When looking for a safe and stylish family ride to bring around Marion, Herrin, and Carbondale, IL, you may have had your eyes on a Nissan SUV. If so, you have an important decision to make: Murano or Rogue?

To help you decide between the 2021 Nissan Murano and Nissan Rogue, the team at Watermark Nissan of Marion is putting these vehicles head-to-head. Come see what makes each one so unique.

Refined Driving

Whoever said your family SUV couldn't add some thrill to your daily drives never encountered the 2021 Nissan Murano or Nissan Rogue. These SUVs are armed with well-crafted engines to smooth out your ride as you run errands and take your kids to soccer practice.

The Rogue delights with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers 181 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. If you want to take it up a notch though, select the Murano with a 3.5-liter V6 engine generating 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque.

Despite this power difference, the Rogue keeps you on the road longer with an EPA-estimated 27 city an 35 highway MPG.¹ The Murano, on the other hand, is still quite efficient for an SUV, with an EPA-estimated 20 city and 28 highway MPG.²


Ample Space for Your Family


In addition to looking at engine performance, you also need to select an SUV with enough space for you and your little ones. Both the 2021 Nissan Murano and Nissan Rogue have seating for five, but one SUV is slightly larger in terms of driver space:


Nissan Murano

Nissan Rogue

Front Headroom

39.9 inches

41.1 inches

Rear Headroom

39.8 inches

39.2 inches

Front Legroom

40.5 inches

43.3 inches

Rear Legroom

38.7 inches

38.5 inches

In addition to more driver head- and legroom, the Rogue has more cargo room to offer with its maximum 74.1 cubic feet. There's still ample room for your groceries and weekend bags in the Murano though, with a maximum 67 cubic feet of cargo room.

Built to Keep Your Little Ones Protected

The most important factor to consider when choosing a family-friendly SUV is safety. Both the 2021 Nissan Murano and Rogue are designed to keep your clan out of harm's way with the following standard technologies:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Rear Automatic Braking
  • Bling Spot Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Intelligent Driver Alertness

Clearly, both of these SUVs can keep you protected, but the Rogue goes the extra mile with available ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link. This system maintains a set following speed and distance between your car and the vehicle ahead, stopping and slowing as traffic calls for.

It also works to keep you centered in your lane and even slows your vehicle as curves or your road exist approaches, for a completely simplified highway drive.


Murano vs Rogue: Which Nissan Family SUV Will You Choose?

You have a big decision to make, and the team at Watermark Nissan of Marion can help you. Stop on by our showroom to meet with a member of our team today. We'll happily answer any questions you may have about these SUVs and take you for a test drive of either one.

When choosing between the 2021 Nissan Murano and Nissan Rogue, there is really no wrong answer. The right choice all depends on your specific Marion, Herrin, and Carbondale, Illinois, lifestyle.

If you want more interior space and better efficiency, get behind the wheel of the Rogue. If a thrilling powertrain appeals to you, come see what the Murano has to offer.

We look forward to seeing you soon. Come test drive your favorite Nissan SUV!

¹ 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.

² 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.

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