2018 Ford Escape vs Nissan Rogue

Crossover SUVs are popular among family-oriented vehicles due to their cargo capacity, spacious interiors, and car-like handling. The 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Nissan Rogue are two of the most popular crossover vehicles on the market this model year, but which one is better-suited to your specific driving and lifestyle needs?

Drivers in the Mechanicsburg can learn about the key differences between the Ford Escape vs. Nissan Rogue with our side-by-side comparison. Read more about the features and options for the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Nissan Rogue, then learn where you can go to test drive the winning vehicle!

Ford Escape vs. Nissan Rogue: Performance

The Ford Escape is equipped with a turbocharged inline-four Flex Fuel engine that produces 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. It's paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Nissan Rogue is equipped with a four-cylinder gasoline engine that produces 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. It's paired with a continuously variable transmission.

Not only is the Escape more powerful, but it also offers a better drive. The lower ground clearance of the escape means a lower center of gravity, which translates to more stability and less of a rollover feel around turns. It also handles more smoothly, gripping the road and cornering the turns in a manner that's more like a compact car than a crossover.

The Escape has a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds, which is a full 500 pounds above the Rogue's 1,000-pound capacity. For smaller hauls around town, the Escape is far more capable than the Rogue.

Interior Space and Technology

Air conditioning, a CD player, radio, power windows, and power door locks are all standard with both vehicles, as well as ABS brakes, driver and passenger airbags, front side airbags, and side curtain airbags. Both come with adjustable driver seating as well, but the Escape offers power-adjustable passenger seating and passenger adjustable lumbar, both of which aren't options for the Rogue.

The Ford Escape offers a spacious interior with plenty of head- and legroom, and 34 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats up, while the Rogue only offers 32 cubic feet of cargo space. That may not seem like much, but it may mean the difference between additional luggage.

Standard safety features for the Escape include stability control, brake assist, airbag sensors, and knee airbags. The Escape is also available with enhance active parking assistance, lane keep assist, and an airbag deployment notification system, as well as Sync 3 infotainment, all of which are unavailable with the Rogue.

Test Drive the 2018 Ford Escape at Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg

The 2018 Nissan Rogue has plenty to offer in the crossover category, but it's no match for the performance, towing capacity, safety, and available features of the 2018 Ford Escape. Drivers in Mechanicsburg can experience these key differences for themselves by visiting Fred Beans Ford in Mechanicsburg for more information and to schedule a test drive of the 2018 Ford Escape. Contact us today!

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6320 Carlisle Pike
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