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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Manual Sport
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Manual Sport 26 35 $20,396 $20,995
FWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 26 32 $21,754 $22,395
FWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 26 32 $23,501 $24,195
FWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 26 32 $26,557 $27,345
AWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 25 31 $22,967 $23,645
AWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 25 31 $24,714 $25,445
AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 25 31 $27,771 $28,595
FWD 4-Door S
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,396
$21,178
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,995
$22,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$350 / month
$375 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Mazda CX-5 is an attractive and modern crossover with great handling and surprising space, but sluggish acceleration. After eleven years, a change-up: the 2013 Ford Escape drops the faux-SUV pitch and reels off authentically athletic looks and performance.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.000 40.400
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.800 98.100
Front Hip Room (in) 55.200 54.800
Second Leg Room (in) 39.300 36.800
Front Head Room (in) 40.100 39.900
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.700 52.400
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.500 56.000
Second Head Room (in) 39.000 39.000
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.500 55.300
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 29.200 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.500 61.600
Wheelbase (in) 106.300 105.900
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 32.600 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.400 72.400
Track Width, Front (in) 62.400 61.500
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.500 7.900
Length, Overall (in) 179.300 178.100
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 44.400 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.300 66.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 38.700 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 34.100 34.300
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 57.100 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.600 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 65.400 68.100
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.300 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.900 x 0.400 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.700 x 1.100 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.8 15.100
Steering
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.700 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.400 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.500 17.500
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.700 37.000
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/65R17 P235/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/65R17 P235/55R17
Spare Tire Size T145/90D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 225
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3208 3598
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 6.900
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4000 170 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 997
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 6000 168 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.705 3.510
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.029 1.446
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.680 0.746
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.700 4.584
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.300 1.912
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.837 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.724 2.943
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.947 2.964
Trans Order Code NA 446
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda CX-5 Ford Escape
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Semi-Trailing Arm
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.3 7.3
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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