2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet Overview
Nissan has been pushing the design envelope over the past few years and its latest creation is no exception. The Japanese carmaker out looked at its four-door midsize crossover and said, “We think that this thing needs to be turned into a convertible” and then they had the audacity to go out and do it. And the 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet was born.
Even the Cube and Juke pale in comparison to the newest car in Nissan’s stable and it is like no other car on the market. To make the Murano CrossCabriolet work, Nissan had to make a few modifications to the standard Murano. The wheelbase and dimensions remain roughly the same, but the rear doors are now gone and the front doors have been stretched out by nearly eight inches to allow for better access to the second row.
Under the hood, the 2011 Murano CrossCabriolet features the same 265-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 as the hardtop which is mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Four-wheel drive comes standard and the Murano CrossCabriolet gets EPA estimated fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.
The inside of the Murano CrossCabriolet is luxurious and as comfortable as you’d expect a grand tourer to be. Instead of seating five, the back seats have been reworked and made to fit two passengers more comfortably so total capacity is reduced to four passengers. The Murano CrossCabriolet is based on the highest Murano trim and only comes in one guise – fully loaded. Inside you’ll find features like leather upholstery, heated front seats and steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, iPod interface, and dual-zone climate control. Technology like Bluetooth® connectivity, navigation system, Bose stereo with 9.3-gigabyte hard drive, and a backup camera all come standard as well.
Six airbags come standard on the 2011 Murano CrossCabriolet, as do four-wheel antilock disc brakes and an electronic stability system. There are also active roll bars behind the backseat that raise in the event of a rollover accident to protect the occupants .
Truly unique, the all-new 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet combines elements that seem opposite into a cohesive grand touring car that provides luxury and a smooth ride.