2019 Ford Escape vs Nissan Rogue

July 17th, 2019 by

2019 Ford Escape vs Nissan Rogue

The 2019 Ford Escape and Nissan Rogue offer a safe, comfy way to get to work. These compact crossovers also provide the latest in smartphone integration technology, keeping you safely connected. Which is right for you, the Escape or the Rogue? Our comparison guide has the details.

Best Tech Gear: 2019 Nissan Rogue

This year, the Rogue introduces standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. This technology keeps smartphone addicts satisfied, displaying apps on the central touchscreen so there’s no need to look away from the road. We also like what Nissan’s done with its infotainment system, NissanConnect. This year, it introduced a standard 7-inch color touchscreen for easy access to the features you crave. The navigation’s voice recognition software is quick to respond, so you can switch destinations without any hassle.

The Escape may not come standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but it’s optional on the mid-grade SE and standard on upper trims. The Escape also offers some unique tech features, including a household-style power outlet to keep bigger devices, like laptops, operational.

2019 Ford Escape Interior

Most Creature Comforts: 2019 Ford Escape

The Escape’s cabin is home to high-quality materials, supportive seating, and generous leg room – in short, everything you could want for your travels. High-end trim models even add a luxury component, with leather upholstery and cozy seat heaters.

In the Rogue, you’ll also find five-star seat comfort. And, when you climb the trim levels, you’ll find classy extras like heated front seats. However, the ride quality can be harsh at times. The Escape definitely gives you a smoother ride.

2019 Ford Escape on the Road

Safest Commuter: 2019 Ford Escape

In government crash tests, the Escape earned five out of five stars for overall protection. The Rogue earned only four stars. However, these crossovers do have some safety features in common. Both offer optional all-wheel drive for greater precision in wet or icy weather. They also deliver a long list of driver aids, such as forward collision mitigation and lane departure warning, to help keep you out of trouble.

Best Performance: 2019 Ford Escape

The Escape is a rare entry in the compact crossover segment in that it delivers both performance and utility. In addition to snappy engine responses and nimble handling, however, it also gives you a smooth ride. You’ll feel nothing but comfort as you cruise the highways.

By comparison, the Rogue’s powertrain feels weak. Although the continuously variable transmission helps the Rogue achieve excellent fuel economy, it comes at a price. This crossover feels slow on the uptake, forcing drivers to carefully plan merging and passing maneuvers.

With its powerful performance, roomy cabin, generous cargo hold, and street-smart tech features, the 2019 Escape is our first choice in compact crossovers. We think you’ll agree that it’s got what you need, whether you’re shopping for a thrifty commute or a comfy family hauler.

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