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Vehicle Comparisons:
Nissan Rogue vs Nissan Murano

When it comes to top-notch comfort, space, and connectivity, Nissan SUVs are some of the best out there. The 2020 Nissan Rogue and the 2020 Nissan Murano are two models you probably have at the top of your list. They’re perfect for driving around Cranston, Pawtucket, and East Providence, RI, and provide consumers with high-quality features and innovative technology.

While driving either SUV is a great decision, you should compare some of their key features, so you’ll know which SUV is the better fit for your lifestyle. Our team at Stateline Nissan created this Nissan Rogue vs. Nissan Murano comparison, so you can see how they match up.

Rogue vs Murano: Interior Space and Comfort

Nissan Rogue Nissan Murano
Headroom (front/rear) 41.6 inches/

38.5 inches

39.9 inches/

39.8 inches



43 inches/

37.9 inches

40.5 inches/

38.7 inches

Passenger Volume 105.8 cubic feet 108.1 cubic feet
Maximum Cargo Volume 70 cubic feet 67 cubic feet


Both the new Rogue and the new Murano have seating for up to five passengers. If you’re looking for more interior room up front, you’ll want to choose the Rogue. It has 43 inches of legroom compared to just 40.5 inches in the Murano.

The Nissan Murano, however, has the upper hand when it comes to overall space. It boasts 108.1 cubic feet, while the Rogue is maxed out at 105.8 cubic feet.

Both SUVs bring plenty of amenities to the table, so you’ll be able to relax in either model. They offer leather-trimmed seats and Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control. Plus, they both offer heated front seats to keep you cozy on a cold morning.

Whether you’re planning a road trip or taking the kids to band practice, there’s plenty of cargo room in either model. Plus, their available Motion Activated Liftgate will make it easier to load up when your hands are full, but you’ll only get the Divide-N-Hide® Cargo System with the Rogue. Its three storage configurations will help you organize your cargo.

Nissan Technology

One of the best reasons to drive a Nissan SUV like the new Rogue or the Murano is that you’ll have access to class-leading technology features. The tech in these SUVs is convenient, fun, and will make it easy to connect with loved ones and your favorite smartphone features.

The infotainment systems of both SUVs are anchored by a NissanConnect® touch-screen display. From there, you’ll have access to your favorite apps and music with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. They also come with the Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System that will let you make calls and send texts while keeping your hands on the wheel.

Both the 2020 Nissan Rogue and the Murano also come with SiriusXM® Radio. It will give you a wide array of radio stations, so you can listen to music, talk shows, and even sports broadcasts. Plus, when your favorite song comes on, you’ll have the concert-like listening quality of an available Bose® Premium Audio System.

Finally, there’s the Nissan Door to Door Navigation system. Whether you’re in the Murano or the Rogue, this available system will help you find the best route to your destination. It also includes Premium Traffic, so you’ll be able to find your way around congestion.

2020 Nissan Rogue vs 2020 Nissan Murano: Safety

The Nissan Rogue and the Murano offer the advanced safety features of Safety Shield® 360. Some of the technologies you’ll get with this system include:

In addition to these confidence-inspiring features, you’ll also get the support of Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. They’ll look out for vehicles in those hard-to-see places, so you can change lanes and back out of tight spaces safely.

You can also upgrade your peace of mind with Intelligent Forward Collision Warning that’s available on both the new Rogue and the new Murano. It can monitor up to two cars in front of you and will warn you when it detects a slowdown.

The Intelligent Around View® Monitor is also available in both models. It will give you more parking prowess by giving you a bird’s-eye view of the SUV, so you can easily navigate into tight spaces. When coupled with the available Rear Automatic Braking, the SUV of your choice will stop if you get too close to an obstacle.

Rogue vs Murano: Engine Specs and Performance

The 2020 Nissan Murano and the Nissan Rogue offer plenty of capability, but the 3.5L V6 engine of the Murano gives it an advantage in the power department. It generates 260 horsepower. Meanwhile, the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine of the Rogue tops out at just 170 horsepower.

Both engines are partnered with an Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) that helps provide a smooth ride with virtually gearless shifting. It will also give your fuel economy a boost.

If you want greater fuel efficiency, then the Rogue is the better option. It boasts an EPA-estimated 26 city/33 highway MPG.1 The Murano, on the other hand, only manages an EPA-estimated 20 city/28 highway MPG.2 The Rogue also comes with Eco Mode that optimizes performance, so you can enjoy maximized fuel economy.

When it comes to tackling slick, snow-covered streets, both SUVs offer Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. When this available system detects wheel slip, it reroutes power to the wheels with the most grip. That way, you can maintain optimal traction. It will also use all four wheels to get you up to speed and then cruise efficiently with two wheels.

Test Drive the 2020 Nissan Rogue and the 2020 Nissan Murano

After examining both Nissan SUVs, it’s clear to see they both bring plenty of comfort, connectivity, and convenience to the table. That means, the one you choose will come down to exactly what you’re looking for. Do you need more power? Go with the new Murano. If you need more efficiency, choose the Nissan Rogue.

If you’d like to get better acquainted with both models, visit us here at Stateline Nissan. Take your favorite to the streets of East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to see if it’s right for you. Schedule a test drive 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.

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