2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2020 Ford Escape | Edinburg, TX

Dare to Compare the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and Ford Escape | Bert Ogden Mazda Edinburg | Edinburg, TX

Midsize SUVs continue to dominate American roadways because of their perfect balance of performance and efficiency, as well as their abundant interior space and advanced safety technologies. Two of the industry’s most popular models are the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Ford Escape. But which one is right for you? From the comparison below, you’ll find the 2020 Mazda CX-5 is the better choice.


Both the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Ford Escape offer a full range of safety features. However, the Mazda CX-5 earned the highest honor doled out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: Top Safety Pick+. Though the Ford Escape performed decently, it only earned a Top Safety Pick. Among the CX-5’s standard suite of i-ACTIVSENSE® of safety features are Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection, a Lane Departure Warning System, Lane-keep Assist, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, and Blind Spot Monitoring. There is also an available adaptive front-lighting system.


The 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Ford Escape are fairly evenly matched when it comes to performance, but the Mazda CX-5 still retains the upper hand. Its base engine pumps out 187 horsepower while the Escape’s trails behind at 181 horsepower. But more impressive is the Mazda CX-5’s available SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T engine that cranks out 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. The Ford Escape offers an available 2.0-liter engine, and although it also generates 250 horsepower, it falls short with a rating of 280 lb-ft of torque.

Premium Interior

Mazda is known for offering a more upscale experience, as far as the interior materials are concerned. That holds true when you compare the 2020 Mazda CX-5 to the 2020 Ford Escape. The range-topping Signature trim, for example, boasts Caturra Brown Nappa leather seating, genuine layered wood trim, and ambient cabin lighting.

You can test drive and purchase the 2020 Mazda CX-5 at Bert Ogden Mazda Edinburg.


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