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Ford Escape vs. Nissan Rogue

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Ford Escape

2016 Ford Escape
$569
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Nissan Rogue

2015 Nissan Rogue
$488
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Overall Reliability Rating

Above Average

The Ford Escape Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 18th out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $569 which means it has average ownership costs. The frequency and severity of repairs are both fairly average when compared with all other vehicles.

Excellent

The Nissan Rogue Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 8th out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $488 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is average and the frequency of those issues is low, so major repairs are uncommon for the Rogue.

Reliability Rating Breakdown

Cost
Average annual repairs total
$569
inexpensive
very expensive
$488
inexpensive
very expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.4
not often
way too often
0.3
not often
way too often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
10%
minor issues
major issues
11%
minor issues
major issues

Overall Car Ratings & Details

(69 Reviews)
(6 Reviews)
Rating Details
5 star
(11)
4 star
(25)
3 star
(12)
2 star
(14)
1 star
(6)

The Ford Escape ranks highest in heating and ranks lowest in drive train.

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“2005 Ford Escape.....Biggest P.O.S. vehicle I have ever owned. YOU SUCK FORD AS USUAL. Didn't want to purchase vehicle, but I was in a pinch and needed one asap. Having to put a couple courts of o...”

Rating Details
5 star
(0)
4 star
(3)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(2)
1 star
(0)

The Nissan Rogue ranks highest in body and ranks lowest in engine.

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“Twice when car was traveling about 6 hours, the accelerator just cut out. Once on NJ Turnpike, by Shore after traveling all day in heat. Second time. 2 months later after 60,000 mile check up and ...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Ford Escape and the Nissan Rogue are both compact, two-row SUVs. Both come with front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. Both also offer a variety of driver assistance technologies, infotainment options and even some luxury touches.

Each of these vehicles offers a comparable amount of power in their standard engines. The Ford Escape has 168 horsepower, while the Nissan Rogue has 170 horsepower. In terms of power options, the Escape offers a boost to 245 horsepower, while the Rogue has a gasoline-electric hybrid version available.

Comparing cargo capacity with the rear seats folded, the Escape and Rogue are fairly close, with the Rogue’s 70 cubic feet slightly ahead of the Escape’s 66.4.

Unless you need the Escape’s extra horsepower for towing or higher performance, there are many similarities between the Ford Escape and the Nissan Rogue. If you’d like your compact SUV to be a hybrid, the Rogue is one of very few available. By taking a closer look at these vehicles, and test-driving them, you should be able to see which one you prefer.

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