2016 Nissan Rogue vs. 2016 Ford Escape

2016 Nissan Rogue white exterior

2016 Nissan Rogue

2016 Ford Escape blue exterior

2016 Ford Escape

When looking for a midsize SUV, Regina and Swift Current car shoppers often look at both the 2016 Nissan Rogue and the 2016 Ford Escape before making their final decision. But which one is the better option? You’ll find out here in this quick comparison of the two.

Powertrain and Fuel Efficiency

While the 2016 Ford Escape offers various engine options depending on the trim, the 2016 Nissan Rogue has one consistently powerful engine across all four of its trims. The 2016 Rogue comes standard with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that can produce up to 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. It comes with a Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System and an Eco Mode feature that improve efficiency for a vehicle of its size, allowing Regina and Swift Current drivers to earn up to 7.1 L/100 km on the highway and 9.1 L/100 km in the city.

The 2016 Ford Escape offers similar power with both its entry-level engine and its mid-level engine, but fuel-consumption is higher in both, and even its upgraded EcoBoost engine only offers up to 7.4 L/100 km on the highway and 10.1 L/100 km in the city. Upper-level trims on the Escape come with an even more powerful engine that will end up costing you more up-front and even more at the pump.

Advanced Features

Regina and Swift Current drivers can enjoy all of the unique features that come standard with the 2016 Nissan Rogue, including:

  • Divide-N-Hide Cargo System: The inventive system can be arranged into 18 different configurations, including a private storage space that will keep your valuables organized and out of sight, a lower deck to handle taller items, and an upper shelf for yet another type of cargo.
  • Zero Gravity Seats: Inspired by NASA, these extraordinarily comfortable seats were constructed to maximize comfort while minimizing fatigue.
  • EZ Flex Seating System: The seat slides forward for easy access and adjusts effortlessly to give up to 1,982 L of cargo space. The seats also recline, so your rear passengers can get remarkably comfortable.
  • Zone Body Construction with front and rear crumple zones and reinforced passenger compartment: Provides extra safety for you and your passengers in the event of an accident.
  • RearView Monitor: Makes backing up easier than ever before.

Most of these features are not available on the 2016 Escape or will cost you more to upgrade. Cargo volume maxes out at 1,920 L, and the Escape can only accommodate five passengers, while the Rogue has an optional third row that allows for up to 7 passengers.

Find Your 2016 Nissan Rogue at Knight Nissan

Now that you’ve compared the 2016 Nissan Rogue to the 2016 Ford Escape, it’s time to take the Rogue for a test-drive and see what it’s truly capable of. For more information or to arrange a test-drive, contact us online or call 306-778-7000. We hope to see our Regina and Swift Current customers soon!