2015 Nissan Murano was introduced in the end of last year and since then it has gathered a lot of accolades, prestigious awards and achieved new sales records. The latest trophy in its collection is the "Best Crossover" in the Parentsmagazine and Edmunds.com annual listing of the "10 Best Family Cars". Just like before, the top cars for the new year were chosen by the Parents and Edmunds.com editors. They have considered their safety, convenience and high-tech performance features.
Recently, Nissan Murano also received another very important award. It has been selected as an IIHS "Top Safety Pick Plus" ranking. The main reason for this is that it offers Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW) and Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) systems. These two were specifically designed to notify drivers of potential risks ahead.
The crossover can be also equipped with the optional Driver's Attention Alert (DAA) system. It analyzes driver steering behavior thus delivering an alert if signs of drowsiness or inattention are detected.
In terms of sales, those of the 2015 Nissan Murano increased 58.3 percent in May and continued growing. These numbers are in comparison to the same periods in the last calendar year. All in all, the Murano stands out with exceptional styling, premium interior, advanced safety and driver aid technologies.
The new Murano is distinguished by its V-Motion front end, boomerang lights and floating roof treatment. The efficient aerodynamics is to support the great looking exterior design. On the inside, the crossover offers a "social lounge" experience, because of features such as lower-height instrument panel, wide center console, advanced Zero Gravity seating and huge Power Panoramic Moonroof.
In the features list are included options such as NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps, 8-inch color display with multi-touch control, 8-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and Travel Link and many more.
Under the hood, the vehicle is powered by 3.5-liter DOHC V6 that has been linked to an advanced Xtronic transmission. The unit drives the front-wheels or can be also equipped with an All-Wheel Drive. For both variants, the fuel economy is rated at 28 mpg on the highway.
2015 Nissan Murano is offered in four trim levels: S, SV, SL and Platinum. It is currently on sale with a starting price of $29,560 USD.