2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Ford Escape

2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Ford Escape

So it’s time to get a new SUV. You’re probably stressing out as you try figuring out what to look for or where to even start. We hear you. It’s not an easy process, but there are some names that just stand tall above the rest. Mazda is one of those. Built with extreme attention to detail, each Mazda model starts out as a wood carving to really capture the essence of the vehicle. The Mazda CX-5 continues to be the best-selling Mazda year after year, and it continually climbs the charts, topping other similar models from rival automakers. In this comparison between the 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Ford Escape, you’ll see how the compact SUV from Mazda stacks up against Ford’s signature compact SUV. Which is a better fit for you? Take a look at the table below!

2020 Mazda CX-5


2020 Ford Escape

$25,190 MSRP $24,885
2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder Engine (base trim) 1.5L 3-cylinder
187 hp/186 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque(base trim) 181 hp/155 lb-ft
2000 lbs Towing Capacity (base trim) 1500 lbs

Highlights in the 2020 CX-5

The Ford Escape is seen by many as an excellent model. What they don’t tell you, though, is that you’ll have to climb a few trim levels to get the good stuff. As you’ll see from the table above, the similarly priced base models are a little different. The CX-5 comes with more horsepower and a lot more torque, as well as a greater towing capacity. While the Escape can be upgraded for a more powerful engine, it still doesn’t beat the 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque available in the top trim levels of the CX-5. Inside, the CX-5 offers a lot for drivers to appreciate. Versatility is the name of the game with this one, as it offers 30.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 2nd row and 59.6 cubic feet behind the 1st row. Comfort and convenience features include heated and ventilated seats, a Mazda Navigation System, 360-degree View Monitor, 8-inch color touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and much more.

Interested in seeing what else the 2020 CX-5 has to offer? Get in touch with us here at Royal South Mazda in Bloomington IN to learn more or schedule a test drive on our website today!