The 2020 Ford Escape Takes on the Competition

The 2020 Ford Escape vs. the 2020 Nissan Rogue

There's no shortage of available options when shopping for a small SUV here in the greater New Bedford area. With a variety of styles and sizes to choose from, there's a crossover around that will suit any personality or budget. But, at Empire Ford of New Bedford, we have the one SUV that appeals to just about every type of driver and family - the 2020 Ford Escape.

Our Ford Escape is a small, five-passenger SUV with ample room to keep everyone comfortable. Plus, with a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds, the Escape can help you bring your small boat to Pope's Island or Whaling City Marina, or tote a camper down to the Cape for a fun, family adventure.

As well-rounded and versatile as our Ford Escape is, we know it's not the only SUV on the South Coast that's competing for your attention. If you're considering the Escape, and the Nissan Rogue is also drawing your eye, we've compared the two side by side here for you, to help make your decision process a little easier.

Ford Escape Engine vs. the Nissan Rogue

When it comes to your engine capability, you want an SUV that can handle the challenges of the road. The base engine of the Ford Escape delivers more horsepower and pound-feet of torque than the Nissan Rogue. The Escape also offers a 2.0-liter turbocharged upgraded engine as well as hybrid options, powertrains that aren't available to the Rogue lineup.

Ford Escape Interior vs. the Nissan Rogue

Slip inside the Ford Escape, and you'll notice the interior design feels spacious and roomy. In the backseat, several adults can sit side by side and be perfectly comfortable, while the backseat of the Nissan Rogue is more cramped. Overall measurements are similar for both SUVs, but the Ford Escape gives you more wiggle room in several areas, including rear-seat legroom and rear-seat headroom.

Find Your Dream Ford Escape in New Bedford

Stop by and visit us in person to see for yourself what makes the 2020 Ford Escape the clear winner in any competition. Our team will set you up for a test drive and answer any questions you might have about any of our new Ford models, including the 2020 Escape.

2020 Ford Escape2020 Nissan Rogue
Roadside Assistance5 yr./ 60000 mi.3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Cargo Space33.5 cu. ft.39.3 cu. ft.
Fuel Capacity15.7 gal.14.5 gal.
Engine power179 hp @ 6000 rpm170 hp @ 6000 rpm
UpholsteryPremium clothcloth
Parking assistanceoptionalNot available

The 2020 Ford Escape vs. the 2020 Honda CR-V

The 2020 Ford Escape gives New Bedford drivers the style, performance, and space they want, all wrapped up in eye-catching, small SUV design. At Empire Ford of New Bedford, we're proud to bring South Coast drivers the latest Escape models, and we look forward to telling you all about them.

For example, we can tell you all about how the Ford Escape dominates in the small crossover competition. There are any number of available models trying to get your attention these days, and the Escape gives them all a run for their money.

Ford Escape Power vs. the Honda CR-V

Both of these four-door, five-passenger SUVs start you off with a nice, 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. From there, however, the Ford Escape offers an additional engine, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that the CR-V can't match for power and speed. The Honda CR-V, on the other hand, only offers one turbocharged engine option. At 190 horsepower, it doesn't come close to offering the same level of excitement as the top Ford Escape. Both models can also be equipped with hybrid engine powertrains, helping with your efficient commuting experience.

Ford Escape Passenger Space vs. the Honda CR-V

On the outside, both of these SUVs offer similar measurements for height, width, and length. However, the Ford Escape feels spacious and airy and offers you and your passengers more legroom, especially in the front seat.

Ford Escape Features and Options vs. the Honda CR-V

The Escape and the CR-V are both standouts when it comes to offering drivers a slew of standard safety and tech features, with more features added as you move up trim levels. But, while the Ford Escape also has several special packages and optional amenities that can be ordered for customization, the Honda CR-V has no options or packages available. The only way to get more features added onto a CR-V is to move up trim levels and spend more money on upper-level models.

Shop for Your Ford Escape in New Bedford

Ready to see the superiority of the Ford Escape for yourself? Stop by and let our team introduce you to the latest 2020 models and see firsthand what makes this a top choice for a new SUV for your family.


2020 Ford Escape 2020 Honda CR-V
Roadside Assistance 5 yr./ 60000 mi. 3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Front Leg Room 42.4 in. 41.3 in.
Fuel Capacity 15.7 gal. 14.0 gal. gal.
Upholstery Premium cloth cloth
Keyless Ignition Standard Available on some styles
Parking assistance optional Not available

The 2020 Ford Escape
vs. the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee


Searching for an SUV that's not too big or hard to maneuver in New Bedford traffic, but not so small that it has a cramped interior? The 2020 Ford Escape we have available at Empire Ford of New Bedford on Mount Pleasant Street is right up your alley.

The Ford Escape has long been a favorite choice for our customers who are looking for an easy-to-drive, stylish, five-passenger SUV. But, we know there are plenty of other SUV and crossover options out there vying for your attention. We're here to help by showing you side-by-side comparisons of the Escape against top competitors.


The 2020 Ford Escape Interior Space vs. the Jeep Grand Cherokee

On paper, and judging by the outside, the Jeep Grand Cherokee appears to be the larger SUV in this comparison. It measures wider, taller, and longer than the Escape. Which is why it might surprise you to learn that it's not roomier on the inside. Our Ford Escape offers nearly-identical amounts of wiggle room for you and your passengers and even comes out several inches ahead when it comes to front and rear-seat legroom.

Ford Escape Fuel Economy vs. the Jeep Grand Cherokee

Like to go further on a tank of gas? Who doesn't like to save money at the pump? The Ford Escape offers up superior fuel economy ratings over the Grand Cherokee, with the Ford SUV averaging 27 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 30 mpg combined. The Jeep model gets 19 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined.

Ford Escape Standard Features vs. the Jeep Grand Cherokee

The base model Ford Escape, the Escape S, is equipped with more standard safety and tech features than the Grand Cherokee, including Ford's MyKey parental controls system for teen drivers. The Jeep Grand Cherokee doesn't offer a parental safety system for young drivers anywhere in its lineup.


Test Drive the 2020 Ford Escape in New Bedford

The best part about comparing our Ford Escape to the competition is, you don't have to take our word for it. You can stop by and visit us in person and meet it for yourself, right here at our new vehicle showroom.

2020 Ford Escape 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Fuel Economy City 27 18
Fuel Economy Highway 28 25
Curb weight 3299 lb. 4625 lb.
Front Leg Room 42.4 in. 40.3 in.
Exterior Color Options 9 6

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