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2020 Ford Escape Review: Ford Escape vs Mazda CX-5

2020 Ford Escape Review: Ford Escape vs Mazda CX-5

The 2020 Ford Escape is here and we at River City Ford already know that it's a great SUV, but just in case you had any doubts, we thought we'd compare it to one of the competition - the 2020 Mazda CX 5. Let's take a look at them side by side to see how they stack up.

 

What's new with the 2020 Ford Escape?

 

2020 Ford Escape Review

The 2020 Ford Escape offers up many trims with the inclusion of a Hybrid line. Here's a quick overview of our pricing and how they compare. Please note a gap in the 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid specs as they are fully electric.

 

Trim
Dealer Price
Fuel Economy ( L/100km)
$31,999 - $32,599
8.6 city / 7.1 highway
$27,189 - $33,699
8.6 city / 7.1 highway
$36,549 - $37,849
8.6 city / 7.1 highway
 $33,549
10.4 city / 7.5 highway
$40,949
5.4 city / 6.3 highway
SE Plug-In Hybrid
N/A
N/A
SEL Plug-In Hybrid
N/A
N/A
Titanium Plug-In Hybrid
N/A
N/A

 

Engine

  • Standard 1.5 L EcoBoost with Auto Start-Stop Technology and 8-speed automatic transmission, 907 kg towing capacity when properly equipped.
  • Available 2.0 L EcoBoost with Auto Start-Stop Technology and 8-speed SelectShift transmission, 1,587 kg towing capacity with the Class II Trailer Tow Package.
  • 2.5 L I-4 Atkinson-cycle powertrain with electronically controlled continuously variable transmission and 88 kW electric motor, 680 kg towing capacity when properly equipped.

 

Capability

  • Available All-Wheel Drive
  • Selectable Drive Modes including: Normal, Eco, Slippery, Sport, and Deep Snow/Sand

 

Technology

Standard Ford Co-Pilot360 includes the Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Auto High-Beam Headlamps, Lane-Keeping System, and Rear View Camera.

 

 

How would the New Escape Stack up against 2020 Mazda CX 5? 

 

 

On the other hand, the 2020 Mazda CX 5 has half the amount of trims as the Ford Escape with a higher price tag as you increase from the base model, yet with a better highway fuel efficiency, as shown here:

 

Trim
Market Price
Fuel Economy ( L/100km)
GX
$27,950
7.8 L/100 km highway
GS
$30,549
7.8 L/100 km highway
GT
$37,650
7.9 L/100 km highway
Signature
 $41,900
8.7 L/100 km highway

 

Engine

  • Skyactiv-G 2.5 L 4-cylinder engine with available i-Activ AWD on the GX
  • Skyactiv-G 2.5 L engine with available i-Activ AWD on the GS and standard on the GT
  • Skyactiv-G 2.5 T engine with Dynamic Pressure Turbo and i-Activ AWD on the signature

 

Capability

  • G-Vectoring Control Plus
  • i-Activ AWD
  • Best-in-Class torque on the 2.5 T engine

 

Technology 

i-Activsense includes Smart City Brake Support, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, and a suite of safety technologies.

 

 

Key takeaways: Why we should care?

When you're looking for options and at a smart price point, the Ford Escape offers you more, for less. Whether you're cruising the city streets in an Escape S or have upgraded to the fully-electric SEL Plug-In Hybrid, you're getting all of the incredible benefits of a Ford SUV.

Here's a more detailed video of the comparison between 2020 CX-5 and Ford Escape.

 

Video by Auto Life

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