After driving quite a few other makes ranging from the domestics to Toyota and Lexus, the Murano seemed to give the most features for the buck without that conservative blah feeling. I have always been a fan of Nissan's engines (a mechanic friend considers them "bulletproof"),though this is the first one I have owned- I am not dissappointed. The CVT transmission is shiftless and doesn't quite give the thrust of the same engine in other applications, but I feel the Murano is still one of quickest of the vehicles I drove. The safety is there for my wife and daughter but most of the SUV's seemed generally well equiped in that respect.
The intelligent key feature is absolutely fantastic. The Nissan's I drove all had minimal body roll compared to alot of the competitors while still giving a great ride that keeps you in touch with the road. The rear view camera is a handy feature and the new color display is sharp.
It's not absolutely perfect in every respect but my wife and I are enjoying it very much so far. Don't have anything I hate about the vehicle or I wouldn't have purchased one. All of my ratings were in comparison to similar vehicles I tested.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.