Wednesday, May 11, 2016

2015 Nissan Murano AWD Long-Term Test Update: A Reliable, Desirable Road Tripper.

WHAT WE LIKE: Our long-term test of this Nissan Murano nears its completion, thanks to a heavy helping of lengthy road trips. Indeed, the Pacific Sunset–hued crossover is well suited to long journeys, given its excellent seats, ample cargo room, easy-driving character, and decent gas mileage. A couple of staff members have even defended the continuously variable automatic transmission, which has generally been subject to substantial criticism. After a long weekend of driving to and around Chicago, one editor noted, “The CVT enables syrupy, unobtrusive power delivery that seems perfect for this personal-luxury pod.” Testing director Don Sherman agreed, saying, “For all the CVT whiners, realize this is an ideal solution for most owners who don’t need or want jerky shifts on their daily rounds.” In other news, with the back seat folded down, the smooth-driving, plenty spacious Murano was the perfect shuttle for 48 cases of Girl Scout cookies. Mmm . . . Tagalongs. READ MORE ››

from Car and Driver Blog

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