Nissan Rogue vs Ford Escape
Looking for a crossover that’s not only spacious but also powerfully efficient and stacked with safety features that let you drive with confidence? You’re in the right place! Both the 2018 Nissan Rogue and the 2018 Ford Escape are capable of this and more. Now, it’s time to make the exciting choice between them using the detailed comparison between the Nissan Rogue vs. Ford Escape that was put together by our knowledgeable team at Nissan 24. Let’s get started by looking under the hood of these two capable vehicles!
Nissan Rogue vs Ford Escape: Performance
Powering the 2018 Nissan Rogue is a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. This engine works alongside a standard front-wheel drivetrain and Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission). Thanks to this smart transmission and its endless gear ratios for optimum fuel efficiency, the Rogue gets an impressive EPA-estimated 33 highway/26 city MPG.1 The 2018 Ford Escape is standardly powered by a nearly identical engine. However, it’s paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission rather than a CVT which results in the Escape falling behind in terms of fuel economy. With this standard power duo, you’ll only get an EPA-estimated 29 highway/21 city MPG.
Nissan Rogue vs Ford Escape Interior
Though the 2018 Nissan Rogue is aa crossover, it packs a punch when it comes to how much space its interior has to offer. This model sports an incredible 39.3 cubic feet of cargo space even with all five seats in use. The 2018 Ford Escape, on the other hand, has just 34 cubic feet of cargo space to offer. To make customizing your cargo and passenger space even easier, the Rogue offers the Class-Exclusive EZ Flex® Seating System. Unlike the Escape’s traditional fold-flat-only second-row seats, the Rogue’s second-row seats can be reclined, slid forward and backward, and even tilted forward to accommodate. If you take advantage of this easy folding system, the Rogue can nearly double its cargo capabilities to a whopping 70 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. Even if you put the rear seats down in the Escape, you’ll still only have 68 cubic feet of total cargo space to work with.
Rogue vs Escape: Advanced Safety
The 2018 Nissan Rogue was designed with the comfort and safety of you and your loved ones in mind. That’s why it comes standardly equipped with several advanced driver assistive features like Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. These smart features, which are only optional in the 2018 Ford Escape, keep an eye on your blind spots and warn you before you hit something. Upgrade the Rogue for even more impressive safety features like the Around View® Monitor with Class-Exclusive Moving Object Detection. This system, which isn’t available in any of the Escape’s trim levels, gives you a 360-degree bird’s eye view of your surroundings on top of being able to detect moving objects so you can prevent collisions.
2018 Nissan Rogue vs 2018 Ford Escape: Which One?
While the 2018 Ford Escape has a few things to be excited about, the 2018 Nissan Rogue clearly comes out on top with its impressive efficiency, expansive interior, and standard active safety features. Now, it’s time for shoppers in Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton to get behind the wheel and see for themselves what the Rogue is capable of. Give us a call at Nissan 24 today to schedule your test drive!
1 Fuel economy based on 2018 EPA fuel economy estimates for 2018 Rogue® FWD. 2018 fuel economy of 26 city MPG or 33 highway MPG or 29 combined MPG estimate. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.