Comparing the Nissan Rogue and the Ford Escape for Merced, CA Drivers

In a highly-competitive SUV segment, it's pretty difficult to figure out which model offers you the right combination of value, style, performance, and features. One easy way to determine that is to arm yourself with fact-based, unbiased research. That's why we compared our Nissan Rogue model to a worthy opponent, the Ford Escape. To keep things level, we looked at entry level models of each, so you can see exactly what comes standard from the start.

Nissan Rogue vs. Ford Escape


While it's true that the Escape starts at a slightly lower Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price, that advantage quickly disappears when you look at what each SUV offers regarding amenities, technology, and safety features. Frankly, given that the Rogue is estimated to deliver a combined fuel economy of 29 mpg while the Escape is rated for 24 combined mpg, you can easily make up the price difference just when it comes to fuel expenses over the course of your ownership.


The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine at the heart of the Nissan Rogue delivers more horsepower and pound-feet of torque than does the 2.5-liter four-cylinder that comes standard in the Escape. Combine that with the significant efficiency edge delivered by the Rogue, and you can see how the Rogue makes your daily commute a much more enjoyable experience.


The two SUVs are the same width, though the Rogue is longer, taller, and lighter than the Escape -- making it easier to maneuver through traffic and on busy city streets. Inside, the Rogue provides a more comfortable environment for all passengers, with a total passenger volume of 106 cubic feet -- far more than the Escape's 98 cubic feet.

Busy families will appreciate the fact that the Rogue boasts a larger cargo area than the Escape, whether the rear seat is up or folded down. With the seat up, the Rogue offers 39.2 cubic feet of capacity, compared to the Escape's 34 cubic feet; fold the rear seat down, and the Rogue delivers 70 cubic feet of storage, while the Escape offers 68 cubic feet.


Both SUVs offer standard keyless entry, power windows, cruise control, power mirrors, telescoping/tilting steering wheel, halogen headlights, and LED brake lights. However, the introductory Rogue includes other standard features that either aren't available on the base Escape or are offered as expensive options. These include LED daytime running lights, SiriusXM satellite radio, auxiliary audio input, rear armrest, tire-specific low-pressure warning, and blind spot sensor.


Both the Rogue and the Escape include such safety features as a rearview camera, anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic stability control, traction control, and multiple driver and passenger airbags. However, the Nissan Rogue also comes with standard Forward Emergency Braking which warns you of a possible collision and apply the brakes if a collision is imminent and you don't react promptly. The Escape offers an available collision warning at an added cost, but it doesn't come with the automated braking feature that can avoid or mitigate a crash.

Explore the Nissan Rogue at Razzari Nissan

Now that you've seen how the Nissan Rogue stands out when pitted head-to-head with the Ford Escape, don't you think you should take a closer look? Our team is happy to answer any questions you may have, explain features in greater detail, and arrange for you to take a convenient test drive.


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