In 2023, both Murano derivatives scored the full five stars out of five at the NHTSA for all crash tests and four out of five for the rollover test. There's more good news from the IIHS, with the 2023 Murano receiving maximum Good scores in every crashworthiness test except a Marginal rating for the updated side test - and a 2022 Top Safety Pick+ award.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
The new Nissan Murano claws back some serious points in this department. As standard, every model in the range features ABS, EBD, stability and traction control, and ten airbags. The show's real star is Nissan's Safety Shield 360, which includes auto emergency braking with pedestrian detection, a backup camera, blind-spot assist, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, automatic high beams, driver-alertness monitoring, rear parking sensors, and automatic rear braking. These are all standard on the S, with the SV additionally adding adaptive cruise control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and front parking sensors. Traffic-sign recognition and a surround-view camera are added to the SL. The Platinum also gets SiriusXM-powered Nissan Connect emergency-notification services. From a safety perspective, the Murano is a vehicle that doesn't disappoint.
|Nissan Murano Trims||S||SV||SL||Platinum|
|Rear Parking Aid||S||S||S||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S||S||S||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||S||S||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||S||S||S||S|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S||S|
In this area, the Nissan Murano reliability ratings should provide plenty of peace of mind. The 2023 Nissan Murano received 86 out of a possible 100 points overall from J.D. Power. Its Quality and Reliability score is 90/100. According to the NHTSA, there were two recalls for 2020 for a steering knuckle or rear-axle housing that may deform and for a transverse suspension link that may separate from its ball joint. The Murano was recall-free in 2021 and 2022 and, so far at least, the 2023 model has not been recalled. Nissan includes a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty with roadside assistance. The powertrain comes with a five-year/60,000-mile warranty.