Ford Escape vs Nissan Rogue

Ford Escape vs Nissan Rogue

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When traveling around Indianapolis, Plainfield, and Bloomington, a midsize SUV is a great choice for both weekend getaways and families. They offer versatility and capable performance. But how do you narrow down which one is right for you and your family?

Andy Mohr Automotive hopes to answer that with this look at two reliable midsize SUVs in this comparison of the 2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Nissan Rogue.

Nissan Rogue vs Ford Escape Performance

2018 Nissan Rogue blackBoth the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Nissan Rogue are very fuel-efficient SUVs. The Escape gets up to an EPA-estimated 30 MPG highway, while the Rogue can get up to an EPA-estimated 33 MPG highway.

There’s also plenty of power in these midsize SUVs. There are three available engines for the Ford Escape. The most powerful one is a 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 engine that gets 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque®.

The standard engine for the Nissan Rogue is a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that gets 170 horsepower and up to 175 lb-ft of torque.

The transmission on the Escape is a 6-speed automatic, while the Rogue has a Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS). The CVTCS is one of the ways the Rogue achieves its slightly better fuel-efficiency.

Towing Capacity

2018 Ford EscapeEach one of these SUVs has an optional tow hitch and can use their power to let you haul a trailer or a boat. The Ford Escape offers more power in this area. It can tow up 3,500 pounds. The 2018 Nissan Rogue is also very powerful with a towing capacity of 1,102 pounds.

Escape vs Rogue Interior

Space for your family or your gear is crucial when looking at midsize SUVs. The 2018 Ford Escape and Nissan Rogue both seat five and offer a comfortable amount of space.

Inside the Escape, you’ll have 43.1 inches of front legroom and 37.3 inches of rear legroom. The second row can fold down for more space thanks to the 60/40 split-fold back seat. With the seats up, there’s 34 cubic feet of storage. With the seats folded down there’s 68 cubic feet of storage space.

The interior of the Nissan Rogue has very similar dimensions with 43 inches of front legroom and 37.9 inches of rear legroom. Like the Escape, it has folding seats to allow for more cargo room. There’s 39.3 cubic feet with the seats up and an impressive 70 cubic feet of space with the seats down.

Both the Escape and Rogue made loading easy with a power liftgate.

Infotainment & Driver Assistance

Escape vs. Rogue interior

Having lots of space is great, but in the modern era, infotainment and driver aid technology is just as important. Fortunately, both the 2018 Ford Escape and Nissan Rogue are equipped with lots of technology.

SYNC® 3 and Nissan Intelligent Mobility each include features that help you have a smarter and safer drive. These include a Blind Spot Warning, smart cruise control to maintain a safe distance during traffic, and front collision warnings that can slow you down or bring your car to complete stop.

For entertainment and navigation, both have a color touchscreen on the dashboard that’s the home for navigation and music from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Check out the Rogue and Escape at Andy Mohr Automotive

The Ford Escape and Nissan Rogue are both dependable SUVs that will give you power and comfort while driving around Indianapolis, Plainfield, and Bloomington.

If this comparison of the 2018 Ford Escape vs Nissan Rogue has given you a better idea of which midsize SUV is right for you, come in to Andy Mohr Automotive to take a test drive.