Ford Escape vs Nissan Rogue

If you’re looking for a new crossover to take you through the streets of Geneva, Canandaigua, and Rochester, the competition is fierce. The demand for these versatile vehicles has increased exponentially over the years, leading crossovers to be one of the most competitive classes of car on the market.

Two of the best options available are the 2020 Ford Escape and Nissan Rogue. Each of these rides has plenty to offer that help them stand out from the rest, but only one can be right for you. So, to help you decide between these two vehicles, the team at Friendly Ford put together this comparison. Read on to learn more and contact us if you have any questions.

Escape vs Rogue: Engine Specs

No matter which of these crossovers you choose, you’re in for a powerful engine that’s sure to get you where you need to go. The base model of the Escape features a 1.5-liter EcoBoost® engine, while the Rogue is powered with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine.

The 2020 Ford Escape has two other options to choose from. For ultimate power, opt for the available 2.0-liter EcoBoost® motor, outputting 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. You may prefer the commanding ride of the Escape, as unfortunately, the Rogue generates a maximum of 170 horsepower-and there are no other powertrain options if you’re looking to take your performance to the next level.

Built for Adventure

Interested in taking your vehicle on a thrilling weekend getaway? The 2020 Ford Escape and Nissan Rogue are ready to help you confidently explore with available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. These systems power all four wheels to provide you with extra road grip on low-traction surfaces when it’s needed.

If you want your lightweight travel trailer to make the trek with you, though, you may prefer the Escape. When properly equipped, this crossover can haul up to 3,500 pounds with ease, so you can take your camper or small aluminum boat out for the weekend.

The Rogue won’t be able to meet all your adventure needs, though, since it can only pull up to 1,102 pounds.

A Secure Drive for Added Peace of Mind

No matter where you plan on bringing your crossover, safety should be your main concern. Both vehicles will help you navigate the highway securely with the following standard features:

Ford Escape

Nissan Rogue

Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking

Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection

BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert

Blind Spot Warning

Lane-Keeping System

Lane Departure Warning


To give you a hand with parking, the 2020 Ford Escape has Active Park Assist 2.0 available. This intelligent system steers into parking spots for you while you solely focus on changing gears, braking, and accelerating.

This top-of-the-line system is not available in the Nissan Rogue, though, so parallel parking maneuvers may be a bit trickier.

2020 Ford Escape vs Nissan Rogue: Which Crossover Is Right for You?

While both the 2020 Ford Escape and Nissan Rogue perform admirably, the Escape emerges victorious. With its superior features, the Escape is the clear choice for anyone in the Geneva, Canandaigua, and Rochester areas to consider.

Get a taste of this vehicle for yourself at Friendly Ford, where our expert team will be happy to show you what it can do. Visit us in person or contact us today!