earned 'Top Safety Pick Plus' status with a 'Superior' rating for front crash prevention for models equipped with optional Forward Emergency Braking.
Two years ago IIHS introduced more stringent criteria and requirements for the 'Top Safety Pick Plus' designation. The established 'Top Safety Pick' award recognizes passenger vehicles that excel in protecting passengers in moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests and also achieve a 'good' or 'acceptable' rating in the small overlap frontal test. For a 'Top Safety Pick Plus', the vehicle must meet 'Top Safety Pick' criteria, as well as earn an 'advanced' or 'superior' rating for front crash prevention.
"The designation of the IIHS 'Top Safety Pick Plus' for the all-new 2015 Murano is exactly what Nissan expected for a vehicle that has always set the trends in its segment," said Fred Diaz, Senior Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Parts & Service, U.S.A, Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA). "This Murano has once again raised the bar for Midsize Crossovers in terms of modern styling, levels of interior refinement, luxury and technology in its class. At Nissan, we are happy to add the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus rating to the list."
Standard safety and security features on all 2015 Murano trim levels include the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification sensors; front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags; roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection; driver supplemental knee air bag; 3-point front and rear seatbelts, front seat belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters and adjustable upper anchors; and LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren).
Every Murano also offers child safety rear door locks; Zone Body construction featuring front and rear crumple zones and occupant zone; Nissan Immobilizer system and anti-theft alarm system; and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with position monitoring and Nissan's innovative Easy Fill Tire Alert, which sounds the car horn to notify a person filling a tire with air when the recommended tire pressure has been reached. Also standard on Murano are a suite of confidence-inspiring dynamic technologies, including Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS).