The Nissan Murano is a mid-size crossover SUV first sold by Nissan in December 2002 as a 2003 model. Nissan introduced the Murano as its first crossover SUV for the United States and Canada. The SUV is named after Murano, Italy.
A convertible version called CrossCabriolet was added for the 2011 model year, premiering at the 2010 Los Angeles International Auto Show. However, due to slow sales and lack of promotion, Nissan announced on April 15, 2014, that it will end production on the CrossCabriolet and there are no plans to replace it with another vehicle.
The Murano was nominated for the North American Truck of the Year award for 2003. It was also named the best premium mid-size SUV by AutoPacific. For 2010, tthe Murano received the highest ratings in the front-, side-, and rear-impact evaluations performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.