2011 Nissan
Murano LE
vs. 2011 Nissan
Rogue SV

2011 Nissan Murano LE

9.9

starting from

$39,110

Reasons to buy the Nissan Murano LE

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Average power
260 HP @ 6,000 RPM
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Sporty performance
15.6 lb/hp
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Average cargo space
64.5 ft3
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Moon roof
Standard
2011 Nissan Rogue SV

9.6

Runner-up

Nissan Rogue SV

starting from

$25,950

Reasons to buy the Nissan Rogue SV

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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.3"
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Good city fuel efficiency
22 mpg
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Safer for passengers in the rear in side collisions
5 stars
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Average highway fuel efficiency
26 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Nissan Murano LE Winner: Murano LE
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  • Almost the same
  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Murano LE
Cost 9.2 vs 10.0
2011 Nissan Rogue SV Winner: Rogue SV
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  • Gets more than 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 22 mpg vs 18 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $13,160 cheaper (more than 30% less), $25,950 vs $39,110
Performance 10.0 vs 9.2
2011 Nissan Murano LE Winner: Murano LE
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  • The Murano LE's power-to-weight ratio is more than 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 15.6 lb/hp vs 20.5 lb/hp
  • More than 50% more powerful, 260 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.3
2011 Nissan Murano LE Winner: Murano LE
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  • The Murano LE has 3 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 9 vs 6
  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Murano LE's satellite radio; in the Rogue SV, too, but it'll cost
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Nissan Murano LE Winner: Murano LE
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  • Almost the same, 57.6 ft3 vs 55.5 ft3
  • Room for more than 10% more stuff, 64.5 ft3 vs 57.9 ft3
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
  • Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
Road Tests - vs 10.0
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Overall 9.9 vs 9.6

Luxury Features

Nissan
Murano LE
2011 Nissan Murano LE
2011 Nissan Rogue SV Nissan
Rogue SV
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Murano LE's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Optional Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Murano LE

Cost

Nissan
Murano LE
2011 Nissan Murano LE
2011 Nissan Rogue SV Nissan
Rogue SV
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MSRP $39,110 vs $25,950 The Rogue SV has a great price and the Murano LE is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 22 mpg The Rogue SV has great city mileage and the Murano LE is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Performance

Nissan
Murano LE
2011 Nissan Murano LE
2011 Nissan Rogue SV Nissan
Rogue SV
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Horsepower 260 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM The Murano LE is of average power, but the Rogue SV is underpowered
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Number of gears Continuously variable vs Continuously variable Fewer gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 15.6 lb/hp vs 20.5 lb/hp The Murano LE is a sporty car, but the Rogue SV is sluggish
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The Rogue SV has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.4 ft vs 37.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Entertainment System

Nissan
Murano LE
2011 Nissan Murano LE
2011 Nissan Rogue SV Nissan
Rogue SV
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Number of speakers 9 vs 6 The Murano LE has more speakers and the Rogue SV is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Optional Have your pick of music from around the world with the Murano LE's satellite radio; in the Rogue SV, too, but it'll cost
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Practicality

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Murano LE
2011 Nissan Murano LE
2011 Nissan Rogue SV Nissan
Rogue SV
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 64.5 ft3 vs 57.9 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 57.6 ft3 vs 55.5 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 1,072 lb vs 1,053 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 Limited number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

Nissan
Murano LE
2011 Nissan Murano LE
2011 Nissan Rogue SV Nissan
Rogue SV
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Crash Test Ratings

Nissan
Murano LE
2011 Nissan Murano LE
2011 Nissan Rogue SV Nissan
Rogue SV
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs 4 stars Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs 5 stars OK protection, 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash

Road Tests

Nissan
Murano LE
2011 Nissan Murano LE
2011 Nissan Rogue SV Nissan
Rogue SV
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0-60 mph 7.6 seconds vs 8.9 seconds The Murano LE has a good 0-60 time, but the Rogue SV is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 136 ft vs 137 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 16.0 s s @ 91.0 mph mph vs 17.0 s s @ 84.0 mph mph The Murano LE's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Rogue SV's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.78 g
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Top speed 118 mph vs 115 mph The Murano LE's top speed is average for this class of vehicle, but the Rogue SV is just OK

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Nissan Murano LE 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Murano LE vs Forester 2.5X
2011 Nissan Murano LE 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i Murano LE vs X3 xDrive28i
2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Rogue SV vs Outback 2.5i Limited
2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2011 Nissan JUKE SV Rogue SV vs JUKE SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Rogue SV vs Forester 2.5X
2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT Rogue SV vs Equinox LT
2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Rogue SV vs Tiguan SE 4Motion

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