2018 Nissan Rogue vs 2018 Ford Escape Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Nissan Rogue

2018 Nissan Rogue

Engine Power


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2018 Nissan Rogue vs 2018 Ford Escape

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The best compact SUVs are wildly popular, due in part to their spaciousness, comfort and value. Two winners are the 2018 Nissan Rogue and the 2018 Ford Escape. Both offer fun-to-drive performance, good reliability and high resale value. Test drive both – we think you’ll agree that the Nissan Rogue is the better value and the better vehicle.

Base Engine

The base engine on the Nissan Rogue is a 2.5-liter I-4 that puts out 170 horsepower, 175 lb-ft of torque and fuel economy of 26 city/33 highway mpg. It is paired to the famous Xtronic continuously variable automatic transmission. The Escape’s base engine is also a 2.5-liter I-4, but it puts out only 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft into a 6-speed automatic. It gets 21/29 mpg fuel economy. The base Escape S is front-wheel drive only, whereas the base Rogue S is available in FWD or AWD versions.


The Nissan Rogue is larger and more spacious than the Ford Escape. Rogue is longer, taller and has a longer wheelbase, yet it weighs about 100 pounds less. It has a tighter turning diameter, 37.6 vs 38.8 feet. Interior dimensions are also decisively in Rogue’s favor. The Nissan provides more front headroom, rear legroom, front shoulder room, rear shoulder room, passenger space, cargo space and total interior space (134.0 vs 132.4 cubic feet).


When you compare the Rogue SV with the comparably priced Escape SE, you find that Rogue gives you standard features that are either optional or not available on the Escape. These include exterior heated mirrors, LED daytime running lights, turn signal indicators for the driver and passenger side mirrors, Intelligent Key doors and push-button start, remote engine start key fob, auxiliary audio input, two first-row LCD monitors, tire-specific low-pressure warning, blind-spot warning, and automatic emergency braking.

Our Nissan dealership invites you stop in and take the 2018 Rogue out for a spin. You’ll love this SUV and appreciate our friendly customer service, so visit us today!

** Fuel economy based on 2018 EPA fuel economy estimates for 2018 Rogue® FWD. 2018 fuel economy of 26 city MPG or 33 highway MPG or 29 combined MPG estimate.
** EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.