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2021 Nissan Rogue Towing Capacity

How much can a 2021 Nissan Rogue pull? Compare 8 trim levels.

What will it tow?

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2021 Nissan Rogue Trims
Towing capacity by engine

Choose a towing vehicle wisely. Make sure the engine has enough power, the gearbox is capable of withstanding heavy loads, and the axle ratio is optimal for hauling.

  • 2.5L I-4, 5.60 axle ratio, 181 hp, 181 lb/ft - 1,000 lbs

S 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Maximum Towing Capacity - 1000 lb

It is the same for all trims.

The maximum weight that Nissan Rogue is allowed to tow. The maximum trailer weights listed are only applicable for altitudes up to 3280 ft (1,000 m) above sea level. With increasing altitude the engine power and therefore the car's climbing ability are impaired because of the reduced air density, so the maximum trailer weight has to be reduced accordingly. The weight of the car and trailer must be reduced by 10% for every further 3280 ft (1,000 m) (or part thereof).

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) - 4486 lb

This is the maximum amount of weight Nissan Rogue is rated to carry (engine, chassis, fluids, passengers, cargo, load - everything). It is often determined by the manufacturer and is indicated in the owner's manual or on the inside of the drive's door panel.

Curb Weight - 3369 lb

This is how much Nissan Rogue weighs sitting on the curb with no driver, passengers, no cargo and no load with all standard options.

Payload Capacity - 1117 lb

Payload is considered all the extra stuff you put inside your vehicle, whether it be passengers or a pile of rocks, that weight is all considered payload. You can increase it by:

  1. Upgrading the Rear Springs.
  2. Adding Coil-Over Shock Absorbers.
  3. Installing a Longer Truck Bed.
  4. Attaching a Trailer.
  5. Adding Bed Racks.

Horsepower - 181 hp

It is the same for all trims.

The higher the power of your engine, the more weight your car can pull.

Torque - 181 Lb-Ft

It is the same for all trims.

High torque is essential for towing because it allows you to pull the trailer at a lower RPM, reducing the strain on the engine.

Axle Ratio - 5.60

It is the same for all trims.

The higher the axle ratio, the more power your vehicle produces, and as a result, the more weight this car can tow.

Drive Type - front-wheel

All-wheel or rear-wheel drive vehicles are best suited for towing, while front-wheel drive vehicles can haul much less weight.

Transmission - Xtronic 2-spd CVT w/OD

It is the same for all trims.

Do not overload your vehicle while towing, as this can cause the transmission to overheat and fail. If your transmission has "Towing mode" - be sure to turn it on.

Turbocharger - no data

Turbocharged engines produce more power, so if you need a vehicle for towing, choose the one equipped with a turbo.

Wheelbase - 106.5

It is the same for all trims.

The longer your vehicle's wheelbase, the less likely the trailer you tow will push down on the rear axle and lift the front end.

Front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a front axle of your Nissan Rogue.

Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a rear axle of your Nissan Rogue.

S 4dr All-wheel Drive

SV 4dr Front-wheel Drive

SV 4dr All-wheel Drive

SL 4dr Front-wheel Drive

SL 4dr All-wheel Drive

Platinum 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Platinum 4dr All-wheel Drive

Trailers that Your Vehicle Can Tow



Inside the RV, you will find everything you need for a comfortable stay, even away from civilization.

Car Trailers

If you need to transport your car over a long distance - use a car trailer - this method is much safer and more reliable than towing with a rope.

Choose the car you want to haul:


Boat Trailers

If you need to transport a boat, make sure you choose the right size trailer.

Boat trailer

Typical Trailers

Whatever your needs, you can find a trailer that's perfect for you.

Boat trailer

What is a 2021 Nissan Rogue maximum towing capacity?

When preparing exciting outings in the open air, you have to be aware of the 2021 Nissan Rogue towing capacity, which is the key feature for such venture. The towing capacity is really the vehicle's greatest volume of weight that it could safely pull. These details can usually be discovered on a sticker situated within the driver's front door close to the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is definitely the maximum operating weight (including cargo and passengers) and really should not be surpassed. As a rule, the mass of a trailer being towed is suggested to be 10-15 per cent of the GVWR.

Below, you are invited to see the details on the towing capacity of the 2021 Nissan Rogue with all trims and generations. You should be aware the maximum towing weight may vary based on the braking system of what is being pulled. If a trailer features its own brakes then its "braked capacity". Otherwise, it is unbraked capacity. When selecting your trailer, you have to understand that the weight and rating is provided by the the trailer's maker plus all of the additional payload you will put in it should never surpass the 2021 Nissan Rogue towing capacity. Violating this important principle will affect your capability to handle and make a full stop just in time and can eventually lead to long-lasting harm to your automobile or even trigger crashes on the streets.


Drivers must not exceed the Nissan Rogue towing capacity as it can have serious consequences such as interfering with your car's braking ability

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The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has developed the J2807 set of recommended practices. The tow test procedures designed by the big brains at the SAE consist of a series of rigorous real-world challenges to determine the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of a vehicle and trailer combination.