The striking, third-generation Nissan Murano serves up a decidedly premium interior feel. While the curvy, swoopy concept-car like styling impedes outward visibility, the Murano is otherwise easy to live with. Interior accommodations are generous, with easy access and mostly simple-to-use controls, including a well-designed touch-screen infotainment system. The plush cabin is impressively finished and quiet.
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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

"For the vehicle type, I am pleased with acceleration - especially when passing on a two-lane road. It handles very well on corners and road "feel.""

Carl W., WI (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Very good accelration"

Jack D., LA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Transmission likes 1000 rpm between 25 - 45 mph. Slight acceleration sets up very annoying vibration or growl until rpm gets to about 1100."

R B., PA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Great love my car"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Handles great"

Don W., GA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Handles extremely well and has great acceleration."

Mark E., OH (2016 Nissan Murano)

"The transmission makes a groaning noise at 1000 RPM"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Adequate power - Good handling"

Anonymous, TN (2016 Nissan Murano)

"The transmission in my way of analysis is not acceptable. Rate of acceleration is not acceptable. Handling is average."

Raymond G., GA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Acceleration is amazing and braking feels very secure"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Smooth and quiet. Rattle free."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Very good handling. Lots of power on acceleration. Feels solid."

Central H., TN (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Wonderful car , powerful and smooth ride"

Joe B., PA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"I just love driving this vehicle. Best ever. Have had many vehicles in my 56 years of driving."

Anthony M., VT (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Style and value for the money"

Rick C., NC (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Very precise and responsive, good cornering and braking."

Mike S., UT (2016 Nissan Murano)

"The acceleration using curse control is the same whether its set for 35 miles/hour or 55 miles/per hour. It is too slow. You have to manually accelerate using the gas peddle to keep up with traffic."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Accelationing is great and handles very well driving turns,stopping, and backing up. Different angle of cameras adds to parking front/back of vehicle"

Brian F., FL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"For highway travel, it drives very compently and safely."

Helen T., VA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"The ride - handling, acceleration, site lines are as good as any car I have owned in the last 40 years."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Again, very satisfying"

Anonymous, SC (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Tight handling. Superb acceleration"

Wilfred H., FL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"great acceleration handling soft and less than responsive feel"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"acceleration is adequate and handling is above par for a mid sized SUV."

Anonymous, MO (2016 Nissan Murano)

"IT IS GREAT WITH A SIX CYCLINDER ENGINE"

Anonymous, SC (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Handling, lane changing warning system, acceleration"

Anonymous, OK (2016 Nissan Murano)

"sometimes the car doesn't accelerate as fast as it should and the engine races"

Anonymous, MA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Good acceleration and handling. Excellent cruise control and collision avoidance system."

Michel W., VA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"lots of new automatic safety features such as right side warning lights when a car is present, auto stop , auto slow down for cruise control"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Nissan Murano)

"a little noisy"

Anonymous, MO (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Acceleration is more than fast enough for me... Good road feel but it takes a while to get used to the light-footed handling."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Nissan Murano)

"The car accelerates well and is good at holding the line it is set on"

Kerry L., WA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Ride compared to other SUV is much much better !!"

Anonymous, KY (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Handles well, acceleration is excellent."

Eric S., WI (2016 Nissan Murano)

"very good handling good ride lots of power"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Nissan Murano)

"The vehicle would be magnificent if it weren't for the CVT transmission. It takes real gears to give a real driving experience."

JEROME G., TX (2016 Nissan Murano)

"easy acceleration and smooth drive"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Love the handling, ride, and the seamless shifting of the transmission."

RICK C., NC (2016 Nissan Murano)

"TRANSMISSION IS VERY NOISY WHEN ACCELERATING"

Anonymous, SC (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Forgot about problem with engine in Platinum that required repair. Still doesn't sound right. Haven't had time to take back durine weekdays."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"The 2016 Murano has excellent acceleration and handling."

ALLAN F., OH (2016 Nissan Murano)

"My Murano has Wisconsin forward breaking. It also has warning lights for your blind spots. I have Parkinson's disease. It is unlikely that I would be able to drive to the extent that I do without the forward breaking and cruise control. Additionally, I was in a car accident in 2015, and without the warning lights for blind spots, I would not have been able to drive. Additionally, the car handles like a dream"

HELEN B., TX (2016 Nissan Murano)

"This is by far the most responsive and fun to drive vehicle I have ever owned. The handling is superb"

SCOTT W., NH (2016 Nissan Murano)

"I like it"

Anonymous, NB (2016 Nissan Murano)

"it just doesn't have the 'pick up' that I was used to with my Odyssey.....I like a FAST acceleration when I punch it!"

BARBARA P., TX (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Styling, acceleration and handling, ride and the ease of the on board navigation system"

JOSEPH R., NY (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Great acceleration. Smooth ride with responsive handling. Adaptive cruise control works like a champ."

MYLES R., MS (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Drive and accelerates very well. Very nice handling."

Anonymous, LA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"On a trip to Branson I found my car had really good acceleration on the Interstate and on the hills."

Jerry W., MO (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Handling is very smooth. Can control car very easy in turns at higher speeds; use small turns on steering wheel. Car accelerates most rapidly with 260 hp and multiple gears."

Anonymous, SC (2016 Nissan Murano)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Solid, quiet, comfortable and dependable."

Margaret H., FL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Bought the Murano mostly due to seat. I have a bad back and bad left knee and this was the most comfortable of any of the SUV I text drove. This is my second Murano because of comfort. I can raise the seat so left leg is perpendicular to floor"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Nissan Murano)

"smooth, powerful acceleration. Also, seats are very comfortable on a long ride. Also, the rear seats have an exceptional amount of legroom"

Anonymous, VA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Comfortable seats, smoth ride, and quiet ride"

Anonymous, NC (2016 Nissan Murano)

"The seats unfold you and are wonderful. The interior is classy and beautiful"

Laura-Mike S., AZ (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Road noise a little too loud, seats could be a little wider"

Anonymous, KY (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Cooling and heating of front seats. Both controls units for the seats for controlling heat/cool had to be replaced after 6 months along with control knobs. After 18 months the heat/cool unit for the front seat had to be replaced again."

Brian F., FL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"The car is noisier than we expected"

Kerry L., WA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Nasa foam contoured seats. Most comfortable of any car owned. Surpasses ML350 previously owned."

Wilfred H., FL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Seats are the best of all auto brands I tried. I would like to have them cool more since It is hot in NC in summer. I would also like Nissan to work on the noise level."

Anonymous, NC (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Seats are exsepional very quite inside"

Jack D., LA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Very quiet ride. Smooth over most terrains, and the heated/air conditioned seats are most comfortable."

Rick C., NC (2016 Nissan Murano)

"adjustable for lumbar support, memory for drivers, leather has a soft but supportive feel"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Fit and comfort is excellent. Able to ride longer distances without discomfort."

Jim B., LA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"So far very satisfying"

Anonymous, SC (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Seat comfort and positions, especially zero gravity."

Kenneth K., TN (2016 Nissan Murano)

"seats, noise ride great steering is less than nimble"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Great seat support. Very quiet inside."

Anonymous, CT (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Higher luxury cars level of seats quality and comfort."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Seats are great"

Ralph K., PA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"great seats for long trips. Many adjustments, heated and cooled."

Anonymous, ON (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Car is somewhat noisy and the ride with the sport tires is far from smooth. Also frustrating with door pockets....they don’t hold much. Water bottles won’t fit (unless mini), and even small travel books fall out. Poor design."

Anonymous, CO (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Seats are very comfortable and the ride is smooth."

Ray S., OK (2016 Nissan Murano)

"The comfort and ride of the Murano is wonderful. It's one of the features that sold me on this vehicle. Noise level is acceptable. My only complaint is that while driving we get a wind noise sounding like a window is down. Have had it checked and dealer can find no "air leaks"."

Anonymous, AL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"the seat gave me siatica"

Patricia J., IL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Drives, rides and feels like a luxury vehicle despite much lower price. VERY comfortable seats and beautiful interior and exterior."

Gerry S., ON (2016 Nissan Murano)

"We basically chose this vehicle over competitors due to the VERY comfortable seats. My wife has mild back issues and this is a rare vehicle that she can enjoy a long trip without back pain."

David U., AL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Good handling. Seats are very comfortable and supporting. Some tire noise. Great for long trips."

Mike S., UT (2016 Nissan Murano)

"It's very comfortable. Just has a little more road noise than I'd like."

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Seats very comfortable on long drives. Cabin very quite"

Patrick B., ON (2016 Nissan Murano)

"The back seats are too upright. There is no way to adjust the angle."

Anonymous, AB (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Visibility is terrible. I see the heating/air conditioning outlets on the side view mirrors. Design horrible mistake."

Raymond G., GA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Seat comfort and noise suppression are the best I've found for an SUV in this price range."

Helen T., VA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"A very smooth and quiet ride, especially when cruising, handles well, powered enough (can be just a bit sluggish sometimes, but this is not a muscle car, after all). Seats are comfortable, I've done a lot of long-distance trips, and usually I don't get any reaction from my lower back, which is a pretty good indicator (on other cars, a slightest geometrical misalignment of the pose would cause lower back discomfort almost immediately). The ergonomics of the dashboard earns top marks: everything is easily readable, right where my eyes can see it, very clear screen indications, color markings/read-outs and large legible fonts on screen make for a better visual comfort. Visibility is good, although there is a nasty blind spot on the left where a combination of the rear-view mirror's field of vision and the vertical pillar make a car merging from the left at an angle virtually invisible. A special note of appreciation goes to the reclining rear seats - that's a boon."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Excellent seats. Plenty legroom. Low noise"

Anonymous, WI (2016 Nissan Murano)

"This is my third Murano... I really like the handling and acceleration...very comfortable driver's seat, it is quiet and stable on the road. No complaints."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Seats- amazing. Low noise, very comfortable and responsive ride."

Wilfred H., FL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Excellent ride and comfort. Quiet inside. Makes me feel like I’m driving a Lexus!"

Robert E., IL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Bought the 2nd Nissan due to the comfort of the seat and that they were air cooled!"

Robert C., OR (2016 Nissan Murano)

"The seats on the Premium version are very comfortable. The hands free speaker phone has problems with the air conditioner is on."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Nissan Murano)

"This is, hands down, the best vehicle I've ever owned in my 50 years of driving. After my noisy Honda Accord this is super quiet and very very comfortable. I would buy it again 100%. Even after two years I still comment to my wife almost every time we drive how much I love driving this automobile."

Richard P., FL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"It's a blissfully quiet vehicle and the front seats are extremely comfortable. It's made for a great commute to work."

Luke V., FL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"The seats in the murano are very comfortable! You can drive long periods without feeling tired!"

Anonymous, WV (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Very comfortable seat & climate control; Ride is stable and quiet compares to luxury vehicles."

JENNIFER D., CA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"It is the most comfortable vehicle I've ever owned. The seats are soft, supportive, and air conditioned. Position memory is nice, too. I hope the supportiveness holds up over the years we plan to own it."

DANIEL S., WI (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Nice quite, comfortable ride overall"

MARK G., VA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Comfortable"

Anonymous, WI (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Very quiet ride. Very roomy."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"The ride is quiet and smooth. The climate control responds quickly, and it is quiet. The seats are very comfortable -- they just seem to wrap around me, while providing lumbar support. I wish air conditioned or ventilated seats had been an option on the SL model."

Anonymous, GA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Seating is very comfortable"

WILLIAM P., MD (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Lumbar is not affective ,simply to smal and to high up installed for a woman like me at 5'2 it is ineffective because it hits to high up in back instead of lumbar region were it should be perdruding like my previous vehicle."

DORA A., FL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Seats are very comfortable."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Insufficient driver's legroom. There is more legroom in the Altima than in the Murano. There was a small storage area (shelf) under the dash (below the radio and climate controls) on prior Murano models. It's been removed in 2016 which was a bad move. That was a very convenient storage area for phones, etc. while driving."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Nissan Murano)

"The driver seating is very uncomfortable. it is too hard and could be wider. In addition, the there is wind whistling sound from the window."

Anonymous, LA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"EXCELLENT"

Anonymous, NB (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Drives more like a luxurycar"

Anonymous, BC (2016 Nissan Murano)

"MOST COMFORTABLE FRONT SEATS AVAILABLE."

Anonymous, SC (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Leg and foot room is less than my 2013 Murano. Seats not as comfortable. Seat belt is annoying."

FRANK N., NY (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Both my wife and are older and have back issues. All other vehicles we have owned require us to stop every two hours and get out and walk around. We took a road trip in the Murano this spring and were able to drive as much as four continuous hours and still be able to easily get out of the SUV."

Jim B., LA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"The seats are so comfortable that I would like to have the seats in the house. My husband thinks they about the most comfortable driving seats he has used, except for an Oldsmobile we had and he has some back problems."

Jerry W., MO (2016 Nissan Murano)

"NASA foam, exceptionally comfortable. Air Conditioned and heated."

Wilfred H., FL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Almost every time I drive this vehicle I comment to my wife how much I enjoy driving it. It is twice as quiet as our previous car, a 2010 Honda Accord. The leather seats are very comfortable. We've taken two trips in it and it drives like a dream, a real pleasure to own."

Richard P., FL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Outside noise too high"

Ralph C., FL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Extremely comfortable seats, great for long trips."

David U., AL (2016 Nissan Murano)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Shopped many vehicles in this category and found that the Murano offered by far the best value and features overall. Good power, great aerodynamics, light weight, gorgeous styling inside and out, proven drivetrain and luxurious interior. The Murano has also been exceptionally reliable in the last 2 years with 0 problems."

Gerry S., ON (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Had many of the same feature of the Luxory cars in this line without the price tag."

Anonymous, MI (2016 Nissan Murano)

"This vehicle has all the latest, advanced systems that are only included in vehicles priced thousands more. Combine this with outstanding reliability and you have to take a look."

Paul G., ON (2016 Nissan Murano)

"The major "complaint" I have is the lack of a rear window washer - makes winter driving a pain."

Carl W., WI (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Not bad, but should be better. The A/C is poorly designed and not powerful enough. There's only one small vent behind the center console for the entire back of the vehicle and that contributes to the long time it takes for the vehicle to cool down in hot weather. Also the navigation maps need to be updated. I've been to a couple of places that don't even show up on the map."

Phil M., NY (2016 Nissan Murano)

"WELL PUT TOGETHER COMFORT FEELS AND DRIVES LLIKE LARGE CAR EASY TO IN AND OUT OF"

Anonymous, SC (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Bose sound system, excellent quality. Look of vehicle."

Anonymous, MI (2016 Nissan Murano)

"I purchased this vehicle through USAA's buying service. I saved $7,500 and on top of that had additional features I didn't ask for but were already installed in the car. Granted, they were what I'd call fluff items like illuminated kick panels but hey, it came at no cost to me. I hit the new car purchase at just the right time. The dealers were dealing and I needed a new car."

Richard P., FL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"It's an excellent value, given that I got the car at a $4'000 discount because of the incoming 2017 refreshed model. In terms of utility, comfort, style, ride and mileage this is a very good proposition."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Looks and drives like a more expensive vehicle"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Nissan Murano)

"The car drives n handles like a much more expensive luxury car. Bravo to Nissan."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"nice vehicle to drive and look at. Has all the safety features that you can get. Good on fuel for a large vehicle."

Anonymous, NS (2016 Nissan Murano)

"One of the best cars I have owned, perfect ride. The price to value exceeds higher model Infinity and Ford Luxury vehicles I have owned"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"I received the feature content of a Lexus at a much cheaper price. The value of the vehicle is amazing!"

Luke V., FL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"I bought the murano HYBRID. the hybrid is a mild system , kind of assist. On long distance, I get more than expected (30 mpg against PEA 28 mpg) but on city driving I get only 14 to 22 MPG against EPA 28 MPG. Big racket.... Otherwise was cheap for such a car.... Huge discount !"

Michel W., VA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Good price, nice styling, good engine (tried and trued, well equipped w/SV trim, has a very reliable records and pretty high owner's sastifaction, much lower cost than Lexus RX350, Acura RDX."

JENNIFER D., CA (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Better value for your money than the competition. ie: Lexus, Audi, Lincoln, Buick, Acura"

LINDA M., FL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"Slightly overpriced"

Ralph C., FL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"I bought this vehicle through the USAA buying service. A not so local dealer agreed to the price even though the car included numerous items not specified in the USAA price. In other words, these items were then free. The gas mileage is better than expected. Bypassing the local Nissan dealer, who wasn't as eager to deal, was worth the longer drive. I am still puzzled why this particular SUV was discounted so much more than other makes. Since it was the model I was really interested in, it was wi..."

Richard P., FL (2016 Nissan Murano)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Interior and exterior design and detail"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Nissan Murano)

"This is positively the best-looking Murano I have ever seen - lovely"

ANNA H., MD (2016 Nissan Murano)

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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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