2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet delivers reduced $44,540 sticker

The 2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet crossover vehicle has been shipped to dealer showrooms nationwide. The high-end 2012 Nissan Murano CC comes with a $44,540 sticker and the eight other versions of the Murano to choose from on the showroom floor range from $29,290 for the front-wheel drive S model to $39,900 for the all-wheel drive LE edition.
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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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Image source: Nissan


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Thus the price of the 2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet has been reduced by 4 percent? It's good to see that despite the price drop the car has maintained the high level of content and performance.
True, the WSJ also reports that Nissan has dropped the price of the 2012 Murano CrossCabriolet by by $1,850 to 44,540 U.S. dollars. The upgrades of this car related to packaging, options, colors and a lower price tag.
I bought a 2011 CrossCabrio last weekend. I had no idea the 2012s were coming out so soon. Wonder if I coulda gotten a better deal THIS week. It is what it is. But I've gotta say I love the car. Black with the double stitched leather in camel is plush and rugged. I also added a thin tan pinstripe frm front. Qtr panel to top of rear taillight. Adds some body contour to break up all that mass of what can easily look like shapeless sheetmetal. Also added window tinting and clear door edge guards. I loved the 328 BMW convertible I traded in but it had gotten unreliable and costly to fix. Besides last winter I had to be pushed through an intersection due to a few inches of snow. Until I saw the Murano CC there was nothing that even interested me Im looking forward to year-round top-down fun.