Used 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

Pros & Cons

  • All-wheel drive enhances year-round capability
  • relatively roomy rear seat
  • responsive powertrain
  • user-friendly controls.
  • Long doors are tricky to open in tight parking spaces
  • not as pleasant to drive as a convertible as it is as an SUV.
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Edmunds' Expert Review

It's a strange concept and the styling is certainly unusual, but the 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is an interesting alternative to traditional convertibles.

Vehicle overview

On TV you'll often see infomercials for oddball products you never knew existed or knew you even wanted. The 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet would likely qualify as just such a thing. In fact, it's easy to come up with the ad dialogue: "Look at this, Dan. It's an SUV and a convertible!" Unquestionably, the Murano CrossCabriolet is an unexpected pairing of attributes, but for a niche audience of consumers, it could hold some appeal.

Since it's related to the automaker's popular midsize Murano crossover SUV, the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet has that SUV's increased ride height plus all-wheel drive as standard. With these attributes in place, this is one convertible that can be driven year-round, even in northern latitudes where other ragtops spend the winter hibernating.

Nissan made a few modifications to support its transition to al fresco motoring on the CrossCabriolet. In addition to the obvious ones such as the loss of two doors, the addition of a power-folding soft top and a two-person, rather than a three-person, rear seat, the Murano CrossCabriolet has a number of hidden chassis reinforcements to compensate for the rigidity lost when Nissan lopped off the metal roof.

Like the regular Murano, the CrossCabriolet has an upscale cabin done up in rich-looking materials, including supple leather upholstery and handsome wood trim. It also comes standard with a nice collection of standard features, including xenon headlights, leather upholstery, keyless ignition and dual-zone automatic climate control.

Counterbalancing these strengths are a few weaknesses. Opening the CrossCabriolet's two long doors can be an issue in tight parking spaces. And compared with most other convertibles, not to mention the regular Murano SUV, the CrossCabriolet feels rather ungainly: It's a comfortable cruiser, but it's not the least bit sporty. Also, the CrossCab's sticker price is still relatively steep, even though Nissan has lowered the MSRP by a few grand this year.

In this price range, there are other convertibles to consider (the Audi A5 and Chrysler 200 come to mind) and plenty of other SUVs. There's also the Jeep Wrangler, which is also a convertible SUV but vastly different in its mission and appeal. In the end, there's really nothing quite like the 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet, though you'll need a pretty specific set of tastes to appreciate this convertible-crossover-SUV mash-up.

Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet models

The 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is a midsize crossover convertible with seating for four passengers. It's offered in a single very well-equipped trim level with a list of standard features including 20-inch alloy wheels; xenon headlights;  foglights; heated outside mirrors; a power-operated folding soft top; dual-zone automatic climate control; leather upholstery; a power driver seat with memory settings; heated front seats; keyless ignition/entry; cruise control; an auto-dimming rearview mirror; Bluetooth phone connectivity; a rearview camera; and a seven-speaker Bose audio system with CD player, satellite radio and USB/iPod interface.

The options list is short; it includes upgraded leather upholstery and a Navigation package that offers a voice-operated navigation system with real-time traffic and Bluetooth streaming audio.

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2014 Highlights

The 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet gets two new exterior colors, redesigned wheels and a lower sticker price.

Performance & mpg

The Murano CrossCabriolet is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 265 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque, both of which are up a tick from the version in the regular Murano. The engine comes paired to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and standard all-wheel drive.

In Edmunds performance testing, the CrossCabriolet went from zero to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds -- just 0.3 second slower than the regular Murano. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 19 mpg combined (17 mpg city/22 mpg highway). Unlike the regular Murano, which takes regular gas, the CrossCabriolet prefers premium fuel.

Safety

The 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet comes standard with antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front seat side-impact airbags, door-mounted side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. Rollbars behind the rear seats that automatically deploy in the event of a rollover accident are also standard.

In Edmunds brake testing, the CrossCabriolet came to a stop from 60 mph in 124 feet, an average distance for an SUV-sized vehicle.

Driving

The 3.5-liter V6 engine in the 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet provides both energetic performance and a refined feel. The transmission does a good job of keeping the powerful V6 in its sweet spot while sparing the CrossCabriolet's occupants from the droning noises often associated with CVT-equipped vehicles.

Top-down driving in the Murano CrossCabriolet is relatively hairdo-friendly, as there's surprisingly little wind buffeting for front passengers. Nissan's drop-top crossover SUV rides comfortably, too. Handling is less impressive, as the CrossCab's combination of increased weight and reduced structural rigidity makes it less athletic around turns than the regular Murano, as well as most other convertibles. You'll also notice occasional vibration through the steering wheel and the windshield header/frame, as there was only so much the automaker's engineers could do to stiffen the Murano's body after removing its fixed roof. If you're simply looking for a roomy convertible for leisurely boulevard cruising, though, the 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet should fill the bill just fine.

Interior

The Murano CrossCabriolet's passenger cabin is surprisingly roomy by convertible standards. Front seats are comfortable and supportive, with a good amount of headroom and legroom. Even the two rear seats are fine for adults. Getting back there is pretty easy (as long as the windows are lowered), though the doors are absolutely enormous, which makes tight parking lots a bit tricky. The doors also open and close with a tinny, hollow thwack -- a consequence of the CrossCabriolet's lack of a fixed roof.

Build quality and materials are on par with many entry-level luxury cars, and the Murano CrossCab's long list of standard features only adds to the high-end feel. We also like the navigation system's easy-to-use touchscreen interface. The power-operated soft top takes a while to open or close, but it does a good job of keeping wind and road noise at bay.

The CrossCabriolet trades away a good bit of its practicality for the joys of al fresco motoring. With the top up, the trunk offers a passable 12.3 cubic feet of cargo space. That's not bad for a convertible, but it's considerably less capacity than a typical midsize crossover SUV offers.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet.

Average user rating: 4.7 stars
9 total reviews
5 star reviews: 67%
4 star reviews: 33%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • driving experience
  • appearance
  • comfort
  • interior
  • doors
  • maintenance & parts
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • climate control

Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, Awesome Car
mistakall,
2dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
I purchased my vehicle about 4 days ago and I am loving every minute of it. It defenitly turns heads and I get compliments galore. I luv riding with my top down enjoying the breeze and openess getting plenty of Florida sunshine on me. I got all the bells and whistles so far my favorite is the bluetooth audio streaming now I can listen to all my favorite songs....lol...I got a great deal on my vehicle through my insurance company I saved over $10,000.00 no kidding so this was a steal for me. I wanted to purchase this on my 50th bday but couldn't afford it but now i'm the happiest i've ever been in a vehicle.
4/5 stars, Owned 2 Cross Cabs---I'm 6'7" and am comfortable!!
Larry Yeisley,
2dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
Not for everyone. Fun to drive-- a tall man's sports car. Fun to drive, gets plenty of great, positive comments. Best vehicle I have owned. Definitely not a good vehicle for a young family with small children.
3.5/5 stars, Not made for cold weather states
met0430,
2dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
I live in Philadelphis PA and have issues with the windows not working properly in the colder weather. The windows freeze and do not drop when opening and closing the doors. Therefore I need to start my car for at least 20 minutes in order to close my doors correctly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and unfortunately I was told there was noting they could do. In conversation I had brought up an auto start, the associate agreed but the dealer does not install auto start and of course would be an expense I would be responsible for. So needless to say I am not happy with my purchase in regards to this issue.
4/5 stars, It ain’t no sports car
Steve stoner,
2dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
And that is ok because I was not expecting it to be. I wanted a rag top that sat up high and let me feel safer in traffic. It is really is comfortable to ride in and drive but it is not great on the acceleration end and a bit soft on the front end. Great car to round around the city and freeway but not great in the mountains and tight turning highways. Has been what I was expecting.


Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$41,995
MPG & Fuel
17 City / 22 Hwy / 19 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.7 gal. capacity
Seating
4 seats
Drivetrain
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: Continuously variable-speed automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 265 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 248 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 190.1 in. / Height: 66.2 in. / Width: 74.5 in.
Curb Weight: 4435 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 12.3 cu.ft.

FAQ

Is the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2014 Murano CrossCabriolet both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Murano CrossCabriolet gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Murano CrossCabriolet has 12.3 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet. Learn more

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To determine whether the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Murano CrossCabriolet. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Murano CrossCabriolet's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2014 Murano CrossCabriolet is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet?

The least-expensive 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is the 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet 2dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $41,995.

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What are the different models of Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet?

If you're interested in the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet, the next question is, which Murano CrossCabriolet model is right for you? Murano CrossCabriolet variants include 2dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT). For a full list of Murano CrossCabriolet models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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Used 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet Overview

The Used 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is offered in the following submodels: Murano CrossCabriolet SUV. Available styles include 2dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT).

What do people think of the 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2014 Murano CrossCabriolet 4.7 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2014 Murano CrossCabriolet.

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Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

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What's a good price for a New 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet?

2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet 2dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

The 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet 2dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $42,880. The average price paid for a new 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet 2dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT) is trending $26,638 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet 2dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT) is 62.1% below the MSRP.

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