2015 Ford Escape vs. 2015 Mazda CX-5

2015 Ford EscapeCompact crossovers like the 2015 Ford Escape and the 2015 Mazda CX-5 have become increasingly popular with Plainfield and Naperville, IL drivers. By offering better efficiency than their larger, less versatile SUV forerunners while still providing more passenger and cargo space than comparable, more conventional cars, crossovers have cultivated a strong following among on-the-go families who know how to get the most for their money. The 2015 Ford Escape offers style, interior space and performance at a great value. Below, we’ve compared it to the 2015 Mazda CX-5 so that you can see for yourself how the Escape distinguishes itself in its class.

Trim Levels and Price

Both the 2015 Ford Escape and the 2015 Mazda CX-5 are available in three trim levels, but only the Ford Escape offers you the most entry-level amenities like standard automatic transmission and Bluetooth capability. For a starting price of just $22,960, the Escape is a great value.

The 2015 Mazda CX-5 offers Bluetooth capability and an automatic transmission on the Sport trim for an additional cost. Both vehicles offer all-wheel drive.

Interior and Storage

If you’re in the market for a compact crossover, you’re probably looking for a vehicle that will comfortably seat your whole family and provide additional space for storage. Look no further than the 2015 Ford Escape, which offers an impressive 34.3 cubic feet of storage space at full passenger capacity and 67.8 cubic feet of storage space with the rear seats folded down. The 2015 CX-5 has less storage space at full passenger capacity and while utilizing its folded rear seats, topping out at 65 cubic feet of cargo space.

Powertrains and Performance

Whether you’re hauling your boat for a weekend at the lake or just want to know that your vehicle is powerful enough to handle demanding driving conditions, you can rest assured that the Escape’s three engine options have you covered:

  • The Escape’s S series comes standard with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that achieves 170 lb-ft of torque and is capable of 168 hp. The SE and Titanium series arrive standard with a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder engine capable of 178 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. An optional turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine is available on the SE and Titanium models gives you even more power with 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.
  • The Mazda CX-5 Sport’s standard 2.0L four-cylinder engine achieves only 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. Even with the CX-5’s most powerful engine option, drivers in Plainfield and Naperville can expect only 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque.

Test Drive the 2015 Ford Escape Today

The 2015 Ford Escape offers the power, storage capacity, and amenities you’re looking for. Visit River View Ford at 2200 US 30 in Oswego, IL and see for yourself. We’re just a short drive from Plainfield and Naperville, IL.