How does a 2016 Nissan Murano compare to its competition in Safety Near Dublin, GA?


 
  • Childre Nissan Journal
  • Dec 24th 2017 - 352 days ago
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Compared To Ford Edge 2016



The Murano has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Edge doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Murano SL/Platinum offers optional Forward Emergency Braking, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Edge offers an available collision warning system without the automated brake feature which would prevent or reduce the collision if the driver fails to react.

Both the Murano and the Edge have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

A significantly tougher test than their original offset frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety does 40 MPH small overlap frontal offset crash tests. In this test, where only 25% of the total width of the vehicle is struck, results indicate that the Nissan Murano is safer than the Edge:

Murano

Edge

Overall Evaluation

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Restraints

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Head Neck Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Steering Column Movement Rearward

1 cm

5 cm

Chest Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Max Chest Compression

22 cm

25 cm

Hip & Thigh Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Femur Force R/L

2.1/.6 kN

2.2/1 kN

Hip & Thigh Injury Risk R/L

0%/0%

0%/0%

Lower Leg Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Nissan Murano is safer than the Ford Edge:

Murano

Edge

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

38 G’s

45 G’s

Hip Force

330 lbs.

647 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

17 inches

18 inches

Spine Acceleration

39 G’s

53 G’s

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and with its optional front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Murano its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2016, a rating granted to only 73 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Edge is not even a standard “Top Pick” for 2016.




Compared To Kia Sorento 2016



The Murano has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Sorento doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Murano SL/Platinum offers optional Forward Emergency Braking, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Sorento offers an available collision warning system without the automated brake feature which would prevent or reduce the collision if the driver fails to react.

The Nissan Murano has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. Canadian government studies show that driving with lights during the day reduces accidents by 11% by making vehicles more conspicuous. The Sorento doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights.

Both the Murano and the Sorento have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available all wheel drive, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Nissan Murano is safer than the Kia Sorento:

Murano

Sorento

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Neck Compression

61 lbs.

81 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Nissan Murano is safer than the Kia Sorento:

Murano

Sorento

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

38 G’s

58 G’s

Hip Force

330 lbs.

818 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

39 G’s

45 G’s

Hip Force

681 lbs.

689 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and with its optional front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Murano its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2016, a rating granted to only 73 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Sorento is only a standard “Top Pick” for 2016.




Compared To Volvo XC60 2016



Both the Murano and the XC60 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, available all wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Nissan Murano is safer than the Volvo XC60:

Murano

XC60

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Leg Forces (l/r)

226/341 lbs.

390/661 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Nissan Murano is safer than the Volvo XC60:

Murano

XC60

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Abdominal Force

162 G’s

167 G’s

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

212

232

Spine Acceleration

38 G’s

43 G’s

Hip Force

330 lbs.

549 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

17 inches

18 inches

Spine Acceleration

39 G’s

45 G’s

Hip Force

681 lbs.

721 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Audi Q5 2016



The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests front crash prevention systems. With a score of 5 points, IIHS rates the Forward Emergency Braking optional in the Murano as “Superior.” The Q5 scores only 3 points and is rated only “Advanced.”

The Murano SL/Platinum has a standard Around View ® Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Q5 only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

To help make backing safer, the Murano SL/Platinum’s cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Q5 doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Murano and the Q5 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, available all wheel drive and blind spot warning systems.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Nissan Murano is safer than the Audi Q5:

Murano

Q5

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Leg Forces (l/r)

226/341 lbs.

1014/735 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Nissan Murano is safer than the Audi Q5:

Murano

Q5

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

38 G’s

49 G’s

Hip Force

330 lbs.

766 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

17 inches

18 inches

Spine Acceleration

39 G’s

54 G’s

Hip Force

681 lbs.

776 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Chevrolet Equinox 2016



The Murano has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Equinox doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Murano SL/Platinum offers optional Forward Emergency Braking, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Equinox offers an available collision warning system without the automated brake feature which would prevent or reduce the collision if the driver fails to react.

The Murano SL/Platinum has a standard Around View ® Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Equinox only offers a rear monitor and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the front or sides.

Both the Murano and the Equinox have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Nissan Murano is safer than the Chevrolet Equinox:

Murano

Equinox

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Neck Stress

292 lbs.

294 lbs.

Neck Compression

61 lbs.

74 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

226/341 lbs.

593/626 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Nissan Murano is safer than the Chevrolet Equinox:

Murano

Equinox

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Chest Movement

1 inches

1.4 inches

Abdominal Force

162 G’s

180 G’s

Hip Force

354 lbs.

547 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

212

256

Spine Acceleration

38 G’s

48 G’s

Hip Force

330 lbs.

501 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

328

341

Spine Acceleration

39 G’s

63 G’s

Hip Force

681 lbs.

684 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and with its optional front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Murano its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2016, a rating granted to only 73 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Equinox is only a standard “Top Pick” for 2016.




Compared To Mercedes E-Class Wagon 2016



To help make backing safer, the Murano SL/Platinum’s cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The E-Class Wagon doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Murano and the E-Class Wagon have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, blind spot warning systems and around view monitors.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and with its optional front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Murano its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2016, a rating granted to only 73 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The E-Class Wagon has not been tested, yet.




Compared To Mitsubishi Outlander 2015



The Murano has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Outlander doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests front crash prevention systems. With a score of 5 points, IIHS rates the Forward Emergency Braking optional in the Murano as “Superior.” The Outlander scores only 3 points and is rated only “Advanced.”

The Nissan Murano has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. Canadian government studies show that driving with lights during the day reduces accidents by 11% by making vehicles more conspicuous. The Outlander doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights.

The Murano SL/Platinum has a standard Around View ® Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Outlander only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

The Murano SL/Platinum’s blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The Outlander doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Murano SL/Platinum’s cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Outlander doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Compared to metal, the Murano’s plastic fuel tank can withstand harder, more intrusive impacts without leaking; this decreases the possibility of fire. The Mitsubishi Outlander has a metal gas tank.

Both the Murano and the Outlander have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available all wheel drive.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Nissan Murano is safer than the Mitsubishi Outlander:

Murano

Outlander

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

282

288

Neck Injury Risk

37%

49%

Neck Stress

292 lbs.

471 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

226/341 lbs.

351/429 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Nissan Murano is safer than the Mitsubishi Outlander:

Murano

Outlander

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

97

174

Abdominal Force

162 G’s

167 G’s

Hip Force

354 lbs.

408 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

212

347

Spine Acceleration

38 G’s

50 G’s

Hip Force

330 lbs.

698 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

17 inches

18 inches

HIC

328

407

Spine Acceleration

39 G’s

42 G’s

Hip Force

681 lbs.

822 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To BMW X6 2016



For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Nissan Murano are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The BMW X6 doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

To help make backing safer, the Murano SL/Platinum’s cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The X6 doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Murano and the X6 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, available all wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, blind spot warning systems and around view monitors.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and with its optional front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Murano its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2016, a rating granted to only 73 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The X6 has not been tested, yet.