Compare 2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Mazda CX-5

2017 Ford Escape
2017 Mazda CX-5
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S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape S FWD 21 29 $22,920 $23,750
Escape SE 4WD 22 28 $25,785 $27,000
Escape SE FWD 23 30 $24,115 $25,250
Escape Titanium 4WD 22 28 $29,605 $31,000
Escape Titanium FWD 23 30 $27,935 $29,250
Select style
Grand Select AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-5 Grand Select AWD 23 29 $29,334 $30,195
CX-5 Grand Select FWD 24 31 $28,073 $28,895
CX-5 Grand Touring AWD 23 29 $29,820 $30,695
CX-5 Grand Touring FWD 24 31 $28,558 $29,395
CX-5 Sport AWD 23 29 $24,627 $25,345
CX-5 Sport FWD 24 31 $23,365 $24,045
CX-5 Touring AWD 23 29 $26,443 $27,215
CX-5 Touring FWD 24 31 $25,181 $25,915
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,920
$29,334
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,750
$30,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$396 / month
$503 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Ford Escape foregoes a bit of utility in the name of style and sportiness, making it one of the better crossovers to drive. The 2017 Mazda CX-5 takes a lot of small steps forward, but are any of them big enough changes to sway buyers?
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.1 103.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 39.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 55.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
39 39
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 7.6
Length, Overall (in)
178.1 179.1
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 65.3
Liftover Height (in)
- 29.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.8 59.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.3 30.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 30.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 41.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 57
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 32.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 38
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 11.7
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)
12 11.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 36
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)
1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3515 3655
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel 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
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 19 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4500 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 187 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 4.62
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.45
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front 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
7.3 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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