The Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is an all-wheel-drive (AWD) midsize convertible crossover SUV-the first of its kind-with a long list of sport and luxury features. It has gained notice for its controversial design and raised suspension. It's a 2-door, 4-seat convertible with ample trunk space and leg room for a convertible, according to Nissan. This variation of the basic Nissan Murano is all new for the 2011 model year.
The 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is available in a single trim. Standard equipment includes 20-inch alloy wheels, tufted leather upholstery, heated front seats, a full menu of power accessories (including a power switch for the passenger seat, for improved access to the rear), automatic dual-zone climate control, cruise control, automatic xenon headlights, fog lights, keyless entry and ignition, voice-activated navigation system, 7-speaker Bose sound system, and a power folding fabric top that features a glass skylight window. The Murano CrossCabriolet is offered in a variety of colors not previously seen in the automotive world, including Sunset Bronze, Glacier Pearl, and Caribbean (a sort of sea-green). Options are limited to special colors for the top and upgraded leather upholstery. The CrossCabriolet provides 42.5 inches of leg room in front, and 32.7 inches in back, according to the maker. The trunk offers 12.3 cubic feet of cargo space.
The standard power plant in the 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is a 265-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine, which works with AWD and a continuously variable transmission. According to the EPA, this combination delivers 17 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. Premium fuel is required, per the manufacturer.
Standard safety features on the 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet include anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, pop-up roll bars, rearview camera, front side air bags, and side curtain air bags.
Starting MSRP for the 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is $46,390.