Ancira Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport VS 2017 Ford Escape Near Laredo, TX

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2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

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2017 Ford Escape

Safety Comparison

The Rogue Sport (except S) offers an optional Around View® Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Escape only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that flash a light and beep. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

Both the Rogue Sport and the Escape have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

Reliability Comparison

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than Ford vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 1 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked 11th.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 27th in reliability. With 31 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked 31st.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ April 2017 Auto Issue reports that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Nissan 5 places higher in reliability than Ford.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Rogue Sport gets better fuel mileage than the Escape:

 

 

Rogue Sport

Escape

 

2WD

4 cyl./Auto

25 city/32 hwy

23 city/30 hwy

1.5 turbo/Auto

 

 

n/a

21 city/29 hwy

2.5 4 cyl./Auto

 

 

n/a

22 city/29 hwy

2.0 turbo/Auto

4WD

4 cyl./Auto

24 city/30 hwy

22 city/28 hwy

1.5 turbo/Auto

 

 

n/a

20 city/27 hwy

2.0 turbo/Auto

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Nissan Rogue Sport uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Escape with the 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. engine requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Rogue Sport’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Escape are solid, not vented.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The Rogue Sport has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The Escape doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For better maneuverability, the Rogue Sport’s turning circle is 1.8 feet tighter than the Escape’s (36.9 feet vs. 38.7 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The Nissan Rogue Sport may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 300 to 350 pounds less than the Ford Escape.

The Rogue Sport is 5.7 inches shorter than the Escape, making the Rogue Sport easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Rogue Sport has .7 inches more front shoulder room and .5 inches more rear shoulder room than the Escape.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Rogue Sport has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The Escape doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

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