2020 Ford Escape vs 2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 Ford Escape vs 2020 Mazda CX-5

When choosing a new SUV for your family, the best-sellers catalog is an excellent place to start. And when you look into the beloved Ford Escape and the Mazda CX-5 crossovers, it's no surprise these contenders have made the list. See which popular compact SUV takes the win in this 2020 Ford Escape vs 2020 Mazda CX-5 comparison.

If you're shopping the compact segment, you'll want a model that uses its cabin wisely. In terms of interior space, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 measures in with 30.9 cubic feet of standard cargo space, which is small for the segment. The 2020 Ford Escape takes the lead with 34.0 cubic feet of standard cargo space, or 65.0 cubic feet with the second-row folded. And while we’re on the subject, the Escape provides 40.7 inches of rear legroom, putting it about an inch ahead of the CX-5. 

2020 Ford Escape 


2020 Mazda CX-5 

$24,885  Starting MSRP $25,190
1.5-liter EcoBoost inline-3  Base Engine  2.5-liter inline-4 
27 city / 33 highway  Fuel Economy  25 city / 31 highway 
34.0 cubic feet Cargo Space 30.9 cubic feet

What Are the Main Differences Between the All-New 2020 Ford Escape and 2020 Mazda CX-5 

Arguably the biggest difference between these Ford and Mazda crossovers is in the powertrain. At its most basic, the 2020 Ford Escape is powered by a potent 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine rated for 181 horsepower. The 2020 Mazda CX-5's base engine is a 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder option rated closely at 187 horsepower. The Escape’s powertrain is the most efficient, boasting up to 27 mpg city, 33 mpg highway. And if you’re looking for the most efficient option, we recommend the Ford Escape hybrid or plug-in hybrid options.

The Escape's 8-inch touchscreen is an inch larger than the Mazda's, plus the SYNC 3 interface is more responsive and easier to navigate. When you pair that with the available new 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, panoramic sunroof and B&O premium sound system, the features list of the new Escape is quite frankly hard to beat.

Interested in more details on the all-new 2020 Ford Escape? Drop in and check out our inventory of 2020 Ford Escape models at the Akins Ford dealership in Winder, GA, or reach out to our knowledgeable staff for more information.