Not Easy to Park - 2015 Nissan Murano Long-Term Road Test

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2015 Nissan Murano: Not Easy to Park

by James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on November 3, 2015

2015 Nissan Murano

Let's cut right to the chase: the 2015 Nissan Murano is not easy to park, and I'm not even talking about backing it in. For the most part, the big mirrors and multi-view parking camera make up for the enormous rear-quarter blind spot.

No, just going in the old-fashioned way is a pain.

2015 Nissan Murano

The dash is tall and the hood rises to a peak even higher than that, then cascades down out of sight, completely eliminating the possibility of knowing where that highly-styled shnoz ends. The Murano is also quite wide and that nebulous forward visibility makes it feel even wider. Add to this the oddly heavy low-speed steering effort and there you have my conclusion: not easy to park.

Now, please take that visibility-related complaint with the caveat that it's almost entirely the result of the Murano's styling which, as I postulate, would be the primary reason someone would buy a Murano instead of another midsize SUV. If you like the way it looks, you'll put up with the compromised visibility, just as a Mercedes CLS buyer puts up with diminished rear seat room or a Range Rover Evoque buyer puts up with a trunk about as big as that of a midsize sedan.

So the Murano isn't easy to park, but whether that's a problem is up to you to decide.

James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor

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