2015 Nissan Murano | new car review
Design of the dashboard
Currently in its second generation, the 2015 Nissan Murano is definitely a strong competitor for the ‘Most Unattractive SUV’ award. With oval headlamps for eyes, an almost triangular grille for a nose, and a protruding bumper that resembles a jutting out lower jaw, the 2015 Nissan Murano doesn’t exactly have a pretty face.
From the looks of it, the same team that designed the exterior probably didn’t do the interior. As a result, the interior is home to a well laid out dashboard and a neat centre console that feels cheap, but looks like its been pulled right out of Nissan’s flagship sedan, the Maxima. Though the Murano is able to seat 5 individuals in reasonable comfort, boot space measures in at just 895 litres, which is a shame, because the Hyundai Santa Fe is able to gobble up 969 litres of cargo into its boot with the rear seats in place.
The 2015 Nissan Murano is equipped with a fair bit of tech. A tire pressure monitoring system ensures all tires are properly inflated, while the automatic headlights add a tad of convenience. Best of all though, are the blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning systems that increase safety when driving around town.
What’s on offer?
The 2015 Nissan Murano is powered by a 3.5 litre V6 that whips out 256 horsepower and 336 Nm of torque through an enjoyment draining CVT transmission. Though the basic option retails for AED 120,250, the fancier variant with 18 inch wheels, a power liftgate and Bose entertainment system, will set you back a princely AED 147,250.
If you fall into that extremely tiny sub-segment of the population that can actually look at the Murano without feeling a little sick, then hold your horses. Because not only are the Ford Edge and Hyundai Santa Fe a fair bit cheaper than the Murano, but they are also better looking and a lot more practical.
|Specifications||2015 Nissan Murano|
|Engine/ Cylinders||3.5 litre / V6|
|Max Power |
|256 hp @ 6,000 RPM|
|336 Nm @ 4,400 RPM|
|Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||8.2 secs|
|Top speed||210 km/h|
|Price||AED 120,250 - 147,250|