The 2020 Ford Escape is an all-new compact SUV that comes with a wealth of new and updated features under the hood, in the cabin, and all around. Compared to other vehicles in its class, such as the 2020 Nissan Rogue, the Escape stands apart thanks to its exceptional fuel economy, high-tech features, safety systems, and revamped styling.
The Rogue comes with a base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which gets 33 mpg highway. This powertrain has 170 horsepower as well, and it’s mated to an Xtronic® transmission. The 2020 Escape has a 1.5-liter EcoBoost® engine with 180 horsepower, as well as 33 mpg on the highway.* Mated to an eight-speed transmission, the Escape engine simply has more power and better efficiency. You can also opt for a 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine on the Escape, which has 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, or the Hybrid powertrain, which comes with up to 221 horsepower and 44 mpg city.*
Both the Rogue and the Escape are advanced SUVs, but the Escape has been redesigned more recently. That means it comes with updated amenities you simply can’t find on the Nissan. For instance, the Escape has a new, fuel-saving All-Wheel-Drive Disconnect system that can disengage the AWD system when it’s not being used. There’s also an available Head-Up Display to project important info onto the windshield and the intelligent, intuitive SYNC®3 infotainment system.
The Rogue and Escape have comparable safety systems. All Nissan models come with Nissan Intelligent Mobility, including features such as Auto Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning, and High Beam Assist. The Ford Escape has Ford CoPilot360™, which also has Auto Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning with Cross-Traffic Alert, and Auto High Beams. For more confidence on the road, you can also upgrade to receive features such as Adaptive Cruise and Rear Park Assist 2.0.
The Escape also has a redesigned exterior for the 2020 model year, which is bound to stand apart from the Nissan. There are sleek contours that are both aerodynamic and refined, while the profile gives the impression of a low, balanced ride. The Rogue, alternatively, gives a bigger, boxier impression — which gives it an outdated look when compared to the Escape.
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*EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.