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Trim

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
FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,136 $29,100
4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,457 $27,300
4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,769 $30,850
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
$20,784
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 8.5
Length, Overall (in) 178.1 178.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 34.3 34.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 34.3 34.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 67.8 64.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 34.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 38.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 41.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - 57.1
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.7
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.9
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
Rear Tire Size P235/55HR17 P225/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code TJL NA
Front Tire Size P235/55HR17 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TJL NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 1500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3515 3194
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4500 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 997 NA
Displacement 2.5 L/152 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 168 @ 6000 155 @ 6000
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Gasoline Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.51 4.70
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Escape Mazda CX-5
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
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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