2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Mazda CX-5

Ever since bursting onto the automotive scene, the Ford Escape has been the cream of the crossover SUV crop. And the new Ford Escape continues that tradition thanks to its powerful and efficient engine options, spacious and functional interior, unmatched capability and extensive list of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features. All of that has combined to make the 2017 Escape a favorite of ours here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL.

That all has also combined to make the new Escape the obvious choice for anyone looking to purchase a new crossover SUV. In case you have any doubts, we decided to put together this 2017 Ford Escape versus 2017 Mazda CX-5 head-to-head model comparison. In it, you’ll see the new Ford Escape is more affordable, more capable and more customizable than the new Mazda CX-5.

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2017 Ford Escape VS 2017 Mazda CX-5
$24,645 Starting Price $24,985
3 Engine Options 1
245 HP Max Horsepower 187 HP
3500 lbs. Max Towing 2000 lbs.

Get More Engine Options, More Power and More Capability for Less Money with the New Ford Escape

We already mentioned the new Ford Escape is more affordable than the new Mazda CX-5, so let’s start there. The 2017 Ford Escape comes with a starting price almost $350 lower than the starting price of the 2017 Mazda CX-5. That means you’re getting more power and capability with the 2017 Escape, while also having an extra $350 in your pocket as you drive away.

Speaking of power and capability, the new Escape lets you choose from three different engines, with a maximum power rating of up to 245 horsepower. Conversely, the new CX-5 doesn’t let you choose your engine at all, offering only one engine capable of producing up to only 187 horsepower. And that additional power means additional capability, as the new Ford Escape can tow up to 3,500 pounds while the new Mazda CX-5 can only tow up to 2,000 pounds.

If you’d like more information on the 2017 Ford Escape and everything that comes along with it, please get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable Brandon Ford staff in Tampa, FL.

2017 Ford Escape front interior driver dash and infotainment system
2017 Ford Escape front interior passenger space
2017 Ford Escape full interior passenger space
2017 Ford Escape rear interior cargo space

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