2016 Mazda CX-5 vs 2016 Ford Escape

It’s always nice when one of the new models you’re considering purchasing completely outclasses the other model you’re looking at. That’s the case for anyone trying to decide whether to purchase a new 2016 Mazda CX-5 or a new 2016 Ford Escape. Both have been staples in the automotive industry for quite some time, and both actually seem pretty similar. But there are a few things that make the 2016 Mazda CX-5 stand out above the 2016 Escape, which we’ll detail here as we pit the two against each other.

What you won’t see in the comparison table below is the price for the two models. Like we said, the two can seem quite similar, especially when looking at the price. Both have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of just under $24,500, with the 2016 Mazda CX-5 having an MSRP just $10 more than the 2016 Escape. But as you’ll come to find out as you continue to read, you’re getting a lot for that extra $10. To see what we mean, let’s take a look at the 2016 Mazda CX-5 versus the 2016 Ford Escape.

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2016 Mazda CX-5 VS 2016 Ford Escape
184 HP Horsepower 168 HP
185 lb-ft. Torque 170 lb-ft.
26 MPG City Fuel Efficiency 22 MPG
33 MPG Highway Fuel Efficiency 31 MPG

2016 Mazda CX-5: More Powerful and More Fuel Efficient

So let’s see what you get for that extra $10. For starters, you’re getting more power. The 2016 Mazda CX-5 can pump out 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque, compared to the 2016 Ford Escape and its ability to provide 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. Both come with 2.5-liter Inline-4 engines, front-wheel drive and six-speed automatic transmissions, so the Mazda CX-5’s additional power is just icing on the cake.

We’ve mentioned the additional $10 you’ll be spending if you go with the 2016 Mazda CX-5 instead of the 2016 Ford Escape quite a bit. Well, that $10 doesn’t actually mean anything considering the 2016 Mazda CX-5 gets better gas mileage than the 2016 Escape. The Mazda CX-5 gets 26 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway, compared to 22 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway for the Escape. That means you’ll be making that extra $10 back in no time.

And this just scratches the surface of everything the 2016 Mazda CX-5 brings to the table. If you’d like to know more, just get in touch with our friendly Seacoast Mazda staff and they’ll tell you everything you need to know to make an educated purchase.

2016 Mazda CX-5 front interior driver dash and display audio
2016 Mazda CX-5 rear interior cargo hold
2016 Mazda CX-5 engine
2016 Mazda CX-5 side rear exterior

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