Compare 2012 Ford Escape vs 2012 Nissan Rogue

2012 Ford Escape
2012 Nissan Rogue
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FWD 4-Door XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door XLS 23 28 $20,315 $21,440
FWD 4-Door XLT 21 28 $23,222 $24,870
FWD 4-Door Limited 21 28 $24,587 $26,370
4WD 4-Door XLT 20 27 $24,815 $26,620
4WD 4-Door Limited 20 27 $26,180 $28,120
FWD 4-Door Hybrid 34 31 $28,409 $30,570
4WD 4-Door Hybrid 30 27 $30,002 $32,320
FWD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 34 31 $30,692 $33,080
4WD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 30 27 $32,285 $34,830
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FWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 23 28 $21,038 $22,070
AWD 4-Door S 22 26 $22,274 $23,370
FWD 4-Door SV 23 28 $22,845 $24,510
AWD 4-Door SV 22 26 $24,055 $25,810
FWD 4-Door SL 23 28 $26,472 $28,410
AWD 4-Door SL 22 26 $27,682 $29,710
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,315
$21,038
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,440
$22,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$368 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Ford Escape still antes up solid crossover bona fides, but its sluggish handling and plasticky interior are ready for retirement The 2012 Nissan Rogue's comfortable ride and versatile layout make it a good fit for a value-conscious small families--but it's far from exciting to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles FWD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
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 Volume (ft³)
99.5 126.4
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 105.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.5 - 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
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 183.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 65.3
Liftover Height (in)
29.6 30.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.0 37.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.4 28.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 55.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
37.9 31.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.2 57.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.7 - TBD -
Brakes
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 0.5 11.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.7 x 0.6
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion 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 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3268 3276
Wheels
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 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4500 175 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
997 NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
171 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Continuously variable ratio
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.5 2.34-0.39
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.37 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.94 NA
Trans Order Code
443 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13 5.79
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Nissan Rogue
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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