2015 All-New Nissan Murano
Missi was just a few steps behind me, when I yelled, Hey! Here is the Murano I sent you a link to the other day. What I was referring to, is that days prior, I had spent quite some time (as I usually do) building the perfect Murano on NissanUSA.com. Once I was done with a particular configuration, I’d email it to Missi. Oh, and of course there is no such thing as the perfect Murano, because it cant be Pacific Sunset Orange and Pearl White at the same time, and adding a GT-R engine is not a factory option.
But that being said, everyone at Drives With Girls digs it, and here is why:
Missi: I hopped in to explore the new Murano once all the journalists vacated the Nissan area, and rushed to the next press conference. First, I noticed the power seats, and power steering column really helped me find a comfortable driving position. And, I love that I can easily reach the power lift-gate. While all this may not sound like a huge deal, it is when you are 5’2 tall. As played with the seat configuration, I folded down the second row and made a really big trunk (69.9 cubic feet) which is perfect for hauling around kid gear and groceries. I wasn’t thrilled with the pull-tie folding mechanism, as I always have to be extra careful with these, because they tend to smack me in the face. I’d like to see a backrest mounted latch instead. Don’t act like it’s never happened to you..
Jerry: Its design makes it stand out from the competition, and unlike many other crossovers, the second row seems wide enough to fit a modern day car seat, plus two more humans. This is important because now days, a toddlers car seat could be as big as the seat in an astronaut’s space shuttle. The 20 inch wheels offered on the Platinum trim look great, and give the new Murano a muscular look. While I haven’t driven it yet, I wonder how the 3.5 liter – 260 horse, 6 cylinder engine manages to carry the nearly 4,000 pound Murano. I do wish Nissan would’ve opted for steering wheel mounted shift paddles, instead of the traditional shift lever.
Nevaeh and Josephine looked at pictures of the Murano, and both thought the taillights looked like spaceships. Which in my book, is a good thing. Although Josephine asked if we could get it in pink. Hmm…
The crossover segment is hotter than ever, and the 2015 Nissan Murano has already hit showrooms nationwide. Depending on the trim, a Murano will set you back anywhere from $29,560 to $40,600. Could the Murano be Nissan’s next family vehicle superstar? Only time and sales figure will tell, but brand executives sure hope so.