2020 Nissan Rogue vs Nissan Murano

2020 Nissan Rogue

The highly diverse and intriguing Nissan lineup is filled with standout SUVs. Mobile, Prichard, and Saraland drivers can explore two great options as we compare the 2020 Nissan Rogue vs. Murano here at Nissan of Mobile.

These are two family-friendly cars, and they’re certainly appealing to the eye. However, which one is the right fit for your lifestyle? Our team has created this vehicle comparison to give you a better idea of what to expect from these Nissan stalwarts prior to your first test drive.

2020 Rogue vs Murano Performance Specs

2020 Nissan Rogue

Between the Nissan Rogue and the Nissan Murano, you’ll first notice some obvious differences in the below table. The Nissan Murano is powered by a V6 engine, while the Rogue comes with a fuel-efficient 4-cylinder. Both deliver a smooth, comfortable ride.





Fuel Economy

Nissan Rogue

2.5L 4-cylinder


175 lb-ft

EPA-estimated 33 highway/26 city MPG1

Nissan Murano

3.5L V6


240 lb-ft

EPA-estimated 28 highway/20 city MPG2

Rogue vs Murano Towing Capability

2020 Nissan Murano Brilliant Silver Metallic

With those considerable differences in power, it makes sense that these SUVs have different towing capacities, as well. The Murano, being the bigger vehicle, can easily haul as much as 1,500 pounds of cargo. The Rogue tows up to 1,102 pounds.

If you’re the type of driver looking to regularly haul a small trailer or some added gear, the Murano may be the more suitable choice.

Rogue vs Murano Interior Dimensions

Space matters as you search for that next car. You want to have room to stretch out, but also space for those important items.

The Nissan Rogue is slightly more compact. It offers 105.8 cubic feet in the cabin for passengers, while the Murano has 108.1 cubic feet of passenger space.

Nissan Rogue Interior

Of course, the Rogue then offers more cargo room behind the second row. It has 39.3 cubic feet of space in the back for cargo, while the Murano has 32.1 cubic feet.

Technology Features

We all love having forward-thinking technology at our fingertips. These days, vehicles have become smarter and can now house some of that technology. Both the Murano and Rogue offer touchscreen media suites. The Murano screen measures in at eight inches, while the 7-inch screen in the Rogue still offers drivers everything they need.

Nissan Murano Interior

The Murano goes on to add in a standard feature that’s also available in the Rogue as an upgrade: navigation. When you need a boost when it comes to a sense of direction, this navigation functionality is here to help.

You’ll also find some outstanding entertainment features in these vehicles. Both cars offer Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, making it easy to connect your phone to the touchscreen. Once you’ve done so, you’ll have easy access to saved playlists, text messages, and so much more.

Want to learn more? Check out our Nissan Rogue reviews and our Nissan Murano reviews!

Rogue vs Murano: Choosing Your Next Nissan SUV

Regardless of the Nissan SUV you choose for your travels, you’ll be behind the wheel of a car that’s fun to drive. The Rogue delivers efficient driving and is outfitted with a number of driver-focused comforts.

The Murano features a more powerful engine and a bit of extra space–perhaps a better fit for a larger Mobile family.

While both the Murano and Rogue can be a great fit for your Prichard lifestyle, you’ll need to take a test drive to discover which SUV is the best fit. Schedule a test drive around Saraland with the Nissan of Mobile team today!


1 2020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 26 City MPG / 33 Highway MPG / 29 Combined MPG for Rogue® FWD. 25 City MPG / 32 Highway MPG / 27 Combined MPG for Rogue AWD. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

2 2020 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.