2016 Nissan Murano vs 2016 Nissan Rogue

Crossover to Nissan’s side of things and meet two siblings that are often times confused by SUV-shoppers, the 2016 Murano and Rogue. It’s difficult to keep track of who’s who and what each crossover is capable of, but our goal here is to help straighten things out...and keep them from crossing over.

The 2016 Nissan Murano is the larger vehicle of the two, coming in approximately 3-inches wider and nearly a foot longer. It also is a few inches taller with a little more ground clearance, but despite being bigger size-wise, the Murano does not offer a third row of seating unlike the Nissan Rogue. Depending on the trim level selected, the Nissan Rogue provides an optional third row, boosting its ability to accommodate up to seven passengers.

Total cargo space in the 2016 Nissan Murano totals 67.0 cu.ft. while towing capacity maxes out at 1,500 lbs. The Murano places an emphasis on creating a cabin that feels more like relaxing in your living room. The moonroof extends above the heads of rear seat passengers with a USB Connection Port with smartphone interface directly within reach. Heated rear seats are also an option for front and rear seat passengers.

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2016 Nissan Murano vs 2016 Nissan Rogue
Midsize Class Size Compact
21 city/ 28 hwy mpg Fuel Economy 26 city/ 33 hwy mpg
260 HP Horsepower 170 HP
Yes 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Yes

2016 Nissan Murano and Rogue Glendale Heights IL

If seating up to seven passengers is a necessity, then the 2016 Nissan Rogue wins by default. It also does create slightly more interior cargo space, providing a maximum of 70. cu.ft. of storage, but its maximum towing is 500 lbs shy of the 2016 Murano. One of the key differences between the two crossovers is the engines they house. The Murano’s is quite a bit more powerful, which aids in its increased towing ability, while the Rogue swaps out more power for a better fuel economy.

Overall, the interior of the 2016 Murano is more upscale, and really stakes a case for empty nesters and families who prefer something a little more sophisticated and lavish in design while remaining within a reasonable price range. This isn’t to say that the Rogue by any means is cheap or an uncomfortable ride. It too comes equipped with large selection of creature comforts.

Both crossovers are available with NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps, as well as the Advanced Drive-Assist Display, and all of the advanced safety systems that make them both Top Safety Pick+ vehicles according to the IIHS. Drivers interested in learning more about: Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Forward Emergency Braking, Moving Object Detection, or any other highlights within the 2016 Nissan Murano and 2016 Nissan Rogue are encouraged to come by Glendale Nissan to find out more or take these crossovers for a test drive in the near future.

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