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Ford Escape vs Mazda CX-5

Ford Escape vs Mazda CX-5

Drivers all around the Flushing, Swartz Creek, and Flint, MI, areas, love compact SUVs, like the 2021 Ford Escape and Mazda CX-5. Which one is your favorite? That’s what the team here at LaFontaine Ford of Flushing is here to help you decide with our comparison.

Read on to learn more about these popular SUVs. Then, contact us to take a test drive!

Ford Escape Engine Specs

Ford Escape MPG

Ford Escape vs Mazda CX-5: Powerful Efficiency

When choosing an SUV, you want something that’s efficient enough for your daily commutes but powerful enough for weekend adventures. Well, both the Ford and Mazda deliver plenty of power with their available turbocharged engines, which both produce up to 250 horsepower.

They both include a standard Sport mode that brings even more energy to your outing by improving acceleration and steering responsiveness when you’re feeling daring. The Ford Escape also has standard Selectable Drive Modes that allow you to choose between several different modes, including:

  • Slippery
  • Eco
  • Sport
  • Deep Snow/Sand

Unfortunately, the Mazda CX-5 doesn’t allow you to customize your vehicle’s handling abilities beyond its Sport mode.

An Efficient Escape

Now, how about efficiency? It’s important to note that only the Ford Escape includes an available hybrid option. This powertrain produces 200 net horsepower when you combine the power of the gasoline engine and electric motor. It also achieves an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 44 city and 37 highway MPG.

So, if fuel economy is your goal, then you may prefer the Ford Escape Hybrid.

Ford Escape Interior Space

Ford Escape Trunk Space

Interior Features of the Ford and Mazda SUVs

Next, let’s talk about the interior. Climb inside the cabin of either the Ford Escape or Mazda CX-5 and you’ll see an interior that accommodates up to five passengers with ease. They also both provide plenty of comfort with available heated front seats that help warm you up quickly on your winter morning commutes.

Then, on a beautiful, sunny day, bask in the sunlight coming through the sunroof that’s available in both the Ford and Mazda.

If you have several suitcases to tote to the airport with the family, you can fit more in the Escape, as you can see from their dimensions below:


Ford Escape

Mazda CX-5

Cargo volume behind second row

37.5 cubic feet

30.9 cubic feet

Cargo volume behind first row

65.4 cubic feet

59.6 cubic feet

With nearly seven fewer cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row, the Mazda CX-5 may require you to leave a few things behind. Meanwhile the Escape has enough room behind the second row for a medium-sized dog crate. So, go ahead and bring Fido along for the ride.

It’s a similar story when you fold down the rear seats to maximize the cargo volume. The Ford Escape has 65.4 cubic feet of total cargo space, while the Mazda CX-5 only has 59.6 cubic feet.

Ford Escape or Mazda CX-5: Which Will You Drive?

Now that you’ve seen what the Ford Escape and Mazda CX-5 can each offer drivers like you in Flint, Flushing, and Swartz Creek, Michigan, which one will you choose to drive? Fans of the Ford can reach out to our team at LaFontaine Ford of Flushing to take it for a spin.

Contact us to test drive the Escape today!

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