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2015 Ford Escape vs. 2014 Nissan Xterra Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Escape than in the Nissan Xterra. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Ford Escape and the Nissan Xterra.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Escape as you will with the Nissan Xterra, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Escape is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Xterra. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Ford Escape and the Nissan Xterra have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Ford Escape is about the same width as the Nissan Xterra. When looking at overall length, the Ford Escape takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Xterra.

Drivetrain
The Ford Escape has much lower torque than the Nissan Xterra, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Ford Escape has a larger turning radius than the Nissan Xterra, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Nissan Xterra is clearly the choice over the Ford Escape for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Escape has a little less horsepower than the Nissan Xterra.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Escape and the Nissan Xterra. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Ford Escape as you will in the Nissan Xterra.

Warranty
The Ford Escape comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Xterra.


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2015 Ford
Escape

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MSRP*: $23,100 - $31,260

2014 Nissan
Xterra

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MSRP*: $23,390 - $30,320
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.05%
City MPG: 22 - 23 15 - 16
Highway MPG: 29 - 32 20 - 22
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
IIHS Safety Information

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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Side
IIHS Safety Information

Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Not Tested Marginal
Invoice*: $21,772 - $29,151 $22,415 - $28,725

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