You won't be hard-pressed to find an affordable crossover these days. The industry is busy with mainstream priced options that come standard with plenty of standard features. But if you want the best return for your investment you're in the right place.
Celebrated for their sporty driving dynamics and modern styling, the 2021 Ford Escape and the 2021 Mazda CX-5 are among the market’s most competitive options. Discover which entry makes the best case for itself as the right crossover to fill that empty spot in your driveway when we sort through the differences in this comparison of the 2021 Ford Escape versus the 2021 Mazda CX-5.
2021 Ford Escape
2021 Mazda CX-5
|181-hp 1.5L EcoBoost® I-3||Baseline Engine||187-hp 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G I-4|
|2 Gas, 1 Hybrid, 1 PHEV||Powertrain Options||2 Gas|
|34.4 cubic feet||Cargo Volume||30.9 cubic feet|
Part of what sets the 2021 Ford Escape apart from other crossover vehicles is a sliding second-row seat that slides fore or aft up to 6 inches so you can choose whether to prioritize legroom or cargo capacity. With up to 40.7 inches of rear legroom, the rear seat of the 2021 Ford Escape outdoes that of the 2021 Mazda CX-5. Likewise, the 2021 Ford Escape provides up to 37.5 cubic feet of cargo space, giving it a massive lead over the 30.9 cubic feet of cargo room offered in the Mazda CX-5.
All versions of the 2021 Ford Escape include a standard 8-inch color touchscreen display with built-in Apple CarPlay® integration, as well as Ford’s Co-Pilot 360 bundle of driver assists. That suite of safety features includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, automatic high-beam headlights, and a blind-spot detection system.
Looking to test drive the 2021 Ford Escape near Atlanta? You’ll find it at the Akins Ford dealership in Winder, GA. You can contact their local team of brand experts here at Akins Ford for even more information and model highlights.