2015 Nissan Murano | new car review

Posted on May 4, 2015 by
2015 Nissan Murano
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 2 stars
  • Poor
AEDAED 120,250 - 147,250
  • 5/5 Avg. User Rating

  • Rated 5 stars
  • 1 Review

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  • Last modified: May 4, 2015
  • Exterior
    Editor: 40%
  • Interior
    Editor: 60%
  • Quality
    Editor: 50%
  • Features
    Editor: 60%
  • Performance
    Editor: 50%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 45%

Review Summary:

Slotting in between the Xterra and Pathfinder, the Murano is a that has been around since 2003. From the Korean side, it’s the Hyundai SantaFe, while the Americans got the Ford Edge to battle it out with the Japanese Nissan Murano.

Pros

Design of the dashboard

Cons

Price
Boot space
Exterior design

Looks

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.

2015 Nissan Murano side

Feels

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.

2015 Nissan Murano interior

Engineering

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.

2015 Nissan Murano top

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.

2015 Nissan Murano rear

Summing it…

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.

2014 Nissan Murano front + side

Specifications

Specifications2015 Nissan Murano
Engine/ Cylinders3.5 litre / V6
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
256 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
336 Nm @ 4,400 RPM
TransmissionCVT
DriveAll Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h8.2 secs
Top speed210 km/h
PriceAED 120,250 - 147,250

4 Responses to 2015 Nissan Murano | new car review

  1. Sidhartha Reply

    December 12, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    • Rated 5 stars

    Don’t know who writes your reviews, but if you personally drive the Murano for a week, you will change the rating from two star to 5 star for sure.
    It’s a pure Japanese car with all the luxury, tech, design, power and the smoothest drivability on the road

  2. Ralph Reply

    May 9, 2015 at 1:58 am

    My apologies.

  3. Zaran Tarapore

    Zaran Tarapore Reply

    May 6, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Hi Ralph,

    Internationally, the Murano is indeed in its third generation of production and flaunts a completely redesigned exterior and interior as well. However, in the UAE, the third generation model is only expected to come in 2016.

    Thanks for your feedback, but this is the 2015 model as far as our market is concerned.

    Regards,

    Zaran

  4. ralph Reply

    May 5, 2015 at 9:04 am

    First, the Murano is in the third generation not the second.

    Second, the photos you are showing are of 2014 Murano, not 2015 which is totally redesigned.

    If you are too lazy or dumb to even bother knowing what you are reviewing, then why are you posting this?

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