Imagine a Nissan crossover model that is dependable, efficient, and decked out in the latest infotainment features. Chances are you're thinking of either the 2021 Nissan Rogue or 2021 Nissan Murano.

Both vehicles have proven to be a great addition to families all across Columbus, Grove City, and Lincoln Village, OH.

If you're debating between these two models, allow us at Georgesville Nissan to help you out. Continue reading below for a brief comparison and find out how you can reserve a test drive.

Nissan Rogue vs Murano: Road Capabilities

First, let's do a side-by-side comparison of their engine options:


2021 Nissan Rogue

2021 Nissan Murano

Engine Type

2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder

3.5L DOHC V6





181 lb-ft

240 lb-ft

EPA-Estimated MPG


27 city/35 highway MPG1

20 city/28 highway MPG2


Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission)

Xtronic CVT®

Power-hungry drivers may consider the Nissan Murano engine. It provides a significant amount of horsepower and torque to bring you to the next level. That power comes in handy when towing and hauling heavy equipment. When properly equipped, this model can tow up to 1,500 pounds.3

However, the Nissan Rogue still manages to keep up with its competitor with its shared Xtronic CVT®, which happens to deliver a more impressive fuel economy. This means less fill-ups for those who find themselves commuting in and out of their neighboring cities.

Plus, if performance is what you crave, both models have the option of either front-wheel drive (FWD) or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD).

This drivetrain delivers your engine's power to all four wheels to help maintain control during rough road conditions. Regardless of what kind of power you prefer, both models make sure you always receive an effortlessly smooth ride.

Nissan Rogue vs Murano: Large-and-in-Charge Interior

These models are able to seat up to five passengers at a time. Let's compare their dimensions:


2021 Nissan Rogue

2021 Nissan Murano

Overall Length

183 in.

192.8 in.

Overall Width

72.4 in.

75.4 in.

Headroom w/ Moonroof (front/rear)

39.2 in./37.8 in.

38.1 in./37.8 in.

Legroom (front/rear)

43.3 in./38.5 in.

40.5 in./38.7 in.

As stated in the chart above, the Murano has overall longer and wider dimensions than the Rogue. This promotes the model's SUV feel. Drivers can make their presence known on the road ahead. Plus, the added inches in length can provide better protection in frontal collisions.

However, the Rogue-having a technically smaller build-provides nearly the same measurements in headroom and even fits in nearly three more inches of front legroom. The smaller build of the Rogue can also be convenient while parallel parking or getting around narrow streets.

Both models do their best to accommodate their passengers. Some standard and available interior comforts include:

  • Heated seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 60/40-split folding rear seats
  • 4-way power front-passenger's seat

Nissan Rogue vs Murano: Fixed Entertainment

There are dozens of similarities between the two models in terms of standard and available infotainment features. Here are some, for example:

  • Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ integration
  • Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
  • Bose Premium Audio System
  • Nissan Door to Door Navigation with Premium Traffic

Still, the models seem to differ as more features are added. The Murano offers Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant and Siri® Eyes Free, while the Rogue includes an available Head-Up Display and a wireless charger.

2021 Nissan Rogue vs 2021 Murano: Conclusion

We hope that by reading through this comparison you've already decided which Nissan model works best for you.

It's clear that either the 2021 Nissan Rogue or 2021 Nissan Murano is a sleek-styled crossover SUV that can keep up with your on-the-go routine.

To learn more, stop by our Georgesville Nissan showroom near Columbus, Grove City, and Lincoln Village, Ohio. We'll set you up with a test drive with the model of your choice!

1. 2021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 27 City/35 Highway/30 Combined MPG for Rogue S FWD; 26 City/33 Highway/29 Combined MPG for Rogue S AWD; 26 City/34 Highway/29 Combined MPG for Rogue SV, SL, and Platinum FWD; 25 City/32 Highway/28 Combined MPG for Rogue SV, SL, and Platinum AWD. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

2. 2021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 20 City/28 Highway/23 Combined MPG for Murano. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

3. Maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. Towing capability varies by trim level and configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner's Manual for additional information.

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