Compare 2015 Ford Escape vs 2015 Honda CR-V vs 2015 Mazda CX-5

2015 Ford Escape
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2015 Honda CR-V
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2015 Mazda CX-5
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4WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door SE 22 29 $25,551 $27,400
Escape 4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 29 $29,361 $31,485
Escape FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $22,103 $23,450
Escape FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $23,920 $25,650
Escape FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,728 $29,735
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2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 27 34 $23,987 $25,545
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 27 34 $26,421 $28,145
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 27 34 $27,825 $29,645
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 27 34 $22,021 $23,445
CR-V 2WD 5-Door Touring 27 34 $29,697 $31,645
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX 26 33 $25,157 $26,795
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L 26 33 $27,591 $29,395
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 26 33 $28,995 $30,895
CR-V AWD 5-Door LX 26 33 $23,191 $24,695
CR-V AWD 5-Door Touring 26 33 $30,868 $32,895
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AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 24 30 $28,387 $29,220
CX-5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 25 31 $23,706 $24,395
CX-5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 24 30 $25,472 $26,215
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 25 32 $27,176 $27,970
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 26 32 $22,298 $22,945
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 25 32 $24,258 $24,965
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Manual Sport 26 35 $20,939 $21,545

Pricing

Invoice Price

$25,551
$23,987
$28,387

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$27,400
$25,545
$29,220

Monthly Payment Estimate

$457 / month
$426 / month
$487 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.0
7.8
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

With athletic looks and the performance to match, plus a roomy interior and loads of available cabin tech and convenience features, the 2015 Ford Escape is bolder and more exciting than most rivals, without much compromise. The 2015 Honda CR-V is neither sporty nor particularly quick, but fuel efficiency is excellent and it prioritizes interior space, earnest practicality, and cleverly chosen features in a way that buyers appear to crave. The 2015 Mazda CX-5 is an athletic, fuel-efficient, well-designed small crossover.

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Fuel Economy

City

22 mpg 27 mpg 24 mpg

Highway

29 mpg 34 mpg 30 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

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

Second Head Room (in)

39 38.6 39

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

66.3 64.7 65.7

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.6 62.3 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 62.3 62.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

7.9 - 8.5

Length, Overall (in)

178.1 179.4 178.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

34.3 35.3 34.1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

67.8 70.9 65.4

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

34.3 35.3 34.1

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- - 57.1

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- - 34.6

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- - 38.7

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- - 41.3

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

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- 12 11.9

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

- NA NA

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- 11.7 11.7

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.1 15.3 15.3

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.8 37.5 36.7

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P235/55HR17 P225/65TR17 P225/55VR19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/55HR17 P225/65TR17 P225/55VR19

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA 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 3437 3560

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 181 @ 3900 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 @ 6400 184 @ 5700

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

25 29 26

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

29 34 30

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

22 27 24

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.51 5.05 4.62

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.91 - 1.45

Trans Type

6 1 6

Drivetrain

Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 - 0.71

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.94 2.65 3.89

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.96 - 2.02

Trans Order Code

446 NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.44 - 1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 - 0.60

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.58 2.65 - 0.41 3.55

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

7.1 6.1 (Est) 6.8

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- 7.0 (Est) 6.0

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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