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2008 Nissan Rogue

2009 Ford Escape

  2008 Nissan Rogue FWD 4-door SL Rear Exterior View 2009 Ford Escape
MSRP
$19,430
$20,435
Invoice $18,526 $19,245
MPG
City/Highway
21/27 17/31
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Looks like the larger Nissan Murano
  • Well-balanced ride and handling
  • Attention to fit and finish
  • Clever cargo organizer

Dislikes:

  • Middling acceleration
  • CVT isn’t familiar to many consumers
  • Rear visibility suffers from styling
  • Rear-seat room can be tight for adults

Likes:

  • Improved power and fuel economy
  • Responsive six-speed automatic transmission
  • Technologically advanced infotainment system
  • Well-rounded safety package

Dislikes:

  • Still not very refined
  • Complex process for folding rear seat
  • Uncomfortable backseat
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