2018 Nissan Murano  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#48 of 2018 SUVs

#94 of all 2018 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Nissan Murano
The Murano, a mainstay 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. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2018 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 2018 Nissan Murano has a score of 75, implying a 0.048% chance of driver death (4.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Nissan Murano has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0482% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.5006%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0482% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.5006% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Nissan Murano is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Nissan Murano is 18% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9670Nissan MuranoHyundai Santa FeBuick EnvisionToyota AvalonNissan PathfinderAcura TLXJeep Grand CherokeeMazda CX-9Toyota HighlanderHonda PilotGMC AcadiaKia SorentoComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Nissan Murano with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 96. The 2018 Nissan Murano is less safe than the 2018 Toyota Avalon, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2018 Acura TLX, the 2018 Kia Sorento, the 2018 GMC Acadia, the 2018 Honda Pilot, the 2018 Toyota Highlander, the 2018 Mazda CX-9, and the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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