2015 Nissan Murano: Cold on the Heated Seats
by Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief on December 16, 2015
There's a lot to like about our long-term 2015 Nissan Murano. Its heated front seats, however, don't make the list.
It must be hard to screw up heated seats in 2015, especially in a $40,000-plus crossover where bun warmers have become as ubiquitous as the seat itself. Yet the folks at Nissan have managed to botch the job.
Well, more specifically they managed to botch half the job. The left half.
Incredibly the Murano's heated driver's seat completely ignores the left side of the occupant's body. Crank it up and it cooks your right side, nearly to the point of pain, with an intense hot spot under your right thigh. Meanwhile your left side is literally left out in the cold.
And the lopsided heat distribution is a problem on any of the seat's three levels of intensity.
Really? Questionable heated seats in this day and age, at this price point? Makes you wonder.
Scott Oldham, Editor-in-Chief