2021 Nissan Murano  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#46 of 2021 SUVs

#80 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Nissan Murano
The Murano, part of Nissan's lineup since 2003, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Murano has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 Nissan Murano is 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 2021 Nissan Murano has a score of 80, implying a 0.041% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Nissan Murano has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0414% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.724%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0414% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.724% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Nissan Murano is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Nissan Murano is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

Nissan's Safety Shield 360 active safety features can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Nissan Murano: Automatic Emergency Braking w/ Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Warning.

A safety feature that may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances, should still be considered. Standard side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9377Nissan MuranoChevrolet BlazerGMC AcadiaFord EdgeHyundai PalisadeToyota HighlanderJeep Grand CherokeeHonda PassportSubaru AscentAcura RDXHonda PilotKia TellurideComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Nissan Murano with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 77 to 93. The 2021 Nissan Murano is less safe than the 2021 GMC Acadia, the 2021 Ford Edge, the 2021 Hyundai Palisade, the 2021 Kia Telluride, the 2021 Honda Pilot, the 2021 Acura RDX, the 2021 Subaru Ascent, the 2021 Honda Passport, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the 2021 Toyota Highlander.

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