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2015 Nissan Murano Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2015 Nissan Murano was new.


Interior: 8.9

The 2015 Nissan Murano has an attractive cabin fitted with premium materials that are soft to the touch, according to auto journalists. Some test drivers remark that the Murano's cabin wouldn't look out of place in an Infiniti luxury vehicle. The front and rear seats are spacious and comfortable, reviewers say, and they appreciate the straightforward audio and navigation controls. The Murano has a good amount of cargo space for the class.

  • "As might be expected, Murano's interior trappings match the avant garde exterior theme. Styling is swoopy but sophisticated, with lots of padded surfaces in a choice of two-tone color combinations." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The new interior feels posh and upscale, with well-tailored leather upholstery and soft-touch trim." -- MSN Autos
  • "An acoustic laminated windshield and sound-quelling insulation throughout the vehicle structure created a placid environment during our drive along the Northern California coastline, and the quality of the leather and woodgrain in SL and Platinum editions looks and feels as upmarket as anything you'd find in a luxury-badged vehicle." -- Forbes
  • "In fact, if the Murano wore an Infiniti badge on its nose, I wouldn't think twice about it. This thing is really quite nice." -- Autoblog
  • "The key sign that an interior is designed properly is that it never annoys you, and that is what we discovered in the Murano." -- Kelley Blue Book


The 2015 Murano comes standard with cloth seats, and features like power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats are optional. Reviewers agree that the front seats are supportive and comfortable for long trips. Test drivers are pleased with forward visibility, but find rearward visibility could be better, though they add that the standard rearview camera or optional 360-degree camera system are helpful. Most critics note that the rear seats are very comfortable and spacious, but a few think that the seats are mounted too low, which may be uncomfortable for taller passengers.

  • "The switchgear is common Nissan stuff, and the 'NASA-inspired Zero Gravity seats' from its Altima platform-mate are now standard on the Murano, both in the front and second row. While they may not rank with Tang and Velcro, they are indeed comfortable." -- Car and Driver
  • "Visibility is decent to the front corners and good to the sides, but the rear corners suffer huge blind spots due to unusually thick roof pillars; thankfully, a rearview camera is standard, and Nissan's 360-degree 'Around View' camera system is available." -- Consumer Guide
  • "We were skeptical of the zero-gravity seats that Nissan touts as inspired by NASA research, but the front seats are indeed very comfortable, even after several hours behind the wheel. The rear seats also feature this technology, so the seats themselves feel accommodating at first. With a rather short seat cushion mounted low to the floor, however, taller adults will find it a bit cramped on longer trips." -- Edmunds
  • "Up front, Nissan has employed its super comfy Zero-Gravity seats, available in either leather (heated and cooled) or cloth. Those same cushy, fatigue-free thrones are found in the outboard positions of the rear bench. The second row is spacious, with good headroom and legroom. …" -- Autoblog
  • "Despite its sloping roofline, the rear bench of the Murano can accommodate adults stretching well over six-feet with ease. Front row seats are just as roomy." -- Left Lane News

Interior Features

Standard features in the 2015 Murano include a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity key, a six-speaker audio system, a USB port, an auxiliary input, satellite radio and Bluetooth. Optional features include a panoramic sunroof, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, HD Radio, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic braking, Nissan's Around View 360-degree camera system and navigation with an 8-inch touch screen.

According to test drivers, most of the touch-screen graphics are crisp, and they note that it is easy to operate the navigation and audio systems. They also appreciate that there are physical buttons for frequently used functions, such as stereo volume adjustment.

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  • "The 8-inch color touch-screen - standard on SV trims and higher - has terrific resolution and is completely rethought from previous generations, which I always found easy to use." -- Cars.com
  • "In the middle, there's a clean center console with a large touchscreen interface that facilitates a serious reduction of buttons versus previous Nissan interiors. Everything here is easy to use, with buttons and knobs exactly where you expect them. And the touchscreen system is clean, vibrant, and most importantly, responsive." -- Autoblog
  • "Operation of the audio and navigation systems no longer relies on an awkward dial mounted on the dash, as a traditional touchscreen now simplifies control. With the exception of the navigation maps, the on-screen graphics are sharp and easy to read at a glance." -- Edmunds
  • "Controls on the Murano are up to date and simple to manage. The audio system retains physical knobs for power, volume, and tuning-always a blessing. A clear, colorful touch screen interfaces logically with audio, navigation, communications, and digital-music activities." -- MSN Autos


The 2015 Murano has 39.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 69.9 cubic feet with them folded. The Murano's overall cargo space is good among two-row midsize SUVs. A few critics think that the cargo area has a strange shape, but they appreciate that the rear seats fold flat easily and are generally pleased with the space. Some reviewers note that the Murano has a spacious center console and glove box, even though they point out it doesn't have as many storage spaces as some rivals.

  • "There's also an abundance of interior room in front and back with a generous cargo area, whether the rear seats are in place (39.6 cubic feet of space) or folded flat (69.9 cubic feet)." -- Cars.com
  • "Rear-seat space is generous, but the cargo area in back is small and oddly shaped, truncated by the sloping rear hatch. Thankfully, it's very easy to fold down the spring-loaded rear seatbacks. Just touch the appropriate latch in the cargo area and the seatbacks shoot down flat. Another push button powers them back up." -- MSN Autos
  • "There aren't as many interior storage cubbies as in some SUVs, but there's a good amount of total space. Both the glovebox and console box are quite large, and they're augmented by a forward console bin with Aux and USB jacks, 2 open cupholders, small sliver-shaped bins on the sides of the console (which are low and rather difficult to see and access), and small map pockets in the doors." -- Consumer Guide

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