Compare 2014 Ford Escape vs 2014 Mazda CX-5

2014 Ford Escape
2014 Mazda CX-5
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FWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,772 $23,100
FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $23,826 $25,550
4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,457 $27,300
FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,136 $29,100
4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,769 $30,850
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FWD 4-Door Manual Sport
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
AWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 25 31 $23,356 $24,045
FWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 25 32 $24,103 $24,815
AWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 24 30 $25,317 $26,065
FWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 25 32 $27,019 $27,820
AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 24 30 $28,233 $29,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,772
$20,784
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,100
$21,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$385 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With authentically athletic looks and performance balancing out good passenger space, cargo versatility, and loads of high-tech features, the 2014 Ford Escape is attractive to a wide range of buyers. 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
City
22 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 39.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.1 103.8
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 57.5
Second Head Room (in)
39 39
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 65.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
178.1 178.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 34.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.8 64.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.3 34.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 41.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 57.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 34.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 38.7
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.7
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 14.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 36.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TJL NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TJL NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3515 3194
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 155 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4500 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
997 NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 29
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 1.95
Trans Order Code
446 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.70
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 4.71
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.84
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Mazda CX-5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 (Est) 6.3 (Est)
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100
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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