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SAFETY | 8 out of 10
Four-star front crash score; five-star side; four-star rollover rating
Good," frontal offset, side, and rear impacts; Top Safety Pick
Depending on which safety agency you check with, the 2010 Nissan Murano either gets decent or great scores, but all the expected safety features are included.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the 2009 Nissan Murano earns a four-star rating for front crash protection—actually average with the way today's vehicles are rated—and a five-star rating for side-impact protection. The agency also gives the Murano a four-star rollover rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) ranks the 2009 Nissan Murano a Top Safety Pick, as it scored a “good” rating in all crash tests and offers standard stability control.
Cars.com adds that the Murano’s curtain airbags “are designed to deploy in the event of a rollover, too.” MyRide notes the Murano’s impressive list of standard safety features, such as anti-lock brakes and its available all-wheel-drive system. The Murano also has curtain airbags and standard tire-pressure monitors, and Edmunds.com reports that active front head restraints are standard features.
According to ConsumerGuide, visibility is good to the front, but to the rear, the Murano’s sloping roofline cuts into sight lines.
The 2010 Nissan Murano has imperfect crash-test scores, but it's well-equipped in the safety department.