2023 Nissan Rogue vs 2023 Ford Escape

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* 2023 Nissan Rogue vs 2023 Ford Escape *

A good SUV is one that you don’t get tired of on long road trips. Even better, it should be able to stand a chance on unfamiliar terrain in case your adventure steers you off course. For a couple of the more capable SUVs currently out there, Maus Nissan of New Port Richey is here to show you around the new 2023 Nissan Rogue and 2023 Ford Escape! See what we have in stock by viewing our new inventory online .

* 2023 Nissan Rogue vs 2023 Ford Escape *

When it comes to power and safety features, the Nissan Rogue and Ford Escape are nearly neck-and-neck. However, there’s no denying that the Rogue has a more accommodating cabin experience that you’ll prefer during longer drives. In comparison, the new Escape can appear a little dull when it comes to the interior features and atmosphere.

* Performance *

For adequate power on most drives, the 2023 Nissan Rogue comes equipped with a 1.5L VC-Turbo engine capable of 201 horsepower and is paired with a multilink system. This is the world’s first variable compression engine that the Rogue uses in tandem with Nissan’s famous Xtronic CVT for a smooth and dynamic ride that you can feel almost immediately. You have the option of adding the available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive which is able to adapt power between the front and rear wheels which helps enhance your grip on the road while providing an impressive fuel rating of 30 in-city and 37 highway miles per gallon. The Rogue is especially ideal for travel with 5 distinct drive modes for various conditions including Normal, Eco, Sport, Snow, and Off-Road.

You have the choice between two engine options for the Escape. The first is a 1.5L EcoBoost engine with 180 horsepower, and the upgraded engine is a 2.0L EcoBoost with 250 horsepower. While the upgraded engine has more horsepower than the Rogue, it doesn’t feel nearly as intuitive without Nissan’s exclusive driving enhancement technologies. The most that you can get in the new Escape is an available AWD system and a few selectable drive modes.

* Safety Features *

Safety Shield 360 comes standard in the Rogue and includes 6 driver-assist features to help you stay aware of your surroundings, but that’s not all Nissan has to offer. You can also include the available ProPILOT Assist system with Navi-Link. This high-tech feature almost has a mind of its own, being able to spot speed limit signs and adjust the Rogue accordingly. It also helps you navigate through stop-and-go traffic by limiting the amount of micro-management that you would normally have to endure. You can also include the available Intelligent Around View Monitor that uses four different cameras installed around the Rogue to provide you with an aerial 360-degree view of your surroundings. For help with parking spaces, you can use split-screen capabilities to view multiple angles at once.

The new Ford Escape supports Ford Co-Pilot360, but nearly half of the compatible features don’t come standard. You can get blind spot and cross-traffic alerts, a lane-keeping system, and a rear-view camera on all trims. However, you’ll have to pay a pretty penny to utilize adaptive cruise control, built-in navigation, and parking assist. But no matter how you build your Escape, it won’t be as intuitive as Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist.

* Interior *

Long trips call for comfortable cabins, and the Rogue is perhaps the more accommodating SUV. Semi-aniline leather-appointed seats are soft to the touch and provide ample cushioning for prolonged use. You won’t feel so cramped with spacious leg room consisting of 43.3 inches of space up front and 38.5 inches in the rear. To set the ideal atmosphere, you can opt for the available Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control and the Dual Panel Panoramic Moonroof. There’s no question of whether or not you can bring your belongings because the Rogue has incredible cargo space with 36.5 cubic feet with the rear seats up and a maximum of 74.1 cubic feet with the rear seats down (which is easy with the remote-folding feature). The useful Divide-N-Hide system allows you to squeeze in even more items.

The new Escape doesn’t have nearly as much going on in the cabin area, but it does come with a panoramic Vista roof and heated steering wheel. You can get the available B&O Sound System, but the Rogue supports Bose which audiophiles will most likely prefer. There is also less cargo space with a maximum of only 65.4 cubic feet.

* Bottom Line *

Ford is good at giving you the illusion of having more to choose from, but the reality is that the new 2023 Nissan Rogue has much more to offer in comparison. The Rogue is built with performance in mind, has more available safety and driver-assist features, and offers a more comfortable cabin with loads of cargo space. If you love taking long road trips, you’ll be glad you went with the Rogue.

* Take the 2023 Nissan Rogue for a Test Drive! *

Stop by Maus Nissan of New Port Richey anytime to browse our lot, or call our friendly and knowledgeable staff at (727) 999-6287 for more information about the 2023 Nissan Rogue! You can also view our new inventory online at your convenience.