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2021 Ford Escape vs 2021 Nissan Rogue Finding a Right Sized Right Priced Compact SUV

2021 Ford Escape vs 2021 Nissan Rogue Finding a Right Sized Right Priced Compact SUV

A compact SUV is the right choice for a lot of drivers, whether they need it just for themselves as an individual or as a nice-sized family hauler. This particular SUV segment is filled with good choices as it seems every automobile manufacturer has one or even two vehicles that fit the mold.

 

Two frequently compared vehicles are the 2021 Ford Escape and 2021 Nissan Rogue. With a variety of model variations and decent entry-level price point, both are attractive options to buyers on a budget.

 

Here are a few reasons why the Ford Escape wins out in a head-to-head battle.

 

Escape vs Rogue - Design

Escape vs Rogue - Design

 

Ford offers one of the most handsomely styled exteriors in the compact SUV class on the Escape. Built for an active lifestyle, the Escape's design is versatile and forward-thinking. Its sport good looks extend to the interior where an 8.0-inch touchscreen is the centrepiece of the dashboard.

 

The Nissan Rogue was redesigned for 2021, giving it a boxier style and wider stance on the outside with a new bi-level dashboard on the inside. However, the new style also removed some of the interior space of the Rogue, and this reduction in capacity is a drawback for drivers who need to haul cargo.

 

Escape vs Rogue - Performance

 

Ford offers a range of powertrain options for the Escape, which can be paired with front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). The standard engine is a 1.5-litre three-cylinder that delivers 181 horsepower, while the upgraded engine is a 250-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder that is the compelling and powerful choice. Ford also offers two Escape hybrid models.

 

On the other hand, the 2021 Nissan Rogue is only available with one engine option--a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 181 horsepower.

 

Escape vs Rogue - Models and Price

Escape vs Rogue - Models and Price

 

The 2021 Ford Escape is offered in seven model configurations in Vancouver and across Canada with a starting price of $27,799. Each Escape comes standard with a SYNC infotainment system with touchscreen, second-row 60/40 split-fold and sliding seats, Wi-Fi hotspot, and Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of driver-assist technologies.

 

The 2021 Nissan Rogue starts at $28,498 and is available in five trim levels featuring a NissanConnect multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Nissan Safety Shield 360, heated seats, heated steering wheel, and heated outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators.

 

2021 Ford Escape vs 2021 Nissan Rogue Features

 

Similar in size and style, the slight differences provide the real edge to the 2021 Ford Escape. [tbody]
2021 Ford Escape Features 2021 Nissan Rogue
1.5 EcoBoost I-4 Engine 2.5-litre 4-cylinder
190 HP Horsepower 181 HP
907 kg Max Towing 612 kg
7.9 L/100km Fuel Economy (combined) 8.1 L/100km
1,034 mm Rear Leg Room 934 mm
$27,549 Price $28,498
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In terms of power, towing, fuel economy, space, and price, the 2021 Ford Escape comes out as a winner over the 2021 Nissan Rogue. It offers a better value for drivers that want a confident and capable compact SUV for use in Vancouver and across Canada.

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