2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Nissan Rogue

Very few vehicles have grown in popularity as quickly as the members of the compact crossover class. These small crossover utility vehicles have become the new standard for the family car, offering ample power and performance with the added versatility of their specific design. The 2017 Ford Escape vs the 2017 Nissan Rogue compares two of the newest entries into this segment.

Both of these crossovers begin by offering standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines on their base models. After this, the engine similarities cease. Ford offers the 2017 Escape with two additional engine options. The base engine is the only options offered on the Rogue. The second engine available on the Escape is a 1.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder. This engine delivers 179 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque and also earns the best fuel economy ratings available on the Escape at an estimated 23 city/30 highway miles per gallon.

The final engine offered on the 2017 Escape is a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder. This engine maxes out the performance numbers of the crossover at 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. The only engine offered on the Rogue checks in at 170 horsepower.

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2017 Ford Escape VS 2017 Nissan Rogue
2.5-liter four-cylinder Base Engine 2.5-liter four-cylinder
3 Engine Options 1
245 Max Horsepower 170
3 Trim Levels 3

2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Nissan Rogue Trim Level Comparison

Both the 2017 Ford Escape and the 2017 Nissan Rogue are offered in three trim levels. Each trim comes equipped with a variety of standard features. The 2017 Escape is offered in S, SE and Titanium models.

The base Escape S begins by offer features like 17-inch wheels, automatic headlights, a rearview camera and Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary connectivity. Moving up to the Escape SE sees the addition of the 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine, foglights, keypad entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, rear air vents and satellite radio.

The top-of-the-line Escape Titanium trim includes all of the best features Ford has to offer. 2017 Escape Titanium models come equipped with LED daytime running lights, roof rails, a 110-volt power outlet, 8-inch touchscreen Sync 3 infotainment system, dual USB ports, a 10-speaker Sony sound system, keyless entry and ignition and ambient interior lighting. Additional safety systems offered on the Escape include blind-spot warnings, with rear cross-traffic alerts, forward collision warnings and lane-departure warnings with intervention.

The 2017 Ford Escape uses its versatile engine options, multiple trim levels and long list of comfort, safety and technology features to carve out its place in the compact crossover class.

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