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2015 Ford Escape vs. 2015 Mazda CX-5 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-5 than in the Ford Escape, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Escape will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-5.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Escape as you will with the Mazda CX-5, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Escape is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda CX-5. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Escape will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mazda CX-5.

Dimensions
The Ford Escape is about the same width as the Mazda CX-5. When looking at overall length, the Ford Escape takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda CX-5.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Ford Escape and the Mazda CX-5 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Ford Escape has a larger turning radius than the Mazda CX-5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Ford Escape will do just as well as the Mazda CX-5, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Ford Escape has a little more horsepower than the Mazda CX-5.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Escape and the Mazda CX-5. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Ford Escape as you will in the Mazda CX-5.

Warranty
The Ford Escape comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-5.

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2015 Ford
Escape

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MSRP*: $23,100 - $31,260

2015 Mazda
CX-5

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MSRP*: $21,545 - $29,220
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 22 - 23 24 - 26
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 29 - 32 30 - 35
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $21,772 - $29,151 $20,939 - $28,387

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