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2016 Nissan Murano Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2016 Nissan Murano was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 8.9

According to reviewers, the 2016 Nissan Murano's cabin has a premium feel, with top-notch materials and excellent sound insulation. The Murano's dashboard has user-friendly controls, and its optional infotainment system has a crisp, intuitive touch screen. The front and rear seats in the Murano are spacious and comfortable. Rearward visibility is limited by the Murano's thick roof pillars. Cargo space is decent for a two-row midsize SUV.

  • "Once seated, you'll notice how the Murano is noticeably more upscale than the typical compact crossover (think Nissan's Rogue) thanks to plenty of high-quality materials and standard features." -- Edmunds
  • "The new interior feels posh and upscale, with well-tailored leather upholstery and soft-touch trim." -- MSN Autos (2015)
  • "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 (2015)
  • "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 (2015)

Seating

The 2016 Nissan Murano seats five and comes standard with cloth upholstery. Available features include power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats.

The Murano's front and rear seats are spacious for taller adults and offer exceptional comfort compared with the seats in rival vehicles. The view out of the back of the Murano is partially blocked by its large rear roof pillars.

  • "Nissan calls them 'Zero Gravity' seats because they are designed to contour to the position the body assumes in zero gravity. Here on 1-G Earth, we think they are among the finest seats on the market." -- Edmunds
  • 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. …" -- Consumer Guide (2015)
  • "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 (2015)
  • "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 (2015)

Interior Features

Standard features in the 2016 Nissan Murano include a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity key, a six-speaker audio system, a USB port, satellite radio, Bluetooth and a NissanConnect infotainment system with a 7-inch display.

Optional features include a panoramic moonroof, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, HD Radio, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic pre-collision braking, Nissan's Around View 360-degree camera system and an upgraded version of NissanConnect with an 8-inch touch screen and navigation.

The Nissan Murano's dashboard controls are user-friendly, with traditional buttons and knobs for frequently used functions like volume adjustment and radio tuning. The optional 8-inch touch screen is high-resolution and intuitive, and it responds quickly to user inputs.

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  • "Controls for the infotainment and climate systems are refreshingly simple and easy to reach, at least when compared to other high-end vehicles. The infotainment system includes several real-life buttons and knobs (gasp) that augment other touchscreen controls." -- Consumer Guide (2015)
  • "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 (2015)
  • "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 (2015)
  • "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 (2015)

Cargo

The 2016 Nissan Murano has 39.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 69.9 cubic feet with its rear seats folded. Both measurements are good for a two-row midsize SUV.

The Nissan Murano comes standard with 60/40 split-folding rear seats that spring forward effortlessly when you pull a lever in the cargo area. The Murano is available with motorized rear seats that move back into an upright position by pressing a button. A power liftgate is also available.

Rivals have more storage bins in their cabins, though the Murano's glovebox and center console bin are large.

  • "Surprisingly, the swoopy rear end doesn't compromise cargo space much, either. …" -- Automobile Magazine (2015)
  • "There's also an abundance of interior room in front and back with a generous cargo area, whether the rear seats are in place … or folded flat. …" -- Cars.com (2015)
  • "… [I]t'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 (2015)
  • 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 (2015)

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