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2015 Nissan Murano: Where's the Front Bin?

by Mike Monticello, Senior Road Test Editor on November 20, 2015

2015 Nissan Murano

In a rare moment of Edmunds editorial carpooling, editors Josh Jacquot, Dan Frio and I piled into the 2015 Nissan Murano for a dreaded mid-afternoon drive from Santa Monica down to Orange County.

As Josh and I got in up front, I immediately looked to empty my personal effects somewhere. With both console cupholders being used by (you guessed it) cups, there was precious other space to put things.

My immediate question: "Where's the front bin?"

"Yeah, that's one of the Murano's few faults," Josh agreed.

While Josh settled in for an afternoon snooze home, I sat in the driver's seat looking for some place to put my wallet, cell phone, Edmunds employee badge, Edmunds parking garage card, house keys, key fob and sunglasses. Sure, the Murano has that tiny slot with USB and aux-in ports aft of the shifter, but as just recently mentioned, it's tiny.

2015 Nissan Murano

The above photo is a reenactment of the events that took place. And highlights the surprising amount of clutter I carry with me everywhere I go.

There's also the center armrest bin, which is admittedly huge. But it's so deep that it's not all that convenient, because stuff gets lost down there in the depths.  

The lack of a proper lidded front storage cubby (and it doesn't even need to have a lid) to just shove all your stuff as you get in the car is a bit annoying, and an oversight by Nissan. Still, it's definitely not a deal-breaker for me.  

Mike Monticello, Senior Road Test Editor

 


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