2016 Nissan Rogue vs 2016 Ford Escape

Sport utility vehicles have come a long way from the body-on-frame, passenger hauling-trucks they essentially were. They have since become flexible, accommodating family vehicles with car-like manners. The 2016 Nissan Rogue vs 2016 Ford Escape are two of the most popular compact crossover SUVs.

As compact crossovers, they are ideal selections both for families as well as those looking to step up to something larger than a sedan. The Nissan Rogue is available in three trim levels: S, SV, and SL. Two-row seating is the standard, but a third-row is optional on the S and SV. The Ford Escape does not provide the option to seat up to seven passengers, but it too is available in three trim levels: S, SE, and Titanium.

Front-wheel drive is standard for both vehicles, but there is the option to choose all-wheel drive before it becomes standard on the top-of-the-line trims. Efficiency also is a strong point in both compact crossovers, but as you can see below, the Nissan Rogue is able to pull beyond the reach of many of its class members.

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2016 Nissan Rogue vs 2016 Ford Escape
2.5L 4-cylinder Engine 2.5L 4-cylinder
26 city/ 33 hwy mpg Fuel Economy Rating 22 city/ 31 hwy mpg
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2016 Nissan Rogue: Where affordability meets flexibility

Despite being classified as compact, the 2016 Nissan Rogue creates an incredible amount of space for its size. The Ford Escape does well, making for 67.8 cu-ft, but the Nissan Rogue is able to provide 70 cu-ft. Roof racks make for additional storage if need be, and its maximum towing capacity is 1,500 lbs. Towing isn’t the Rogue’s strongsuit, it instead comes to drivers as an affordable and efficient vehicle that is flexible enough to serve as a family SUV.

The innovative EZ Flex Seating System and wide-swinging rear doors make it easier to access the second and third rows of seating. As for valuables you’d like to safely keep out of sight, the Divide-N-Hide Cargo System features an upper shelf and lower deck which shows off 18 different configurations.

In addition to flexible and plentiful passenger and cargo space, the Nissan Rogue is available with a variety of entertainment, comfort, and safety technology features. A few of the highlight features that are available even on the base level Rogue include: remote keyless entry, air-conditioning with rear vents, 5-inch central display, rearview camera, and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity.

Drivers looking to learn more about the 2016 Nissan Rogue or the three trim levels it is available are welcomed to come by Glendale Nissan. We would be happy to answer any questions or let you take the latest Rogue for a spin to see what you think.

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