2019 Nissan Murano

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2019 Nissan Murano 4-door SUV
2015 Nissan Murano shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Standard system
Superior

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2019-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Nissan Murano SV 4-door 4wd

The Nissan Murano was redesigned for the 2015 model year. Beginning with the 2019 model year, a knee airbag for the front passenger was added, and all of the following airbags were newly designed to improve occupant protection in both moderate overlap and small overlap frontal crashes: driver knee airbag, passenger frontal airbag, and both side curtain airbags.

Driver-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Nissan as part of frontal crash test verification. Because there were no structural changes, the structure rating of the current model is based on this test and and an earlier test of a 2015 model conducted by the Institute.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTN1911 CEN1515
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 8 13
Footrest (cm) 5 10
Left toepan (cm) 3 3
Brake pedal (cm) 2 6
Parking brake (cm) 6 11
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 4 6
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 1 1
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 3 7
Upper dash (cm) 5 7
Lower instrument panel (cm) 6 7

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTN1911
Head
HIC-15 89
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm) 24
Femur (kN)
Left 0.9
Right 0.4
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.74
Right 0.50
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.0
Right 0.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 42
Right 37

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Tested vehicle: 2019 Nissan Murano SV 4-door 4wd

The Nissan Murano was redesigned for the 2015 model year. Beginning with the 2019 model year, a knee airbag for the front passenger was added, and all of the following airbags were newly designed to improve occupant protection in both moderate overlap and small overlap frontal crashes: passenger frontal airbag, driver knee airbag, and both side curtain airbags.

Passenger-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Nissan as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but slid off the right side, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward structure. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects.
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP1923
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 8
Footrest (cm) 8
Right toepan (cm) 7
Center toepan (cm) 5
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 2
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 2
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Upper dash (cm) 6
Right lower dash (cm) 5

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP1923
Head
HIC-15 92
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 17
Maximum Nij 0.18
Chest maximum compression (mm) 16
Femur (kN)
Left 2.2
Right 0.9
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 3
Right 3
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.41
Right 0.45
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.6
Right 1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 29
Right 47

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP1923
Head
HIC-15 71
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm) 20
Femur (kN)
Left 0.6
Right 0.4
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.38
Right 0.28
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.4
Right 0.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 39
Right 31

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2019-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Nissan Murano SV 4-door 4wd

The Nissan Murano was redesigned for the 2015 model year. Beginning with the 2019 model year, a knee airbag for the front passenger was added, and all of the following airbags were newly designed to improve occupant protection in both moderate overlap and small overlap frontal crashes: driver knee airbag, passenger frontal airbag, and both side curtain airbags.

Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Nissan as part of frontal crash test verification. Because there were no structural changes, the structure rating of the current model is based on this test and and an earlier test of a 2015 model also conducted by Nissan.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1916 VTF1416
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 6 8
Left (cm) 13 11
Center (cm) 7 8
Right (cm) 5 7
Brake pedal (cm) 3 1
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1 2
Right (cm) 0 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -4 6
Rearward (cm) -2 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1916
Head
HIC-15 166
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 21
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.7
Femur force - right (kN) 1.2
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 3
Maximum tibia index - left 0.46
Maximum tibia index - right 0.47
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 49
Right 50

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2019-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Nissan Murano SL 4-door 4wd

The Nissan Murano was redesigned for the 2015 model year. Beginning with the 2019 model year, side torso airbags were added for outboard rear seat occupants, and both side curtain airbags and front-seat side torso airbags were newly designed to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes.

Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Nissan as part of side crash test verification. Because there were no structural changes, the structure rating of the current model is based on this test and and an earlier test of a 2015 model also conducted by Nissan.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1918 VTS1419
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -13.0 -10.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1918
Head HIC-15 225
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Compression (kN) 1.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 36
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 35
Average deflection (mm) 30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.30
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.56
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.2
Combined force (kN) 2.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 149
A-P moment (Nm) -36

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1918
Head HIC-15 140
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 7
Lateral force (kN) 0.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 14
Average deflection (mm) 12
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 1.76
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.05
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.1
Combined force (kN) 1.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.2
L-M moment (Nm) 93
A-P moment (Nm) 18

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2015-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Nissan Murano SV 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,904 lbs
Peak force 17,718 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.54

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Power cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 18
Distance below top of head (mm) 20
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.5
Head contact time (ms) 63
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 337

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Standard Forward Emergency Braking

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2018-20 models

Superior
Superior
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle nearly avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 11 mph.

How front crash prevention is evaluated