When you narrow down your options for your next SUV, it’s reasonable to see both Nissan and Ford on the short list. The Nissan Rogue and Ford Escape stand out in the compact SUV market with strong reputations, but it can be hard to choose between the two. Let’s take a closer look to see which is the right fit for your lifestyle.
When you hit the road in either SUV, you should expect a consistently smooth ride whether you’re just commuting through Ft. Walton Beach or hitting the highways. You’ll notice a difference in engine power, though. Nissan has enhanced the Rogue’s powertrain for 2022, and it now comes standard with a peppy 201-horsepower 3-cylinder. The standard engine in the Escape doesn’t match the Rogue’s output, and efficiency-minded drivers should also note that the Rogue’s powertrain also demonstrates more disciplined gas mileage.
On the inside, you’ll notice some key differences between these two models. Nissan has appointed the Rogue with quality features from front to back, even in the base trim, while upper trim levels sport wood accents and other amenities. On the other hand, the Escape’s interior has underwhelmed critics with its low-end materials and hard plastics. To enhance passenger comfort, the Rogue also features NASA-inspired Zero Gravity seats that provide ample cushioning and support.
If you expect your next SUV to come with contemporary tech, you might be surprised by how different these vehicles are in terms of standard options. The Rogue comes equipped with a user-friendly touchscreen as well as standard features like satellite radio and smartphone connectivity. The base Escape does not feature a touchscreen, satellite radio, or smartphone sync, and you’d have to pay extra to equip it with those popular additions.
If it looks like the Nissan Rogue is the SUV you’ve been waiting for, you can get in the driver’s seat here at Lee Nissan. Come visit us at our Ft. Walton Beach dealership to take the Rogue for a test drive. You can also explore our entire new vehicle selection to see all that Nissan has to offer.