I’m a convertible kind of gal. I must get it honest, because even my great-grandmother drove a convertible. I was excited to be invited to the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet social media tour before it’s official release to consumers.
What interested me in this particular vehicle is that it’s the worlds first AWD convertible. This means more rear seat space, more trunk room, and a higher carriage. When my kids were old enough (out of car and booster seats, able to behave inside a vehicle) I traded in my SUV and bought myself a red VW new beetle convertible.
The kids and I have taken this fun vehicle many road trips, and we love how people wave and smile as we pass by. The gas mileage is great and it has been reliable beyond belief. My only issue has been the back seat. My son is almost 15 years old, and he’s getting really tall. The back seat just isn’t comfortable for him anymore.
The introduction of the 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet intrigued me. I traveled to Dallas, Texas to overnight at Hotel ZaZa where the group of social media personalities would converge for product information and test drives.
I love this vehicle. It is made and marketed for my demographic. I can see where not everyone (guys) will embrace this vehicle. Plus, it’s a bit on the high end ($46,000 plus) when it comes to sticker price. However. HOWEVER. This car is sexy, fun, savvy, and yes, even practical for a mom like me. The back seat is comfortable, even for adults. The trunk is roomy, and it drives like a dream.
If you’re a mom with teens, or even kids that have left the nest, and you’re in the market for a new vehicle at this price point, then you should at least visit a Nissan dealer near you when this vehicle is available for test drives. And if you need to sell your man on this vehicle, just let him know that the trunk can fit two full sets of golf clubs.
Nissan provided transport to the event, meals onsite, and lodging. I was not required to write about the event, I just really like this car.