2020 Nissan Rouge vs. 2019 Ford Escape
KEY ROGUE ADVANTAGES
- Active Ride Control (ARC) – Rogue’s Active Ride Control system automatically adjusts throttle and applies brake pressure on rough road surfaces to help enhance ride quality. This feature is not available on Escape.
- Nissan EZ Flex® Seating System – Rogue’s 2nd-row seatbacks can recline and fold flat, and the seats can slide fore and aft approximately 9 inches in two independent sections. Escape’s 2nd-row seatbacks recline, but the seats do not slide.
- Available Intelligent Cruise Control1 (ICC) with Full-Speed Range and Hold – Rogue’s available Intelligent Cruise Control automatically adjusts the vehicle’s speed according to the flow of traffic. The system enables the vehicle to help maintain a preset gap to the vehicle ahead and then slow, stop, and hold in place as traffic requires. Escape’s available Intelligent Cruise Control system does not include full-speed range or hold functions.
- Greater cargo capacity – Rogue offers more cargo capacity than Escape.
- 5.3 more cubic feet with the rear seats upright (39.3 cu. ft. vs. 34.0)
- 2 more cubic feet with the rear seats folded down (70.0 cu. ft. vs. 68.0)
- Higher EPA mileage estimates (FWD and AWD) – Rogue achieves higher EPA mileage estimates on all models.
- Rogue FWD: 26 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg
- Escape 2.5 FWD: 21 city/29 highway/24 combined mpg
- Escape 1.5 FWD: 23 city/30 highway/26 combined mpg
- Escape 2.0 FWD: 22 city/29 highway/25 combined mpg
- Rogue AWD: 25 city/32 highway/27 combined mpg
- Escape 1.5 AWD: 22 city/28 highway/24 combined mpg
- Escape 2.0 AWD: 21 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg
- Xtronic CVT® (vs. 6-speed A/T)
- Intelligent Engine Brake (I-EB)
- Vented rear disc brakes (vs. solid discs)
- Standard LED daytime running lights (vs. available)
- Standard High Beam Assist (HBA) (vs. available)
- Zero Gravity front seats
- Available Quick Comfort® Seat Heaters
- Rear Door Alert2
- Standard Apple CarPlay®3 and Android Auto™3 (vs. available)
- Divide-N-Hide® Cargo System
- Easy-Fill Tire Alert
- More safety features including:
- Standard Lane Departure Warning4 (LDW) (vs. available)
- Standard Intelligent Lane Intervention5 (I-LI) (vs. available)
- Standard Blind Spot Warning6 (BSW) (vs. available)
- Available Intelligent Around View® Monitor7 (I-AVM) (vs. available multi-view camera, but no Moving Object Detection system)
- Standard Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection8 (vs. available and no pedestrian detection)
- Available Rear Automatic Braking9 (RAB)
- Standard Rear Cross Traffic Alert10 (RCTA) (vs. available)
- Standard satellite radio (vs. available)
- More front head room
- Greater interior passenger volume (with or without moonroof)
Escape is Ford’s small crossover SUV. It is available in four trim levels with three different engines, a 6-speed automatic transmission, and front- or all-wheel drive. Its intelligent all-wheel drive system uses torque vectoring to control power delivery to each wheel.
Escape is a well-equipped crossover that has many available convenience and safety features. But Rogue offers more refined styling, greater passenger and cargo versatility, and more advanced driving technologies than Escape.
WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019 FORD ESCAPE
Escape carries over with the following change:
- New exterior colors: Agate Black, Baltic Sea Green, and Sedona Orange
TRIM LEVEL MATCHUPS
|S (FWD)||S (FWD)|
|SV (FWD/AWD)||SE (FWD/AWD)|
|SL (FWD/AWD)||SEL (FWD/AWD)|
|SL with SL Premium Package (FWD/AWD)||Titanium (FWD/AWD)|