Kia Carens to Nissan Murano

Kia Carens to Nissan Murano

We dropped back the Kia Carens and its very noisy engine yesterday and picked up a Murano SUV. I know the Murano has been out for a couple of years, but I’ve previously only had a brief drive and haven’t had the chance to do a full review. First impressions are that it’s like driving a throne. There’s a commanding view of all that’s on the road, and your buttocks are immersed in comfort. It must be designed for the larger family – everything is wide, there’s a huge amount of room in any seat in the car, and if you’re in the passenger seat the dashboard is so expansive you actually cannot reach it all unless you lean forwards out of your seat. There are only two parts to the Murano that I don’t like: reversing is a nightmare because of the body shape and how Nissan deals with the C-pillar, and the screen in the dash is uber-tacky. Even Ford’s Windows 95-looking effort is better.

We dropped back the Kia Carens and its very noisy engine yesterday and picked up a Murano SUV. I know the Murano has been out for a couple of years, but I’ve previously only had a brief drive and haven’t had the chance to do a full review. First impressions are that it’s like driving a throne. There’s a commanding view of all that’s on the road, and your buttocks are immersed in comfort. It must be designed for the larger family – everything is wide, there’s a huge amount of room in any seat in the car, and if you’re in the passenger seat the dashboard is so expansive you actually cannot reach it all unless you lean forwards out of your seat. There are only two parts to the Murano that I don’t like: reversing is a nightmare because of the body shape and how Nissan deals with the C-pillar, and the screen in the dash is uber-tacky. Even Ford’s Windows 95-looking effort is better.

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