The all-new Murano was honored during the New England Motor Press Association's Automotive Excellence Awards at their annual meeting at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus. The MIT conference encompassed many regional and global automotive speakers there to trade information about the latest trends in automotive technology from bolts to infotainment.
Several vehicles were selected for awards in various categories and chosen as the best fit for the Northeastern United States. Those that "offer a combination of winter-specific features and options plus the dynamic qualities that make for safe, enjoyable and competent all-weather driving" make the cut and the best of those are chosen for the awards.
The 2015 Nissan Murano was chosen for its stellar performance in all of those categories. "The Nissan Murano has over a decade's worth of history as a favorite affordable crossover," said NEMPA President Craig Fitzgerald. "With the 2015 redesign, and the greatly improved Xtronic transmission with D-Step Shift Logic, it beat out some seriously tough competitors."
The 2015 Murano is not new to award winning, of course. It was chosen as the Best 2-row SUV for families by US News, won a Popular Science award, took Kiplinger's Best New Midsize SUV award, and was named to Wards 10 Best Interiors list. Among others.