WASHINGTON – The 2016 Nissan Murano midsize SUV earned a four-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Five stars is the highest rating.
The 2016 Murano received four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover crash test.
It will arrive at Nissan dealerships in January.
Standard safety equipment on the 2016 Murano includes vehicle dynamic control, antilock brakes, traction control and seven airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag. Optional safety equipment includes predictive forward-collision warning and rear cross-traffic alert.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the 2016 Murano, a carryover vehicle. But the 2015 Murano earned the Institute’s Top Safety Pick+ award, receiving “good” scores in all crash tests.
Key competitors to the Murano include the Ford Edge, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score in this popular segment should note that the 2016 Ford Edge and 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport earned the highest five-star safety rating from NHTSA. The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee has not been rated.