2016 Nissan Murano Review
The 2016 Nissan Murano is bold, stylish and considered one of the most capable crossovers on the market. It’s a top choice for many drivers in Lansdale, Doylestown and Philadelphia, but will this impressive crossover be right for you?
To help you decide if you should drive home in capable car, check out Montgomeryville Nissan’s complete review of the 2016 Nissan Murano below.
Exterior & Interior Design
The 2016 Nissan Murano features the same sleek and bold design introduced with last year’s model. It sports the V-Motion Grille, sculpted lines and the aerodynamic body people have come to know and love. It also has the iconic floating roof to create more of a sporty look.
Its interior is more luxurious than it is sporty. It features a variety of chrome trims and accents in Brushed Silver and Jasper Pearlescent that complement either one of the Cashmere, Mocha Leather and Graphite interior design options.
On top of that, the interior of the 2016 Nissan Murano is spacious and comfortable. It has 108.1 cubic feet of passenger volume, 40.5 inches of legroom in the front seats and 38.7 inches of legroom in the back seats. For added comfort, the Murano is equipped with available heated Zero Gravity seats as well as heated and cooled front seats.
2016 Nissan Murano Technology
To help you experience a great driving experience, the 2016 Nissan Murano includes a variety of technologies and features. One is the Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control System that allows you and your passengers to experience the individual interior temperatures.
There’s also the NissanConnect℠ infotainment system. This advanced technology connects with your smartphone so that you can make calls and send texts easily and safely using the vehicle’s systems. It also provides access to mobile apps, your social media accounts and points of interests.
The Advanced Drive Assist® Display is featured for the 2016 Nissan Murano as well. It’s situated right in the center of your instrument panel and displays everything from performance stats to music details as you travel. Best of all, this technology can sense when you’re driving drowsy and recommends driving breaks for your safety.
Safety Ratings & Technologies
This year’s Nissan Murano has already made a name for itself as a dependable crossover. For 2016, it was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Plus, the Murano comes with a number of available safety technologies to help keep your mind more at ease during your travels. Some of these include Intelligent Cruise Control, Blind Spot Warning and the Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection.
This crossover also offers available Predictive Forward Collision Warning. When activated, it’ll alert you to slow down and stop whenever one of the two vehicles in front of you suddenly hit the brakes. If you don’t react fast enough, the system’s Forward Emergency Braking feature will automatically apply your brakes to help you avoid a collision or lessen the severity of the impact.
Beneath all the technologies and fancy design, the 2016 Nissan Murano is made to deliver an exceptional performance. Its 3.5L V6 engine gets up to 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque.
This engine works with the Intuitive All-Wheel Drive System to ensure control and stability in adverse road conditions. When you accelerate from a stop, power is sent all wheels to maximize traction. As soon as you hit a steady speed on a smooth road, the system will divert all power the front wheels for boost fuel economy. When cornering, this drivetrain will also send power to the rear wheels to improve stability.
Of course, the performance of the 2016 Nissan Murano is more than just power and capabilities. With its Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission® and advanced engine technologies, it’s able to produce up to an EPA-estimated 28 highway mpg.
Compared to the Competition
Compared to its competition, the 2016 Nissan Murano delivers more of what drivers want. For example, it offers greater fuel economy than the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe. The Murano gets an EPA-estimated 28 highway mpg while the Santa Fe only gets an EPA-estimated 25 highway mpg.
Compared to the Ford Edge, the 2016 Nissan Murano offers more standard horsepower as well. The Edge is only capable of producing 245 horsepower—that’s 15 less than the Murano.
The 2016 Murano also provides more peace of mind over the Honda Pilot thanks to its exclusive Predictive Forward Collision Warning and Forward Emergency Braking System.
In the past, the Nissan Murano received many notable recognitions from Edmunds.com, Parents Magazine and Motor Trend. This year’s model continues to add to the list of Murano awards and accolades with the following achievements from U.S. News & World Report Best Cars.
- Named the Best 2-Row Family SUV for Families for 2016
- Named the Best 2-Row SUV for the Money
- Rated #1 on their list of Best SUVs with 2 Rows
- Rated #1 on their list of Best Crossover SUVs
- Rated #1 on their list of Best Midsize SUVs
Experience the 2016 Nissan Murano Today!
When you’re ready to drive home an exceptional crossover, make sure you’re consider the 2016 Nissan Murano. It features power, great advanced features and the protective safety features you need for your peace of mind.
Drivers in Philadelphia, Doylestown and Lansdale interested in the 2016 Nissan Murano can experience all it has to offer at Montgomeryville Nissan. We’re located just minutes away, so contact us or visit our showroom to schedule your test drive today!