Quick Review of the 2016 Nissan Murano
Ease of parking: Parallel
parking in tight spaces was a cinch in the . The side mirrors
automatically angle to a lower position to help the driver see the curb. They realign back to the regular setting once you've pulled out of the
spot. This car was also incredibly easy to parallel park at night in
the rain because of the back and side cameras.
Who should be behind the wheel: Those
who are looking for some flash on the outside but who still want space
and comfort on the inside. It's perfect for parents who want to feel
like they're reliving their single days with their kids safely tucked
into the spacious back seat behind them.
Gas sipper or guzzler: We averaged about 23 mpg over the entire trip. Seems on par with most non-hybrid crossover vehicles.
Space for: All
the gear new parents believe they will need on a two-day trip,
essentially everything we own for our baby plus food and gifts for the
multitude of friends we were off to visit.
Dashboard intimidation factor: Slipping
into the drivers seat and turning on the keyless ignition made us
realize how far cars have come since we actually owned one. The features
(from basic: miles driven, miles till empty and weather, to more
involved: maps, areas of interest, satellite radio, blind spot
recognition lights, cameras, and slowing traffic ahead beeping signals)
were all easy enough to figure out without having to read through an
owner's manual. If we drive a Murano again, we will spend more time
getting to know the computerized console because we did not tap all of
Will make you feel: Richer than you are.
Best for: Singles, couples and small families.
family and I headed to Boston on the long holiday weekend. We, along
with the rest of NYC, were on the highway, sitting in various forms of
traffic and weather, so the drive took about 1.5 times longer than
expected. Luckily, we were enjoying our plush ride. With the
super-comfortable leather seats, adjustable lower lumbar support for the
driver, full service front console, including AUX and USB ports and
Sirius XM radio, we were able to relax and sing our way into Bean Town.
The car handled well every form of weather we hit, from wind to pouring
rain to drizzling, even on uneven construction-rid roads. We felt safe
the entire ride with our one-year-old in the back. The adjustable back
seat allowed us to recline the seat to just the right angle to fit our
car seat, which meant nap time actually happened! The blind spot
recognition lights were super helpful on the highway, especially in
on-and-off traffic. The car also warns you when the traffic is stopping
short ahead or if someone is getting too close to the car from behind.
It gave all the right warnings at the necessary times, without being
overly distracting. And when we could pick up speed, the adaptive cruise
control was a dream. You could set not only the speed, but the distance
from the car driving in front of you, so if they slowed down, the
Murano slowed down as well.
We are city folks through and through, but if we ever consider buying a car, the Murano is definitely on our list.