2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Nissan Rogue

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  • 2018 Ford Escape

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    2018 Nissan Rogue

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    2,000 lbsTow Capacity1,000 lbs
    30Highway MPG33
    5 StarsNHTSA Safety Rating4 Stars

    When it comes to the battle of small sports utility vehicles, you cannot find a much closer match than between the 2018 Ford Escape, which lives up to its freeing name, and the 2018 Nissan Rogue that checks all the right boxes. In order to pick a winner between these two brilliant compact vehicles, one must look at the stats carefully.

    With a quick glance, any will notice that the 2018 Nissan Rogue is a bit larger, but that the 2018 Ford Escape offers better powertrain options, safety rating, and affordability.

    Check out the 2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Nissan Rogue here!

  • Technology

    Style and power may be the skin, bones, and muscles of an automobile, but the technology features are the heart and personality. The 2018 Ford Escape offers more top of the line features, but the 2018 Nissan Rogue has a bit more safety features on its standard trim.

    2018 Ford Escape

    The 2018 Ford Escape offers SYNC 3, an easy to navigate infotainment system that is voice responsive and offers Wi-Fi capability. The touchscreen is conveniently placed and offers a number of fun and functional tools. The biggest appeal is the smartphone connectivity, which links your favorite Apple or Android phones right to your Ford Escape so you can play your favorite music and use your favorite application.
    Along with SYNC 3, the 2018 Ford Escape also offers FordPass. This is an everything-in-one application unique to Ford that will help you feel like you have everything handled at all times. Use FordPass to remotely unlock and start your 2018 Escape, find important resources such as a digital vehicle manual, check your vehicle’s condition, and find parking that you can reserve and pay for in advance.
    Everyone who loves fun technology and limitless convenience will love the 2018 Ford Escape.

    2018 Nissan Rogue

    The 2018 Nissan Rogue comes standard with an impressive number of technology features that are sure to stand out to many tech-savvy buyers.
    Starting off small, the Nissan Rogue offers hands-free technology that allows you to open your truck with just a slight kick of the foot. Moving up a bit higher, the 2018 Rouge also offers an infotainment system so you can use your Apple or Android technology to play music, use maps, and make hands-free calls and texts in order to always stay in touch with the world during your journey. Finally, the highest technology features for the 2018 Nissan Rogue are the intelligent mobility and drive-assist options.
    The door-to-door navigation mixed with turn by turn navigation makes the 2018 Nissan Rogue practically able to drive itself. The 2018 Rogue is able to assist you in steering and make driving as simple as breathing.

  • Performance

    When it comes power, the 2018 Ford Escape gives you three impressive options for their engine selections, while the 2018 Nissan Rogue comes standard with one solid engine. Being close in size, they are both fair in the handling department, but it is the little differences that can change a smooth journey to a rough ride.

    2018 Ford Escape

    The 2018 Ford Escape is the master of balance, by keeping its 245 max horsepower in complete control for the convenience and safety of anyone who drives it. With top of the line stability technology, the 2018 Escape lets you feel free to drive with your heart instead of your mind.
    Adding all-wheel drive will put no limits to the fun you can have with the 2018 Ford Escape. With up to 275 lb-ft of torque, and the ability to tow up to 2,000 pounds along with towing stability systems, you can even bring a fair amount of fun with you having no worries about it staying firmly in line.
    Three engines put the control fully in your hands, but with the 2018 Ford Escape being in control feels like the easiest thing in the world.

    2018 Nissan Rogue

    The 2018 Nissan Rogue offers one dynamic engine option; the 2.5L 4-cylinder offering 170 hp and 175 lb-ft in torque. This is a case of quality over quantity, making a choice not just easy but set from the start. In fairness, this engine is well made and will surely get you where you need to go on an everyday level. There is no manual transmission available for the 2018 Rouge, but you can get the intelligent all-wheel-drive option which makes for a much smoother ride without any need to take full control.
    Overall, the 2018 Nissan Rogue is not the most powerful in its class, but it is stable and checks off precisely what is required of it and nothing less.

  • Design

    Anyone who said looks don’t matter was not talking about cars. When it comes to vehicles, sometimes the only thing that does matter is the size and structure. Both the 2018 Ford Escape and 2018 Nissan Rogue are listed as compact SUVs. While the 2018 Rogue is a smidge bigger, the 2018 Escape offers plentiful cargo space.


    2018 Ford Escape

    The 2018 Ford Escape is bold and gives you everything you could ever want from an SUV, with a more compact and hatchback inspired format. With eight color selections, the 2018 Escape will be able to match exactly the temperament you want to display. For a more chic style go for the black, silver, or white, for a more professional style go with classic blue or magnetic grey, and for something that truly stands out, go with the lightning blue, cinnamon glaze red, or epic white gold.

    Other style highlights of the 2018 Ford Escape include a perfectly balanced front design that offers a deep black grille and four light features that are displayed around the grille like the wings of a remarkable butterfly. The interior is just as impressive with its surprising efficiently spaced seating and cargo capacity. The cockpit gives the impression of superior control by surrounding the driver with an easy to navigate control dash. Add in the optional panoramic sunroof, and you will fill limitless freedom as your cruise through life.

    Overall, the style of the 2018 Escape leaves a bold yet refined impression that offers mass appeal.

    2018 Nissan Rogue

    The 2018 Nissan Rogue is slightly larger than the 2018 Ford Escape giving it the edge in cargo space. That being said its overall style is fairly basic which does give it a more general charm, but could cause it to appear as if it lacks personality and character.

    Seating five people comfortably, the 2018 Rogue offers a fresh interior and smooth exterior. The front has a fairly cool style with one cohesive design connecting the grille and the headlights creating an edgy face, and the five paint options only improve upon that. Overall, the 2018 Chevy Rouge checks off all the basic requirements and will not fail to show off exactly what it needs to.

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