2015 Nissan Murano: Too Much Effort
by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on October 22, 2015
While driving for road tests and ratings lately, I've noticed that many cars have very light steering effort. On a winding road I like a decent amount of effort, while in parking lots I want it feather-light. Our 2015 Nissan Murano doesn't quite get this.
The Murano, for example, requires an 87-point turn to back into my new apartment's carport. I swear one day I'm going to Austin Powers myself between the walls. All this "scoot forward a foot, spin the wheel, back up a foot, spin the wheel" stuff highlights how heavy the steering effort is in our long-term Murano. It might actually be the heaviest I've encountered in a few years.
On the plus side, the Around View camera system allows me to get within an inch of an obstacle. Without it, I'd probably need a full afternoon to park.
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor