2009 Nissan Murano Review

2009 Exceptional safety in the 2009 Nissan Murano

With unmistakable style, unforgettable performance and an unbelievable price tag, it’s almost understandable how the safety features of the 2009 Nissan Murano might be overlooked. Unless, of course, you drive one, and you find yourself in need of those safety features. Fortunately, the Murano’s exceptional safety record ensures that you can afford to keep your attention elsewhere.

There’s little question as to why so many drivers find the 2009 Nissan Murano so appealing. Its sleek lines, bold features and beautiful design place it well out of reach of almost anything in its class. To Nissan and to those who drive it, the Murano represents the future of crossover vehicles. Contemporary styling, the latest technology and some of the most advanced performance specs on the road suggest that it’s quite a bright future indeed.

But what about safety? Is safety less important in the future?

Of course not and for that very reason, Nissan has incorporated some of the most sophisticated safety features ever conceived into their 2009 Murano. It’s so sophisticated, in fact, that it has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; the first midsized CUV to receive such a distinction.

To become a Top Safety Pick, a performer must earn the highest possible rating in front-, side- and rear-impact tests. After performing these tests at various speeds to actively examine the response of the vehicle and its operative safety systems, the Murano was rated the best overall performer by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

So what is it that makes the 2009 Murano so advanced when it comes to safety? It starts with accident avoidance.

The 2009 Murano has been ably equipped with a number of features to maximize driver visibility. The driver’s chair itself is situated high with a clear, unencumbered view of the road. In addition to steering wheel-mounted controls, hands-free phone connectivity and voice-recognizing navigation system, instruments and storage within the Murano are comfortably within reach, ensuring that you’ll either never have to take your hands off the wheel or never have to over-extend for something. The key is keeping your eyes, hands and focus precisely where they belong.
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Outside, automatic high-intensity xenon projector headlights and available foglights paint a crystal-clear, fully illuminated picture of the road ahead. Meanwhile, rain-sensing wipers stand ready to clear the windshield automatically. While often overshadowed by the Murano’s more impressive features, both systems work efficiently to ensure maximum visibility at all times. After all, the best way to avoid an accident is to see it coming a mile away.

Of course, some accidents are easier to avoid than others. Fortunately, the 2009 Murano has the driving systems in place to help you make pinpoint reactions when and where you need to. Nissan’s intelligent all-wheel drive feature automatically switches between two and four wheels depending on need, maximizing efficiency while helping you tackle adverse road conditions. Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control maximizes traction and handling while four-wheel antilock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution ensure that the Murano has unquestioned stopping power.

2009 Nissan murano Interior When an accident does occur, the Murano is well equipped to limit the damage and maximize your safety. Outside, zone-body construction is designed to be strong, but also features crumple-zones to control impact to the front and rear. Inside, active head restraints minimize the possibility of whiplash while intelligently designed seatbelts and child-seat safety latches keep occupants firmly in place. Most importantly, an innovative array of standard airbags (six in total including front, side, and side-curtain) is perfectly positioned to soften any impact.

With over 50 standard safety features, it’s easy to see why the Insurance Institute
for Highway Safety thinks so highly of the 2009 Nissan Murano. As comforting as their sentiments are, what matters most are the thoughts and opinions of the drivers and families that rely on them every day. It’s easy to see why the Murano is the future of crossover utility vehicles and the future of safety.

The starting MSRP of the 2009 Nissan Murano is $26,330.