2020 Ford Escape vs 2020 Nissan Rogue 

2020 Ford Escape vs 2020 Nissan Rogue

Among the best-selling entries on the market for compact SUVs this year, the 2020 Ford Escape and the 2020 Nissan Rogue promise to keep the competition hot. Both options provide roomy interiors, a generous list of standard features and excellent fuel economy figures. Discover which compact entry best fits your budget and needs when we compare the all-new 2020 Ford Escape versus the 2020 Nissan Rogue.

Both the Escape and the Rogue offer seating for up to five passengers, but how much space you enjoy will vary. The 2020 Escape provides backseat passengers with 40.7 inches of legroom, which is notably more space than what the 2020 Rogue can provide. Check out the table below for more details on pricing, power and interior space.

2020 Ford Escape 


2020 Nissan Rogue 

$24,885  Starting MSRP  $25,300 
1.5-liter EcoBoost inline-3  Base Engine  2.5-liter inline-4 
40.7 inches  Rear Legroom  37.9 inches 
3,500 lbs.  Towing Capacity  1,102 lbs. 

What Are the Main Differences Between the All-New 2020 Ford Escape and 2020 Nissan Rogue 

From the base level, the 2020 Ford Escape hits the ground running with a potent 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine good for 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque. On the 2020 Nissan Rogue, the standard 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine cuts just below that at 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. That is the only engine currently offered on the Rogue SUV.

Available on Escape SEL and Titanium trims, the 2.0-liter EcoBoost offers a lively drive, doling out 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. And if you’re pining for a hybrid SUV, check out the Ford Escape hybrid and plug-in hybrid options. The Rogue Hybrid has been dropped for 2020.

If there’s one thing the Ford Escape and the Nissan Rogue share, it’s a knack for driver-assistance systems. Right off the bat, the two crossovers get standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist and automatic high beams. But only the 2020 Ford Escape offers available parking assist, lane-centering and evasive-steering assist.

Interested in the all-new 2020 Ford Escape compact SUV? We invite you to explore our selection of Ford Escape models at the Akins Ford dealership in Winder, GA, or reach out to the Akins Ford team for more information.