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2021 Nissan Rogue Vs. Murano Comparison


If you've narrowed down your new car search to a new Nissan SUV for sale and you know it's between the 2021 Nissan Rogue vs. Murano, then this SUV review and comparison is for you. We're going to compare the Nissan Rogue and Murano by looking at engine performance, towing capability, mpg ratings, cargo room, and more.

Since a 2021 Nissan Rogue vs. Murano comparison is on your mind, we also recommend our Pathfinder vs. Murano comparison to help you find the right SUV for you.

Rogue vs. Murano Dimensions

The new Nissan Rogue for sale offers up to 39.3 cubic feet of storage with the rear seat up and 70 cubic feet with the rear seat down. When it comes to loading your gear in and out, the new Rogue for sale offers a motion-activated liftgate that can open with a mere swipe of your foot beneath the bumper.

When you choose something from our new Nissan Murano inventory, you'll have a slightly smaller cargo area than the Rogue offers. The 2021 Murano provides up to 32.1 cubic feet of cargo, with the rear seats up and a max of 67 cubic feet. Along with its elegant cabin, the Murano lineup also offers the convenience of a motion-activated liftgate and ample amenities to help you enjoy a cozy ride.

Rogue vs. Murano 2021 Performance Comparison

Between the 2021 Nissan Rogue vs. Murano, both of these new five-seater SUVs for sale offer plenty of cabin comforts and reasons to take one home.

So, how do you decide between the 2021 Nissan Rogue vs. Murano? For some of you, it might come down to performance, so let's take a look and the engine, towing, and horsepower each vehicle offers.

The 2021 Murano is equipped with a powerful 3.5L DOHC 24-Valve V-6 engine that delivers 260 horsepower and can tow up to 1,500 lbs.1 This engine also delivers an EPA-estimated 21/28 mpg2 (city/highway).

The 2021 Rogue is equipped with a smaller 2.5L DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder engine that delivers a sporty 181 horsepower and can tow up to 1,102 lbs.1 While both the horsepower and towing capabilities are less than that of what the new Murano can do, the Rogue delivers substantially better fuel economy with an EPA-estimated 27/35 mpg.2

If you want towing and horsepower, then the Nissan Rogue vs. Murano 2021 choice is the new Murano. If you value fuel economy over power, then it's the Rogue for your garage.

  2021 ROGUE 2021 MURANO
MSRP Starting from $25,750
Starting from $32,610
ENGINE 2.5L DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder 3.5L DOHC 24-Valve V6 Engine
HORSEPOWER
181 HP 260 HP
MPG CITY/HIGHWAY 27/35 21/28
MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY Up to 1,102 lbs. Up to 1,500 lbs.
CARGO (REAR SEAT UP) 39.3 cu. ft. 32.1 cu. ft.
CARGO (REAR SEAT DOWN) 70.0 cu. ft. 67.0 cu. ft.
SEATING 5 5

2021 Rogue vs. Murano Lease Offers

Once you decide between the 2021 Nissan Rogue vs. Murano, you'll want to meet with our finance team to discuss your lease and finance options. You'll be glad to know that we offer finance specials and lease deals on both of these new Nissan SUVs for sale.

To get a sense of what your monthly car payments could be, we suggest playing around with the payment calculator here on our website. You'll find it under the finance tab, and you can see how putting down more at signing lowers your monthly car payments.

Do you plan to trade in your car at signing? We hope so because we want your car. We're here to pay cash for your used car or help you used the value of your trade-in to lower the price of your new 2021 Nissan Rogue vs. Murano.

Rogue Trim Models and Features

To help you choose between the 2021 Nissan Rogue vs. Murano and find a model that meets your needs, let's look at some of the trim options and feature highlights.

The new Rogue is available in four trim levels. The new Rogue S comes standard with paddle shifters, high beam assist, and intelligent auto headlights. Step up to the Rogue SV and enjoy LED taillights, an eight-way power driver's seat, and Android Auto™.

The 2021 Rogue SL boasts the Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition, NissanConnect® 8" touchscreen display, and remote-folding rear seats. The flagship Rogue Platinum comes with a digital dashboard with fully digital gauges and upgrades the NissanConnect® system to a 9" touch-screen display.

Murano Trim Models and Features

The 2021 Murano comes with the same four trim level designations. Beginning with the Murano S, drivers are treated to a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, cruise control, and automatic rear braking. The Murano SV adds systems such as a front/rear sonar system, intelligent cruise control, and a 10-way power driver's seat.

Upgrade to the Murano SV when you want the ride and style of 20" x 7.5" machine-finish aluminum-alloy wheels. The Murano Platinum adds the luxury of semi-aniline leather-appointed seats with diamond-quilted inserts and steering-wheel position memory.

Frequently Asked Questions

Rogue vs. Murano, which is bigger?

If you're trying to decide how to pick between the new Nissan Rogue vs. Nissan Murano, it might simply come down to which is bigger. Both vehicles seat up to five people and offer plenty of cargo room. The Rogue is considered a compact SUV while the Murano is a midsize SUV, which means the Murano is bigger than the Rogue.

Is the Nissan Murano a luxury car?

The new Nissan Murano is a new crossover for sale that offers plenty of interior comforts and amenities that create an elegant place to enjoy a drive. The new Murano lineup offers trim options that allow you and your passenger to delight in available semi-aniline leather appointments, dark wood-tone accents, and premium materials that add a finishing touch. Enjoy this luxurious new SUV at our dealership.

Does the Nissan Rogue or Murano have more towing capacity?

When it comes to the 2021 Nissan Rogue vs. Murano regarding the most towing, the new Murano can haul up to 1,500 lbs1. The Rogue offers slightly less towing capability at 1,102 lbs.1 If you're shopping for a new Nissan SUV with over 5,000 lbs of available towing, we invite you to explore the new Nissan Pathfinder and Nissan Armada models.


1Towing capacity varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for additional information. Always secure cargo.

22021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 20 city mpg / 28 highway mpg / 23 combined mpg for Murano®. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

32021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 27 city mpg / 35 highway mpg / 30 combined mpg for Rogue® S FWD; 26 city mpg / 33 highway mpg / 29 combined mpg for Rogue S AWD; 26 city mpg / 34 highway mpg / 29 combined mpg for Rogue SV, SL, and Platinum FWD; 25 city mpg / 32 highway mpg / 28 combined mpg for Rogue SV, SL, and Platinum AWD. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

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