A side-by-side comparison of the 2018 Nissan Rogue vs. 2018 Ford Escape

2018 Nissan Rogue vs. 2018 Ford Escape

Compact crossover SUVs are some of the most popular vehicles on the road today. This particular automotive class checks off a lot boxes for owners, especially in the areas of interior flexibility, performance and fuel efficiency. JC Billion Nissan is very happy to have one of the best examples of the compact crossover SUV in its showroom, the Nissan Rogue. Independent reviews have praised the current Rogue for having an adaptable and comfortable interior made with high quality materials and a high passenger capacity. The dealership has done a head-to-head comparison of the 2018 Nissan Rogue vs. 2018 Ford Escape to help buyers find the best vehicle to suit their needs.

For the current model year, Nissan has really improved the overall tech profile of the 2018 Rogue. One of the most impressive upgrades made to the 2018 include an available semi-autonomous driving system that can take partial control of the vehicle in certain conditions. The 2018 Ford Escape doesn't offer this capability. Both vehicles have an infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, Nissan has wisely chosen to make this integration available on every Rogue trim grade. From a more functional stand point, the 2018 Rogue also offers a bit more cargo space. Nissan owners can configure the interior to have 70 cubic-feet of cargo space. The Escape tops out at less than that.


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2018 Nissan Rogue 2018 Ford Escape
2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
170/175 Horsepower/Torque 168/170
CVT Transmission Six-speed Automatic
70 cu.-ft. Max Cargo Space 68 cu.-ft.

Performance specs: 2018 Rogue vs. 2018 Escape

The strong performance scores of the 2018 Nissan Rogue are provided by a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine making 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. The standard continuously variable transmission sends power to the front wheels in most cases, but JC Billion Nissan customers can choose to have all-wheel-drive installed instead. By comparison, the 2018 Ford Escape starts out with a similar 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine of its own, but its peak output doesn't quite match what is standard across the Nissan Rogue lineup. Additionally, the 2018 Rogue is able to achieve Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy scores of 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway, besting the marks recorded by the 2018 Ford Escape.

A front left quarter photo of the 2018 Nissan Rogue
A left profile view of the 2018 Nissan Rogue

An interior photo showing the driver's cockpit in the 2018 Rogue including the infotainment system
a view of the cargo space available in the 2018 Nissan Rogue