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Compare 2014 Ford Escape vs 2014 Honda CR-V vs 2014 Mazda CX-5

2014 Ford Escape
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2014 Honda CR-V
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2014 Mazda CX-5
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Select style
4WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,457 $27,300
Escape 4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,769 $30,850
Escape FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,772 $23,100
Escape FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $23,826 $25,550
Escape FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,136 $29,100
Select style
2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,683 $25,220
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $26,164 $27,870
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 23 31 $27,568 $29,370
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 23 31 $26,819 $28,570
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,717 $23,120
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,853 $26,470
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $27,334 $29,120
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 22 30 $28,738 $30,620
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 22 30 $27,989 $29,820
CR-V AWD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,887 $24,370
Select style
AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 24 30 $28,233 $29,070
CX-5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 25 31 $23,356 $24,045
CX-5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 24 30 $25,317 $26,065
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 25 32 $27,019 $27,820
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 26 32 $22,142 $22,795
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 25 32 $24,103 $24,815
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Manual Sport 26 35 $20,784 $21,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,457
$23,683
$28,233
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,300
$25,220
$29,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$420 / month
$485 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
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 Honda CR-V isn't exactly sprightly, but it nails efficiency on a few levels and finally brings more features to the family-wagon fight. The 2014 Mazda CX-5 is an attractive, well-designed small crossover with great gas mileage, as well as a light, athletic driving experience.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39 38.6 39
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.1 101.5 102.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 56.4 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.3 41
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 54.5 55.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 38.3 39.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 38 39
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 53.1 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 58.6 57.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 64.7 65.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 61.7 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 103.1 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 71.6 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 61.7 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 6.3 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
178.1 178.3 178.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 37.2 34.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.8 70.9 65.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.3 37.2 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
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.8 11.7
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12 11.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 15.3 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 37.3 36.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/65TR17 P225/55VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
TJL NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/65TR17 P225/55VR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TJL NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 1500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3645 3365 3532
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5 19 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5 19 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500 163 @ 4400 185 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
99X NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/98 2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 5700 185 @ 7000 184 @ 5700
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 - 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 2.65 3.55
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 4.44 4.62
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.04 1.45
Trans Type
6 5 6
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.54 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.00 3.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 1.52 2.02
Trans Order Code
446 NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 0.74 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Honda CR-V Mazda CX-5
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 (Est) 7.1 (Est) 7.1 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 410 -
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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