2016 Nissan Rogue vs. 2016 Nissan Murano

2016 Nissan Rogue

2016 Nissan Rogue

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2016 Nissan Murano

2016 Nissan Murano

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As crossovers flood the market, smaller subcategories are emerging to fit the precise needs of the daily driver. Modern drivers look for excellent fuel economy, a hearty engine, and plenty of space without a bulky feeling. If that sounds like what you’re seeking, then we have just the answers for you.

The 2016 Nissan Rogue and the 2016 Nissan Murano are two top Nissan models that experts and customers love. These two options are popular choices for drivers who stop by Tamaroff Nissan. When it comes to fuel economy, engine, and space, there’s plenty to enjoy about both models. Higher trims come with luxurious amenities, like leather upholstery and upgraded tech. Come to Tamaroff Nissan to take a test drive in these excellent models. We can help you find a pick in a trim of your choice.


The base 2016 Nissan Rogue S trim level begins at a Manufacturer Suggested Retail price of $23,290. The base 2016 Nissan Murano S has an MSRP of $29,660. The Rogue is more budget-friendly, but keep exploring the other features of both models before making a decision.

Fuel Economy and Engine

The Rogue has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway from its 2.5L four cylinder engine in front-wheel drive. It also has an output of 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque for a peppy ride. Models have electric power assist and a continuously variable transmission.

The Murano has an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway from a 3.5L V6 engine with 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. This model comes in All-Wheel Drive and has hydraulic-power assist. It comes with an Xtronic continuously variable transmission. The Murano has more horsepower, while the Rogue has higher efficiency.


Both Nissan vehicles are packed with technology, but the features vary somewhat between the two. In both models you’ll have the convenience of auxiliary input jack, an MP3 decoder, Bluetooth, steering wheel controls, three 12-volt outlets, and tire pressure monitoring systems.

The Murano comes with automatic air conditioning and has dual zones for passenger comfort. For the Rogue, there is manual air conditioning and one zone. You also receive an Intelligent Key with the Murano—this means you can enter the vehicle easily as long as your key is in your pocket or bag. You can also start up the engine with the push of a button.


Both models come with the standard safety feature of air bags throughout the cabin, even protection from side impacts with side curtain airbags. There are also stability and traction control systems present in both vehicles. Other features include anti-lock brakes and a brake assist system. The vehicle immobilizer security system prevents intruders from gaining access to the car. If the system detects your key, the engine starts like normal. If it the vehicle falls into the wrong hands, the engine will shut off automatically to prevent theft.

Dimensions and Space

On the inside of the Rogue, there are 70 cubic feet of space of total cargo space with rear seats folded. The Murano comes close with 65 cubic feet of cargo space. Either choice works if you need to haul cargo without carrying all of your passengers. The Rogue also comes with a Divide-N-Hide cargo system, which allows you to store cargo in the floor. This can help you protect valuables out of sight.

If you are concerned about passenger space, then the Rogue may be the pick for you. While both the Rogue and the Murano seat five passengers in their basic configuration, the Rogue features a Family Package for larger groups. Choose this available package and you can squeeze in two more passengers for a grand total of seven seats in the cabin.

If you are concerned with interior dimensions, the Rogue has the advantage.

  • When it comes to front leg room, the Rogue has 43 inches of space next to the Murano’s 40.5 inches of space.

  • Rear leg room leaves 37.9 inches of space in the Rogue while the Murano has 38.7 inches of space.

  • You receive more front headroom in the Rogue from 41.6 inches instead of 39.9 inches.

The Rogue and Murano Deserve Test Drives

Our comparisons show that these are both excellent models to select if you are in the market for a crossover. Choosing your specific model depends on your interests and daily driving habits. There is no losing when it comes to picking between the Rogue and Murano. See which model suits you best by coming to Tamaroff Nissan. The 2016 Nissan Rogue and the 2016 Nissan Murano are popular picks—see why! Contact us online, and we can book your test drive with an expert.