2016 Ford Escape vs. 2016 Nissan Rogue

It's our job to make sure you find the right vehicle for you. Below we've created a chart so you can gather helpful information on these two vehicles at a quick glance, with some more detailed explanations below.

2016 Ford Escape vs. 2016 Nissan Rogue

Important note: For the purposes of this comparison, we'll use the base trims for each model.

 2016 Ford Escape2016 Nissan Rogue
Engine2.5L 4-cylinder2.5L 4-cylinder
Horsepower170170
Torque170 lb-ft175 lb-ft
TransmissionSix-speed automaticVariable transmission
Cargo Space34.3 cubic feet32 cubic feet
Interior FeaturesVoice-activated SYNC 3, Bluetooth, USB port, Rearview cameraBluetooth, USB port, Rearview camera
 

Performance

The 2016 Ford Escape and 2016 Nissan Rogue base models both contain a 170 horsepower, 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. While the Escape runs a smooth six-speed automatic transmission, those leaning toward the Rogue will be stuck with a relatively unresponsive continuously variable transmission. Escape buyers will have two additional options - the 1.6L, 178 horsepower engine and the 2.0L, 240 horsepower engine.


The Escape is able to achieve a sporty feel similar to that of a Focus and this is where the vehicle truly excels. Unfortunately, the Rogue is not able to achieve such a level of sportiness.

 

Interior

The Ford Escape features a stylish interior made from quality materials. The vehicle comes standard with Ford's voice-activated SYNC system, a USB port, Bluetooth capabilities, and a rearview camera. New to the 2016 model is Ford's SYNC 3 infotainment system which provides for an incredibly responsive management of media.


While the Nissan Rogue also contains Bluetooth, a USB port, and a rearview camera, it's missing out on Ford's voice-activated SYNC. However, the Rogue does feature a stylish interior that is able to compete with the Escape.


As far as cargo space is concerned, the Escape narrowly edges out the Rogue with an additional two cubic feet of load roam (34.3 cubic feet vs 32 cubic feet). And even though that's not a huge difference, it can make all of the difference in a compact SUV.

 

Safety

Both the Escape and Rogue feature standard safety equipment you would expect, such as a four-wheel anti-lock brake system, complete airbag suites, traction control, electronic stability, and even brake assist.


The Escape is able to beat the Rogue in the safety department due to Ford's intelligent Curve Control system. This system reduces the vehicle's speed in the event that it senses you're approaching a curve at an unsafe speed.


2016 Ford Escape vs. 2016 Nissan Rogue

The 2016 Ford Escape and the 2016 Nissan Rogue each have their strengths when it comes to features you've learned to expect from a compact SUV. However, with the sporty handling and additional interior and safety features, the Escape is the clear winner here.


Now that you've started your research we strongly suggest test driving both vehicles to help you make the decision that is right for you. Richmond Ford has two stores. Richmond Ford West in Glen Allen, VA (most convenient to those in Short Pump, Ashland, and Wyndham) and Richmond Ford Lincoln of Richmond, VA (convenient to Chesterfield, Henrico, and Mechanicsville). Click on either store for our Escape inventory and schedule a test drive for the vehicle (or vehicles!) of your choosing. Our product specialists and sales team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

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