Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet - mistaken individuality
What happens, when somebody tries to create something individual and unique? Sometimes, the result is a true masterpiece or a complete failure. It is up to customers to decide, which one is 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet.
The original idea of Nissan is to create a crossover and it worked with Murano, but what the heck happened with CrossCabriolet? The engineers obviously thought that, it is a great innovation to chop the roof off of a crossover. Just "brilliant"!
However, Murano CrossCabriolet is a unique vehicle and it has not analogue on the market, but God, it is so ugly. I can't even think for something worse, may be a Fiat Multipla or Ford Scorpio II Turnier, but they are both eclipsed by Murano CrossCabriolet. The rear line of the vehicle is completely lost, because you can't just remove the roof of any car and to save it original proportions. Of course, there are no rear doors, but who needs them? The front didn't suffer, but honestly, it wasn't that good at first place. And then comes the rear of CrossCabriolet - stop lights from 370Z, lowered rear end and unshaped boot lid.
The engine 3.5 liter 24-valve DOHC V6 with 265HP and 335Nm (248 lb-ft) has the tough task to move over two tons to and fro. There are no data for the fuel consumption, but you can't expect it to be low with such mass, AWD and big petrol engine.
And here comes the price of Murano CrossCabriolet - $46 390 for the base version. If you thought that the car was unpleasant before, now you will be assured of that.
At least, there is something good, innovative and well-shaped in the vehicle - four cupholders.