Compare 2009 Ford Escape vs 2008 Nissan Rogue

2009 Ford Escape
2008 Nissan Rogue
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FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS 20 28 $19,245 $20,435
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 20 28 $20,358 $21,645
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 19 25 $21,969 $23,395
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 20 28 $21,789 $23,455
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 18 26 $22,708 $24,465
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 20 28 $23,123 $24,920
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 19 25 $23,381 $25,205
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 26 $24,033 $25,920
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 17 24 $24,300 $26,215
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $24,715 $26,670
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 24 $25,625 $27,670
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 34 31 $27,422 $29,645
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 29 27 $29,015 $31,395
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 34 31 $29,542 $31,975
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 29 27 $31,135 $33,725
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FWD 4-Door w/CA Emissions S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 22 27 $18,526 $19,430
FWD 4-Door w/CA Emissions S 22 27 $18,526 $19,430
AWD 4-Door S 21 26 $19,782 $20,750
AWD 4-Door w/CA Emissions S 21 26 $19,782 $20,750
FWD 4-Door SL 22 27 $19,533 $20,970
FWD 4-Door w/CA Emissions SL 22 27 $19,533 $20,970
AWD 4-Door SL 21 26 $20,669 $22,170
AWD 4-Door w/CA Emissions SL 21 26 $20,669 $22,170
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,245
$18,526
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,435
$19,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$341 / month
$324 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Though it looks decidedly old-school, the Ford Escape is a solid and stylish five-passenger, compact SUV that has been kept up-to-date. With the 2009 Nissan Rogue, the crossover market gets another right-sized entry that’s just a little tighter inside than the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles FWD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 97.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 55.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 182.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 65.3
Liftover Height (in)
29.4 30.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 105.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 8.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.7 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
34.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.2 28.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 55.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
37.3 31.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 37.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.3 57.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.7 x 0.6
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x 1.65 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.4 11.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.1 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 17.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4320 3267
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4500 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
997 QR25DE
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
171 @ 6000 167 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.5 NA
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.37 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.94 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13 6.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Continuously Variable
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Nissan Rogue
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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