Nissan Rogue vs Nissan Murano

Nissan Rogue vs Murano

SUV shoppers in Richardson, Garland, Addison, and Plano have not one but two great vehicles to choose from when deciding which SUV to get next. Both the 2019 Nissan Rogue and the 2019 Nissan Murano offer an impressive mix of performance, interior space, and technology. How will you be able to choose?

That’s what we at Courtesy Nissan hope to help you do with this detailed comparison. Below, you’ll see how the Rogue and the Murano stack up against each other in a variety of ways, so you can zero-in on the one that makes the most sense for your needs.

Let’s get started by getting under the front hood and seeing what makes these models move!

Nissan Rogue vs Nissan Murano: Performance

The 2019 Nissan Rogue and the 2019 Nissan Murano have a few things in common under the front hood. Both models sport a standard front-wheel drivetrain that can be switched out for an available Intelligent All-Wheel Drivetrain.

This drivetrain provides enhanced handling and control in all kinds of driving conditions. When it detects a shift in the road conditions, this drivetrain will automatically switch from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive to give you the best grip possible.

Both models also come standardly equipped with Nissan’s signature Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission). However, even with these two core pieces of equipment in common, the Rogue and the Murano have fairly different capabilities.

The Rogue’s 2.5L 4-cylinder engine provides an efficient EPA-estimated 33 highway / 26 city MPG.1 On top of all this efficiency, this model also pumps out a peppy 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.

The Murano, on the other hand, sports a 3.5L V6 engine that prioritizes power. This engine manufactures a whopping 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque which gives it a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds. On top of this power and capability, the Murano also achieves an EPA-estimated 20 city / 28 highway MPG.2

Nissan Rogue vs Nissan Murano: Interior Space

As SUVs, the 2019 Nissan Rouge and the 2019 Nissan Murano are designed to hold a lot of passengers and even more cargo. Both models offer five spacious seats with the following interior dimensions:


Nissan Rogue

Nissan Murano

Front / Rear Headroom

41.6 inches / 38.5 inches

39.9 inches / 39.8 inches

Front / Rear Hip Room

54.0 inches / 52.1 inches

55.4 inches / 55.2 inches

Front / Rear Legroom

43.0 inches / 37.9 inches

40.5 inches / 38.7 inches

Front / Rear Shoulder Room

56.6 inches / 55.9 inches

59.5 inches / 58.8 inches

Nissan Rogue

However, like their powertrains, the interiors of the Rogue and the Murano have different strong suits. The Rogue offers up 106 cubic feet of total passenger volume and an incredible 39.3 cubic feet of cargo space for you to utilize even with all five seats upright and in use. The Murano, on the other hand, offers a bit less cargo space when all the seats are up.

However, both models offer about the same amount of cargo space with the seats down; the Rogue sports 70 cubic feet and the Murano sports 67 cubic feet. Take advantage of the 60/40-split folding seats in either vehicle to personalize your Nissan’s interior and maximize your cargo capabilities.

Nissan Rogue vs Nissan Murano: Safety Features

Safety is a top priority no matter where you’re heading. That’s why the 2019 Nissan Rogue and the 2019 Nissan Murano are both equipped with a variety of safety features. Standardly, both come built with a Nissan Advanced Air Bag System and Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control.

As Nissan vehicles, the Rogue and the Murano can both be equipped with Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ which is a suite of advanced safety features that will transform the way you drive. Both models sport these advanced features:

Driver Assistance

Driver Awareness

Automatic Emergency Braking

Intelligent Cruise Control

Intelligent Lane Intervention

Rear Automatic Braking

High Beam Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Pedestrian Detection

These advanced active safety features are designed to act like a co-pilot to help you prevent collisions with audible and visual warnings. However, some of these features take matters into their own hands, like Automatic Emergency Braking and Intelligent Lane Intervention, to prevent collisions with automatic steering and stopping responses.

Both models also sport a standard rear-view camera that can be upgraded to an available Intelligent Around View® Monitor. You’ll have a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of your vehicle’s surroundings so that you can see and prevent potential collisions before they happen.

Nissan Rogue vs Nissan Murano: Advanced Technology

Nissan Rogue

Inside both the Rogue and Murano, you’ll find a wide variety of advanced entertainment and convenience features, many of which they have in common including:

  • Touchscreen infotainment systems with Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™
  • Hands-free calling and texting with Bluetooth® text messaging assistant
  • Available navigation with SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link®
  • Remote engine start system with Intelligent Climate Control

The latter feature lets you start the vehicle remotely and get the vehicle warmed up or cooled down depending on the weather. You can set your temperature preferences ahead of time, too, so that all you have to do before you leave is press the remote start button.

Both models also offer an available Bose® Premium Audio System with strategically placed speakers and dual subwoofers. In the Murano, you’ll get 11 speakers while the Rogue gets nine, but that’s mostly because of the slight size difference between these two SUVs.

Nissan Rogue vs Nissan Murano: The Verdict

As you can see, no matter which one you decide to go with, both the 2019 Nissan Rogue and the 2019 Nissan Murano deliver when it comes to an exciting and enjoyable experience behind the wheel. The only way to know for sure which one is the right one for you is to take a test drive.

Shoppers in the areas of Richardson, Garland, Addison, and Plano can schedule a test drive in either the 2019 Nissan Rogue or the 2019 Nissan Murano (or both) by giving us a call at Courtesy Nissan today!


1 2019 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates for Rogue®: 26 City MPG / 33 Highway MPG / 29 Combined MPG for 2019 Rogue FWD (S, SV, and SL trims); 25 City MPG / 32 Highway MPG / 27 Combined MPG for 2019 Rogue AWD (S, SV, and SL trims); 33 City MPG / 35 Highway MPG / 34 Combined MPG for 2019 Rogue Hybrid FWD (SV Hybrid and SL Hybrid trims); 31 City MPG / 34 Highway MPG / 33 Combined MPG for 2019 Rogue Hybrid AWD (SV Hybrid and SL Hybrid trims). Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions—use for comparison only.

2 2019 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates: 20 city / 28 highway / 23 combined. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions—use for comparison only.