Thumb-Wrestling With Steering Wheel Controls - 2015 Nissan Murano Long-Term Road Test

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2015 Nissan Murano: Thumb-Wrestling With Steering Wheel Controls

June 24, 2015

2015 Nissan Murano

What would you say is the most frequently-used steering wheel control? Perhaps I don't make many Bluetooth phone calls, perhaps I don't fiddle with the trip computer that much, and perhaps I'm loath to use voice controls. However, I am constantly changing stereo volume. In the 2015 Nissan Murano, however, the steering wheel volume control is not on the easily-reachable wheel spoke.

Instead, it's considerably lower (see my thumb in photo) and not comfortable to reach. Why is it all the way down there?

That little button labeled "OK" skips back and forth among radio presets or media tracks, while also being an "OK" button for selecting media tracks within a list. It's not a bad thing that it's there, but having the volume control closer would be more appreciated than the other buttons (especially the trip computer menu toggle).

For the record, the other side is home to the cruise controls.

Am I missing something here, or would you too use the volume controls most frequently?

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 7,111 miles

2015 Nissan Murano

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