Having a compact SUV to get around St. Charles, St. Louis, O'Fallon, and Saint Peters just makes sense. Vehicles like the 2020 Nissan Rogue and 2020 Ford Escape are the perfect size to easily navigate through the city while also having room for your friends and gear you need to take along with you.

With all that these models offer, how can you choose between the Nissan Rogue vs. Ford Escape? Here at St. Charles Nissan, we want to help you decide by providing details on the space, performance, and technology features these vehicles have.

The Balance of a Compact SUV 

So many drivers like the idea of having a compact SUV because they offer extra space, compared to a sedan with similar efficient performance. This is something both the 2020 Rogue and 2020 Escape do a great job at balancing.

The Nissan Rogue, with its standard powertrain, gets an EPA-estimated 26 city/33 highway MPG.1 The 2020 Ford Escape offers similar performance in terms of fuel economy with its standard powertrain, which gets the same highway MPG as the Rogue.

When it comes to interior space, though, the Rogue offers more room, whether you have a car full of passengers or need to load up larger items in the back of your vehicle. There's 105.8 cubic feet of passenger volume among both rows, along with 39.3 cubic feet of cargo volume in the back. You can even fold down the second-row seats and use up to 70 cubic feet of the interior volume of the Nissan Rogue for cargo.

The Ford Escape can seat five, just like the Rogue, but it only has 104 cubic feet of passenger volume. There is also just 37.5 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second row and a maximum of 65.4 cubic feet of volume for cargo in the 2020 Escape.

2020 Rogue vs 2020 Escape Infotainment Systems

While both vehicles allow you to play audio from your smartphone through each of their sound systems, a more personalized connection to your device is afforded in the Nissan Rogue.

With its standard NissanConnect® infotainment system, you will have both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. These features allow you to access a variety of applications-like maps-right from its 7-inch display. Make calls and reply to text messages using your voice, so you can stay focused on the road while keeping in touch with family and friends.

You can get both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ in the Escape, but it will require you to upgrade to the SYNC® 3 infotainment system, which is available only in higher trim levels. Its standard infotainment system doesn't come with quite as many features as the standard NissanConnect® system.

Nissan Rogue vs Ford Escape Performance Specs

Both models do a great job of handling the city streets and giving you the power to steadily cruise the highways. Get extra traction when road conditions change with available all-wheel drive systems in each vehicle.

The 2020 Rogue provides seamless shifting when accelerating or slowing down, thanks to its Xtronic CVT®. The Ford Escape comes with your standard automatic transmission.

Each vehicle is engineered to give you confidence while maneuvering curvy roads. However, the Rogue provides a smoother drive with Active Ride Control that adjusts engine torque and applies the brakes over any bump in the road.

Interested in Driving the Nissan Rogue?

While both vehicles have a lot to offer, our Nissan Rogue vs. Ford Escape comparison shows drivers in St. Charles, St. Louis, O'Fallon, and Saint Peters how they can benefit from the 2020 Rogue's extra space, standard technology features, and advanced engineering.

Come see the 2020 Nissan Rogue here at our dealership. Contact us at St. Charles Nissan now and schedule a test drive in this SUV!


1. 2020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 26 City MPG / 33 Highway MPG / 29 Combined MPG for Rogue® FWD. 25 City MPG / 32 Highway MPG / 27 Combined MPG for Rogue AWD. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

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