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2015 Ford Escape vs 2015 Mazda CX-5

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Performance
Usability
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2015 Mazda CX-5
2015 Ford Escape
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Awards

Ford is committed to safety, and it shows: the 2015 Escape has earned a coveted 5-star side impact collision safety rating from the NHTSA.1 .



PRACTICAL RIDE WRAPPED IN A STYLISH PACKAGE

The 2015 Ford Escape is the perfect crossover for those wanting functionality and great looks in their daily ride.

Spacious interior ‒ accommodates passengers with plenty of room to stretch out in comfort

Fuel-efficient engines with pep ‒ drive with fewer stops at gas stations

Great tow capacity ‒ pull that trailer full of your camping gear with confidence

High-tech conveniences ‒ sync with your latest gadgets while watching the Escape parallel park itself with ease

 

THREE POTENT POWERPLANTS

Three engines lets buyers choose the right one for their wants and needs.

Power times three ‒ three potent mills generate more horsepower and torque than CX-5’s two engines to move the Escape quickly onto busy streets and highways

1.6-liter turbo-four ‒ matches larger CX-5 engines in tow capacity

2.0-liter EcoBoost inline-4 ‒ tows more than both CX-5’s four-cylinder engines

 

STANDARD ADVANCED FEATURES

Ford Escape comes standard with technologies either optional on the Mazda CX-5 or unavailable.

Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity ‒ sync your smartphone or other portable devices on any Ford Escape model

Rearview camera ‒ makes parking the crossover easy with this standard feature

MyKey ‒ this Ford-exclusive system helps parents guide their teen drivers by setting limits to the Escape’s electronics

 

EXPANSIVE INTERIOR

2015 Ford Escape provides plenty of room for passengers, their cargo and even pets.

Roomy front row ‒ a higher roofline and deeper foot wells means taller passengers have more room to stretch out than in the CX-5’s confined cabin

Cargo room galore ‒ more cubic-feet of space allows the Escape to carry more on trips than in the CX-5

More dog room ‒ allows bigger dogs to fit, due to the Escape’s squared-off roof line

Performance

Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2015 Ford Escape2, boasting 47 more horses and 17 more horses per ton than the 2015 Mazda CX-53. If you're carrying considerable cargo, the 2015 Ford Escape's2 increased torque - 2704 lb.-ft. vs. 1855 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2015 Ford EscapeVS2015 Mazda CX-52314Horsepower18451296Horsepower Per Ton11272704Torque1855

Usability

The 2015 Ford Escape's8 lower ground clearance, 79vs. 810 means a lower center of gravity and more stability. The 2015 Ford Escape's2 1500-lb. increase in towing capacity over the 2015 Mazda CX-511 means you'll be able to tow just about anything, for the job site or for a weekend fishing trip.
2015 Ford EscapeVS2015 Mazda CX-579Ground Clearance8103,5006Towing Capacity2,00010

Pricing

The 2015 Ford Escape offers all of the features, efficiency, performance, and safety you've come to expect, at an MSRP you'd never expect: less than $23,500. In the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2015 Ford Escape's8 Roadside Assistance, standard for 2 years longer than 2015 Mazda CX-511.
2015 Ford EscapeVS2015 Ford Escape59Roadside Assistance310
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