2018 Nissan Murano vs. 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

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In an ever-growing list of possibilities, Nissan has a long-standing reputation for quality and a dedication to innovation that excites in SUVs and Crossovers. But which Nissan best suits your needs? The Rogue, Murano or Pathfinder? Here is all you need to know to get you on the road to finding your perfect Nissan.

2021 ROGUE VS. 2020 MURANO

Each of these two Nissan mid-sized crossovers offer versatility and utility and are equipped with the latest in Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology [[942]] for a bolder ride through life. Both have seating for five, Apple Carplay™ and Android Auto™ [[932]], and include safety features like standard Automatic Emergency Braking [[931]]. So how do they differ, and what is the right choice for you?

2020 Nissan Rogue vs. 2020 Nissan Murano


• Length: 183”
• Height (AWD): 66.5”
• Width: 72.4”
• Wheelbase: 106. 5”

The 2021 Nissan Rogue features a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, available All-Wheel Drive, available ProPILOT Assist [[933]], up to 1,102 lbs. of maximum towing capacity [[114]] and 36.5 cu. ft. of cargo space [[1271]] behind the second row. The Nissan lineup also includes the nimble, city-sized 2020 Rogue Sport if a smaller crossover is what you need. See how the Rogue and Rogue Sport Compare.

2020 Nissan Murano vs. 2020 Nissan Rogue

2020 Nissan Murano

• Length: 192.4”
• Height: 67.8”
• Width: 75.4”
• Wheelbase: 111.2”

Even with a stunning exterior inspired by the future of aerospace and a suite of standard and available Nissan Intelligent Mobility features, it is the interior of the Murano that sets it apart from its Nissan crossover cousins. Luxurious and spacious, it includes front and rear outboard Zero Gravity Seats, available cooled front and rear heated seats and a wider center console designed to engage all passengers.


  2021 ROGUE 2020 MURANO
MSRP [[148]] Starting from $25,650
Starting from $31,730
ENGINE 2.5L DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder 3.5L DOHC 24-Valve V6 Engine
181 HP 260 HP
MPG CITY/HIGHWAY 27/35 [[1417]]
20/28 [[1332]]
MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY [[943]] Up to 1,102 lbs. [[3254]] Up to 1,500 lbs. [[929]]
CARGO (REAR SEAT UP) [[1271]] 39.3 cu. ft. 32.1 cu. ft.
CARGO (REAR SEAT DOWN) [[1271]] 70.0 cu. ft. 67.0 cu. ft.


Here’s a quick look at the differences between the Murano, the most social car that Nissan has ever designed, and the Pathfinder, the versatile rugged SUV that gives your adventures a boost. Each have a host of standard and available Nissan Intelligent Mobility safety features. For example, the 2020 Murano offers standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning [[2897]] and the Pathfinder standard Automatic Emergency Braking [[931]] performance. Both combine a commitment to performance and connectivity with Nissan’s well-known reputation for durability and reliability.

2020 Nissan Murano vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

2020 Nissan Murano

• Length: 192.4”
• Height: 67.8”
• Width: 75.4”
• Wheelbase: 111.2”

Well-equipped with a 3.5 L V6 engine and available all-wheel drive, the 2020 Nissan Murano is most well-known for its premium interior. Designed to remind you of the most comfortable room in your house, its high-quality touches like ambient lighting, standard navigation, premium materials and advanced technology combine to create an elevated and refined crossover.

2018 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2018 Nissan Murano

2020 Nissan Pathfinder

• Length: 198.5”
• Height: 70.6”
• Width: 77.3”
• Wheelbase: 114.2”

The 2020 Pathfinder is also equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine but puts its additional 20 horsepower over the 2020 Murano to good use with its best-in-class standard towing capacity of up to 6,000 lbs,[[2695]] and available four-wheel drive. So while the Pathfinder offers plenty of style and convenience including easy access to a 3rd row Tri-Zone Comfort Control, even with a car seat on the 2nd row [[945]], it is most at home tackling tricky conditions and taking you away from the well-paved path. If the seating for up to seven and 79.5 cu. ft. of maximum cargo [[1271]] space of the Pathfinder just isn’t enough for you, check out the 2020 Nissan Armada.

2020 murano vs. 2020 pathfinder specs

MSRP [[148]] Starting from $31,730 Starting from $31,980
ENGINE 3.5L DOHC 24-Valve V6 Engine 3.5L DOHC 24-Valve V6 Engine
260 HP 284 HP
MPG CITY/HIGHWAY 20/28 [[1332]] 20/27 [[2717]]
MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY [[943]] Up to 1,500 lbs. [[929]] Up to 6,000 lbs. [[928]]
CARGO (BEHIND SECOND ROW) [[930]] 32.1 cu. ft. 16 cu. ft. (behind 3rd row)
CARGO (ALL REAR SEAT(S) DOWN) [[930]] 67.0 cu. ft. 79.5 cu. ft.