2015 Murano earns top honor in annual Best Cars for Families awards
CHICAGO – Currently listed as the U.S. News No. 1 Affordable Midsize SUV, the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano is being recognized by the publication once again. At the 2015 Chicago Auto Show today, U.S. News & World Report named the 2015 Nissan Murano Best “2-Row SUV for the Money” in its annual “Best Cars” awards. The Murano, which was a finalist for the same award last year, bested two fellow 2015 finalists to earn top honors in the class.
The “Best Cars for the Money” awards combine quality and value data into a composite score. Quality is measured by the overall score achieved in the U.S. News car rankings, while value is measured by five-year total cost of ownership and the average price paid for the vehicle. Within each of 21 categories, the vehicle with the highest score is named the Best Car for the Money in that category.
Following a full evaluation, the 2015 Murano was noted for its “outstanding value and critical acclaim,” among other qualities, to capture the crown of “Best 2-Row SUV for the Money.” Earlier this year, the 2015 Murano beat out 11 fellow midsize SUVs to earn its current position as U.S. News “No. 1 Affordable Midsize SUV.”
“People love the 2015 Murano for a variety of reasons, but the one nearly everyone can agree on is its incredible value,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations U.S., Nissan North America, Inc. “Featuring concept-car like styling and a premium interior that experts have coined ‘luxurious’ – along with an abundance of technology and a starting M.S.R.P.* of only $29,560 – there truly is no better value in this class, and we’re elated to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report once again.”
The all-new third-generation Murano features modern styling, premium interior and advanced, purposeful technology. The breakthrough exterior design projects a sense of refined intensity, creating an immediate “wow” response, while delivering a low 0.31 Cd drag coefficient. The breakthrough exterior design carries into the interior, which offers an engaging social lounge feel through features such as the refined instrument panel, low center console, advanced NASA-inspired Zero Gravity front and outboard rear seating, and the airy atmosphere created by the large windows and oversized Power Panoramic Moonroof.
Premium features and driving assistance technologies abound in the 2015 Murano, including available NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps, 8-inch color display with multi-touch control, Around View® Monitor, Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition, 11-speaker Bose® premium audio system, Moving Object Detection (MOD), Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
Every 2015 Murano comes with a standard 260-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6 connected to an advanced Xtronic transmission. Fuel economy has increased 20 percent (over the previous generation) for combined mpg and is rated at 21/28/24 mpg city/highway/combined for both front-wheel and all-wheel drive models.
- Source: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-murano-named-u-s-news-best-2-row-suv-for-the-money-at-2015-chicago-auto-show?page=3&query