2015 Nissan Murano: Pano Sunroof Makes Cabin Feel Bigger
August 26, 2015
Nissan found out the hard way that SUVs and convertibles don't mix well. The Murano Cross Cabriolet didn't find too many homes, so when the 2015 Nissan Murano arrived, we weren't surprised to learn that a convertible version wouldn't be forthcoming.
Instead of going the full convertible route, the latest Murano offers an optional panoramic sunroof. It stretches all the way from above the driver's head to the middle of the second row. It's huge and does a great job of giving the interior a more open feel, especially in the back seat where it's needed most.
And unlike some sunroofs that merely let in light but don't actually open, the Murano's roof slides back to open up the entire front half of the glass. On the flip side, when you don't want it open at all, there's a thick cloth cover that keeps out the light.
If there's one problem with the Murano's sunroof, it's that it only comes bundled in the $2,260 Technology package. That package also includes adaptive cruise control and an accident avoidance system, which are both great, but not exactly in the same category as a sunroof.
For those who expect backseat passengers on a regular basis, I would definitely consider it. They'll thank you for it.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 7,209 miles