by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on March 1, 2016
Our long-term 2015 Nissan Murano traveled just shy of 2,000 miles in January, our last full month with the crossover, but we saw no change in any of our overall numbers. A few came close, however.
January's best tank was 27.8 mpg, the second-best overall average in our year with the car, although the 244 miles of range was nowhere near the top. We did achieve a noteworthy range of 382.9 miles on a single tank in January, definitely one of the best that we've seen, but again, not record-breaking.
by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on January 6, 2016
December was another popular month for our 2015 Nissan Murano. We drove it about 2,000 miles, cresting 20,000 miles along the way. Many of those miles were on the highway, and that contributed to maintaining the fuel economy upswing we've seen the past few months.
For December 2015, we averaged 23.4 mpg. That's a bit better than November (22.9 mpg) and it helped push our lifetime mpg up another tenth to 22.5 mpg. Our long-term Murano test is nearing its end so what we have here is pretty close to our final fuel economy.
by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on December 14, 2015
It's been a busy couple of months for our 2015 Nissan Murano. In October, we drove it about 2,400 miles. In November, about 2,600. The latter included a couple of long-distance runs to destinations in Northern California and Palm Springs.
That's a pretty good showing given that we're on the verge of 20,000 miles. It's also a testament to how well the Murano does as a long-distance runner. Its creature comforts are many and the cabin such an easy place to sit while burning miles that we'll hit our target and then some by the time the Murano leaves at the end of January.
In November, we averaged 22.9 mpg over nine fills and 110 gallons of fuel. That's a tad higher than the current average lifetime, which crept up two-tenths of a gallon from October.
by Jonathan Elfalan, Road Test Editor on November 17, 2015
Every year, Edmunds editors attend a driving school to refresh our reflexes and keep our insurance guys happy. It's a fun day out of the office, but requires that we drive to a racetrack in a desert about an hour-and-a-half north of our offices. I opted to take our 2015 Nissan Murano for the round-trip.
What better than a cushy crossover loaded with effort-eradicating electronics to cover the distance?
by John Adolph, Senior Production Manager on November 9, 2015
We added 2,415 miles to the odometer of our 2015 Nissan Murano in October, consuming 97.43 gallons of 87-octane go juice in the process and achieving 24.7 combined mpg for the month — slightly better than the EPA rating. All of the October miles helped nudge the Murano's lifetime up 0.3 mpg, to 22.2 mpg.
by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on October 2, 2015
Our 2015 Nissan Murano plied the clogged byways of metro Los Angeles for much of September, and our fuel economy is left to tell the tale. After about 1,200 miles, we lowered our lifetime average and set a new record for gas guzzling. But hey, there's no crying in accounting, or at least that's what my wife tells me.
by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on September 9, 2015
Our 2015 Nissan Murano has been a bit of a disappointment for its fuel efficiency performance. As Dan pointed out last month, we're beyond 10,000 miles and hopes are fading that we'll be able to effect any significant change in lifetime fuel economy for the remainder of the test. In August, we posted our best tank yet, but it was a minor victory that lacked long-term impact.
August 20, 2015
"Want to go to Pebble Beach in the Yugo?" asked fellow Edmunds editor Josh Sadlier. I'd never been to the Concours d'Elegance and figured it would be pretty fun to go in a car that was on the opposite end of the spectrum of the cars we were going to see. Plus, the Yugo was going to be entered in the 2015 Concours d'Lemons, which promised to have its own unique gems (more on that in a later post).
"Count me in!" I said.
Despite the Yugo making it from Idaho to California, we still wanted to be on the safe side and chose our long-term 2015 Nissan Murano as a chase car.
June 10, 2015
May was a slow month for our long-term 2015 Nissan Murano, covering just 1,500 miles. Our goal is 1,700 per month. But this number is a bit misleading though, since it doesn't include any of Jay's 2,200-mile road trip to Portland, which technically ended on the first of the month.
April 15, 2015
March was a slow month for our long-term 2015 Nissan Murano. It covered only about 600 miles, most of which were in the city. Those in-town commuting miles gave it a new worst-fill MPG and dropped the lifetime average from 20.7 to 19.7 mpg.
We've got 10 months remaining on this long-term test, however, and with the way many of us already love the seats and general cabin comfort, the Murano won't stay idle for long. With summer coming, we've got plenty of time for road trips and reaching the EPA estimates.
March 6, 2015
The 2015 Nissan Murano completed its first month in our long-term fleet while on vacation in Desert Hot Springs, a small town that sits over natural hot mineral water aquifers in the low desert of Southern California. (Hence the palm tree poking its head out of the Murano's roof.)
Let's take a look at how this midsize SUV's fuel economy fared during its first 2,000 miles. Keep in mind this first month included its break-in period, a trip to our test track, and the vacation drive.