Compare 2021 Ford Escape vs 2021 Nissan Rogue

2021 Ford Escape
2021 Nissan Rogue
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S AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape S AWD 26 31 $25,594 $26,385
Escape S FWD 27 33 $24,138 $24,885
Escape SE AWD 26 31 $26,986 $28,110
Escape SE FWD 27 33 $25,545 $26,610
Escape SE Hybrid AWD 43 37 $27,941 $29,105
Escape SE Hybrid FWD 44 37 $26,501 $27,605
Escape SE Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $31,344 $32,650
Escape SEL AWD 23 31 $31,589 $32,905
Escape SEL FWD 27 33 $28,037 $29,205
Escape SEL Hybrid AWD 43 37 $30,433 $31,700
Escape SEL Hybrid FWD 44 37 $28,992 $30,200
Escape SEL Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $34,090 $35,510
Escape Titanium AWD 23 31 $34,708 $36,155
Escape Titanium Hybrid AWD 43 37 $33,408 $34,800
Escape Titanium Hybrid FWD 44 37 $31,969 $33,300
Escape Titanium Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $37,042 $38,585
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rogue AWD Platinum 25 32 $34,842 $36,830
Rogue AWD S 25 32 $25,604 $27,050
Rogue AWD SL 25 32 $31,603 $33,400
Rogue AWD SV 25 32 $27,200 $28,740
Rogue FWD Platinum 26 33 $33,520 $35,430
Rogue FWD S 26 33 $24,282 $25,650
Rogue FWD SL 26 33 $30,280 $32,000
Rogue FWD SV 26 33 $25,877 $27,340

2021 Nissan Rogue vs. 2021 Ford Escape: Compare Crossover SUVs

The 2021 Nissan Rogue and 2021 Ford Escape represent the newest versions of compact crossovers that are some of the most popular cars on the road. Both five-seat SUVs prioritize safety and value without skimping on the latest features or premium options. That makes either one of these best sellers a winner.

Redesigned for 2021, the Nissan Rogue comes with one powertrain in four trims and has a more refined ride with more premium aspirations than last year’s model. Redesigned for 2020, the Ford Escape comes in five trims and four powertrains, including a small turbo-3, a hybrid, and a plug-in hybrid. The difference in our TCC Ratings of a 6.4 out of 10 for the Rogue and a 7.0 out of 10 for the Escape mostly comes down to safety: The new Rogue might close the gap once crash testing is complete and we can assign it a safety rating. (Read more about how we rate cars.


 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,594
$34,842
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,385
$36,830
Monthly Payment Estimate
$440 / month
$614 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Ford Escape is the softer side of the Blue Oval’s small crossover 1-2 combo. The 2021 Nissan Rogue nudges its way upstream with a more refined ride and more standard features but the powertrain doesn’t take any steps forward.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
40.7 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104 100.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
181.3 183
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 66.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 106.5
Liftover Height (in)
28.1 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.5 36.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
57.3 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 34.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.4 72.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
37.5 36.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.4 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
68.5 -
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.5
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P225/55VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P225/55VR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 135
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 135
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1350
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 1350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3474 3638
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 19 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 19 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
760 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 3000 181 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
996 NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
181 @ 6000 181 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 (2020) 25 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 (2020) 27 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 (2020) 32 (Est)
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.96 5.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 -
Trans Order Code
448 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.69 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.81 5.60
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
3.01 -
Trans Type
8 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 -
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Nissan Rogue
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (2020) 6.6 (Est)
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