The Nissan Rogue is one of the most popular SUVs among drivers around Doylestown, Philadelphia, and Warminster, Pennsylvania, for many reasons. From a stunning design to progressive features inside and out, the Rogue has it all. However, one of the biggest reasons is this crossover's capability to tow an impressive amount of trailer weight.

In this 2021 Nissan Rogue towing capacity review, we at Fred Beans Nissan of Doylestown will introduce you to the impressive towing capacity of this model, the equipment that makes it happen, and some of the other capabilities you'll have to look forward to. All you have to do is read ahead to get started!


Nissan Rogue Towing Capacity

Towing Capacity

Up to 1,350 lbs.*


181 HP


181 lb-ft

Max Cargo Space

74.1 cubic feet

2021 Rogue Towing Capability 

  • Towing Capacity: 1,350 pounds*

The Nissan Rogue is the perfect set of wheels for family adventures. It's capable of towing as much as 1,350 pounds of trailer weight, an impressive amount for such a compact SUV.*

With this kind of towing capability at your fingertips, you'll be able to take your pop-up camper, ATV, motorcycle, flatbed trailer, or small family fishing boat anywhere you want with ease.

But don't limit yourself to just trailering in the Nissan Rogue. This model also comes with roof rails, perfect for transporting more items outside the model. This is great for extra luggage, adventure equipment, and much more. Get ready to pack up the family and hit the road.

Space Inside the Nissan Rogue

  • Interior Volume: 105.4 cubic feet
  • Max Cargo Space: 74.1 cubic feet

In addition to being able to tow this much in the back, the 2021 Rogue can haul quite a bit of weight in its interior as well. With room for up to five in its 105.4 cubic feet of interior volume, this spacious interior offers plenty of wiggle room for everyone, no matter where they're seated.


Front Seat

Back Seat


41.1 inches

39.2 inches


43.3 inches

38.5 inches

Hip Room

54.1 inches

53.4 inches

Shoulder Room

57.1 inches

55.9 inches

The cargo area in the back is also quite spacious. With all the seats in their upright position, you'll have 36.5 cubic feet for groceries, the kids' backpacks, and a couple pieces of large luggage.

If you need more space, simply utilize the second-row 60/40 split seats. Because each seat can be moved individually, you can achieve your needed balance of passenger and cargo space.

With all the second-row seats folded down, you extend the cargo to a whopping 74.1 cubic feet, ideal for moving larger items.

If you're doing the math, adding its towing and hauling capabilities together means the Rogue is able to move plenty of weight both inside and outside. You can bring a lot while you're moving or heading out on a family trip. 

Interior Cargo Features

In addition to the generous specs for seats and volume, the 2021 Nissan Rogue utilizes its space judiciously with a series of features. To start, it includes not only four cup holders, but four bottle holders, too. Drinks of varying shapes and sizes have appropriate storage space, so order whatever you want from the coffee shop.

For items a little larger (or a lot larger) than your morning cup of Joe, the Nissan Rogue includes four cargo tie-down hooks. If something fragile or heavy shouldn't be permitted to slide around, securing it is easy with these subtle, but effective parts.

You'll also benefit from the structure of the Divide-N-Hide® Cargo System, which comes as standard to organize every 2021 Rogue. It's a series of shelves and dividers that can be snapped into numerous configurations with just one free hand. They're great for:

  • Sectioning off muddy gear
  • Securing groceries so they don't tip over
  • Keeping your road emergency kit tucked away when it's not in use

Nissan Rogue Engine

  • Horsepower: 181 HP
  • Torque: 181 lb-ft
  • EPA-estimated MPG: 27 city/35 highway**

There are many parts of the Nissan Rogue that contribute to these impressive capabilities. Leading the pack is a standard high-powered 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder that manufactures the 181 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque it takes to move over a thousand pounds of trailer weight.

Working alongside this engine is standard Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) and an Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) with Manual Mode.

To enhance your control and add a little off-road readiness to the Rogue, you can opt for the available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system. Towing or not, you'll have full control and plenty of traction to take on most road or weather conditions with this advanced drivetrain.

Plus, when all these things are paired together, even while you're towing, you can expect a solid fuel economy. With EPA-estimated stats like these, you'll be able to stay on the road for longer with limited stops to the gas station:

  • FWD EPA-estimated MPG: 27 city / 35 highway / 30 combined MPG**
  • AWD EPA-estimated MPG: 25 city / 32 highway / 28 combined MPG**

Nissan Rogue Safety Features

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Intelligent Around View® Monitor

The Nissan Rogue capabilities don't stop there, though. This SUV has much more to offer. On top of being powerful and efficient, this model is also safer. With standard Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, you can count on the Rogue to help if you can't get slowed down in time to avoid a collision in front of you.

The Rogue standard Blind Spot Warning feature is also helpful, especially when hauling a big trailer. Blind Spot Warning monitors the blind spots in your vision and lets you know when a vehicle is in one of them so that you can avoid merging into a collision.

Another handy feature to have while towing is the available Intelligent Around View® Monitor offering a 360-degree bird's eye view of the Rogue. This gives you selectable split-screen close-ups of the front, rear, and curbside views, perfect for keeping an eye on things while you're towing.

Other safety features available for the 2020 Nissan Rogue that will aid in your towing ventures include:

  • Advanced Drive-Assist® Display
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Easy-Fill Tire Alert
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Intelligent Lane Intervention

Tow with Great Control and Handling

  • Active Ride Control
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control with Traction Control
  • Intelligent Trace Control

Whatever you may be hauling, standard Intelligent Trace Control aids the vehicle's cornering. It senses your turn and varies the brake pressure to individual wheels for a smooth and stable drive.

Standard Active Ride Control also keeps things comfortable. This system controls engine torque and brake pressure when the road is uneven. As a result, a bumpy road becomes less noticeable, even when the Rogue is working hard to tow.

Combine both systems with the included Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) system and you've got yourself an altogether steady and dependable ride. The VDC uses similar input to Active Ride Control, but in a different domain. It compares your driving input to the vehicle's actual motion and keeps the Rogue on the right path when things get slippery.

Test Drive the Nissan Rogue Today!

The 2021 Nissan Rogue is one capable SUV, and you can experience it for yourself at Fred Beans Nissan of Doylestown. Shoppers around Doylestown, Philadelphia, and Warminster, PA, are invited to give us a call to schedule a test drive today! We hope to see you in the showroom soon.

*Maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. Towing capability varies by trim level and configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner's Manual for additional information.

** 2021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 27 City MPG / 35 Highway MPG / 30 Combined MPG for Rogue® S FWD; 26 City MPG / 33 Highway MPG / 29 Combined MPG for Rogue S AWD; 26 City MPG / 34 Highway MPG / 29 Combined MPG for Rogue SV, SL, and Platinum FWD; 25 City MPG / 32 Highway MPG / 28 Combined MPG for Rogue SV, SL, and Platinum AWD. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

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