2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Nissan Rogue

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  • 2019 Ford Escape

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    2019 Nissan Rogue

    A 2019 silver Nissan Rogue is shown right facing from a front-side angle.

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    3Available Engines1
    168-245 HPHorsepower170 HP
    170-257 lb-ftTorque175 lb-ft
    3,500 LBSTowing Capacity1,102 LBS

    Deciding what make and model of vehicle to purchase can be stressful. You want to make the right decision, so you don’t end up with buyer’s remorse. If your search for the right SUV that’s perfect for you has led you to our dealership website, you’re in the right place. If you’ve been debating which SUV is better, the 2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Nissan Rogue—then read on. Here at Kings Ford, we strive to deliver the best in customer-centered service. That service starts with detailed information about vehicles like the new Escape and Rogue to help you in your vehicle buying process.

    We compared these SUVs and have decided that the Ford Escape is on a higher playing field than the Nissan Rogue. As you review the details below regarding such factors like better safety features, higher performance, design, and fuel economy, you will see that the winner in this debate between the 2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Nissan Rogue is the Escape.

  • Fuel Economy

    A green 2019 Ford Escape is parked next to a city park where two women are sitting on a blanket and a sailboat is in the water behind it.

    Both the Ford Escape and Nissan Rogue offer similar fuel economy. The Ford Escape gets 21 mpg city driving and 29 mpg highway driving with its standard 2.5L engine on the base model. This changes to 22 mpg city driving and 29 mpg highway driving if you opt for the 2.0L EcoBoost engine. The Ford Escape offers a bigger fuel tank capacity at 15.7 gallons compared to the14.5 gallon tank the Nissan Rogue has.

    The Nissan Rogue does get better gas mileage but only marginally. For city driving in a 2019 Rogue, you can expect to get at least 26 miles to the gallon. On the highway, you can get 33 miles to the gallon. The Ford Escape can help you get farther with a larger tank capacity.

    With the Escape, there is a standard capless fuel system. When you insert the fuel nozzle when filling up, the fuel filler is automatically opened. This is a nice benefit since you won’t have to unscrew the nozzle and replace it when done refueling. Also, this capless system decreases the evaporation of fuel. You won’t get this feature in the Nissan Rogue.

    The Escape and the Rogue have a similar MSRP. However, the Escape starting price is $24,105, which is $815 less than the MSRP of the Rogue at $24,920. With the lower starting price and 1.2-gallon larger fuel tank, you’ll save some money on the main purchase price and have longer driving ranges between fill-ups.

  • Safety

    A blue 2019 Ford Escape is stopped at a crosswalk while a dog is walking past with  the owner. The Escape has many more safety features when comparing the 2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Nissan Rogue.

    When you purchase a vehicle, you want to know that it is reliable and will get you where you need to go. You want a vehicle that performs well and ranks well in the industry ranking. For the 2018 Ford Escape, the 2018 Initial Quality Study by J.D. Power and Associates, ranked the Ford Escape as second in their category of compact SUVs. Their research includes buyer feedback. The statistics of these surveyed individuals shows that previous Ford vehicles outperformed Nissan vehicles in regard to initial quality. In fact, the Ford brand is ranked fifth for initial quality. This ranking surpasses the industry average. They ranked Nissan 10th since their research showed that there were four more problems for every one hundred vehicles.

    Safety is generally an important factor that customers consider when purchasing a vehicle. People want to know that they and their passengers will be safe when driving in all types of conditions. There are similar safety features in both the Escape and Rogue. Some of those standard features include driver and passenger front airbags, side-impact head airbags, front side-impact airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, and height adjustable front shoulder belts. Both SUVs have available safety options such as daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, collision warning systems, and rear cross path warning.

    The SE, SEL, and Titanium trim levels for the Escape stand out in a positive way with an optional driver alert monitor. With this feature, an inattentive driver is alerted, and the safety system recommends a break from driving. This driver alert monitoring system is not available in the Rogue.

    The Ford Escape received a 5-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as compared to the 4-star rating for the Nissan Rogue.

  • Performance

    A white 2019 Ford Escape is taking a corner at night in the city.

    If you want to find an SUV that will deliver on power and performance, then the Ford Escape is the right one for you. The engines in the Escape deliver superior power to the engines in the Nissan Rogue. The Escape 1.5 turbo 4 cylinder delivers 179 hp and 177 lb-ft The 2.0 turbo 4 cylinder engine in the Titanium trim level delivers 245 hp and 275 lb-ft.

    When compared to the Escape engines, the Rogue’s engines don’t perform as well. The Rogue 2.5 DOHC 4 cylinder has 170 hp and 175 lb-ft The 2.0 DOHC 4 cylinder hybrid engine in the Rogue Hybrid delivers 176 hp.

    In a Motor Trend test, the Nissan Rogue 4 cylinder is beat by the turbo 4 cylinder in the Ford Escape. The Escape got from 0-60 MPH in 8.9 seconds and the Rogue took 9.1 seconds. In the quarter-mile test, the Escape took 16.7 seconds and the Rogue took 17 seconds.

  • Interior

    The interior of the 2019 Ford Escape in this image features a charcoal black color.

    We all want to drive in comfort. No one wants to feel cramped or have their passengers complain while riding on long drives. If you decide to purchase the Ford Escape, you will benefit from slightly more interior passenger space than you’d get in the Nissan Rogue. There are 0.1 inches more of front legroom and 0.5 inches more front hip room in the Escape. Your passengers will benefit from 0.5 inches more headroom and 0.3 inches more hip room as compared to the Rogue.

    Features in a vehicle that make your life easier are great. One nice feature in the Escape Titanium trim level is that it has an Active Park Assist to help with backing into a parking spot or parallel parking. With this, the vehicle does the steering while you, the driver, are responsible for braking and speed. This is the ultimate in convenience features for those who don’t like to parallel park or for those tough to get into parking spots. No automated parking system is offered in the Rogue.

    If you travel for work and your laptop battery dies, it can be frustrating if you do not own the necessary charging adapters to charge your device on the go. If you’re driving in the Ford Escape Titanium, that’s not a problem. This trim level has a 110-volt electrical outlet located in the center console so you can easily charge your laptop or operate another small household appliance without needing any specialized adapters. Having to use special adapters can be annoying since they are easily misplaced or broken. There is no 110-volt electrical outlet in the Rogue.

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