The 2016 Nissan Murano brings a modern twist to the midsize crossover SUV class, while oozing finesse and style. The Murano possesses a look that is rather unique for a crossover, with a bold and athletic appearance. While the exterior does the job of attracting you closer, the interior seals the deal on this beautiful five-seater which at $29,998, may well be within your price range. While the 2015 Nissan Murano saw the full redesign, the only changes made for the 2016 Murano are some reshuffling of options and packages. When you take a look at the long list of awards for the 2015 model, why change a sure thing?
Engine and Drive
With a 3.5 litre V6 engine, making 260 horsepower, the 2016 Nissan Murano provides all the power a driver could possibly want. The engine has long been tested, making it extremely reliable, and combined with Nissan’s Xtronic continuously variable automatic transmission, the 2016 Murano will seamlessly accelerate at your demand.
The vehicle handles precisely, performing well on all surfaces. Steering and braking are both responsive and safe, and the Murano instills a sense of confidence and composure into its driver. Nissan successfully prioritized fuel economy going with the CVT and a quiet engine, allowing for no complaints about the drive or feel of the vehicle.
The 2016 Nissan Murano achieves 8.3 L/100km of fuel consumption on the highway and 11.2 L/100km of consumption in the city. Our combined 400km city and highway test drive yielded a 10.5 L/100km fuel consumption which is well within the specified stats and quite good for a vehicle of its size.
Exterior and Interior
The exterior is quite possibly the boldest design of any crossover on the market. A “U-shaped” grille surrounds the Nissan emblem (which is growing in prestige thanks to cars like this and the 2016 Nissan Maxima) and the lines carry onto the hood. Many other accent lines and curves help to complete a futuristic and sleek look. The headlights offer a unique yet exciting shape, and from every angle the bodywork is perfectly detailed and eye-catching, so much so that it’s just a pure pleasure to take it all in!
The interior of the 2016 Nissan Murano is sheer luxury. A bit of a departure from the athletic exterior, the interior is instead a calming and elegant environment with an abundance of headroom and space for passengers and cargo. The touch screen is easy and logical to navigate, while minimizing the number of buttons and dials required on the dash. Touches of soft ambient lighting create a pleasing glow within the cabin. Choices of graphite or cashmere for the interior create a bright or dark look, while the plush leather seating completely ups the game! All passengers can enjoy the new “zero-gravity” seat design, keeping passengers comfortable on long journeys. Rear passengers are also gifted with optional heated seats.
The 2016 Nissan Murano is the perfect midsize crossover and well deserving of all its awards. It satisfies in every single department, from aesthetics and design to power and performance. Let us not forget that the 2016 Murano can be had for only $29,998! With comfort, style, efficiency and power, the 2016 Nissan Murano is an exceptional and desirable vehicle and quite simply a work of art.