2015 Nissan Murano

MSRP $29,560

Ranked #10 in Suv

7.5

Overall Rating

2015 Nissan Murano Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 7, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2015 model year sees a complete redesign for the Nissan Murano from the ground up. This includes nicer interiors, sleek new styling, and better fuel economy figures. These changes make it more prepared for facing tough competition. For this year, Nissan Murano prices start at MSRP $29,240 and it competes against the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Edge, and Hyundai Santa Fe.

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Pros

Engine is both powerful and efficient

Comfortable seats

Spacious interiors

Cons

Visibility is bad

Feels uninspiring to drive

What's New?

Improved interiors

Sleeker styling

Improved fuel economy


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$29560

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

120 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

213 cu.in.

horsepower

260 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

240 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

2 speed CVT w/OD

dimensions

wheelbase

111.2 in.

length

192.4 in.

width

75.4 in.

height

66.6 in.

curb weight

3790 lbs.

ground clearance

6.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

108.1 cu ft.

cargo volume

69.9 cu ft.

towing capacity

1500 lbs.

payload capacity

1320 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.2 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/24/28 mpg

highway range

532 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

S$29,560 onwards

Colors and Styles

2015 Nissan Murano in Brilliant Silver color
Brilliant Silver

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

9.0

Features

7.5

Engine and Performance

6.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

6.0

7.5

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.5

Overall Rating


The Nissan Murano is a quirky compact crossover SUV that has been quite popular in the market. It comes with a very potent powertrain and is a very versatile five-passenger crossover that is very roomy on the inside.


7.5/10
Features

6.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety


2015 Nissan Murano Features

7.5/10

The trim line up of the Nissan Murano includes four different trims that are targeted at various price ranges from $29,240 and going all the way up to $40,280 Right from the base trim level, the car is very well equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, 60/40 folding rear seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, 7-inch touchscreen and so on.

Trims

S

SV

SL

Platinum

MSRP (FWD)

$29,240

$32,300

$36,630

$38,680

MSRP (AWD)

$30,840

$34,300

$38,230

$40,280

Key Features

BlindZone Mirrors

Includes S features plus:

Includes SV features plus:

Includes SL features plus:

 

Reclining rear seats along with Split-folding seatbacks

Luggage rack

Adaptive cruise control

Front and rear performance tires

 

Auto-off headlamps

The leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

Fog lamps

Power Panoramic Moonroof

 

Remote engine start

 

Intelligent Cruise Control

LED Headlights and Interior accent lighting

 

Universal garage door opener

8-way power driver's seat

Remote trunk release

Premium Bose Sound system

   

4-way power-adjustable front passenger's seat

Heated mirrors

Electrochromic IRVM

   

Illuminated kick plates

Heated front seats

Front, side, and a rearview camera

Which trim should you buy?

There are four trim levels of the Nissan Murano and hence there is a lot to choose from. However for the price point, it is offered at, the SV trim level makes the most sense to us. This trim comes at just $32,300 for the front-wheel-drive version and comes with features such as a navigation package, leather-wrapped steering wheel, eight-way adjustable power driver seat, and additional optional packages that are very tempting.

2015 Nissan Murano Engine and Performance

6.0/10

Under the hood of the Nissan Murano is a 3.5 L naturally aspirated V-6 engine that generates an excellent 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. Even though the numbers do not seem like much, this SUV makes for an excellent experience. It never feels like it can use more power and the delivery is smooth and linear.

It also has a 7.8 second 0 to 60 mph time which is definitely nice. When it comes to quarter-mile acceleration figures the Murano performs very well again with a 16 second time which is definitely quick. The transmission offered is a CVT automatic and suits the car very well. It is available in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations.

Models

2015 Nissan Murano

2015 Ford Edge

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

MSRP

$30,800

$29,220

$29,850

$33,279

Engine

3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6

2.0L Turbocharged 4-cylinder

3.3L 24-valve V-6

3.6 L V6

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

RWD

Transmission

CVT Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power

260 hp

245 hp

290 hp

290 hp

Torque

240 lb-ft

275 lb-ft

252 lb-ft

260 lb-ft

0-60 MPH

7.8 sec

7.6 sec

7.1 sec

7.1 sec

Quarter mile

16.0 sec

15.3 sec

15.6 sec

15.4 sec

Top Speed

119 mph

130 mph

127 mph

128 mph

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most expensive car in this category. But it also happens to be a more powerful car and a more engaging car to drive. If you look at the prices, then the Ford Edge is the cheapest car around. However, it is the least powerful car in its segment when you look at the figures on paper. The Nissan Murano strikes a good balance between pricing and performance.

2015 Nissan Murano Fuel Economy

7.0/10

One of the prime reasons manufacturers are now moving to CVT automatic transmissions is that they guarantee good fuel efficiency. This is the case with the Murano as well. One can see that from the EPA-rated fuel efficiency ratings of 21 MPG in the city, 28 MPG on the highway, and 24 MPG combined. It also has a decently large fuel tank capacity of 19 gallons, and hence this SUV is able to return a range of 399 miles in the city and 532 miles on the highway.

Models

2015 Nissan Murano

2015 Ford Edge

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

MPG (city)

21

21

18

19

MPG (highway)

28

30

25

26

MPG (combined)

24

26

21

22

Fuel tank capacity (gallons)

19

15

18.8

24.6

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (miles) 

399 / 532 / 456

315 / 450 / 390

338 / 470 / 395

467 / 640 / 541

One can see that there is an inverse relationship between horsepower and fuel efficiency in the segment. The Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Hyundai Santa Fe are more powerful but less fuel-efficient. The Ford is the most frugal engine of the lot and does not have an excellent performance like the others. Nissan has a better compromise in terms of both.

2015 Nissan Murano Interior

9.0/10

The interiors of the Nissan Murano have been refreshed for the current model year. However, the design is not exactly pleasing and feels a bit cheap. It is however very functional and offers a lot of storage spaces and is ergonomic in general. Overall it is a very practical cabin and can definitely impress buyers.

The seats are also sufficiently large and can seat five people with ease. The seats are built very well and are supportive for passengers of all sizes as well. However one of the best things about the car is that the seats are extremely supportive and make you very comfortable during long journeys.

Models

2015 Nissan Murano

2015 Ford Edge

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Passenger capacity

5

5

7

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.9/59.5/40.5

40.2/60.3/42.6

39.9/59.4/41.3

39.9/58.7/40.3

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.8/58.8/38.7

40.3/60.5/40.6

39.4/58.3/40.4

39.2/58/38.6

Third (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

N/A

N/A

35.7/53.9/30.9

N/A

Cargo capacity (cu-ft)

39.6

39.2

13.5

36.3

Only the Hyundai seats seven people in this category when all the others offer seating for only five people. However, when it comes to cargo capacity, this order is exactly reversed with the Nissan Murano being the leader in terms of cargo capacity. This is pretty much a given because that same space is allotted for more passengers. Some standard features include:

  • Front Seatback Storage
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
  • Front And Rear Cupholders
  • Dual Zone Front Climate Control
  • Interior Air Filtration
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

What’s there to keep you entertained?

Infotainment has been one of the areas where the biggest change has happened for the current redesign. The Murano gets the latest infotainment system from Nissan. It has a lot of smartphone connectivity features and an available navigation system. The functionality is definitely great and the graphics are also pretty nice. Some features of the infotainment system include: 

  • 6-Speaker sound system
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • USB port
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Player
  • HD Radio
  • MP3 Player
  • Satellite Radio
  • Smart Device Integration
  • Bluetooth streaming
  • Voice recognition functionality

2015 Nissan Murano Exterior

6.0/10

The Nissan Murano has an especially bold design that makes it stand up to its competition. It definitely looks like one of the most modern SUVs that one can find today. It is also quite on the light side with a curb weight of just 3768 pounds. In terms of dimensions, it is quite large and offers very decent ground clearance.

Models

2015 Nissan Murano

2015 Ford Edge

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Curb weight(lbs)

3768

3927

4026

4545

Length(in)

192.4

188.1

193.1

189.8

Width(in)

64.6

64.8

74.2

76.5

Height(in)

66.6

68.6

66.5

69.3

Ground clearance(in)

6.9

7.9

7.3

8.6

Wheelbase(in)

112.2

112.2

110.2

114.8

Everything looks small next to the Jeep Grand Cherokee but it is not the largest car in this class. The Nissan Murano is a bit larger and yet, lighter. It also has the least ground clearance of the lot even though it is not deprived of it by much. The Hyundai is the largest car in the class and is quite sizable. Some standout features include:

  • Premium Paint
  • BlindZone Mirrors
  • Splash Guards
  • Roof Rail Cross Bars
  • 20" Split 5-Spoke Bright PVD Alloy Wheels
  • Privacy Glass

2015 Nissan Murano Safety

6.0/10

 The Nissan Murano has a four-star crash test rating from NHTSA. It has also scored very decently in the IIHS tests although it was never declared as the Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Structurally as well, Nissan has devoted a lot of attention to keep the car safe. This is due to having features like knee airbags, hill start assist, active front head restraints, rearview camera, etc. being offered as standard features. Some of the standout safety features include:

  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Front Head Airbag
  • Rear Head Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Cross-Traffic Alert

2015 Nissan Murano Final Verdict

The Nissan Murano is a very tempting crossover SUV that is currently on the market. It has good space in its interiors and has a decent engine that provides both performances as well as efficiency. With the current redesign, it becomes even more so and is a worthy competitor to its rivals in every respect. We feel that you should definitely buy one if you are on the lookout for a crossover SUV in this category.

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