Mazda CX-5 vs Ford Escape Doral FL

When it comes to buying a new car, it’s usually a complex process. With many different makes and models available in the crossover class, it’s not easy to find the vehicle that gives you the best combination of performance and value.

In this comparison, Ocean Mazda looks deeper at two specific cars in this class: the 2017 Mazda CX-5 and the 2017 Ford Escape. For drivers in Doral, Miami, Hialeah, and Kendall, they can get a detailed look at each vehicle and learn what to look for when buying.


2017 Mazda CX-5The 2017 Ford Escape has three engines to choose from:

  • A base 168-horsepower 2.5L four-cylinder
  • A 179-horsepower turbocharged 1.5L for increased acceleration
  • A 245-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter

Each of these engines come in front-wheel and all-wheel drive models. Depending on which combination is selected, mileage is typically between 20 to 23 MPG in the city and 27 to 30 MPG on the highway.

For the three available Mazda CX-5 trims, all come standard with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine with 187 horsepower output. The CX-5 averages 24 MPG city and 31 MPG highway for front wheel drive vehicles, but 23 MPG city and 29 MPG highway for all-wheel drive models.


Currently the CX-5 does not have a safety rating with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as tests have not been completed. The Escape has received a five-star rating from the NHTSA as well as top honors for front and side protection. Both cars provide a number of safety features, including lane and braking assist, plus driver and passenger side airbags.

2017 Mazda CX-5 InteriorWhat separates the Mazda CX-5 is two additional systems: Dynamic Stability Control, where the car is automatically controlled when skidding is detected, and Traction Stability Control, which keeps the car stable in adverse driving conditions, such as slippery roads or sudden changes in steering to avoid hazards on the road.


Both the 2017 Mazda CX-5 and the 2017 Ford Escape have technology features to meet the needs of drivers. Each car has an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and voice command. However, only the Mazda CX-5 has a touchscreen standard across the entire line, while the Escape only has it on upper models.

Each SUV has additional technology features focused on safety, including rearview cameras and parking-assistance sensors.

Test Drive the 2017 Mazda CX-5 at Ocean Mazda

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 and the 2017 Ford Escape are each viewed as among the highest-rated SUVs in its class. However, with advances in comfort, convenience, power, and efficiency, the CX-5 offers several features allowing it to stand out.

If you are looking for a new vehicle in Doral, Miami, Hialeah, and Kendall, make a visit to Ocean Mazda. Our staff works to make the car-buying experience easier and stress-free. To schedule a test drive or to learn more about the CX-5, call us at (786) 464-1112 or visit our web site today.