Nissan Murano Takes the Top Rating in Crash Safety Tests

The newly redesigned 2015 Nissan Murano SUV has been awarded the Top Safety Pick + rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety — and according to Edmunds, it was the best performer in the relatively new and more difficult small overlap front crash test. (1)
Overview
Nissan's all-new SUV earned a perfect score ("Good") in all five crash assessments, including the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, head restraints and seats, and the most difficult of all — the small overlap front test. As a result, the model has garnered the Institute's highest recognition for overall vehicle safety. (2) According to the IIHS, the new Murano "hit all the marks for ideal small overlap protection." In addition, the Institute says "the driver space help up well," and that the information retrieved from the dummy indicated a "low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity." (1) The small overlap front evaluation is a big deal. After all, approximately 25 percent of serious injuries and deaths resulting in front impact situations are small overlap collisions — when the front corner of your car comes into contact with another vehicle, or an object such as a telephone pole or a tree. (1) It's not easy to snag the top score in this department: the 2015 Dodge Journey
received a "poor" overall rating, and the 2015 Dodge Durango, Hyundai Santa Fe and Jeep Cherokee went home with only "marginal" overall ratings. (1)
Safety Features
The all-new 2015 Murano, available at Ferman Nissan in Tampa, comes equipped with several safety features, such as electronic stability and traction control, four-wheel disc brakes, four-wheel ABS, brake assist and driver/side head/side/passenger/rear head airbags, among others. (4) You'll also find adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and the automaker's Around View 360-degree camera and navigation system among the SUV's list of available technologies. (5)
Conclusion
Overall, the 2015 Nissan Murano is a vehicle to appreciate for its base price (the model is ranked one out of 12 Affordable Midsize SUVs by U.S. News & World Report) its comfortable interior and easy-to-manage features. The vehicle also offers a smooth ride and very good fuel economy for its class. (5) In terms of front crash prevention safety, it's been rated "Superior" when paired with optional equipment. (2) Visit your Ferman Nissan dealer in Florida and take a ride in the new Murano today! (3)
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(1) "2015 Nissan Murano Grabs Top Spot in IIHS Crash Tests of Midsize SUVs"
Edmunds.com. http://www.edmunds.com/car-news/2015-nissan-murano-grabs-topspot-in-iihs-crash-tests-of-midsize-suvs.html
(2) "2015 Nissan Murano" Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/nissan/murano-4-door-suv
(3) "2015 Nissan Murano SUV" Ferman Nissan.
https://www.fermannissan.com/showroom/2015/Nissan/Murano/SUV/overview.htm
(4) "2015 Nissan Murano Safety" U.S. News & World Report.
http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/Nissan_Murano/Safety/
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