hours/days) trips."

Dan D., MA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Comfort, noise and ride are excellent. Very good road vehicle. Plenty of pep."

Anonymous, WI (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Murano rides like a luxury vehicle, great response and handling, power is good and will perform as well as any vehicle in it's class."

Joseph M., IL (2012 Nissan Murano)

"It is a really comfortable car for in town and highway driving. Plenty of room for 5 people and enough cargo space."

Mark R., MO (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Great ride, great handling"

S M., PA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"The seats are very comfortable especially on a long trip. The ride is smooth and noise is minimal"

Anonymous, MO (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Very comfortable ride."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Nissan and Infinity have the longest driver seat room. With long legs that have a hard time getting under the steering wheel, this is importent to me."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Good support, comfortable, quiet and refined ride"

R M., TX (2012 Nissan Murano)

"too much road noise. driver's seat could be more comfortable (longer) for 6'-2' driver"

STEPHEN H., FL (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Seat comfort is more important to me than gas mileage. This vehicle has the best comfort of all I have owned in the past."

S F., AZ (2012 Nissan Murano)

"I have been very satisfied with my Murano. The main problem I have with the car is the visibility out the back, and also out the front, I feel this could have been better."

ADELE W., AZ (2012 Nissan Murano)

"The car is very comfortable, heated steering wheel is great, however the visibility out the rear of the car and large column pillars in front are a major concerns."

Anonymous, MA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"seats and climate control, heated seats."

JYHWEN W., CA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Driver seat is so uncomfortable that I cannot drive more than 15 to 40 miles without my back getting so sore I have to stop and walk around the car. Have corrected this problem to some extent by putting a stadium cushion on the seat. The directional air flow from the heater and air conditioner system is so bad my wife complains constantly that she feels the effect from the drivers side vents on the passengers side of the car. Noise and ride have improved some with the new tires. Automatic seat"

Anonymous, IN (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Above average road noise. EOM tires only have 15K of wear"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Lots of very loud and annoying wind intrusion."

BENNETT T., MD (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Driver's electric seat adjustments: not a true 6-way seat adjustment system. Needs improvement."

Anonymous, IN (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Very quiet and comfortable on long rides. Climate control keeps car at set temp."

DAN D., MA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Not much leg room with car seats in the back seat."

Anonymous, OK (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Very comfortable ride, great acceleration, love the heated seats, minimal noise"

NANCY C., ME (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Very smooth ride. Also the noise inside the car is very low."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Our Murano is an exceptionally comfortable road car for long trips, especially for tall people. The seats are comfortably firm, but not squishy. The ride is smooth and the seats are infinitely adjustable for a varied position, including lumbar support on the drivers side. ( I wish it had lumbar support for the passenger too). This is especially good for our older bodies that have bad backs or get stiff easily."

JAN S., CA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Great controls, navigation, heated seats, heated steering wheel"

STEVE W., NC (2012 Nissan Murano)

"the seats are terrible; we have the premium leather, and they are excruciatingly uncomfortable"

LUCAS S., CO (2012 Nissan Murano)

"The armrest / console is too tall; needs to be lower."

MICHAEL D., OK (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Automatic seat and mirror adjustment for two drivers. Quiet ride."

DAVID H., MA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"I only have 1 Murano"

WILLIAM A., IL (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Air noise is high at highway speeds."

PHILLIP W., KY (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Wind and road noise excessive"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Nissan Murano)

"It a very comfortable vehicle. The road noise is louder than I would like. The climate control is excellent for the front seats but the rear seats don't get enough AC."

CHRISTINA S., TX (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Very quiet ride and the seats fit well. Love the heated steering wheel because at my age cold hands are almost a year round problem"

Anonymous, OR (2012 Nissan Murano)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Inside and out the Murano performs well. It has been my favorite vehicle in over 45 years of auto ownership. Handling, comfort, form and function are well executed. Its a pleasure to drive."

Anonymous, IN (2012 Nissan Murano)

"We have had zero service issues with this vehicle. Very reliable car."

Larry H., IL (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Rebate=$3000"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Nissan Murano)

"great car"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"The Murano Platinum is pricy at $46,000 in 2012, but it has been reliable and durable for 6 years. Solid SUV."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Nissan Murano)

"The V6 engine is outstanding"

Anonymous, ID (2012 Nissan Murano)

"The list price at first seemed high, but the discounting was heavy at both manufacturer and dealer level. Adding in all the included features, the driveability and the reliability, I feel it has a very high value factor."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Nissan Murano)

"bought in early '12 for $35,000 and 6+ years later, the car still has a value of over 50% of cost when new!!"

Anonymous, IA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Compares well on features with more expensive premium brands."

Anonymous, AB (2012 Nissan Murano)

"The car has been a great fit for us and I purchased at a good price."

Mark R., MO (2012 Nissan Murano)

"1) consumer reports gave it an excellent rating 2) I bought it on line . paid cash & it was delivered to my FL condo. No fuss ."

Glenn C., ON (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Excellent value, vehicle is feature laden for the money. Can usually be purchased a good price."

Anonymous, WI (2012 Nissan Murano)

"very good value so far"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"We bought this high-mileage vehicle used and have put another $2,000; wish it were sold to us with a more honest story about maintenance, but it's still a good value."

GEORGE S., TX (2012 Nissan Murano)

"good price; but handling is not so good when rounding curve at a high speed."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Nissan Murano)

"This is one of the nicest long trip rides I have owned. great space for luggage, excellent ride and quiet, fine seating."

Anonymous, IN (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Unfortunately Nissan limits the availability of the navigation system and other high end accessories if you desire cloth upholstery."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"AFTER PURCHASE - REALIZED I FELL FOR HIGH PRESSURE SALES TACTICS"

GERHARD W., TX (2012 Nissan Murano)

"2 year old car was a great value"

R P., CA (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Great quality and excellent car for in town driving and road trips."

Anonymous, KS (2012 Nissan Murano)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"It is very attractive, inside & out. Looks like a new car."

NANCY C., ME (2012 Nissan Murano)

"One of a VERY FEW vehicles for the price that can be bought WITHOUT a "gray" or "black" dashboard!"

TIM B., OK (2012 Nissan Murano)

"Looks like the Lexus. Very nice looking"

R W., AZ (2012 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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