2015 Nissan Murano: A Tale of Two Seats
June 8, 2015
It was the best of seats, it was the worst of seats. Well, that's a bit dramatic, but it works with the title. I signed out the Jag F-Type for a weekend not knowing what my lower back had in store for me. In hindsight, I may still have signed it out instead of our 2015 Nissan Murano, but I'm an idiot.
Halfway through Saturday, my lower back decided that two months of inactivity (due to injury in a motorcycle mishap) was time enough for the muscles to weaken. I was almost crippled, needing to hold myself up against the walls of my hallway to get to my kitchen.
Monday, I called my chiropractor who was gracious enough to see me that day. Then I realized I had to get there in the Jag. Getting into the seat was an ordeal. I had to hold on to the windshield, then let myself fall into the seat. It took this level of pain for me to realize how uncomfortable these seats are. Ouch.
The next day, I wanted something that wouldn't hurt, so I went with something I was familiar with: The Murano. I attended the press launch a few months prior and they went on and on about the zero-g seats, inspired by NASA, yadda yadda yadda.
But here's the thing. They really are comfortable, which became immediately apparent on the drive. At least in regard to my back, the difference between the Jaguar and Murano seats was as dramatic as being waterboarded or floating in a sun-drenched pool, with beautiful maidens gently cooling me with freshly-cut palm fronds. OK, maybe the pain meds just kicked in.
In any case, the Murano's seats are notably comfortable. And that's the whole point of this long-winded post.
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 6,915 Miles