Nissan Rogue vs. Ford Escape
When you’re in the market for a midsize SUV, you’re not just looking for ample space, but you’re also looking for efficiency. Both the Nissan Rogue and the Ford Escape offer a great deal of features to their drivers, so how do you know which one of these midsize SUVs is right for your trips around the East Providence, Cranston and Pawtucket area?
We’re going to tackle that question by placing these models side-by-side. In this comparison, we’ll draw a fair conclusion by examining their power and performance, interior space and comfort, and entertainment and technology features. Reading our comparison to find out which of these vehicles meets your needs the most.
2016 Nissan Rogue vs. 2017 Ford Escape Power & Performance
The Nissan Rogue and the Ford Escape both feature a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. The Ford Escape features a 6-speed automatic transmission and the Nissan Rogue is equipped with the Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission). This particular transmission provides smooth accelerations and can actually have a positive effect on fuel economy.
In terms of performance, the Nissan Rogue can reach 170 horsepower. The Ford Escape falls a little behind in comparison, but not by much, with its 168 horsepower ability. The Nissan Rogue definitely takes the lead in fuel efficiency with its EPA estimated 26/33 mpg city/highway*. The Ford Escape gets 21/29 mpg city/highway.
Interior Space & Comfort
Both of these midsize SUVs are equipped to carry five passengers. Each vehicle is outfitted with cloth seating appointments. The Nissan Rogue offers up 105.8 cubic feet of space, which is much more ample than the 98.7 cubic feet offered in the Ford Escape. Front passengers of the Nissan Rogue will be more comfortable with the 41.6 inches of head room and 37.9 inches of leg room. The front of the Ford Escape is a little cramped with its 39.4 inches of head room and 37.3 inches of leg room.
Entertainment & Technology Features
The Nissan Rogue is equipped with a 5-inch touch screen display mounted in the dashboard that you can use to access your media. The Ford Escape also features a display screen, but it’s only 4.2-inches. Each vehicle offers an AM/FM radio and an MP3-capable CD player. The Nissan Rogue also comes with a 3-month trial subscription of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, which provides more than 150 different listening stations.
Each vehicle features Bluetooth® connectivity. This feature allows you to make hands-free phone calls from the road. The Nissan Rogue uses this system for its Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, which delivers you incoming text messages to your display screen, allowing you to stay connected at all times.
Schedule Your Test Drive Today
Drivers like you in the East Providence, Cranston and Pawtucket area know the Nissan Rogue has several advantages over the Ford Escape in areas such as power, fuel efficiency, space and entertainment features. However, you could always learn more about this impressive midsize SUV.
Schedule your test drive with us at Stateline Nissan, today!
*2016 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 26 City, 33 Highway. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.