2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Mazda CX-5

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  • 2018 Ford Escape

    Red 2018 Ford Escape

    Starting at

    $23,940

    2018 Mazda CX-5

    Red 2018 Mazda CX-5

    Starting at

    $24,150

    2,000 lbsTow Capacity2,000 lbs
    67.8 cu-ft.Cargo Volume59.6 cu-ft.
    5Seating Capacity5
    30Highway MPG31

    As two beautifully crafted compact SUVs, the 2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Mazda CX-5 both reign in at the top of their class. Both the 2018 Escape and 2018 CX-5 excel in handling and interior formatting, but the Ford does have the upper hand in tech features and is impressive when it comes to cargo space. Though the battle is a fierce one with no real losers, it will take a deep look into the schematics, aptitude, and features of these handsome SUVs to really find the right one for your life.

  • Technology

    Technology is the future, and these automobiles are ready to dive right into that future with all the coolest tech features.

    2018 Ford Escape

    The 2018 Escape offers many truly impressive tech features. The star of these features is the voice-activated SYNC infotainment system with six-speaker stereo. It has all your favorite tech items and smartphone capability all in one touch-screen system. But, there’s more! Upgrade to the SYNC 3, and you will also gain a more intuitive menu, quick response times, and navigation.

    Other upgradable features that may just be worth the price include the amazingly comfortable dual-zone automatic climate control, and the epic 10-speaker Sony stereo with satellite radio to listen to all the music you could ever want.

    When it comes to safety technology, the options are plentiful for the 2018 Ford Escape. Some of these features include powerful automatic high beams, informed blind spot and traffic crossing alerts, park assist sensors, convenient automatic parking, adaptive cruise control, life-saving pre-collision braking, and even driver drowsiness monitoring for those late nights on the road. Nothing but the Escape can make you feel this comfortable.

    2018 Mazda CX-5

    In technology, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 sadly does not offer smartphone connectivity like many other modern SUVs. That being said, it does offer a four-speaker sound system, two USB ports, Bluetooth, and a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system standard with every model. If you feel an upgrade is in the order, you can also gain access to a brilliant 10-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio, two additional USB ports, and navigation.

    As for safety technology, the Mazda CX-5 offers a fair amount of features. The CX-5 has a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and low-speed automatic braking. Also available are lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and a head-up display with traffic sign recognition. It has all the important safety features you require.

  • Performance

    When it comes to aptitude, both the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Mazda CX-5 have terrific handling and sufficient power. The 2018 Escape does offer more engine options as well as a higher overall horsepower output.

    2018 Ford Escape

    With three skillful engine options, the 2018 Ford Escape will offer you your ideal riding capability. All three engines offer different power outputs, but no matter which you choose the handling of the Ford Escape is at the very top of its class.

    The 2.5L I-4 engine with 165 hp is standard and comes with intake variable cam timing (i-VCT). Its power is enough to please most and is definitely good enough for your average driver who needs to carpool and get to work. One upgrade away is the 1.5L EcoBoost engine that balances authority and competence with ideal perfection with around 170 hp. Finally, you can get the 2.0L EcoBoost with 245 hp and all the best features, including Twin- Scroll technology to maximize quick torque by gathering the Escape’s exhaust. This will give ideal power output for any type of driver whether you like to be on or off the road. All options come with a six-speed automatic transmission.

    The 2018 Ford Escape also can haul up to 3,500 pounds which is good enough for most fair-sized trailers. In addition, the handing is amazing due to its many performance features like intelligent four-wheel drive, torque vectoring and curve controls, SelectShift, and AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control. Basically, the 2018 Escapes gives perfect handling with plenty of power to keep the ride exciting and smooth.

    2018 Mazda CX-5

    The CX-5 offers a respectable 187-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. When it comes to acceleration and power output, this ride is adequate for most lifestyles, but honestly, the engine isn’t as effective as the turbocharged four-cylinders you’ll find in competing SUVs. It does shine in gas mileage though with 31 mpg highway which is better than its rivals.

    When it comes to control, front-wheel drive is standard in the CX-5, and all-wheel drive is optional at a fair price. It is without a doubt as agile and fun-to-drive as any SUV in its class, maybe even more so. With sharp steering and an aerodynamic hood, you will ride the road with fierce precision.

  • Design

    The exterior and interior of a vehicle will be what inspires you to invest in a future with it. The 2018 Ford Escape offer a dependable and sharp presence. On the other hand, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 has a flat style that shows off its compact nature with ideal sleekness.

    2018 Ford Escape

    Nailing the presence of dependability without being truck-like or intimidating is something the 2018 Ford Escape achieves with flying colors. The exterior is sculpted with refined curves and a distinct grille that paints the front in a balanced fashion.

    Inside, the cockpit offers bold authority, and the seating is polished and supportive. The Panoramic Vista Roof offers a full view of the sky above and gives the cabin a large, refreshing, and light atmosphere. The most impressive aspect of the interior is its impressive amount of space for a compact SUV. Lower the rear seats, and you will gain even more than you will need in everyday cargo space.

    From the outside to the inside, the Ford Escape of 2018 is upgraded to strut the showrooms and makes a highly regarded first impression that will last till the day you trade it in for Ford’s next addition to the family.

    2018 Mazda CX-5

    The 2018 Mazda CX-5 stands out with its bold hood design and absolutely spotless and smooth sculpting. Not a single curve or edge infiltrates the body of the Mazda CX-5, giving it a clean and refined presence that no other compact SUV matches. The large doors also make things much more convenient for loading and unloading. It truly speaks to Mazda’s philosophy of building art with their automotive.

    On the inside of the 2018 Mazda CX-5, the seating is standard cloth upholstery and seats five adult-sized passengers. Clearly, you can upgrade to the leather, but it will add to the overall cost. As for cargo space, the Mazda CX-R has 30.9 cubic feet before folding the rear seats. Overall, you can get 59.6 cubic feet. It’s a fair amount if you need just a little extra then a sedan model car would offer.

    The 2018 CX-5 is fashionable in a way that will never make you feel out of place at the park or the office.

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