Nissan Rogue vs Nissan Murano
When you look for a new vehicle in the Lansdale, Philadelphia, and Doylestown areas, certain styles or features capture your attention more than others. If you want the drivability and comfort of a sedan but you also want the cargo area and utility of an SUV, then a crossover or midsize SUV is likely a good option. Which one do you choose, though?
Thankfully, Montgomeryville Nissan has you covered, as it features makes of every size with the drivability and features you desire. Two such options are the Nissan Rogue, a slightly more compact SUV and the Nissan Murano, which would fall into the midsize SUV category. Learn more about each of these fantastic choices in this Nissan Rogue vs. Murano comparison review.
Drivability and Safety
While similar in size, the Murano leans more toward the midsize category. But don’t be deceived—a slightly bigger body doesn’t mean it can’t carry its weight. The Murano offers front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and the single powertrain choice is a powerful 3.5L V6 that kicks out 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque with the Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission). The Rogue has a zippy 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that pumps out a healthy 170 horsepower and also utilizes the Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission). The Rogue also offers a hybrid version that dishes out a satisfying 176 horsepower. Both the Murano and Rogue have impressive fuel economy ratings, too:
- Nissan Murano: Up to an EPA-estimated 20 city/28 highway MPG*
- Nissan Rogue: Up to an EPA-estimated 31 city/34 highway MPG**
Safety is a priority for both the Rogue and Murano, as they earned a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), respectively. One reason is that both models offer standard driver-assistance safety features. You’ll be pleased to find out that this means the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS) and Automatic Emergency Braking are standard and advanced safety features, like Blind Spot Warning and Intelligent Lane Intervention are available for each. In addition, the Rogue offers ProPILOT Assist®.
Comfort and Technology
The Rogue and Murano have interiors that reflect Nissan’s quality and reliability. The Murano feels a bit more luxurious, while the Rogue has a simplified style. Both interiors are high quality, with the Murano having softer interior aesthetics. You can get eye-catching quilted leather seats in the Rogue’s upgraded interior package.
Technology is another asset that both the Rogue and Murano share. Each comes with a center-dash infotainment system, and the tech packages truly excel. Both include Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, and connectivity is fantastic, with USB ports and Bluetooth®.
The Rogue offers more cargo room despite its size, with 39.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and up to 70 cubic feet when the second row is folded. The Murano gives you 67 cubic feet of cargo room when the second row is folded and 32.1 cubic feet if the second row is upright. The slightly less cargo space of the Murano is a trade-off for a more spacious rear passenger seat. Conveniently, the Murano includes handles to help fold down the second row, and unique to the Rogue is an optional power lift gate.
Explore the Rogue and Murano at Montgomeryville Nissan
When you are confronted with two great choices, you really can’t go wrong. Thankfully, the Nissan Rogue and Nissan Murano are both great choices. If you are in the Philadelphia, Lansdale, or Doylestown areas and have any questions about the specs or features of either SUV, then talk to us at Montgomeryville Nissan. We can answer all your questions about the great Murano and redesigned Rogue. Please contact us today!
*2019 EPA Fuel Economy Estimate 20/28/23 City/Highway/Combined. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.
**2018 EPA fuel economy estimates shown. 2019 EPA estimates not available at time of printing. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.