2016 Nissan Murano

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Nissan Murano. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Highly distinctive styling
  • Luxurious interior
  • Ride quality

The Bad

  • Disconnected steering feel
  • High cargo liftover height
  • Lackluster Bose stereo
  • A-pillar blocks forward visibility

Notable Features of the 2016 Nissan Murano

  • Five-seat midsize crossover
  • V-6 only
  • AWD available
  • CVT standard
  • Concept car styling, inside and out

What Is the 2016 Nissan Murano?

The 2016 Nissan Murano is a mid-size, five-seat SUV that competes with the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Edge, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Subaru Outback. The Murano is offered in four trim levels: S, SV, SL and Platinum. All-wheel drive is available for all trims.

What's New on the 2016 Nissan Murano?

There are no significant changes to the 2016 Nissan Murano.

How Does the 2016 Nissan Murano Compare to Other SUVs?

When it comes to comfort and space, the 2016 Nissan Murano delivers. It offers more cargo room than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the top-tier Murano Platinum comes with a generous array of features. On the other hand, its steeper prices and unconventional styling may put off some shoppers.

What Features in the 2016 Nissan Murano Are Most Important?

The 2016 Nissan Murano is powered by a 260-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine and a continuously variable automatic transmission. Other highlights include LED daytime running lights and taillights, a backup camera, keyless entry, push-button start and dual-zone automatic climate control. Front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are standard as in all vehicles of this model year.

Drivers have a choice between front- and all-wheel drive. Exterior options include a panoramic moonroof and a power liftgate, while the cabin can be outfitted with a navigation system, leather seats, heated and cooled front seats and heated rear seats. Forward collision warning and emergency braking, a blind spot warning system and a driver attention monitor are also available.

Should I Buy the 2016 Nissan Murano?

If you want an SUV that stands out in the crowd and offers a luxurious interior, the Nissan Murano is a good pick. Ride quality is smooth, although the steering feels disconnected and visibility could be better. Additionally, the Bose stereo system is lackluster, compared with the quality of the Murano's other features.

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

My favorite car ever!

by Jenniferpippin from Vero Beach, FL on August 27, 2018

I have owned nissans pretty much my entire life and I love the Murano. It?s a comfortable size and rides so well! I highly recommend a Murano or Nissan vehicle Read full review

(5.0)

FANTASTIC CAR - LOVE MY MURANO

by vshaffer702 from Apollo Beach on July 23, 2018

I love the new look of the Murano . Not only is the Murano sleek but when you step on the gas - YOU GO. Great smooth quiet ride. I love it. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Nissan Murano currently has 3 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Nissan Murano S

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Overall evaluation
good
Retraints and dummy kinematics
good
Structure and safety cage
good

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
acceptable
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Nissan

Program Benefits

24 Hour Emergency Roadside Assistance, Towing Assistance, Trip Interruption Benefits, 3-month free subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio on properly equipped vehicles, Complimentary CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ and 3-Year CARFAX® Buy Back Guarantee

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty from original in-service date; $50 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 167 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Murano received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access

N/A

Infant seat

A

Booster

(second row)

B

Booster

(third row)

N/A

Latch or Latch system

B

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

N/A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

A

Rear-facing convertible

A
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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