The 2021 Ford Escape or Nissan Rogue? a blue Escape and a red Rogue in front of each other

The 2021 Ford Escape or Nissan Rogue?

Compact SUVs are becoming increasingly popular in Quebec and Canada; automakers know this and are acting accordingly. The range of new and used SUVs is now available, and you have to make the most logical choice for your needs.

The Chartrand Ford dealership in Laval, near Saint-Eustache, Boisbriand, Sainte-Thérèse, Terrebonne, Blainville and just minutes from Montreal, has decided to compare its new 2021 Ford Escape with the 2021 Nissan Rogue.

On the Starting Line: Escape and Rogue

The main advantage of the 2021 Ford Escape over the new-generation Nissan Rogue is its four models versus three. You'll have more choices with Ford than Nissan, so there's bound to be a 2021 Ford Escape for you!

Under the hood, two conventional engines are available: a 1.5-litre, three-cylinder, turbocharged EcoBoost engine with 181 horsepower and a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine with 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.

But Ford is going one step farther: the Escape also comes in a hybrid and plug-in hybrid model (Escape PHGV). The first hybrid model is available as an option with all-wheel drive and offers you more than just great handling and power. The second model (Escape PHGV) is an even more affordable plug-in hybrid available in SE, SEL and Titanium models. This version is also eligible for a government grant under the Drive Green Program. With its 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine and an electric motor powered by a 14.4 kWh battery, the Escape 2021 offers you a 100% electric range of over 65 km. The Plug-in Hybrid Sport Utility Vehicle produces a combined 221 horsepower.

The 2021 Nissan Rogue offers only one option, despite its upgrades: a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine with 181 horsepower and 181 lb. ft. of torque. It's the equivalent of the three-cylinder EcoBoost engine in the 2021 Escape. However, the customer can take advantage of many other fuel-saving options from Ford.

While the third-generation Nissan Rogue gets a new look, the 2021 Ford Escape also gets a makeover and is very much in line with the recent trend of hybridization. Ford customers will quickly notice that the greener models of the 2021 Escape are high-performance, powerful and efficient on the road. None of that is true with Nissan.

Regardless of the model, the 2021 Escape offers excellent driving dynamics and a spacious interior, just like the Nissan Rogue. Thanks to its storage spaces, comfortable and fully adjustable seats and finishes that are pleasing to the eyes, the 2021 Escape is at the top of its category. With its attractive dashboard and large touch screen, the 2021Ford Escape offers an infotainment system and technological features worthy of the blue oval. The Nissan Rogue is looking successful as well, the quality of workmanship having been enhanced compared to the previous generation.

With its advanced set of driver assistance technologies, the Ford Co-Pilot360 offers you a full range of safety systems. These include cross-traffic warning, pre-crash assistance with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and rearview camera. The 2021 Ford Escape is equipped to go all night, while also letting in tons of light thanks to its large panoramic roof.

Finally, with its rounded silhouette and distinctive honeycomb grille, the new 2021 Ford Escape doesn't go unnoticed on the road, just like the 2021 Rogue to some degree. Its hybrid models are fuel-efficient, making it even more attractive that the 2021 Nissan Rogue, which offers only one option.

At the Finish Line: Only One SUV, the 2021 Ford Escape!

The few comparisons we've made in this article are enough to make us say that the 2021 Ford Escape is clearly superior to the 2021 Nissan Rogue. It's more versatile, more powerful and offers hybrid models, something the Nissan Rogue is stubbornly refusing to do at the moment.

The Chartrand Ford dealership in Laval, in business for decades, can offer you a 2021 Ford Escape at a good price and with advantageous financing solutions.

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