2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Mazda CX-5

2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Mazda CX-5

We love every new Ford SUV that makes its way onto our Brandon Ford lot in Tampa, FL, and it’s not just because we’re a Ford dealer – it’s because they are all just that impressive. They are so impressive, in fact, that we couldn’t possibly pick our favorite. Instead, we’ll let our inventory do the picking for us. And if you take a look at our inventory, you’ll see that we routinely offer between 150 and 200 new Ford Escape models – far more than any other new Ford SUV. That’s not to say the rest of the new Ford SUV lineup isn’t as impressive as the new Ford Escape, it’s simply a testament to the popularity of the new Escape lineup.

Now, we all know being popular doesn’t automatically make you the best – unless you’re the 2018 Ford Escape lineup, that is. That’s because the new Ford Escape lineup earned its popularity by giving SUV shoppers more of what they want – whether it be fun-to-drive power, cash-saving gas mileage, more advanced new features, or, well, the list just goes on and on. For an example of how the new Escape earned its popularity, here’s a 2018 Ford Escape versus 2018 Mazda CX-5 head-to-head model comparison.

2018 Ford Escape


2018 Mazda CX-5

$23,940 Starting Price $24,150
245 HP and 275 lb-ft. Max Horsepower and Torque 187 HP and 186 lb-ft.
34.0/68.0 ft.3 Cargo Space (Seats Up/Total) 30.9/59.6 ft.3
3500 lbs. Max Towing Capability 2000 lbs.

New Ford Escape Lineup is More Affordable, More Powerful, More Spacious and More Capable than the New Mazda CX-5 Lineup

With how much more powerful, efficient and capable the 2018 Ford Escape lineup is when compared to the 2018 Mazda CX-5 lineup, it may surprise many to find out the new Ford Escape lineup is also far more affordable than the new Mazda CX-5 lineup, as you can see in our Escape vs CX-5 comparison table above.

And, as you can imagine, affordability isn’t the only advantage offered by the 2018 Ford Escape lineup when you compare it to the 2018 Mazda CX-5 lineup. There are also power advantages, capability advantages, and interior cargo space advantages, as outlined in our table. And, as you can see, these aren’t just small advantages – the new Ford Escape lineup is significantly more powerful, significantly more capable when it comes to towing (and everything else), and offers significantly more cargo space than the new Mazda CX-5 lineup.

If you’d like more information on all of the features and capabilities offered by the 2018 Ford Escape lineup, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly staff here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL.