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2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Nissan Rogue in Washougal, WA

Are you searching for a modern SUV to accommodate your growing family? Ford SUVs and Nissan SUVs are great options to consider because of the innovative tech, dependable performance, and advanced safety systems they offer. To help you narrow down your choices, the product specialists at Westlie Ford in Washougal, WA have compared two popular compact SUVs: the 2018 Ford Escape vs. Nissan Rogue. Read on to learn which one delivers the features your family deserves!

For the purpose of this comparison, we’re taking a look at the 2018 Ford Escape SE, starting at $25,700 MSRP, and the 2018 Nissan Rogue S, starting at $24,800 MSRP.

2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Nissan Rogue: Performance & Towing

The 2018 Escape and 2018 Rogue are both reliable SUVs great for everyday driving. However, our experts prefer the new Escape because of its impressive towing capacity of 3,500 lbs., perfect for weekend projects and family adventures. The new Rogue can only tow slightly more than 1,100 lbs. View additional performance specs for these two SUVs in the table below.

2018 Ford Escape SE SUV 2018 Nissan Rogue S
1.5L EcoBoost® with Auto Start-Stop Engine 2.5L 4-cyl.
179 HP Horsepower 170 HP
177 lb.-ft. Torque 175 lb.-ft.
6-speed automatic with SelectShift® capability Transmission Xtronic CVT®
FWD; optional Intelligent 4WD Drivetrain FWD; optional Intelligent AWD
3,500 lbs. Max. Towing Capacity* 1,102 lbs.

*when properly equipped

2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 GMC Sierra 1500: Towing & Hauling

It’s no wonder that the new 2018 Ford F-150 was named Motor Trend‘s 2018 Truck of the Year. With Best-in-Class towing and payload capability, the new F-150 easily bests the new Sierra 1500. View exact towing and hauling specs in the table below.

2018 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck 2018 GMC Sierra 1500
13,200 lbs. Max. Towing Capacity* 12,500 lbs.
3,270 lbs. Max. Payload Capacity* 2,080 lbs.

*When properly equipped

2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Nissan Rogue: Technology

Whether you’re commuting home from a long day at work, or hitting the road on a cross-country family vacation, you need innovative and connective tech to keep everyone entertained along the way. Both the 2018 Ford Escape and 2018 Nissan Rogue come equipped with plenty of state-of-the-art technology, but our experts believe you’ll prefer the tech found in the Escape, which includes:

  • SYNC® Enhanced Voice Recognition Communication and Entertainment System
  • AM/FM single CD/MP3 with six speakers
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • SiriusXM® Traffic with Travel Link®
  • Optional SYNC® Connect
  • Optional voice-activated touchscreen navigation with pinch-to-zoom capability

2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Nissan Rogue: Interior & Cargo

The new Ford Escape provides seating for five passengers and 68 cu. ft. of cargo space. While the new Nissan Rogue also seats five passengers and has approximately the same amount of cargo space, our specialists believe you’ll appreciate the comfort and convenience features of the Escape more. Key interior features of the 2018 Ford Escape include:

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 10-way power driver seat
  • 60/40 split-fold-flat rear seat backs
  • Steering wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls
  • Eight cupholders
  • Message center and trip computer
  • Chrome door release levers
  • Optional Panoramic Vista Roof®
  • Optional partial leather-trimmed sport seats

2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Nissan Rogue: Safety

Both the new 2018 Escape and new 2018 Rogue are safe SUVs that deliver a multitude of safety features designed to keep you and your loved ones protected any time you hit the road. Although, if you’re looking for extra peace of mind, you’ll want to choose the Ford Escape. It offers several features you won’t find in the Nissan Rogue, including:

  • Personal Safety System™ with dual-stage driver and front-passenger airbags
  • Safety Canopy® System
  • Belt-Minder®
  • Rear view camera
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™)
  • SecuriCode™ Keyless-Entry Keypad
  • SecuriLock® passive anti-theft system

Now that it’s clear the new 2018 Ford Escape is the superior compact SUV, head over to our new Escape inventory to see our available models for you to test drive at our Ford dealership in Washougal, WA. If you have any questions, reach out to the Westlie Ford team through our contact form or by calling (360) 602-2490.

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