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 drive system (CVT transmission), quiet, smooth, and sure handling for the size of the vehicle."

Anonymous, OH (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Handles very well, and my wife hates to get stuck behind a truck, so the brisk accelation is a must."

Robert H., NY (2013 Nissan Murano)

"My only real complaint about driving our Murano is the poor site lines. The rounded shape creates blind spots that I have never experienced with other vehicles. I would assume in the newer models there are some blind spot safety features that we don't have in ours."

Hope J., MA (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Low noise, quick response"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Nissan Murano)

"AWD is great in snow."

Paul W., ON (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Feel very safe in vehicle Adequate power Good maneuverability"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Excellent acceleration and handling on mountain roads. I live in the mountains and enjoy driving here. Going up hills the acceleration is great. It handles all the curves superbly."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Excellent acceleration"

Anonymous, AL (2013 Nissan Murano)

"The variable speed transmission is very quiet and smooth. No shifting jerks"

Thomas B., PA (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Drives better than most sedans"

Carla T., TN (2013 Nissan Murano)

"The Murano has never had smooth acceleration. There is a huge learning curve to getting started without lurching forward from a stop."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Good, smooth acceleration and handling."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Great acceleration especially at higher speeds!"

Murray M., AB (2013 Nissan Murano)

"It has great acceleration and provides a lot of confidence via it’s handling capabilities."

John B., WI (2013 Nissan Murano)

"It is very spacious. Gets pretty good highway MPG and the all wheel drive works seamlessly in bad weather."

Clint J., UT (2013 Nissan Murano)

"We like the acceleration especially when passing. Murano handles like a car instead of an SUV,"

Anonymous, IA (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Very good acceleration. CVT works well. Good feel through steering wheel."

Todd A., TX (2013 Nissan Murano)

"The six cylinder is very peppy"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Nissan Murano)

"meets expectations"

Roy N., SK (2013 Nissan Murano)

"on some of highways I travel, it's easy to get stuck behind someone going slower. With the Murano's acceleration and handling, it's easy and safe to pass. l"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Murano)

"handling is acceptable but is not what i would expect from a newer automobile. vehicle wonders and is hard to keep centered in lane."

Danny W., KY (2013 Nissan Murano)

"I really don't care about styling. I only care that the car is dependable"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Murano)

"It's an SUV but handles like a car"

ANTHONY B., ON (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Fast acceleration. My son described it as zippy"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Acceleration - very touchy, need to be cautious when pressing down on the gas pedal. Supriseingly very quick in accelerating if not use to it."

JAMES M., WA (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Good acceleration and handling."

DIANE V., MI (2013 Nissan Murano)

"We owned a 2005 murano & the acceleration on our 2013 is a noticeable improvement."

Anonymous, NE (2013 Nissan Murano)

"When backing up, the car does not have the best visibility. There's a backup camera but you still have to turn and check the sides."

JOHNS R., MO (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Power is fine. The vehicle drives loosely, like a boat."

GREGORY S., MO (2013 Nissan Murano)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"We have the Platinum model which in 2013 had an incredibly plush interior and supreme sound deadening materials."

Rob J., KS (2013 Nissan Murano)

"I like that the seat memory is not only tied to the numbered position, but it's also linked to the key. My wife and I each have our own key to our Murano. It's nice getting in and not having to even think about the seat position. Seems simple, but I would miss it if it wasn't there."

Hope J., MA (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Quality seats, low noise level"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Very quiet, silent ride"

Bill S., FL (2013 Nissan Murano)

"This is our car for the road and for hauling things. We use it on longer trips and can pack a lot of gear. The seats are very comfortable and the car is solid and very dependable."

Mary F., FL (2013 Nissan Murano)

"very comfortable"

Anonymous, IA (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Glare on windshield from dash when driving into sunlight. Glare on drivers window from dash, making it hard to use outside rear view mirror. Automatic seat/steering wheel position changes over a few weeks, making you reprogram these positions. I’ll never again have rain sensing intermittent wipers. Don’t like at all."

Todd A., TX (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Annoying wind whistle at 80kmwhich they haven't diagnosed - want a lot of money to fix. Windshield wiper housing squeaks - fixed but returns"

Murray M., AB (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Seats are comfortable for a long drive."

Anonymous, BC (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Th? Murano is one of these most comfortable cars we have owned. Road noise is minimal, the ride is excellent."

Foster J., OK (2013 Nissan Murano)

"very comfortable and quiet"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Back seats have very little leg room."

Diane V., MI (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Interior of car is noisy with road noise."

Anne H., IA (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Seats are very comfortable. Would have preferred to have a stronger type material cover for the seats, as they tend to wear quicker than I thought they should."

Ellen W., CA (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Is quiet 7 comfortable"

Roy N., SK (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Ride can be truck-like."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Nissan Murano)

"seats are very comfortable and easy to adjust for long commute. road noise is high, quieter with newer tires."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Nissan Murano)

"This is a noisy vehicle in comparison with other I have drive. There is a highspeed wind noise that seems to be designed in. No air leakage, but noisy."

Anthony A., TX (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Excellent seating position. Can drive all day (and night) on long trips, -and not feel fatigued"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Great car all around. I've owned over 15 cars since I was 16 and this is by far the best riding vehicle I have ever known. Trouble free since it was new."

Rob J., KS (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Perfect for a large person but also adjusts to a short person."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Seats are most comfortable in any car I've ever owned but the car developed rattles early on and can be very annoying."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Nissan Murano)

"The Murano has good acceleration although kind of different with the CVT transmission. There has always been some wind noise in the windshield down near the wipers. It is worse when driving with a headwind."

Clint J., UT (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Nothing really stands out overwhelmingly other than it has provided the level of service I expected from CR's report, the price I paid and the maintenance I have performed"

John M., SC (2013 Nissan Murano)

"comport of the front seats"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Nissan Murano)

"For an SUV it handles like a car. Smooth and quiet"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Power seat design is uncomfortable with high edges to stop sideward movement. Wide tires are difficult to steer since traction pulls car toward slope of road. Air conditioning does not drain properly and emits an odor when first turn on. Sporty suspension makes for a rough ride."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Lumbar support very helpful"

THOMAS G., NY (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Have some tire noise after last rotation"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Nissan Murano)

"High quality fit and finishes. Well built automobile."

THOMAS C., KS (2013 Nissan Murano)

"I believe that Nissan has the most comfortable seats on the market. I tested many vehicles and the Nissan always was the most comfortable of any, larger or smaller no matter what brand of vehicle."

JOSEPH S., MI (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Like the overall handling of the Murano. Tends to run pretty smoothly. A couple negatives: It's difficult to find a comfortable setting for the driver's seat. Also, was disappointed when the A/C completely stopped working during July 2016. My perspective is that the car was too 'young' to have that type of problem."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Seats should have 8 way power. Not very comfortable."

ADAM M., NY (2013 Nissan Murano)

"When Nissan gave a more swept-back styling to to vehicle the seat position and middle console correspondingly were further back from the foot peddles and steering wheel relative my physical stature. Consequently, without adjustable height to the peddles the driver 's seat is potentially too close to the steering wheel, jeopardizing me from airbag release."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Nissan Murano)

"roomy seating, responsive ac/heat"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Nissan Murano)

"I thought the vehicle would be quieter my major problem with the vehicle is they put the Blindside warning light not in the mirror but on the post near the windshield if I did not buy another Murano that would be a major reason why"

STEPHEN W., NY (2013 Nissan Murano)

"This Murano is quieter than all our previous vehicles, including Lexus."

ALBERT P., KY (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Road noise audible inside of cabin. Climate control not as accurate as the last murano I owned."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Nissan Murano)

"very comfortable, good visibility easy to park and needs nothing but regular service"

Anonymous, VT (2013 Nissan Murano)


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

What Owners Say

"Lots of options for the price of the car. We love all the bells and whistles."

Robert P., GA (2013 Nissan Murano)

"We haven’t had a single issue with this vehicle in 5 years"

Roger F., LA (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Reliability is worth a great deal."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Nissan Murano)

"We feel that this vehicle competes successfully with much higher priced Lexus and Acura models. We are very happy with this car"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Lots of Safety Features"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Nissan Murano)

"The features included with this vehicle at the time I purchased it were amazing for the price."

John B., BC (2013 Nissan Murano)

"The voice recognition system is terrible! In spite of several visits to the dealership and complaints to corporate, they have never been able to remediate this problem."

SPENCER D., NY (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Terrific relative value when compared to other mid size SUVs. Extremely well made, comfortable, quiet, good power"

KEN K., BC (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Test drove both Infiniti and Acura SUV's, and the Murano was a much better value for the features delivered."

Anonymous, MO (2013 Nissan Murano)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"I had leather seat covers installed to cover the cloth ones. Now the Murano looks and feels terrific!"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Side door map holders are inconvenient, Main Console is too far back"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Nissan Murano)

"Had to have seat belts replaced as they would not retract enough in front seats. Back leg room is inadequate."

DIANE V., MI (2013 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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