2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet - Road Test Specs

2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet SUV

(3.5L V6 AWD CVT Automatic)


Model year2011
ModelMurano CrossCabriolet
Style2dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
Base MSRP$46,390
Options on test vehicleCamel Interior ($500); Floor Mats ($185)
As-tested MSRP$47,885


Drive typeAll-wheel Drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated V6, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,498/213
Block/head materialAluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder
Compression ratio (x:1)10.3
Redline (rpm)6,600
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)265 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)248 @ 4,400
Fuel typePremium unleaded (recommended)
Transmission typePulley-regulated continuously variable transmission with console shifter
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)2.371-0.439; R=1.766; Final=5.173


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs
Suspension, rearIndependent, multilink, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeHydraulic-assist speed-proportional rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)18.5
Tire brandToyo
Tire modelProxes A20
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size, frontP235/55R20 104T M+S
Tire size, rearP235/55R20 104T M+S
Wheel size20-by-7.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front12.6-inch ventilated with two-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear12.1-inch ventilated with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.5
0-45 mph (sec.)5.6
0-60 mph (sec.)8.2
0-75 mph (sec.)11.8
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.1 @ 88.9
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)124
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)59.9
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.73
Sound level @ idle (dB)43.7
@ Full throttle (dB)74.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)68.3 (70.7 with roof open)

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsDoesn't approve of pedal overlap and the benefit from getting the little it allows becomes a wash by the quarter-mile. Engine rpm is nearly at redline by 60 mph (or so) at WOT. Max acceleration is not what the Nissan VQ V6 with CVT does best. Everyday driving is seamlessly quiet and responsive (yes, responsive).
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsPretty noticeable dive, but not enough to allow the rear to rotate/wiggle at all. There's some excessive pedal travel at 10-0 mph that doesn't inspire confidence. Good fade resistance.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsSkid pad: Plenty of lean and tire howling with electronic stability control off (actually it is not and a safety net remains), so throttle begins to trail off as understeer increases. Steering weight doesn't change much at this speed but does give a sense of what grip is left. ESC on takes throttle and dabs brakes. Slalom: With nondefeat ESC, the slalom is a frustrating guessing game each run. Hard to predict what's going to work and what won't. In general, however, the steering is friction-free, precise and linear. Chassis feels more capable than ESC allows.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)58.7
Relative humidity (%)36.4
Wind (mph, direction)3.75 head wind

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 city/23 highway/20 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)17.4
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)21.7

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,438
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,420
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)57.6/42.4
Length (in.)190.1
Width (in.)74.5
Height (in.)66.2
Wheelbase (in.)111.2
Track, front (in.)63.3
Track, rear (in.)63.4
Turning circle (ft.)38.1
Legroom, front (in.)42.5
Legroom, rear (in.)32.7
Headroom, front (in.)40.2
Headroom, rear (in.)38.7
Shoulder room, front (in.)56.6
Shoulder room, rear (in.)51.7
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)12.3


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front with head protection chambers
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Rollover protectionConvertible occupant rollover protection
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested
IIHS offsetNot tested

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