2018 Ford Escape vs Nissan Rogue

Crossover SUVs may be the best, most versatile family vehicles on the market today.  There's a good reason, after all, why they're all over the roads of Newtown Square, Malvern, and Glen Mills. They offer a superior experience when it comes to balancing technology, comfort, and utility with great performance.

Even as every manufacturer struggles to take on the head of the pack, Ford and Nissan consistently put out highly regarded vehicles in the class. However, which one performs higher for your everyday family needs? Explore which is the better crossover SUV when the Ford Escape vs. Nissan Rogue go head to head. Then, learn where to take a test drive of the winner.

2018 Ford Escape vs Nissan Rogue

This year, the Ford Escape vs. Nissan Rogue battle remains close, but Ford brings a lot more new features to the table. The 2018 Escape hits showroom floors with a new SEL trim that offers new features, like leather upholstery, a power liftgate, and Ford's beloved SYNC® 3 technology. In addition, many of the safety and convenience features formerly available only at higher levels have been made available at lower or standard levels.

The Nissan Rogue, on the other hand, offers only a few tweaks. It's largely a carryover model from 2017, but offers a few updated visual tweaks, a shorter wheelbase, and reduced cargo space, which puts it down a notch next to the Ford Escape. There are no changes at all to the standard features and options.

By the Numbers

The 2018 Ford Escape offers a 15.7-gallon fuel tank, almost a gallon more than the 14.5-gallon tank in the 2018 Nissan Rogue. The 2018 Escape also has a towing capacity of up to 2,000 pounds, when properly equipped, and 1,500 pounds at the base level. The 2018 Rogue, on the other hand, has a standard towing capacity of only 1,000 pounds. 

The base engine on the Nissan Rogue is a standard 2.5L inline 4-cylinder, which gets 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. The Ford Escape's turbocharged 1.5L 4-cylinder engine, on the other hand, gives you 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft. of torque.


The Ford Escape has features, like Enhanced Active Park Assist, to help you get into  tight spaces. Plus, the SYNC® 3 technology interface not only gives you an outstanding infotainment center, but it also offers destination guidance, as well as an airbag deployment notification. None of these features are available on the Nissan Rogue.

Finally, Ford offers a full 5-Year, 60,000-Mile warranty, which will carry you largely through a standard payment plan, while the Rogue's warranty will run out after three years or 36,000 miles.

The Winner: The Escape at Fred Beans Ford of West Chester

The 2018 Ford Escape comes out on top in this crossover SUV battle. If you happen to be in the Glen Mills, Newtown Square or Malvern areas, Fred Beans Ford of West Chester has a wide range of options packages and trim levels available. If you'd like to take a test drive, just stop by our showroom and ask about getting behind the wheel of this classic crossover today!

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Fred Beans Ford of West Chester

1155 West Chester Pike
Directions West Chester, PA 19382

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