The 2021 Nissan Murano has earned the highest honor from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The company awarded the midsize SUV its High Security Decide+ ranking for the Murano’s crash-test efficiency and the efficacy of its crash-avoidance expertise.
The Murano achieved the highest rating of Good in all six crashworthiness evaluations: small-overlap entrance, driver’s aspect; small-overlap entrance, passenger’s aspect; average overlap entrance; side-impact; roof crush; and head restraints and seats.
For 2021, the Murano comes customary with forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic braking. (Beforehand, Nissan’s Security Defend 360 bundle of active-safety options was not included on the bottom trim.) In IIHS testing, the system efficiently averted hitting the grownup and little one take a look at dummies in evaluations performed at 12 mph. It additionally averted hitting the dummies in 4 out of 5 situations performed at 25 mph, and slowed considerably within the fifth. General, the crash-avoidance expertise was deemed Superior (the highest rating on this take a look at) each in avoiding collisions with pedestrians and with different automobiles. Lastly, the Murano’s headlights earned a prime ranking of Good.
The present-generation Murano dates again to 2015. The mannequin beforehand earned High Security Decide+ scores for the 2015 and 2016 mannequin years and was a High Security Decide in 2017. However the IIHS tightened the necessities for its highest awards, and the Murano fell brief in 2018 as a consequence of poor headlight efficiency. With upgraded customary security options and improved headlights, the Murano once more achieves the very best award.