SUVs are second only to the best-selling pickup truck models in terms of popularity in the United States. Because of their popularity for versatility and efficiency, the market is oversaturated with choices of what kind of SUV you should choose. With incredible reliability, power, and performance, the Ford Edge and Nissan Rogue are two of the biggest names in the SUV market. But which is better? Check out our breakdown below as we go from inside to out and help you choose between these industry titans.
Interior Comfort And Aesthetics
While having a good-looking car from the outside is a plus, as you will be in the driver or passenger seat most of the time, it is essential to emphasize comfort and interior aesthetics. Both the Ford Edge and Nissan Rogue seat up to five adults comfortably. The Edge has slightly more leg and headroom, which is negligible as even the tallest folks can sit comfortably in the front and back seats. While the Edge fails to innovate on comfort beyond the option for heated seats and electric adjustability in the front, the Nissan Rogue takes comfort to another level. The driver and front passengers in the Rogue will find better back support and superior comfort from Nissan's NASA inspire zero gravity seats, which provide the best seats for long drives.
Aesthetically, the Ford Edge is a bit dated, using a lot of plastic in its design. Conversely, the Nissan Rogue has a more upscale approach, with faux leather accents and a sleek interior aesthetic. While looks are subjective, the Rogue is easier to look at and does its best with the space allocated by modern interior tech features.
Power And Performance
Regarding the engine build in the Rogue vs. Edge, the Edge has the win regarding horsepower and torque. The newer models of the Ford Edge sport between 250 - 335 hp models, while the Rogue is stuck at 201 hp on all trim levels. Moreover, the Ford Edge has superior torque of 280 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm, while the sporty Rogue tops out at 190 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm. However, despite its higher performing engine, both vehicles share the same towing capacity of 1,500 lbs on standard models, with the 355 hp Edge towing upwards of 3,000 lbs for a considerable price increase. Where the Rogue shines is in efficiency. The Ford Edge has a relatively low efficiency of 19 - 21 MPG city and 25 - 28 MPG highway depending upon engine specs. In contrast, the Nissan Rogue sports an incredible fuel efficiency of 30 MPG city and 37 MPG on the highway.
While the Nissan Rogue and Ford Edge are similar and do some things better than the other, they are relatively even in score. The Edge is a more aggressive and versatile machine with more power and better performance. The Nissan Rogue brings a balanced experience, adequate performance, and superior comfort and efficiency. So, what is the deciding factor? Price. Even the lowest-end standard Ford Edge will run you almost $10,000 more than the most expensive Nissan Rogue. For the features and performance upgrades it brings, the Edge does little to validate its extreme price hike. This price difference carries across model years; even if you are considering a used model, the savings are minimal. Therefore, the Nissan Rogue is the complete package without putting a sizable dent in your wallet.
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