2020 Nissan Rouge vs 2020 Ford Escape Akron OH


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2020 Nissan Rogue Features & Specs 2020 FordEscape
39.3 cu.ft Cargo Space 34 cu.ft
Available Blind-Spot Warning Not Available
Standard Apple Carplay/Android Auto Not Available
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With so many different SUVs on the market today, it’s hard to know which one is best for you and your family. After all, you have to consider how powerful you want your engine, what features you want, and how much space is enough to seat your family. Two intriguing options to consider are the 2020 Nissan Rogue and the Ford Escape. Both are undoubtedly impressive and offer a ton of features, but only one can be regarded as the best. In this article, we will break down both of these SUVs and declare a winner.

2020 Nissan Rogue driving over a mountain

2020 Nissan Rogue Power & Handling

All versions of the Nissan Rogue come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque, which connects to a continuously variable transmission. The engine is sturdy and efficient, and the continuously variable transmission simulate shifts very well. Like most crossover SUVs, the Nissan Rogue comes with front-wheel-drive with the option of all-wheel-drive, which is recommended if you plan on driving in a lot of slippery conditions. Additionally, the Rouge is impressively fuel-efficient as it gets up to 33 mpg.

2020 Ford Escape in a parking garage

2020 Ford Escape Power & Handling

A few engine options are available for the Ford Escape. The top three trims come with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder, while the SE Sport uses a 2.5-liter hybrid setup. The top-level trim has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder. All of these engines have impressive horsepower and torque but lack the fuel efficiency of the Rogue as the Escape gets 28 mpg to the Rouge’s 33. All engines come with front-wheel-drive with the option for all-wheel-drive if you so choose. Standard on all versions of the Escape is an eight-speed automatic transmission.

2020 Nissan Rogue interior

2020 Nissan Rogue Features & Design

Three trims are available for the Nissan Rogue, and each comes with an impressive amount of features. The base Rouge is the S, and it comes with a six-way adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control and keyless entry. There is also plenty of safety features including automatic emergancy braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic high beam assist. Tech features for the S include a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a four-speaker sound system. Stepping up to the SV adds an eight-way adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, power tailgate, heated front seats, rear automatic braking, aluminum alloy wheels, heated outside mirrors, rear privacy glass, and roof rails. Also coming standard is an illuminated vanity mirror, automatic dual-zone climate control, and push-button start. The top-level SL adds navigation, leather seating, a heated steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with universal garage remote, and Nissan’s Around View 360-camera. The SL also has intelligent cruise control, 19-inch wheels, and an electronic parking brake.

2020 Ford Escape interior

2020 Ford Escape Features & Design

Standard features for the 2020 Ford Escape include a 1.5-liter Ecoboost engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission, which features five selectable drive modes for conditions such as slippery, deep snow, and sand. Every trim of the Escape comes with Ford’s Co-Pilot360, which comes with a bevy of driver-assist features. Also standard on all versions of the Escape is a second-row sliding seat, LED taillights, two intelligent USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. The higher you climb the trim ladder, the more features become available. These features include a power liftgate, panoramic sunroof, navigation, adaptive cruise control with stop and go as well as parking assist. Also standard on higher trims are leather seats, a B and O premium sound system, chrome exhaust tips, two USB charging ports, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, as well as leather-trimmed sport contoured bucket seats. All trims of the Escape also come with an 8-inch touchscreen with a Ford3 Sync system.


It’s a difficult call, but in the end, we are going to go with the Nissan Rogue. The engine delivers enough power as well as top-notch fuel efficiency, while the number of features on the Rouge far surpasses the Escape. Additionally, the Rogue has a ton of interior space to support your family and all of their stuff fully. If you’re interested in the Nissan Rogue, we recommend checking out our full inventory and then heading down to the dealership and taking a test drive!