2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet delivers reduced $44,540 sticker
The $44,540 MSRP for the 2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet might sound like a lot of money for a fun toy like this, but in actuality it's a price savings over the $46,390 model produced by Nissan in 2011.
Nissan brags in literature that its 2012 Murano CrossCabriolet, first introduced last spring, is "the world’s first all-wheel drive crossover convertible." Nissan touts "its extraordinarily engineered fully automatic cloth convertible top," which "folds to about the size of a 2-seat roadster top."
The 2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet seats four and offers lots of elbow room and cargo space "with the top up or down," Nissan promises. The advanced Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System on the car is now available as a standalone option. Last year that was standard. Pearl White is a new exterior color.
Along with the special top, the Murano CrossCabriolet exterior includes standard High Intensity Discharge xenon headlights, front fog lights, LED taillights and heated outside mirrors. The CrossCabriolet also offers a high ground clearance, as all Muranos do.
The interior is luxurious. It begins with the foundation of the top-of-the-line Murano LE AWD and ups the ante with more standard features and convenience. Premium materials include standard leather-appointed seats, unique wood-tone trim tuned to match each of three available interior colors (Black, Cashmere and Camel) and available premium double-stitched pattern leather-appointed seating.
The Murano CrossCabriolet is powered by a standard 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC V6 engine that generates 265 horsepower and 248 foot pounds of torque. The engine is mated to an Xtronic CVT with Adaptive Shift Control for a smoother and sportier ride. All 2012 Murano CrossCabriolets are all-wheel drive models.
The Murano CrossCabriolet’s lightweight 4-wheel independent suspension has MacPherson struts in front, a multi-link rear design and stabilizer bars. Every CrossCabriolet comes with 20-inch split 5-spoke titanium finish aluminum-alloy wheels with P235 / 55R20 Toyo Proxes A20 all-season tires.
Standard safety features of the 2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet include a Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with dual front air bags, front seat side-impact supplemental air bags, door-mounted curtain air bags and front seat Active Head Restraints.
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