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The 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

It’s just not the Land Rover that has got the cheeks to pull off an SUV that’s a convertible too. The automaker, Nissan with its 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet does just the same. Topless utility vehicles have a charm of their own. It’s like owning the best of both worlds in a single vehicle. Of course, this is an unconventional pairing but hey! Who doesn’t want to ride a convertible? A convertible SUV!

Nissan Murano has been a well known competitor in the midsized crossover niche and the Murano CrossCabriolet carries about the same size besides a little increment in its height. The standard all wheel drive, this topless crossover, is one fine ride and offers enough ruggedness to be driven in every sort of weather.

Under its hood, the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet features a 3.5 liter six-cylinder engine that readily produces 256 ponies and 248 pound feet of twist. Both the numbers travel a notch up as compared to the Murano with a fixed roof. Along with the all wheel drive, that is standard, as told, the Murano CrossCabriolet’s engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission. 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is capable of reaching 60 mph from rest in a sprint time of 8.2 seconds, which is quite comparable to the regular version of the vehicle. Offering 17 mpg city and 22 mpg highway, the 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet gives an EPA rating of 19 mpg combined.

On the inside, the Murano CrossCabriolet carries interiors, just as indulging as the regular Nissan Murano. There is a prominent use of chic and plush materials like leather and wood to add to the richness of the whole look. The vehicle, to anyone’s surprise, is also quite roomy. One can easily enjoy a laid back drive in this ragtop. Also, the user interface of Murano CrossCabriolet’s navigation system is amazingly simple to use, grabbing a positive mark for the vehicle.

The 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet drives quite finely. The engine is just right to provide the needed power for the vehicle and it becomes fun driving a Murano convertible. The CVT is a good choice for this vehicle, enabling smooth shifts as well as sparing you from the awful noises that are usually accompanied with a continuously variable transmission. Handling doesn’t impress as much when it comes to the 2014 Nissan Murano convertible. Also, while the convertible cruises comfortably, offering a relaxing ride, it does not give you the least bit of the pleasure of athletic turns and sporty driving. Foe the very reason that its roof is missing, the 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet has got a tad bit of rickety frame and henceforth, a shaky steering.

A utility vehicle that lets you take the roof off when you’re cruising on an expressway, on one fine sunny day, is somewhat of a treat and the 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is one such treating vehicle. Appropriate for easy leisurely cruising, the 2014 Murano Convertible looks simple and drives sensible, while offering all the space one could need from a vehicle this size.

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