2021 Nissan Murano Safety Awards

The 2021 Nissan Murano is a very popular crossover SUV at the Hamilton Nissan showroom for many great reasons, including exceptional safety ratings. You get a strong and economical motor, luxurious seating for up to five passengers, and good cargo and towing capacity in a sleekly designed and sporty SUV platform.

The Murano also has a well-established reputation for being among the safest SUVs that you can buy, as affirmed by the Murano's continued inclusion among the safest in its class as determined by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Exceptional Frontal Crash Ratings

The latest edition of the five-seat Murano earned IIHS top safety marks and has done so for several consecutive years. The IIHS named the 2021 Murano a "Top Safety Pic+" among other models in the midsize SUV category.

The Murano earns "superior" marks for vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention and an equally superior rating for vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash preventions. The superior marks show the Murano nearly avoided collision at a test speed of 12 mph and reduced the impact speed by nearly half at 25 mph.

The Murano also earned a Good+ rating for its child seat anchors with extra latch positions that help you to keep your most precious cargo protected as well as possible. The Murano includes two rear seating positions that have complete attachment hardware for installing child safety seats. Another seating position uses a tether anchor and can borrow other anchors from other seating positions to safety secure a child safety seat.

Nissan Murano Additional Good Safety Scores

When it comes to surviving crashes, the IIHS rates the Murano's "crashworthiness" as "good" throughout the entire model. It scores well on the small front overlap for driver and passenger side and rates well for moderate overlap front. That mostly means the driver's and front passenger's legs are less likely to suffer major damage during a front-end collision.

The IIHS likewise labels as "good" the side protection and roof strength, which protects passengers during side collisions and rollovers. The head restraints and seats help to prevent whiplash and back injuries while offering good body protection and general seating comfort. The Murano's standard high-beam assist also helps it to earn good safety marks by stopping the Murano's headlights from blinding oncoming drivers.

Why the IIHS Safety Ratings Matter

The IIHS tests vehicles across six different crash scenarios and focuses on structural safety, injury measures as determined by sensors placed in crash-test dummies, and how effectively and safely restraint systems like seat belts and air bags perform during various crash tests of specific makes and models.

The IIHS safety ratings are among the most respected and credible in the automotive industry and throughout the United States. Vehicles like the Nissan Murano and several other current Nissan models that earn good IIHS safety ratings are much less likely to result in catastrophic traffic injuries and fatalities. More than 14 years of crash data supports the IIHS testing methods and helps to affirm its ratings system is one that has true meaning and value for car owners as well as manufacturers.

How the Nissan Safety Shield 360 Helps

The Murano and several other Nissan models consistently score well on IIHS and other crash test ratings in part due to the great safety features that come standard with the Nissan Safety Shield 360. Nissan's proprietary vehicle safety package includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection so that you do not look one way while people are walking from the other and potentially hit someone with your Nissan.

Lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring help to stop you from cutting off other vehicles when changing lanes or accidentally drifting out of your travel lane. And rear cross-traffic alert helps to stop you from backing into another vehicle's path and causing a fender-bender. Nissan also equips the Murano and other models with cameras, radar and sonar technologies to enable the popular crossover SUV to look where you cannot and prevent accidents from happening.

How Hamilton Nissan Supports Safe Travels

Regular maintenance and repairs as needed help to ensure your Nissan Murano or other great model are in the safest possible operating condition. Our factory-trained and certified mechanics at Hamilton Nissan can keep your Murano in top driving shape with factory service and preventive maintenance.

Our Nissan parts counter has a full supply of factory OEM parts that Nissan uses to build the Murano and its other great SUVs, cars, pickups and vans. And our modern and well-equipped service bays enable us to make just about any vehicle run its very best and stay as safe as possible for further travels in all kinds of weather.


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