Compact and full-sized SUVs are two of the most popular types of vehicles on the road today. The small but mighty Nissan Rogue and the hulking Ford Edge are two shining examples of modern sport utility vehicles. While they are two different types, the Rogue being compact and the Edge having a full-sized body, there are several notes of comparison when considering a new or preowned SUV. So, what are the differences, and which is better?
Performance, Engine, And Power Comparison
First off, the Ford Edge comes armed with the following engine options:
- 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline)
- 335-hp, 2.7-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline)
In comparison, the Nissan Rogue only has one engine option in a gasoline-powered 201-hp, 1.5-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine. Additionally, the Ford Edge has only all-wheel drive models, while the Rogue can choose between all-wheel or front-wheel drive. In terms of performance on the road, the Ford Edge can pick up speed a bit quicker, yet, its larger body and heavier weight make it feel like turning a boat. These engine types differ in range, power, and efficiency. The Nissan Rogue has a moderate towing capacity of 1,500 lbs which it shares with the baseline 250-hp Ford Edge. However, the much larger 335-hp Edge can tackle larger loads of up to 3,500 lbs. Nevertheless, This power does come at a price, as the Ford Edge has an abysmal MPG in the city of 19 - 21 MPG and 25 - 28 MPG on the highway. In contrast, the Edge boasts 28 - 30 MPG in the city and 34 - 37 MPG on the highway. Which engine is better? This race is too close to call. While the Ford Edge has a greater power level, the Nissan Rogue wins in versatility and lower cost per mile.
Interior, Design, And Features
The Nissan Rogue and Ford Edge are comparable in size, yet, there are a few standout differences.
- Leg Room Winner: Nissan Rogue has a bit more room in the front end. Although, the Ford Edge does have a couple of extra inches in the back.
- Head Room Winner: Ford Edge with an extra inch of headspace.
- Cargo Space Winner: Nissan Rogue, by a slim margin, the Nissan Rogue has about 2 Cu. Ft. more cargo space in total.
- Seating: The models are equal, and both seat five, with the option to flip down the back row for extra cargo space.
Here the Nissan Rogue wins out by a slight margin. While both vehicles are very close in terms of dimensions, the Rogue manages to have more overall space, despite its compact design.
Price And Future Costs Over The Vehicle's Lifetime
In terms of price, there is little to no comparison. The Nissan Rogue has a much smaller price tag and comes in at around $10,000 less than the Edge for newer models. Furthermore, the Nissan Rogue has superior gas mileage and will go longer with less when compared to the Ford Edge. While the Edge does offer Ford's warranties on new and used vehicles, Nissan has similar warranty and maintenance needs.
So which is better? It's a close race overall; however, the Nissan Rogue takes the slight lead. The Ford Edge can provide a decent towing capacity, but beyond that, the Rogue is equal or greater in almost all other respects.
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