Nissan Murano Ti
- Vital Stats
- Untested by ANCAP
If you’re looking for an attractive mid-size SUV that’s classy both inside and out, then the Nissan Murano might just be the car for you. It’s a solid performer that’s perfectly suited for the urban jungle, and if you do happen to venture off the beaten track, the Murano has All Mode 4x4-i technology which kicks the car into four-wheel-drive mode automatically when required to improve traction.
Style & Drive
The 5-seater Nissan Murano is available in two spec levels – the entry level ST (from $47,990) and the top-of-the-line Ti (from $58,390) which I had the pleasure of driving for a week. Both models are automatic and come equipped with a 3.5L V6 petrol engine with 191kW of power and 336Nm of torque.
The exterior of the Murano is sleek and streamlined. The Ti model offers rain sensing wipers, auto sensing headlights and an electric tail gate that can be opened and closed at the push of a button (when wrangling a stroller, a toddler, and a few bags of groceries this is addictive, trust me). Interior features include smart keyless entry, dual-zone air-conditioning, electric heated front seats, power rear seats (at the push of a button the reclined rear seats will raise up to click into place), touch-screen satellite navigation, a reversing camera with Predictive Path Technology, iPod connectivity, Bluetooth, and a Bose audio system with 11 speakers.
The Murano is a really nice car to drive, and is easy enough to park with the help of the reversing camera that comes standard across both spec levels. This is a good thing as the rear window is quite high and without it you’d have quite a large blind area to deal with. There is lots of leg room both front and back, and a rear-facing infant car seat can be installed without the front passenger having to lose much leg room at all.
The Nissan Murano Ti has not yet been safety tested by ANCAP, but comes loaded with safety features including 6 airbags (2 front, 2 side, 2 curtain). The SUV’s active safety features include Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS), Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA).
Fuel consumption: 10.9L/100km
CO2 emission: 259g/km
Describe the car in 3 words
Sporty, Smart, Smooth
What are the best things about this car?
The SUV is large enough to fit a family of five with a full load of gear, but is compact enough that it doesn’t feel like you’re driving an aircraft carrier down a catwalk.
What are the downsides of this car?
The fuel economy is good but not amazing.
What kind of petrol does it use?
Yes. It’s a pleasure to drive, has loads of room, and it’s a really great-looking car.
If personified, who would this car be?
Chris Evans (swoon...)