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 $26,243 $27,055
Escape S FWD 28 34 $24,788 $25,555
Escape SE AWD 26 31 $27,394 $28,535
Escape SE FWD 28 34 $25,954 $27,035
Escape SE Hybrid AWD 43 37 $28,349 $29,530
Escape SE Hybrid FWD 44 37 $26,909 $28,030
Escape SE Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $31,752 $33,075
Escape SEL AWD 23 31 $31,877 $33,205
Escape SEL FWD 28 34 $28,325 $29,505
Escape SEL Hybrid AWD 43 37 $30,720 $32,000
Escape SEL Hybrid FWD 44 37 $29,281 $30,500
Escape SEL Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $34,382 $35,815
Escape Titanium AWD 23 31 $34,997 $36,455
Escape Titanium Hybrid AWD 43 37 $33,697 $35,100
Escape Titanium Hybrid FWD 44 37 $32,256 $33,600
Escape Titanium Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $37,330 $38,885
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rogue AWD Platinum 25 32 $35,031 $37,030
Rogue AWD S 26 33 $25,793 $27,250
Rogue AWD SL 25 32 $31,791 $33,600
Rogue AWD SV 25 32 $27,389 $28,940
Rogue FWD Platinum 26 34 $33,709 $35,630
Rogue FWD S 27 35 $24,470 $25,850
Rogue FWD SL 26 34 $30,469 $32,200
Rogue FWD SV 26 34 $26,066 $27,540

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
$26,243
$35,031
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,055
$37,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$451 / month
$617 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.7
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 SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104 100.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.1
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 66.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 106.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.5 36.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.8 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.4 72.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
68.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
37.5 36.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
57.3 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 34.2
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.7
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.5
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 -
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 P235/55VR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1350
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 1350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 135
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 135
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3474 3633
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
Engine
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
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.81 5.60
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
3.01 -
Trans Type
8 1
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.69 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Nissan Rogue
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.3
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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2021 Ford Escape
  • 2021 Escape supplies looking good
  • Lease: Offers still on pause
  • Rebates: $1,500 trade-in bonus available
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 36 months
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2021 Nissan Rogue
  • Redesigned 2021 Rogue features more power
  • Lease: From $219 per month for 36 months
  • Rebates: No special offers, which is unusual
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 48 months
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