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2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Mazda CX-5

Awards
Features
Performance
Technical
Pricing
2018 Mazda CX-5
2018 Ford Escape
          The 2018 Ford Escape: for those who live on the go.

Awards

Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2018 Escape has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA.1

Features

Is it possible to get increased visibility while using less energy? With the HID Headlights that come standard on the 2018 Ford Escape2, the answer is yes. On the 2018 Mazda CX-5, those brilliant, energy-efficient HID headlights are a pricey add-on.
No more parallel parking jitters - the Rear Parking Aid, standard on the 2018 Ford Escape3, can help guide you into the perfect parking spot, signaling when you're getting too close to the curb, or other cars. Unless you enjoy the parallel parking jitters, in which case, choose the 2018 Mazda CX-54, and don't pay extra for the rear parking aid option.
2018 Ford EscapeFoo2018 Mazda CX-5standard2HID HEADLIGHTS-standard3REAR PARKING AIDoptional4

Performance

Stopping power is important too, and the clear winner in this category is the 2018 Ford Escape5, with 23 more horses in braking power per ton than 2018 Mazda CX-54, giving you confidence on even the steepest of grades.
Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2018 Ford Escape6, boasting 58 more horses and 31 more horses per ton than the 2018 Mazda CX-54.
The 2018 Ford Escape's6 increased torque - 2756 lb.-ft. vs. 1864 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2018 Ford EscapeFoo2018 Mazda CX-51455BRAKING POWER PER TON12242456HORSEPOWER18741376HORSEPOWER PER TON10642756TORQUE1864

Technical

Enjoy the increased safety, fuel economy, and yes, fun, of the 2018 Ford Escape's6 optional turbocharged engine. Sadly, turbo isn't an option on the 2018 Mazda CX-5.
2018 Ford EscapeFoo2018 Mazda CX-5has6TURBOCHARGED-

Pricing

The 2018 Ford Escape's5 MSRP is slightly less than the 2018 Mazda CX-54 - about $300 less - but to a budget-conscious buyer, every penny counts.
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 2018 Ford Escape's5 Roadside Assistance, standard for 2 years longer than 2018 Mazda CX-54.
2018 Ford EscapeFoo2018 Mazda CX-5$23,8505MSRP$24,150455ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE34
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings.

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4 - 2018 Mazda CX-5 Sport FWD

5 - 2018 Ford Escape S FWD

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