Nissan has announced pricing for the 2012 Murano, and with the addition of a new Platinum Edition, also comes a price bump. The 2012 Murano is priced $800 more than last year's model, but the open-top version drops down $1,840.
The base Murano S with front-wheel drive is priced from $30,100, an $800 increase over the 2011 model. With all-wheel drive, the prices climbs to $31,700. The base Murano S now gets a 7-inch monochrome screen as standard, and the new Platinum package upgrades to 20-inch alloy wheels, navigation system, and the option of Black Sapphire paint. Complete pricing on all eight trim levels are as follows:
Murano S FWD $30,100
Murano SV FWD $33,670
Murano SL FWD $37,210
Murano LE FWD $39,110
Murano S AWD $31,700
Murano SV AWD $35,270
Murano SL AWD $38,810
Murano LE AWD $40,710
All prices include an $810 destination fee.
Those that found last year's Murano CrossCabriolet to be overpriced may be relieved to find out this year's model got a little price cut. The convertible CUV is based on the top-of-the-line Murano LE, and the 265-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 is standard, as is all-wheel drive. Navigation is now available as a standalone option. Only one trim level is available in the drop-top, and it starts at $45,350, compared to the 2011 model's sticker price of $47,190.