2005 Nissan Murano
Those who prefer the style and size of sport utility vehicles will be glad to know that there are two SUVs on our list, starting with the 2005 Nissan Murano. Thanks to 109.9 cubic feet of passenger room, driver and passengers alike will be able to spread out a bit. Kick the back-seat occupants out, fold down the split rear seat, and create up to 81.6 cubic feet of room for whatever you want to toss in.
This midsize SUV comes with either front- or all-wheel drive. Prices for the front-wheel drive, 3,835-lb. 2005 Nissan Murano S start at $27,150 (plus a $580 destination charge), and run up to $31,200 for the all-wheel-drive SE model. Standard safety features include a front passenger airbag cutoff sensor, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, front active head restraints, and a rollover sensor. Also standard are antilock brakes with electronic brake assistance and electronic brake force distribution. Optional is a stability and traction control package.
In NHTSA testing, the 2005 Nissan Murano received four stars for the driver and front passenger in a frontal crash, five stars for the front and rear occupants in a side crash, and four stars for its rollover rating. In IIHS testing, the 2005 Nissan Murano received a Best Pick ranking for its offset frontal crash test performance.