Compare 2015 Ford Escape vs 2015 Mazda CX-5

2015 Ford Escape
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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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
$28,387
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,400
$29,220
Monthly Payment Estimate
$457 / month
$487 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
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 Mazda CX-5 is an athletic, fuel-efficient, well-designed small crossover.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.1 102.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 55.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 39.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 57.5
Second Head Room (in)
39 39
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 65.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
178.1 178.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 34.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.8 65.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.3 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
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 36.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/55VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/55VR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3645 3560
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 19 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 19 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500 185 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
99X NA
Displacement
1.6 L/98 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 5700 184 @ 5700
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 4.62
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.45
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.02
Trans Order Code
446 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.55
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Mazda CX-5
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 6.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6.0
Electrical
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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