2016 Nissan Murano

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$29,740

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

24

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

192.4” x 66.6”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

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

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2016 Nissan Murano trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Five-seat midsize crossover
  • V-6 only
  • AWD available
  • CVT standard
  • Concept car styling, inside and out
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2016 Nissan Murano review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Really like it

I’ve had a Platinum for 6 years and no issue whatsoever. Very comfortable on long drives and options galore. I’m at 130k mile and still doing great.

3.0

Believe What They Say

I really like my car and was told by others that when it's gets to 100,000 miles it dead in the water. They were correct....104 000 miles and now it needs over $5,000.00 worth of work. They car was basically at home every day except for trips. I've had my Dodge for 13 years and have never had these kinds of problems. Will never buy another one

5.0

Took a crash like a champ

I’ve owned this car for 5 years and have loved it. I was in a rear end accident where the car went under me and the car took that damage. After getting it back from the auto shop I’ve driven it for 4 years with no issues. The guy in the Lexus said he would buy one based on how well my car took that accident. Super comfortable to drive, good cameras and blind spot.

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Safety

Based on the 2016 Nissan Murano base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
3
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
4
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
15.9%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan Certified Select
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Nissan and non-Nissan vehicles less than 10 years old and less than 100,000 miles. (Nissan vehicles less than 6 years from original new car in-service date must have more than 60,000 to qualify for Certified Select.)
Powertrain
6 months/6,000 miles from date of sale
Dealer certification required
84-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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