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2017 Nissan Rogue vs 2017 Ford Escape

Sport utility vehicles have come a long way since the old days. The desire to drive a vehicle that can carry a sizeable load of cargo, pack a punch under the hood, and remain fuel efficient in the process paved the way for the development of crossover models. Such crossovers offer a chance to experience a taste of two worlds, and it is no wonder they have become so popular out on the roads today. Whether you need to added space and capabilities for your daily grind or for your weekend excursions to the great outdoors, crossovers can do the job for you. With so many options available to you now, how can you see which one is right for you? We want to help by looking at the 2017 Nissan Rogue vs the 2017 Ford Escape.

We will compare the base model of each vehicle. While they both have a lot to offer, the Rogue stands out in certain areas.

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2017 Nissan Rogue S vs 2017 Ford Escape S
170 HP & 175 lb-ft Horsepower & Torque 168 HP & 170 lb-ft
26/33 City/Hwy MPG Fuel Economy 21/29 City/Hwy MPG
5-7 Seats 5
70 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 68 Cubic Feet

More power and better fuel efficiency

Any crossover SUV that can handle what you throw its way is going to need enough power to do the job. The 2017 Nissan Rogue is equipped with a standard engine capable of producing 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque, which outshines the power output of the base 2017 Ford Escape. This power does not come at the expense of fuel efficiency, as the 2017 Rogue is still capable of achieving an EPA-estimated 26 city and 33 highway miles per gallon. The 2017 Ford Escape gets 21 city and 29 highway miles per gallon.

The 2017 Rogue also allows you to expand the seating capacity to 7 people with the optional Family Package. That is not possible in the base Escape model. If you are looking to bring a lot of cargo along for a vacation, you have as much as 70 cubic feet of cargo capacity to work with. That may only be two cubic feet more than the Escape, but think of what you could toss in there at the last minute with those two additional cubic feet.

orange 2017 Nissan Rogue exterior front with palm trees behind it
silver 2017 Nissan Rogue exterior rear side
interior front steering wheel and dashboard of 2017 Nissan Rogue
2017 Nissan Rogue interior rear seats