2015 Nissan Murano: SXM Sat Radio Delivers More Than Just Music
July 6, 2015
Like many of the vehicles in our long-term fleet, our 2015 Nissan Murano has XM/Sirius satellite radio. It's great for long road trips in the middle of nowhere or the daily commute depending on what kind of programming you're into.
To make the satellite experience even better, XM/Sirius has also added the ability to deliver additional information like the oft-touted, but rarely sought after weather/sports/stock market combo. It's been around for a while, yet I've never bothered to look for it in any of our test vehicles.
Turns out our Murano has an auxiliary home screen that puts all this information in one place.
It's one iPad swipe over from the main home screen and it's easily reconfigurable depending on what you use most often. Setting up the stock market screen is as simple as typing in the ticker symbols, while sports scores show up according to which sport/league/division you select.
It's laid out well and easy to read, but I can't say that I'll use it much now that I know it's there. It's just too redundant compared to my phone, which delivers all the same info anywhere I am. Of course it's always better to have it accessible hands-free in a car, but none of that info is so vital that I need to check it that often.
I couldn't live with a car that didn't have satellite radio, but this particular feature is not the reason why.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 7,145 miles