2016 Nissan Murano  RealSafeCars73Safety Rating

#43 of 2016 SUVs

#117 of all 2016 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Nissan Murano
The Murano, part of Nissan's lineup since 2003, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Murano has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2017. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2016 Nissan Murano is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2016 Nissan Murano has a score of 73, implying a 0.051% chance of driver death (4.6% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.048%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.3%.

We estimate that the 2016 Nissan Murano has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0511% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.8342%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0511% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.8342% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Nissan Murano is 10% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Nissan Murano is 26% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Nissan Murano offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 6%.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9958Hyundai Santa FeGMC TerrainNissan MuranoToyota AvalonNissan MaximaJeep Grand CherokeeHonda PilotToyota HighlanderKia SorentoAcura RDXBuick RegalSubaru OutbackComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Nissan Murano with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 99. The 2016 Nissan Murano is safer than the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe and less safe than the 2016 Subaru Outback, the 2016 Buick Regal, the 2016 Acura RDX, the 2016 Kia Sorento, the 2016 Toyota Highlander, the 2016 Honda Pilot, and the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It is about as safe as the 2016 GMC Terrain and the 2016 Toyota Avalon.

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