Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Nissan has spent plenty making the cabin of the Murano feel like a premium car. Soft leather trim is standard, the seats are electrically adjustable and the dashboard now looks like it belongs in a more expensive car. There are more soft-touch materials than in the original Murano and both the dashboard centre plus the instruments have a more upmarket appearance than before.

Quality is excellent too, so it’s disappointing that the steering column only tilts – it doesn’t adjust for reach.

Five adults can travel in comfort in the Murano, with enough headroom and legroom to relax. The rear seats have a reclining function should passengers need to stretch out while the cabin cocoons occupants from the outside world, with little noise intrusion from the engine or wind. Tyre noise is a little more noticeable at higher speeds or on rougher roads, but overall the Nissan makes a fine long distance cruiser.