2021 Nissan Rogue Red

The highly diverse and intriguing Nissan lineup is filled with standout SUVs. Mobile, Prichard, and Saraland, AL, drivers can explore two great options as we compare the 2021 Nissan Rogue vs. Murano here at Nissan of Mobile.

These are two family-friendly cars, and they’re both 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.


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.

Engine Horsepower Torque Fuel Economy
Nissan Rogue 2.5L


181 HP 181 lb-ft EPA-estimated 27 city/

35 hwy MPG*

Nissan Murano 3.5L V6 260 HP 240 lb-ft EPA-estimated 20 city/

28 hwy MPG**


With those considerable differences in power, it makes sense that these SUVs have different towing capacities as well. However, these vehicles buck that trend since they both can tow up to 1,500 pounds when properly equipped.*** For more information, be sure to consult your owner’s manual.


2021 Nissan Rogue Interior 2021 Nissan Murano Interior

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

The Nissan Rogue is slightly more compact. It offers 105.4 cubic feet in the cabin for passengers, while the Murano has 108.1 cubic feet of passenger space.

Of course, the Rogue then offers more cargo room behind the second row. It has 36.5 cubic feet of space in the back for cargo, while the Murano has 32.1 cubic feet.


2021 Nissan Rogue InteriorWe 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 the Rogue offer touchscreen media suites. The Murano and the Rogue both come with an 8-inch touch-screen.

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 touch-screen. Once you’ve done so, you’ll have easy access to saved playlists, text messages, and so much more.

iPhone users will also have the luxury of Siri® Eyes Free, which uses the vehicle’s voice recognition system to allow you to access components of your phone with just the sound of your voice. With this feature, you’ll never need to take your hands off the wheel or your eyes off the road.

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


Regardless of which 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, which may be a better fit for a larger Mobile family.

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

* 2021 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.
** 2021 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.
*** Towing capability varies by trim level and configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for additional information.

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