Ford Escape vs Mazda CX-5

Compact crossovers have become a popular alternative to full- or midsize SUVs in recent years, thanks to their ample cargo space, comfortable interiors, and modern technology. Two of the top vehicles in this class, the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Mazda CX-5, have many similarities, but there are a few differences that may make one a better choice for you.

Drivers in Doylestown, Philadelphia, and Warminster can find out the key differences between the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Mazda CX-5 with our side-by-side vehicle comparison. Read all about them below, and contact us at Fred Beans Ford of Doylestown if you have any questions.

Interior Comfort & Space

The 2018 Ford Escape's spacious interior is filled with soft-touch fabric and high-quality materials. The firm, supportive seating is comfortable enough for long drives, and all passengers have plenty of head- and legroom to stretch out. Combined with its responsive handling and a whisper-quiet interior, the Escape is a dream to drive.

The Escape also offers 34 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat, which expands to 68 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down. There's also an available gesture-controlled tailgate for easy loading, and the cargo floor has a convenient, two-position load floor.

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 uses nice materials for its interior, but it's a cramped space for cargo. It offers 31 cubic feet behind the rear seat, which only opens to 59.6 cubic feet once folded.


The 2018 Ford Escape comes standard with power accessories, a rearview camera, durable cloth upholstery, air conditioning, cruise control, a 6-speaker sound system, and Ford's responsive and intuitive SYNC® infotainment system with a 4.2-inch display screen.

Additional features for the Escape include:

  • Satellite radio
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Heated leather seating
  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • LED lighting
  • Navigation

There are also several advanced safety features, including Lane-Keeping System, Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support, and Enhanced Active Park Assist.

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 has some of the same features, though its infotainment system is extremely limited and difficult to use. On top of that, it's not available with Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™ smartphone integration.

Test Drive the 2018 Ford Escape Today!

Despite its many perks, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 lacks the intuitive technology, passenger comfort, or expansive cargo space of the 2018 Ford Escape, which are all desirable features for a compact crossover.

Drivers in Doylestown, Philadelphia, and Warminster can discover everything the 2018 Ford Escape has to offer when they visit Fred Beans Ford of Doylestown. Stop by to explore the features and options available for the 2018 Ford Escape, and schedule your test drive today!

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Fred Beans Ford of Doylestown

876 North Easton Road
Directions Doylestown, PA 18902

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