The 2016 Nissan Murano is one of the most stylish, well-performing and safe vehicles on the market. It features a capable and efficient powertrain, advanced technologies and amenities designed for your peace of mind. On paper, the Murano looks perfect.
So what’s wrong with it? How do you know this vehicle is right for you? To find out, Montgomeryville Nissan has listed the top pros and cons of the 2016 Nissan Murano.
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2016 Nissan Murano Pros
Space for Everything and Everyone
The 2016 Nissan Murano features a spacious interior that can fit up to five people. It has a total of 108.1 cubic feet of passenger volume, and 40.5 and 38.7 inches in legroom in the front and back seats. In the cargo area, there’s 39.6 cubic feet of room to transport and store items behind the back seats and 69.9 cubic feet of space behind the front row of seats. Best of all, this SUV comes with 60/40 split rear seats and available power liftgate for cargo convenience.
Designed for Your Comfort
In addition to space, the interior of the 2016 Nissan Murano is also quite comfortable. This year’s model is equipped with Zero Gravity Seats are designed to relieve lower back pressure and reduce overall fatigue during your travels. For added comfort, the front seats offer available climate-control setting and the rear seats feature optional heating functions.
Equipped with Tons of New Technologies
The latest Nissan Murano now includes more technologies for your convenience and safety. When you’re behind the wheel, you have access to NissanConnect. This links up with compatible smartphones so you can pull up your favorite mobile apps, texts and much more to keep you connected.
The Advanced Drive Assist® Display is also featured in the Murano. On this 7-inch screen, you’ll easily see an array of travel information as well as performance and vehicle details all on your instrument panel to minimize distractions and ensure your safety. Plus, this technology monitors your steering habits and can suggest break times whenever you’re getting too tired.
Made with Your Safety in Mind
Perhaps one of the biggest pros of the 2016 Nissan Murano is its exceptional safety features and technologies. This SUV comes with a number of driver assist technologies such as:
- Predictive Forward Collison Warning
- Forward Emergency Braking
- Intelligent Cruise Control
- Blind Spot Warning
- Around View® Monitor with 360-degree Moving Object Detection
On top of that, the Insurance institute for Highway Safety named the Murano a 2016 Top Safety Pick+.
Powerful, yet Fuel Economic Performance
The Nissan Murano is powered by a 3.5L V6 engine that’s capable of producing 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. It works with the available Intuitive All-Wheel Drive system that delivers the necessary traction to ensure stability and control when traveling through adverse road conditions.
But the Murano isn’t just powerful. It’s also fuel economic thanks to its standard Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission®. With this, the SUV is able to achieve and EPA-estimated 28 highway mpg.
Top Rated by Automotive Experts
This year’s Murano is one of the highest rated SUVs on the market. Since its release, Edmunds.com and Parents Magazine named it one of the best family crossovers of 2016. It’s also ranked at number one in U.S. News & World Report’s lists of Affordable Midsize SUVs, Affordable SUVs with two Rows and Affordable Crossover SUVs.
2016 Nissan Murano Cons
We’ll be honest with you. There aren’t many disadvantages of owning the 2016 Nissan Murano, but there are a few you should know to make sure you choose the right SUV.
Very Few Features for the Standard Trim
The standard trim of the Nissan Murano comes with the engine, transmission, airbags and everything else you’d expect any vehicle to have. Unfortunately, comfort features like heated seats and power-adjustable front seats are not offered for the base mode. Driver-assist safety technologies are not available for the standard trim either. However, the base model does compensate with standard Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control and standard Advanced Drive-Assist® Display.
Limited Outward Visibility
The latest redesign of the Murano may have made it more stylish and attractive, but it sacrificed outward visibility to do so. Since the SUV features a sleeker body, the rear windows were sized down to cater to the new look. Nissan also added thick roof pillars which causes big blind spots in the rear corners.
However, the abundant technology features offered in the 2016 Nissan Murano compensates for the sleek exterior redesign. You can drive safely with the features we mentioned above like blind spot warning, and the Around View® Monitor with 360-degree Moving Object Detection.
Lack of Storage Spaces
Most families love the 2016 Murano for vast cargo area, but some are slightly inconvenienced by a lack of additional storage spaces. However, this issue is based on preference. So if you feel that a spacious glove box, console, door pockets and coin bins are enough, then you won’t have anything to worry about.
The 2016 Nissan Murano – the SUV for All Drivers
Like all vehicles, the 2016 Nissan Murano has its share of cons. But with impressive performance, award-winning safety and technologically advanced features, it’s clear its pros outweigh its very few disadvantages.
Philadelphia, Doylestown and Lansdale drivers interested in getting a better look at the 2016 Nissan Murano can schedule their test drive at Montgomeryville Nissan today!