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2017 Nissan Rogue vs. 2017 Ford Escape in Merrillville, IN

2017 Nissan Rogue vs. 2017 Ford Escape Merrillville, IN


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How can you choose the perfect crossover vehicle for your daily drive and weekend adventures? With so many new options available in the crossover segment, it can be hard to choose. Two of the most popular CUVs for sale in the Merrillville, IN area, are the 2017 Nissan Rogue and the 2017 Ford Escape, but how can drivers know which model is the right one? The best answer is to compare the two vehicles side-by-side and see which one stands out.


For our analysis, the 2017 Nissan Rogue S edition will be compared to the 2017 Ford Escape S edition.


2017 Nissan Rogue vs. 2017 Ford Escape: Design Features


An aggressive overall look with sharp edges, dramatic lines, and LED lighting highlight the exterior of the new Nissan Rogue and provide a design profile that is sure to stand out. While impressive, the new Escape won’t generate nearly the same number of head turns or second looks that the 2017 Rogue will.


Key design features for the latest edition of the Nissan Rogue include:

  • Signature LED Daytime Running Lights add flair to the front end
  • The aerodynamic design profile of the Rogue leads to a quieter overall driving experience
  • Zero Gravity front seats are specifically designed to reduce fatigue and take personal comfort to a higher level
  • Four cup holders and four bottle holders come standard with the new Rogue

2017 Nissan Rogue vs. 2017 Ford Escape: Performance & Capability


Both crossovers have similar 2.5L four-cylinder engines, but the 2017 Rogue manages to squeeze out more horsepower and torque while still delivering 33 MPG highway. In addition to the engine performance, the 2017 Nissan Rogue also provides greater cargo capacity, seating for up to five, and intelligent storage options.


2017 Nissan Rogue


2017 Ford Escape

2.5L VVT four cylinder


2.5L i-VCT four-cylinder

170 HP


168 HP

175 lb.-ft.


170 lb.-ft.

26 MPG city

33 MPG highway

Fuel Efficiency

21 MPG city
29 MPG highway

70.0 cu.-ft.

Cargo Capacity

68.0 cu.-ft.


In addition to the differences in overall performance, the new Rogue and Escape feature folding rear seats, but the Nissan CUV comes with Divide-N-Hide® Cargo System to add even more cargo room and storage capability.

2017 Nissan Rogue vs. 2017 Ford Escape: Safety & Technology

2017 Nissan Rogue Technology & Safety Features


The 2017 Ford Escape may be known for its advanced connectivity through the SYNC® multimedia system as well as impressive safety, but the 2017 Nissan Rogue delivers even higher levels of technology and safety.


  • Bluetooth® hands-free calling and text messaging are included with the Rogue. The new Escape only offers hands-free calling.
  • The Nissan Rogue provides an audio system complete with a 5-in. color display, AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA/AUX, and has a USB connection for iPod® interface.
  • Designed to deliver greater protection in case of an accident, the new Nissan Rogue provides pipe-style steel side-door guard beams, knee bolsters, a slide away brake pedal, an energy absorbing steering column, and hood buckling creases and safety stops.
  • The Nissan Advanced Air Bag System comes standard on the Rogue with dual-stage supplemental front, front side-impact, and roof-mounted curtain airbags.
  • Starting at $24,760 MSRP, the 2017 Nissan Rogue comes in at a slightly higher price point than the Ford Escape and its $24,495 MSRP, but the clear advantages in performance, design, and technology should make the decision much easier.


Find the new Nissan CUV to add the comfort and convenience that your daily drive requires in the new inventory at our dealership. Once you’ve found your next new CUV, reach out to a product specialist at Southlake Nissan in Merrillville, IN by phone at (219) 649-7676 or through our contact form to schedule a test drive appointment for a new Rogue crossover vehicle.


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2017 Nissan Rogue Capability Merrillville, IN