Compare 2016 Ford Escape vs 2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Ford Escape
2016 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 $25,818 $27,540
Escape 4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 29 $29,760 $31,745
Escape FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $22,352 $23,590
Escape FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $24,178 $25,790
Escape FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $28,121 $29,995
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2016.5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-5 2016.5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 24 30 $29,019 $29,870
CX-5 2016.5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 24 30 $24,190 $24,895
CX-5 2016.5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 24 30 $25,764 $26,515
CX-5 2016.5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 26 33 $27,759 $28,570
CX-5 2016.5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 26 33 $22,930 $23,595
CX-5 2016.5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 26 33 $24,500 $25,215
CX-5 2016.5 FWD 4-Door Manual Sport 26 35 $21,183 $21,795
CX-5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 24 30 $28,631 $29,470
CX-5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 24 30 $23,754 $24,445
CX-5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 24 30 $25,716 $26,465
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 26 33 $27,416 $28,220
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 26 33 $22,542 $23,195
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 26 33 $24,500 $25,215
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Manual Sport 26 35 $21,183 $21,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,818
$29,019
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,540
$29,870
Monthly Payment Estimate
$459 / month
$498 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Ford Escape gives up a little comfort and utility in its quest to be the most exciting crossover SUV to drive. The 2016 Mazda CX-5 is one of the more athletic crossovers; high gas mileage and high style just add to the value.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 65.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.8 65.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.3 34.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (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
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/55VR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/55VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3645 3589
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 19 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 19 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 5700 184 @ 5700
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500 185 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
99X NA
Displacement
1.6 L/98 2.5 L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
Transmission
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
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 2016.5 Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Mazda CX-5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 (Est) 6.8
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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