North Georgia Ford Compares 2019 Ford EcoSport VS 2018 Nissan Rogue Near Calhoun, GA

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2019 Ford EcoSport

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2018 Nissan Rogue

Safety Comparison

Both the EcoSport and the Rogue Sport have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

There are almost 3 times as many Ford dealers as there are Nissan dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the EcoSport’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Ford vehicles are better in initial quality than Nissan vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford fifth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 4 more problems per 100 vehicles, Nissan is ranked 10th.

Engine Comparison

The EcoSport’s optional 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 25 more horsepower (166 vs. 141) and 2 lbs.-ft. more torque (149 vs. 147) than the Rogue Sport’s 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the EcoSport’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

The EcoSport has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The EcoSport stops shorter than the Rogue Sport:

 

EcoSport

Rogue Sport

 

60 to 0 MPH

132 feet

134 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The EcoSport’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 60 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Rogue Sport S’ standard 65 series tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The EcoSport has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The Rogue Sport’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

For better maneuverability, the EcoSport’s turning circle is 1.9 feet tighter than the Rogue Sport’s (35 feet vs. 36.9 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The EcoSport is 11.1 inches shorter than the Rogue Sport, making the EcoSport easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space Comparison

The EcoSport has .1 inches more front legroom, 3.3 inches more rear legroom and 4 inches more rear hip room than the Rogue Sport.

Ergonomics Comparison

The power windows standard on both the EcoSport and the Rogue Sport have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the EcoSport is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The Rogue Sport prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.

The EcoSport Titanium/SES’ standard wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The Rogue Sport’s intermittent wipers change speed with vehicle speed, but can’t turn on and off or change speed based on changing rainfall.

The EcoSport has a standard automatic headlight on/off feature. When the ignition is on, the headlights automatically turn on at dusk and off after dawn. When the ignition turns off, the headlights turn off after a delay timed to allow you to securely get to your front door. The Rogue Sport has an automatic headlight on/off feature standard only on the SV/SL.

The EcoSport Titanium/SES’ standard rear view mirror has an automatic dimming feature. This mirror can be set to automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on it, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer the luxury of an automatic dimming rear view mirror.

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