2015 Nissan Murano: Perfect for Morning Board Meetings
by Jonathan Elfalan, Road Test Editor on October 30, 2015
Most people don't need to haul long cargo on a daily basis. And for those that do, pickup trucks exist. But if a truck doesn't fit your lifestyle or, say, your garage, the 2015 Nissan Murano just might.
For me, the Murano fits perfectly. It'll swallow a 10-foot surfboard whole, with room to spare for a rear passenger and other board meeting essentials. Sure, there are other alternatives to transporting longer items, like strapping said items to a roof-mounted rack, but nothing is as secure as keeping your valuables in cabin, under lock and key.
The other feature that proves more convenient in practice than in theory is the quick release and power-upright feature of the Murano's split rear bench.
This saves both time and hassle, which adds up quick if it's something you're dealing with regularly. Call me lazy, but having to open to a rear door — which 9 out of 10 times is locked — to lift a seatback into place is something I won't miss.
Jonathan Elfalan, Road Test Editor