2018 Nissan Rogue vs Ford Escape

SUV drivers in Doylestown, Philadelphia, and Warminster need a vehicle they can count on. If it's time to add a new SUV to the family, you now have your choice between two impressive vehicles. The 2018 Nissan Rogue and the 2018 Ford Escape offer performance, cargo, and safety capabilities that we know you'll be excited about.

In this comparison, we'll help you decide which of these two vehicles fits your lifestyle by comparing them side by side in categories local drivers care about. Let's get started with performance!

Rogue vs Escape: Performance Specifications

Both the 2018 Nissan Rogue and the 2018 Ford come standardly equipped with a 2.5-L 4-cylinder engine and front-wheel drivetrain. However, their mechanical configurations begin to differ when it comes to the transmission.

The Rogue comes with an Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) which optimizes efficiency. Enjoy an impressive EPA-estimated 33 highway / 26 city MPG1 thanks to this feature. The Escape, on the other hand, offers only a 6-speed automatic transmission resulting in EPA-estimated of 29 highway / 21 city MPG2.

Another difference between the two vehicles is their second available drive train. The Rogue offers an all-wheel drivetrain while the Escape offers a 4-wheel drivetrain. While they sound similar, all-wheel drive will give you better handling and control.

Rogue vs Escape: Interior Cargo Capabilities

As an SUV, the 2018 Nissan Rogue provides drivers with expansive cargo capabilities. This vehicle offers up five spacious seats and 39.3 cubic feet of cargo space to take advantage of even when all five of these seats are in use.

You can nearly double your packing capabilities in this vehicle with the standard EZ FLEX™ Seating System with 2nd-row split folding/sliding/reclining seat with pass through. This feature allows you to customize all 70 cubic feet of cargo to fit your needs.

As for the 2018 Ford Escape, you'll only have 67.8 cubic feet of total cargo space and a manual 60/40 split rear seat to fit all of your things in.

Rogue vs Escape: Impressive Safety Features

The 2018 Nissan Rogue is not only efficient and able to be packed to the max, it takes safety to the next level. This vehicle offers standard Blind Spot Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

These advanced active safety features use sensors placed on the outside of the vehicle to monitor your vehicle's surroundings like a second set of eyes. If there's something in your blind spot or behind you, you'll be the first to know. Automatic Emergency Braking will even take the reins when you don't have time to react.

Unfortunately, you won't be able to enjoy any safety features quite this advanced in the 2018 Ford Escape. However, you'll still be able to enjoy standard Brake Assist in this model.

2018 Nissan Rogue vs 2018 Ford Escape: Which One?

As you can see, there's plenty to be excited about in both the 2018 Nissan Rogue and the 2018 Ford Escape. However, we at Fred Beans Nissan believe SUV drivers in Doylestown, Philadelphia, and Warminster will appreciate the Rogue's impressive efficiency, extra cargo room, and advanced safety features.

Now, it's time to get behind the wheel and experience this capable vehicle for yourself. Give us a call today to schedule your test drive in the 2018 Nissan Rogue!


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.

2 EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

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