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Ford Escape vs Nissan Rogue

Ford Escape vs Nissan Rogue


When you’re looking for a new vehicle to hit the road, it can be an exciting time, especially with the Ford Escape and the Nissan Rogue as options. Both models provide a rugged yet comfortable ride. At LaFontaine Ford of Flushing, we’ve taken the steps to write up a Ford Escape vs. Nissan Rogue comparison for our friends and neighbors in Flushing, and nearby Flint, and Swartz Creek, Michigan.


Ford Escape Engine Specs

Ford Escape vs Nissan Rogue: Power & Performance

The Ford Escape comes equipped with an ecofriendly engine setup. It’s a 1.5L EcoBoost® TI-VCT GTDI I-3 engine. It’s paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, and the choice between Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) or optional Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD). Coming standard is Auto Start-Stop Technology to conserve fuel. Its power output tops off at 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque.

By comparison, the Nissan Rogue comes equipped with a 2.5L DOHC 16-valve Direct injection Gasoline™ (DIG) 4-cylinder engine. Connected to an Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) with Manual Mode. The drivetrain on the Rogue is Front-Wheel Drive, although Intelligent AWD is an option. In terms of power output, the Rogue generates up to 181 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque.

While both vehicles make an impressive showing in this category, the extra amount of torque the Ford Escape provides can make a mighty difference when you’re towing.


Ford Escape Interior Space


Ford Escape Cargo Space

Ford Escape vs Nissan Rogue: Spacious Interior

Whether traveling with passengers or going it alone, you’ll want the experience to feel as comfortable as possible. In this category, we’ll assess which vehicle has the most generous space for its driver and passengers.

The Ford Escape

  • Headroom: 40 inches / 39.3 inches
  • Legroom: 42.4 inches / 40.7 inches
  • Shoulder Room: 57.6 inches/56 inches
  • Hip Room: 55.2 inches/53.3 inches

The Nissan Rogue

  • Headroom (without moonroof): 41.1 inches/39.2 inches
  • Legroom: 43.3 inches/38.5 inches
  • Shoulder Room: 57.1 inches / 55.9 inches
  • Hip Room: 54.1 inches / 53.4 inches

At first glance, it looks like the Rogue has the advantage here. However, one needs only look closer at the Escape and see the generous space given to the back row. Your passengers will be able to stretch out their legs and have free movement in the cabin. Not only that, but when considering these numbers, you’ll notice the Nissan’s front row advantage is insignificant with just an inch or less difference.


Ford Escape MPG

Ford Escape vs Nissan Rogue: Fuel Economy

There’s nothing like taking a long journey without having to make multiple stops. Both the Escape and the

Rogue offer this advantage, coming neck and neck in the hard numbers. The benefit of high MPG is that a fill-up can take your vehicle father.

With FWD, the Ford Escape provides an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG—solid and great for trips as well as the morning commute.

On the other hand, the Nissan Rogue offers an EPA-estimated 27 city/35 highway MPG.  The major takeaway is that the Escape is great for city travel, while the Rogue has an extra point over the Escape on the highway. But again, it’s another example of an advantage that’s insignificant.


Ford Escape vs Nissan Rogue: The Verdict

We think our friends and neighbors in Flushing, and nearby Flint, and Swartz Creek, MI—after reading our Ford Escape vs. Nissan Rogue comparison—will agree the Escape is the superior vehicle with more to offer in the areas you need most. The next step to take is to schedule a test drive at LaFontaine Ford of Flushing today!


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