Mazda CX-5 vs. Ford Escape

When you’re in the market for a high-quality compact SUV, there are so many options to choose from. Some of the most popular crossovers on the market include the Mazda CX-5 and Ford Escape. We understand that it can be confusing figuring out which vehicle is best for you, but Dwayne Lane’s Auto Family is home to both a Mazda and Ford dealership in Burlington, Washington, so you can test drive both of these capable vehicles to see which one you prefer, firsthand. To learn more about the differences between the Mazda CX-5 and Ford Escape, keep reading!

Mazda CX-5
Ford Escape

Standard Engine


2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 1.5L EcoBoost®



SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift and Sport mode 8-Speed Automatic



FWD (AWD Optional) FWD (AWD Optional)



186 @ 4,000 rpm 181 @ 6,000 rpm

MPG (city/hwy)


25/31 27/33

Max Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)


59.6 65.4

Starting MSRP


$26,830 $27,105

Which Crossover Should I Choose?

The Mazda CX-5 and Ford Escape are two well-designed compact SUVs that are just plain fun to drive. On paper, they’re quite similar, but when you dig a little deeper, there are some key differences worth noting. When it comes to fuel economy, the Mazda CX-5 and Ford Escape are nearly identical with an available 31 and 33 highway MPG respectively. They’re also available in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive, depending which you prefer. The Mazda CX-5 does come with a little more power and a larger engine as well. On the other hand, the Ford Escape offers more cargo space to make grocery hauls and weekend getaways a breeze. You’ll also find many trim options and engine configurations, including a host of hybrid and electric options, with the Ford Escape. See which one makes the most sense for you by contacting Dwayne Lane’s Auto Family today!

Safety & Technology

Both crossovers come with a suite of safety and technology features to provide an exceptional driving experience. The Mazda CX-5 offers Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Smart Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning, and much more. Ford Co-Pilot360™ comes standard on the Ford Escape with features like Pre-Collision Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, and a Blind Spot Information System. Discover all the differences between the Ford Escape and Mazda CX-5 today at Dwayne Lane’s Auto Family. Please contact our team for further assistance.

Schedule a Test Drive

For more information on the Ford Escape or Mazda CX-5, visit Dwayne Lane’s Auto Family in Burlington, WA. If you have any questions on specific specs or options, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re happy to help you find the best vehicle for your needs!


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