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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Surprisingly, the Murano doesn’t have reach adjustment on the steering, instead it tilts which means getting comfortable can be tricky for taller drivers. That said, the driving position is good and it doesn’t feel like a 4×4, helped by the sporty-looking steering wheel and orange-backed dials with their chunky metal surround. It’s not the most exciting of interior designs, but it is very user-friendly with all the controls clearly laid out and easy to work.

The standard sat nav screen doubles as the rearward facing camera for reversing, but the controls for the sat nav itself are angled horizontally, so it can be awkward to operate.

Two can be comfortably seated in the back of the Murano where head and legroom are excellent, plus the seats are comfortable enough for longer trips and can be reclined. Three can fit in the back for shorter trips, but shoulder room is a squeeze. Wind and road noise are well suppressed though, making the cabin impressively serene on long journeys. The only intrusion is engine roar under heavy acceleration.

The front passenger has a wide and supportive seat with plenty of adjustment and excellent head and legroom while climate control and leather upholstery are standard on all models.