Nissan Rogue vs Ford Escape
Looking for a crossover that’s not only spacious, but also comfortable and stacked with safety features that let you drive with confidence? You’re in a helpful place! Both the 2020 Nissan Rogue and the 2020 Ford Escape are capable of this and more.
Now, it’s time to make the exciting choice using the detailed comparison between the Nissan Rogue vs. Ford Escape that was put together by our knowledgeable team at Nissan 24. With this review, drivers in Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton will be able to determine which car works for them. Let’s get started by looking under the hood of these two compact SUVs!
Nissan Rogue vs Ford Escape: Power
Powering the 2020 Rogue is a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. This engine works alongside a standard front-wheel drivetrain and Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) with Sport mode shifter. This impressive engine and transmission duo makes for a powerful, yet smooth ride.
The 2020 Ford Escape has the option for a similar 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, which unfortunately doesn’t come standard in the base trim level. Also, the 2020 Ford Escape comes standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which doesn’t offer smooth acceleration and direct transitions as the Nissan Rogue CVT® does.
Nissan Rogue vs Ford Escape: Interior
Though the 2020 Nissan Rogue is a crossover, it packs a punch when it comes to how much space its interior has to offer. This model sports an incredible 105.8 cubic feet of passenger space that fits up to five people comfortably. The 2020 Ford Escape, on the other hand, has just 104 cubic feet of passenger space to offer.
To make customizing your cargo and passenger space even more streamlined, the Rogue offers the Class-Exclusive EZ FLEX™ Seating System with 2nd-row split folding/sliding/reclining bench seat with pass-through. Unlike the Escape model’s traditional fold-flat-only 2nd-row seats, the Rogue model’s 2nd-row seats can be reclined, slid forward and backward, and even tilted forward to accommodate.
If you take advantage of this 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 second-row seats down in the Escape, you’ll still only have 65.4 cubic feet of total space to work with.
Rogue vs Escape: Advanced Safety
The 2020 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 2020 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 Intelligent Around View® Monitor with Class-Exclusive Moving Object Detection. This system, which isn’t available in any of the Escape 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.
2020 Nissan Rogue vs 2020 Ford Escape: Which One?
While the 2020 Ford Escape has a few things to be excited about, the 2020 Nissan Rogue clearly comes out on top with its expansive interior and standard active safety features.
The team at Nissan 24 is here to help drivers in Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton to get behind the wheel and see for themselves what the Rogue is capable of. Contact us at our Nissan dealership today to schedule your test drive!