Compare Dodge Nitro vs Ford Escape

Overview

Engine
3.7-liter V6 Gas
Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-3 Gas
Transmission
N/A
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 16 MPG
Hwy: 22 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 27 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.8 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.7-liter V6 Gas
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-3 Gas
Horsepower
210 hp @ 5200 rpm
181 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
235 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
190 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
Transmission
N/A
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,976 lbs
3,298 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
N/A
2,000 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
18 MPG
30 MPG
City
16 MPG
27 MPG
Highway
22 MPG
33 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 Tons/yr
5.9 (2020) Tons/yr
EPA rating
3
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
14.8 gallons
Cruising Range City
312 miles
399.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
429 miles
488.4 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
178.9 in
180.5 in
Height
70.5 in
66.1 in
Max Width
73.1 in
74.1 in
Front Width
61 in
62.4 in
Rear Width
61 in
61.8 in
Wheelbase
108.8 in
106.7 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
7.3 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
40.8 in
42.4 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.6 in
40 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
57.2 in
57.6 in
Front Seat Hip Room
56.1 in
55.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39.4 in
40.7 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.8 in
39.3 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
56.4 in
56 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
47.4 in
53.3 in

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
68.7 ft³
65.4 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
29.3 ft³
37.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
N/A
37.5 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
36.3 ft
N/A

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
20" x 7.5"
17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
20" x 7.5"
17" x 7"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Upper/Lower "A" arms
Strut
Rear Suspension
Live Axle
Short And Long Arm

Tires

Front Tire
P245/50R20
P225/65HR17
Rear Tire
P245/50R20
P225/65HR17
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Antimatter Blue Metallic
  • Bronze Fire Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Desert Gold Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Velocity Blue Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Star White Metallic Tri-Coat

Standard Interior Materials

  • Dark Slate Gray Interior, Cloth bucket seats
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Not Available
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Optional
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Optional
Optional

Comfort

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Not Available
Standard
Power Liftgate
Not Available
Optional
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional
Climate Control
Not Available
Optional
Cruise Control
Optional
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Optional
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Not Available
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Optional
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Emissions
2 Years / 24,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles