2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet Trims

Original MSRP: $44,540
For those who want to breeze down the highway in a distinctive and sizable convertible, top down and music blasting, Nissan’s 2012 Murano CrossCabriolet might be the perfect choice. Bas... Read More

For those who want to breeze down the highway in a distinctive and sizable convertible, top down and music blasting, Nissan’s 2012 Murano CrossCabriolet might be the perfect choice. Based on the Japanese automaker’s midsize Murano crossover, the 4-passenger CrossCabriolet, offered in this single Base trim, loses the hard top, as well as any sort of useable cargo space, and replaces these with a power-opening soft-top roof, standard all-wheel drive (AWD) and a funky profile that might be a bit hard to justify for the middling-size family on a budget.

In any case, stowage of the drop-top leaves only 12.3 cubic feet of cargo space in this quasi-crossover, but appearance amenities include 20-inch alloy wheels and heated power-adjustable mirrors. Leather upholstery, meantime, is complemented by a height-adjustable power driver’s seat with memory settings, as well as a leather and simulated alloy heated power telescoping and tilting steering wheel mounting audio and cruise controls, not to mention leather, simulated wood and chrome cabin trim accents. Of course, remote power door locks and power windows with remote operation also come standard.

A universal remote garage door opener, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and a rear-view camera are among further untraditional standard convenience offerings aboard this quirky convertible, while dual-zone auto climate control keeps everyone cool and comfy when unleavened sun becomes too much.

All of this posh is enhanced by a Bose premium audio system boasting a single-CD player, 8 speakers, satellite radio, an audio/visual display and a USB port. Finally, Bluetooth hands-free communications will keep all and sundry in close touch without distracting eyes from the road.

The hard-drive-based navigation system that used to be standard in last year's introductory edition of the Murano CrossCabriolet Base is now an option, as are carpeted floor mats in front and rear, splash guards and a couple of upgraded leather upholstery choices.

Powering this distinctive drop-top is a variable-valve-timed (VVT) 3.5-liter V6 engine that remains under the management of a silky continuously variable-speed transmission (CVT). Look for 265 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque from this well-wrought powertrain, with mileage estimated at 17 mpg city/22 highway (premium gas recommended). Finally, the intuitive AWD system allows front-wheel-drive (FWD) cruising under normal circumstances, while standing ready to automatically divert torque to all 4 wheels when surfaces become snow-laden or the terrain becomes muddy.

Standard safety equipment of note aboard the 2012 Murano CrossCabriolet Base includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, and front head restraint whiplash protection. Dusk-sensing xenon high-intensity-discharge (HID) headlights remain a standard safety item, as do front fog/driving lights, while a remote antitheft alarm adds its bit for security.

Powertrain: 3.5L 265 hp V6 Engine, AWD, Continuously Variable Transmission, MPG: 20
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input: iPod, jack · Hard Drive: 9.3GB · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand: Bose · Radio: AM/FM · Radio Data System · Satellite Radio: XM · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · Subwoofer: 1 · Total Number of Speakers: 7
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.6 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.1 · Rear brake width: 0.6 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Center console trim: leather and wood · Door trim: leather and wood · Heated steering wheel · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with armrest and storage, dual level · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Glove compartment: lockable · Multi-function remote: hands-free multi-function remote with keyless ignition · Power outlet(s): two 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Rear view camera · Rear view monitor · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: phone, audio and cruise controls · Storage: front seatback, door pockets - front · Universal garage door opener: Homelink
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated: multi-level heating · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 5.17 · Limited slip differential: front and rear
Engine Alternator: 130 amps · Push-button Start · Spark Plugs: iridium tipped
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: chrome · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: stainless-steel · Mirror color: body-color · Window trim: black
Headrests Fixed rear headrests · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Fuel economy display: MPG and range · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: maintenance reminder
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: Xenon, Auto on/off · Tail and brake lights: LED, LED rear center brakelight
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Memorized Settings Includes driver seat · Includes exterior mirrors · Includes steering wheel · Number of drivers: 2
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated, power · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Heated: multi-level heating · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Rear heat: vents · Type: bucket
Roof Convertible rear window: glass · Convertible roof: soft top
Safety Active head restraints: dual front · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crumple zones: front and rear · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Rollover Protection System · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Kit
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 18.5 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.1
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 25 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Shock Type: twin-tube gas shock absorbers · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 20 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Hands-free communication system · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Tow hooks: front
Wheels Rim type: alloy · Wheel spokes: 5
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · Lockout button · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows: with safety reverse · Privacy glass: rear window · Rear defogger
NAV [U01] Navigation PKG $1,850
CAM [X01] Camel Interior $500
CAS [X02] Cashmere Interior $500
FLO [L92] Front/Rear Carpeted Floor Mats $190
SGD Splash Guards $135
SG2 [B92] Splash Guards $135
G-1 Black, Leather Seat Trim $0
Z-1 Camel, Upgraded Leather Seat Trim $0
P-1 Cashmere, Upgraded Leather Seat Trim $0