2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet: First Look

2011 Murano CCT

  • Competes with: Ford Mustang convertible, Volvo C70 
  • Looks like: A high-riding convertible 
  • Drivetrain: 265-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine, all-wheel drive, continuously variable automatic transmission 
  • Hits dealerships: Early 2011 

Perhaps no car has been so oddly conceived as the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet since the Pontiac Aztek debuted. While the Aztek was aimed at a very specific niche of buyers, the CrossCabriolet looks to capture a larger audience searching for an almost practical luxury-priced convertible.

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If that’s you, the Murano CrossCabriolet is quite remarkable. It promises more room than a traditional convertible, so rear passengers can actually enjoy the open-air ride. If the elements don't allow it, the soft-top also features an added piece of glass for an open-air look.

The Murano CrossCabriolet also promises a lot of amenities for the driver, as there is just one fully loaded trim level available starting at $46,390, not including an $800 destination charge. That means a navigation system and Bose stereo, heated leather seats, dual-zone climate control and 20-inch wheels are standard equipment.

Performance should also be beyond acceptable, as the same 265-horsepower V-6 we love in the Murano SUV powers the CrossCabriolet, too. Even more amazing is that the aerodynamic drag is just a smidge worse with the soft-top up compared with the hardtop crossover.

Overall, it’s just a remarkably odd, yet alluring vehicle — one that when you look at it, would be the perfect transport for a picnic in the country ... in any season.

2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

Comments 

Jason

With the top up, it looks like a turtle.

Ugly car is all its variations and design years.

tutu

Who are the target buyers?
Well, if it is Infiniti, some rich dumb girls might buy it, but those who wants to spend $50k never heard of a Murano, or Nissan.

marty

I own a 2011 Crosscabriolet Black/black love this convertible. Drives like a dream and can afford the price as it is worth every penny. It means a lot when Nissan gives me something I've been looking for ever since I was unable to get into a ZX (of which I have owned several)because of age. My grand kids love it too. Very well built auto

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