2021 Nissan Murano upgrades to Prime Security Choose+
To earn the automotive business’s highest security honor, a car should earn “Good” marks on all six crash checks and earn not less than “Superior” rankings on checks for computerized emergency braking. The 2021 Nissan Murano earned “Superior” rankings in avoiding collisions with each autos and pedestrians at 12 mph and in stopping earlier than influence with autos and grownup pedestrians in 25-mph checks. In 4 out of the 5 pedestrian checks at 25 mph, the Murano averted each adult- and child-size dummies, however in one of many checks that simulates a toddler rising from between two parked vehicles, the Murano slowed down considerably.
The Murano averted hitting a dummy in checks at 25 and 37 mph that simulate an grownup strolling on the facet of the street in the identical course because the car. The emphasis on avoiding collisions with pedestrians has change into extra essential as pedestrian fatalities spike regardless of fewer miles pushed in the course of the pandemic, in accordance with preliminary information that corroborates a development from pre-pandemic instances. Pedestrian deaths reached a 30-year excessive in 2019.
Extra security enhancements to the five-seat crossover SUV embody commonplace LED reflector headlights that earned a prime “Good” score, thereby finishing the sweep of necessities to earn a TSP+ award.
The Murano joins 55 different 2021 fashions to earn the excellence, which is a brand new excessive. Final 12 months, 42 fashions earned a TSP+.
The 2021 Murano joins the 2021 Altima and 2021 Maxima sedans, and the 2021 Nissan Rogue compact crossover within the TSP+ echelon. Almost each mannequin from Volvo, Mazda, and Subaru earned the excellence.
The SUV additionally earned a prime five-star security score from the NHTSA.