2015 Nissan Murano: Mediocre Visibility Makes "Around View" a Necessity
by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on October 7, 2015
Nissan introduced its 360-degree surround-view camera system ("Around View") about eight years ago in the Infiniti EX35 and has gradually added it to other Nissan/Infiniti models since. The redesigned 2015 Nissan Murano includes it as part of the SL trim level and, just as on other vehicles, it's a handy feature for parking in tight spaces.
The system displays a virtual top-down look of the Murano by stitching together views of four different cameras (one for each side of the vehicle). With it, you can easily see how close you are to other cars, curbs, parking space lines or potential hazards. (This Nissan video explains it well.) The latest Around View system also incorporates motion detection (another Murano-specific video here, at about the 25-second mark).
We've had other Nissan products with the system, most recently our 2014 Nissan Rogue. The Murano's forward and rearward visibility is mediocre, so Around View can really help you out for parking. The only drawback I've noticed so far is that image clarity drops considerably in the dark.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor