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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,178 $22,470
FWD 4-Door SE 23 33 $23,378 $25,070
FWD 4-Door SEL 23 33 $26,269 $28,170
4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,010 $26,820
4WD 4-Door SEL 22 30 $27,901 $29,920
FWD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,321 $30,370
4WD 4-Door Titanium 21 28 $29,953 $32,120
FWD 4-Door Manual Sport
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Transmission

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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Manual Sport 26 35 $20,784 $21,395
FWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 26 32 $22,142 $22,795
FWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 25 32 $24,103 $24,815
FWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 25 32 $27,019 $27,820
AWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 25 31 $23,356 $24,045
AWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 24 30 $25,317 $26,065
AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 24 30 $28,233 $29,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,178
$20,784
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,470
$21,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$357 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line After eleven years, a change-up: the 2013 Ford Escape drops the faux-SUV pitch and reels off authentically athletic looks and performance. The 2014 Mazda CX-5 is an attractive, well-designed small crossover with great gas mileage, as well as a light, athletic driving experience.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 52.400 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.000 57.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.000 39
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.300 55.5
Front Leg Room (in) 40.400 41
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.100 103.8
Front Hip Room (in) 54.800 55.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.800 39.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.900 40.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.500 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.900 8.5
Length, Overall (in) 178.100 178.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 66.300 65.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.600 62.5
Wheelbase (in) 105.900 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.400 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.100 64.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 34.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 41.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 38.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 34.300 34.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 57.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 34.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.9
Brake Type Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.100 14.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.500 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.000 36.7
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/55R17 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/55R17 P225/65HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3598 3194
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.900 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 100
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 168 @ 6000 155 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4500 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 997 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 35
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.912 1.30
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.943 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.964 1.95
Trans Order Code 446 NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.510 4.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.446 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.746 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.584 3.70
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA -
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Ford Escape Mazda CX-5
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-Trailing Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 6.3 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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