The 2021 Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover SUV with a modern design and sophisticated interior. It has the largest-ever infotainment display, reliable safety features, advanced technology, and powerful engines. How does it stack up against the competition though? To answer your question, at Tuttle-Click Mazda in Irvine, CA, we have put together a comparison guide of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 vs 2021 Ford Escape!
The 2021 Mazda CX-5 is available in seven trims: Sport, Touring, Carbon Edition, Carbon Edition Turbo, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature. The 2021 Ford Escape is available in four trims: S, SE, SEL, and Titanium. For a fair comparison, we have contrasted the base trims of both the models, i.e., the 2021 Mazda CX-5 Sport vs 2021 Ford Escape S.
2021 Mazda CX-5
2021 Ford Escape
|SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with Cylinder Deactivation
||1.5L EcoBoost® Engine|
||Engine Horsepower (hp) / Engine Torque (lb.-ft.)||181/190|
|Standard||Adaptive Cruise Control
As seen in the table above, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 has a slight edge when it comes to its engine and performance. In terms of cargo space, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 has an advantage. When the rear seat is folded, it has a cargo volume of 59.6 cu. ft. For the 2021 Ford Escape, the maximum cargo volume behind second row is 37.5 cu. ft.
In terms of infotainment, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 and 2021 Ford Escape are well-matched. The 2021 Mazda CX-5 comes with a 10.25-inch full-color display as a standard feature across all trims. The highest trim of the 2021 Ford Escape comes with a 12.3-inch Full Digital Instrument Cluster. The higher trims of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 are equipped with a Bose® 10-speaker surround sound system with Centerpoint® 2 and AudioPilot®. The highest trim of the 2021 For Escape is equipped with a B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen with 10-speakers and subwoofer. Both the models are integrated with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.
Thus, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 has an upper hand with respect to its cargo space, pricing, and engine. If you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2021 Mazda CX-5, schedule a test drive at Tuttle-Click Mazda in Irvine, CA!