Compare 2014 Mazda CX-5 vs 2014 Ford Escape

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