Compare 2008 Nissan Rogue vs 2009 Ford Escape

2008 Nissan Rogue
2009 Ford Escape
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,526
$19,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,430
$20,435
Monthly Payment Estimate
$324 / month
$341 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
FWD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.1 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.5 99.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 71.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
182.9 174.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 43.2
Height, Overall (in)
65.3 67.9
Liftover Height (in)
30.0 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 103.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
28.9 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
55.2 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.1 37.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
37.8 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.9 66.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA 40.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 34.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.0 11.9 x 0.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.6 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.0 40.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
T155/90D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3267 4320
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
167 @ 6000 171 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4400 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
QR25DE 997
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 24
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
Automatic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.75 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.94
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
6.12 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.5
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.26
Trans Type
1 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Rogue Ford Escape
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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