Compare 2017 Nissan Rogue vs Murano

2017 Nissan Rogue vs Nissan Murano
2017 Nissan Rogue 2017 Nissan Murano
$23,820 MSRP 1 $29,740
26 city / 33 hwy mpg Fuel Economy 2 21 city / 28 hwy mpg
170 hp @ 6,000 rpm Horsepower 260 hp @ 6,000 rpm
175 lb-ft. @ 4,400 rpm Torque 240 lb-ft. @ 4,400 rpm
2.5-L Inline-4 Engine 3.5-L V6

Compare 2017 Nissan Rogue vs 2017 Nissan Murano

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Nissan gives you some serious choices when it comes to two-row crossovers. The handsome 2017 Nissan Murano is the bigger, more premium of the two. The Rogue, on the other hand, has some secrets of its own, including a three-row edition and a new, slightly smaller Sport variant. Taking your pick is a matter of personality and lifestyle.

As the larger of the two SUVs, the Murano needs a bit more juice. As such, Nissan utilizes a 3.5-liter V-6. Outlay is 260 horsepower and 240 lb.-ft. of torque. Fuel economy is 28 mpg highway, a best-in-class rating. Handling aids include the speed sensitive power steering.

The Rogue four-cylinder powertrain cranks out 170 horsepower. The 175 lb.-ft. of torque is best in class. Highway fuel economy is 33 mpg. Both SUVS utilize frontwheel drive and a continuously variable transmission. All-wheel drive is also available on both.

The Murano definitely is bigger with its 108-cu.ft. passenger cabin and 32 cu.ft. hold. What really makes the Murano special, however, is its social lounge atmosphere. Nissan accomplishes this with a sculpted dash, sculpted front seats, a low central console, a large greenhouse, and other unique design features. Opening the area up even more, the Murano was one of the first to offer a panoramic sunroof. Clearly it set a trend for others to follow. Zero gravity chairs were introduced on the Murano and remain one of the most comfortable seats on the market. Now this special cushioning is on both rows. Dash tech includes a touchscreen with the latest Nissan Apps and Apple CarPlay. Special features include the power-return seatbacks and the power-adjusting steering wheel.

The 2017 Rogue now has zero gravity seating, helping it match up with Murano’s comfort level. In fact, the Rogue was updated for this season, giving it more curb appeal and a higher grade of interior materials. There’s even a new D-shaped steering wheel. It offers the same touchscreen features. Murano options such as a power liftgate and a heated steering wheel are now offered on the Rogue. For its size, the Rogue is very competitive. Its 105.8-cu.ft. cabin beats competitor RAV4’s 101 cu.ft. The Rogue’s hold is bigger than the RAV4 as well, and only the Rogue has Divide-N-Hide, the exclusive Nissan system for better cargo hauling and organization. The Rogue’s front passenger seat folds down, letting you claim more length with all of the seats folded. The optional third row turns the Rogue into one of the least expensive seven-seat SUVs on the market.

The two SUVs have been recognized as Top Safety Pick Plus designees by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Nissan has stepped up the Rogue’s offerings, bringing them more in line with the Murano. This means you can get Nissan-exclusive predictive technology with an emergency autobrake. This superior forward collision alert system can look further ahead than other affordable systems today. The system has been expanded to include pedestrian detection.

In addition, moving object detection is part of the available AroundView monitor. This parking aid lets you see the 360-degree perimeter around the car. The Murano’s newest feature is a drowsy driver monitor.

These fun SUVs are available now at Sorg Nissan. You are invited to test drive your favorite.

[1] All prices are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.

[2] 2017 EPA fuel economy estimate. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.