2015 Nissan Murano: Ow, My Eyes! Murano Has Hot Spots
by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on October 19, 2015
Erin Riches wrote an earlier update about our 2015 Nissan Murano's misaligned interior trim. In that update, she also pointed out the Murano's unusual hood shape, which angles down right near the base of the windshield.
Now I've discovered another potential downside to that angle besides aesthetics: Sun reflections.
The above picture shows what I encountered during a recent highway drive when I was headed in a south-easterly direction in the late morning. Sun reflecting off shiny interior bits can happen in a lot of cars, but having hot spots dead ahead in my field of view was particularly irksome. A bit later in the drive, I also had sunlight reflecting into my eyes from the center stack's gloss black trim and, to a lesser extent, the silver trim.
As is always the case with sun reflections, I must issue a "your results will vary" caveat. You could own a Murano for years and, because of your typical drive time and direction, never encounter what I'm describing here. Nonetheless, I felt it deserved a call-out.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor