One of the best cars I ever owned was a Nissan Maxima. While a very different type of vehicle, the Murano offers the same responsive and well built qualities that my Maxima had. It is a pleasure to drive, and is very sure footed in the snow. Unlike the previous SUV I just traded in, the Murano is all wheel drive all the time, so there is no shifting to 4 wheel drive and grinding when backing up or turning at slow speeds. The Murano is smooth and responsive. The radio controls on the steering wheel. automatic lights, and others features are nice touches. Instead of trying to jam in a cramped 3rd row of seats, the Murano has spacious and comforable rear seats with plenty of room for 3 people.
The interior is not elaborate, but well thought out and functional. The navigation system is a great option, and I use it all the time. The power seats with memory give you a great driving position and make access in and out of an SUV easy.
The rear window is a bit small; a matter of form over function. The back up camera gives you a good alternative view, however, even at night.