Compare 2013 Ford Escape vs 2013 Honda CR-V vs 2013 Mazda CX-5

2013 Ford Escape
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2013 Honda CR-V
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2013 Mazda CX-5
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FWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,178 $22,470
FWD 4-Door SE 23 33 $23,378 $25,070
4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,010 $26,820
FWD 4-Door SEL 23 33 $26,269 $28,170
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
Select style
2WD 5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,413 $22,795
AWD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,583 $24,045
2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,379 $24,895
AWD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,549 $26,145
2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $25,859 $27,545
2WD 5-Door w/RES EX-L 23 31 $26,515 $28,245
AWD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $27,030 $28,795
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 23 31 $27,264 $29,045
AWD 5-Door w/RES EX-L 22 30 $27,685 $29,495
AWD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 22 30 $28,434 $30,295
Select style
FWD 4-Door Manual Sport
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
AWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 25 31 $22,967 $23,645
FWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 26 32 $23,501 $24,195
AWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 25 31 $24,714 $25,445
FWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 26 32 $26,557 $27,345
AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 25 31 $27,771 $28,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,178
$21,413
$20,396
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,470
$22,795
$20,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$380 / month
$350 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
7.4
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 2013 Honda CR-V hits all the right marks for cost-conscious families—with its interior layout and safety ratings both best-in-class—although it doesn't feel as sprightly as former CR-V models. The 2013 Mazda CX-5 is an attractive and modern crossover with great handling and surprising space, but sluggish acceleration.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD 2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.300 56.4 55.500
Front Leg Room (in)
40.400 41.3 41.000
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.100 104.1 103.800
Front Hip Room (in)
54.800 54.5 55.200
Second Leg Room (in)
36.800 38.3 39.300
Front Head Room (in)
39.900 39.9 40.100
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.400 53.1 53.700
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.000 58.6 57.500
Second Head Room (in)
39.000 38.6 39.000
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 44.400
Height, Overall (in)
66.300 65.1 67.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 29.200
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.600 61.5 62.500
Wheelbase (in)
105.900 103.1 106.300
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 32.600
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.400 71.6 72.400
Track Width, Front (in)
61.500 61.5 62.400
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.900 6.8 8.500
Length, Overall (in)
178.100 178.3 179.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 39.0 41.300
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 38.700
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.300 37.2 34.100
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 54.0 57.100
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 34.600
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 51.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.100 70.9 65.400
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.0 x - TBD - 11.900 x 0.400
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 x - TBD - 11.700 x 1.100
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.100 15.3 14.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.000 37.0 36.700
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.2 2.700
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - 38.400
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.500 16.7 15.500
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD - T145/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R17 P215/70SR16 P225/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R17 P215/70SR16 P225/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 225 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3598 3305 3208
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.900 7.0 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 410 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD - 100
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4500 163 @ 4400 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
997 NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/144 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 185 @ 7000 155 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31 35
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.943 2.00 3.724
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.964 1.51 1.947
Trans Order Code
446 NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.510 4.44 4.705
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.446 0.73 1.029
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic Manual
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.746 NA 0.680
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.584 2.65 3.700
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.912 1.03 1.300
Trans Type
6 5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.53 0.837
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Honda CR-V Mazda CX-5
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Trailing Arm Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79 - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 7.1 6.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6 -
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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