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You might check out the Nissan lineup if you’re shopping for a new SUV. Two Nissan crossovers, the Murano and Rogue, are excellent options for 2022. If you require plenty of space, you’ll likely need to know which one is bigger. Unfortunately, the bigger model in passenger space, cargo space, and just about every other way is a bit confusing. Is the 2022 Nissan Murano bigger than the Rogue?

Murano vs. Rogue: Which is bigger?

2022 Nissan Rogue in gold, it's deceptively bigger on the inside in many ways than the Murano crossover.
2022 Nissan Rogue | Nissan

Both the 2022 Nissan Murano and 2022 Nissan Rogue have seats for up to five people. However, the Murano is considered a midsize crossover SUV, while the Rogue is a compact. In short, the Murano is bigger than the Rogue overall. The Murano measures 193-inches long, 75-inches wide, and 68-inches high for the exterior. Alternatively, the Rogue is 183″, 72″, and 67″, making it shorter, narrower, and smaller. Does that mean it’s also more spacious for passengers and cargo?

Murano vs. Rogue: Passenger space

A silver 2022 nissan murano. Is it really bigger than the Rogue crossover? Which has more passenger and cargo space?
2022 Nissan Murano | Nissan USA

Firstly, according to Nissan, the interior of a 2022 Nissan Rogue provides passengers with 105.4 cubic feet of space. For the Murano, the front and rear passenger space combined measures 108.1 cubic feet. That’s only slightly more space than the Rogue, despite much larger measurements overall. In addition, Nissan provides hip, leg, head, and shoulder room estimates for front and rear passengers. Here’s how the two crossovers compare:

Capacity (in.)2022 Nissan Murano2022 Nissan Rogue
Front headroom 39.941.1
Rear headroom 39.843.3
Front legroom40.541.5
Rear legroom 38.738.5
Front hip room 55.454.1
Rear hip room55.255.9
Front shoulder room59.557.1
Rear shoulder room58.937.8
Nissan USA

As you can determine from the interior measurements, looks can be deceiving. Surprisingly, the smaller Rogue crossover actually provides more headroom for all passengers, front legroom, and rear hip room. Although the differences are so minimal most people won’t notice, the smaller of the two Nissan models does provide more space for passengers in certain areas. However, the Murano excels elsewhere.

Murano vs. Rogue: Cargo capacity


Pros and Cons of Owning a 2022 Nissan Rogue

Which of the two Nissan crossovers has more cargo capacity? Firstly, the 2022 Nissan Rogue provides owners with 36.5 cubic feet of space behind the rear seat. However, folding the seat down expands the cargo area to 74.1 cubic feet. Next, it’s 36.8-inches long with the rear seats upright, which grows to 72-inches flat when folded down. Finally, the Rogue’s cargo area is 43-inches wide and 34.2-inches high.

Alternatively, the 2022 Nissan Murano comes with 32.1 cubic feet of cargo volume, with the rear seat upright. However, the number grows to 67 cubic feet when it’s folded down. Next, the cargo area is 37-inches long with the seats up and 74.4-inches long when the rear seats are folded down. Lastly, the Murano’s cargo area is 43-inches wide and 33.7-inches high.

Is the 2022 Nissan Murano bigger than the Rogue?

Although listed as the larger of the two Nissan crossover models, the Murano is smaller than the Rogue in many ways. Probably the most significant way is the cargo volume. Inside a Rogue, you’ll find it’s much more spacious for cargo behind the rear seat and when it’s folded down. If you frequently carry a lot of cargo, the Rogue might be the better selection. In addition, the Rogue provides more space to passengers in some ways as well.

In conclusion, the Nissan Murano is technically more extensive than the Rogue, but not in every way. Although it measures as larger on the exterior, both crossover’s interiors tell a different story. The Rogue is deceptively spacious on the inside, while the Murano lacks in many ways. Both of these versatile Nissan crossovers are excellent options, though both have size advantages over one another.