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2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

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$15,647 — $22,807 USED
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Sport Utility
4 Seats
19 MPG
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(3.4) 5 reviews

The Good

  • Large-crossover concept
  • Interior quality

The Bad

  • High price
  • Tall sides

What to Know

about the 2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet
  • Convertible four-seat crossover
  • Based on Murano crossover
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Powered soft-top
  • 20-inch wheels

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Vehicle Overview

The Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is a first: a convertible crossover that has four seats, including a roomy backseat. Though it's based on the midsize Murano, the CrossCabriolet's starting price of roughly $47,000 exceeds that of any Murano hardtop. The CrossCabriolet has no direct competitors, though some might argue it's in the same family as the Jeep Wrangler — a four-wheel-drive truck with a removable soft-top.

New for 2012
The navigation system is now offered as a standalone option, but otherwise there are no significant changes for 2012.

Exterior
The CrossCabriolet has the same overall length and width as the Murano, and although it's almost an inch lower at the roofline, it can't help but look like the largest convertible you've ever seen. The door count is reduced to two, and the B-pillars are gone. The powered soft-top has a skylight above the backseat, letting light in even when the top's up. Exterior features include:

  • Top in tan or black
  • Standard 20-inch wheels with all-season tires
  • Standard xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Standard front fog lights
  • Standard LED taillights
  • Standard heated side mirrors


Interior
The CrossCabriolet is based on the Murano's highest trim level, the LE, so it has leather seats with front seat heaters and eight-way power adjustment for the driver. Rocker switches atop the front-seat backrests move them forward to ease backseat entry.

Although the CrossCabriolet is ...

Vehicle Overview

The Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is a first: a convertible crossover that has four seats, including a roomy backseat. Though it's based on the midsize Murano, the CrossCabriolet's starting price of roughly $47,000 exceeds that of any Murano hardtop. The CrossCabriolet has no direct competitors, though some might argue it's in the same family as the Jeep Wrangler — a four-wheel-drive truck with a removable soft-top.

New for 2012
The navigation system is now offered as a standalone option, but otherwise there are no significant changes for 2012.

Exterior
The CrossCabriolet has the same overall length and width as the Murano, and although it's almost an inch lower at the roofline, it can't help but look like the largest convertible you've ever seen. The door count is reduced to two, and the B-pillars are gone. The powered soft-top has a skylight above the backseat, letting light in even when the top's up. Exterior features include:

  • Top in tan or black
  • Standard 20-inch wheels with all-season tires
  • Standard xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Standard front fog lights
  • Standard LED taillights
  • Standard heated side mirrors


Interior
The CrossCabriolet is based on the Murano's highest trim level, the LE, so it has leather seats with front seat heaters and eight-way power adjustment for the driver. Rocker switches atop the front-seat backrests move them forward to ease backseat entry.

Although the CrossCabriolet is based on a crossover, its trunk is relatively small. It measures 12.3 cubic feet, which is comparable to a subcompact or compact sedan. When the top is down, the trunk volume drops to 7.6 cubic feet. Interior features include:

  • Standard keyless access and ignition
  • Standard heated steering wheel
  • Standard dual-zone climate control
  • Available navigation system, backup camera and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Available Bose stereo with a 9.3-gigabyte hard drive, iPod interface and satellite radio


Under the Hood
Mechanical features include:

  • Standard 265-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Premium gas recommended


Safety

Safety features include:

  • Standard side-impact airbags are incorporated into the front seats for torso protection
  • Standard side curtain airbags deploy from the doors to provide head protection, though not for the rear seats
  • Standard four-wheel antilock disc brakes
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • For rollover protection, active roll bars remain out of sight behind the backseat and deploy only if the car tips

 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

3.4
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Exterior Styling
(4.0)
Performance
(3.4)
Interior Design
(3.6)
Comfort
(3.8)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(3.6)
(5.0)

I love this car

by Tinat from The Villages, FL on July 12, 2018

This is probably the most fun car I have driven. I love having the convertible top option with the height of an SUV, and also appreciate the fact that the air conditioner works extremely well for ... Read full review

(2.0)

Cross Crosscabriolet owner

by Cross Crosscabriolet owner from Western, CO on November 13, 2012

I owned this car for 7 months before trading it in, taking a HUGE loss. It was all I could take. The quality was so poor! The front seat belt system is a nightmare, having to reach to the back seat to ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Nissan

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    6 years/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    84 months/100,000 miles from original new-car in-service date

  • Powertrain

    84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)

  • Dealer Certification Required

    167-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Murano CrossCabriolet received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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