Picking the right crossover for your family comes down to safety, comfort, and efficiency. Models that fail to excel in these three categories generally aren’t worth your time. The 2018 NissanRogueexcels in all three and tops competitors like the 2018 FordEscapewith ease.
The Nissan Rogue comes equipped with the automaker’s Intelligent Mobility package. This family-friendly crossover comes with standard Automatic Blind-Spot Monitoring, Emergency Braking, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and a rearview camera. Drivers can opt for an available Surround-View Camera that provides a bird’s-eye view of the Rogue’s surroundings.
The Ford Escape comes equipped with a rearview camera. Other safety systems, such as Blind-Spot Monitoring, are available but not standard.
The Nissan Rogue features a spacious interior with seating for five passengers. Upscale materials put this crossover on par with more expensive models. The latest model features more than 105 cubic feet of passenger space. Drivers will enjoy up to 70 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded down.
The Ford Escape pales in comparison. At the end of the day, the Escape offers just 98.1 cubic feet of passenger space and 67.8 cubic feet of cargo space. Due to the smaller interior, taller passengers might find the Escape uncomfortable on longer trips.
Performance and Efficiency
When it comes to performance, the Nissan Rogue surpasses the Ford Escape with ease. The latest model features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Although the Escape features the same size engine, it only offers 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque.
The story is the same when it comes to efficiency. While the Escape earns up to an EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway mpg, it still trails the Rogue. The Rogue gets an EPA-estimated 26 city/33 highway mpg.*
The 2018 Nissan Rogue offers superior standard safety equipment, a roomier interior, and better performance and efficiency numbers than the 2018 Ford Escape. To learn more about the Rogue or to take one out for a test drive, visit us here at Cronic Nissan.
*Fuel economy based on 2018 EPA fuel economy estimates for 2018 Rogue® FWD. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions — use for comparison only.