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2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Ford Escape

Nobody can deny the nearly unmatched competitiveness of the current crossover SUV class of the global automotive industry. Bert Ogden Mazda Edinburg is home to several of the segment’s most popular options. A comparison of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Ford Escape provides potential owners with several clear reasons why they should visit the Bert Ogden Mazda Edinburg showroom today. For the current model year, Mazda has introduced a more powerful engine option for its top-end trim grades which will further the performance gap between the Mazda CX-5 and its Ford Escape competitor. Several more upgrades to the vehicle’s interior have been made to keep the two-row Mazda crossover SUV at the top of its class. Customers can schedule a test drive today by calling 833-296-6802.

There was a time not too long ago when the Ford Escape would have had a distinct technological advantage over the Mazda CX-5. The 2019 model year is when that advantage has been erased. Bert Ogden Mazda Edinburg customers choosing versions of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 at the Touring trim and above will have the automaker’s smartphone-compatible infotainment system installed as standard equipment. This means that owners, drivers and passengers will be able to connect their phones and use many of the favorite apps through the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ suites. Additionally, Mazda has made ventilated front seats and a surround-view camera available with 2019 Mazda CX-5. Independent reviews have chided the interior of the Ford Escape for not keeping pace in terms of materials with competitors like the Mazda CX-5.


2019 Mazda CX-5


2019 Ford Escape

2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
187/186 Horsepower/Torque 168/170
Six-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed automatic
25/31 Fuel Economy 21/29


Performance Specs

Each of the five trim grades of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 available at the Bert Ogden Mazda Edinburg showroom will employ the same basic powertrain. The SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine will be attached to the automaker’s SKYACTIV®-Drive transmission with six-speeds. Most versions of the Mazda crossover SUV will produce 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. The top two trims, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature are not only new for 2019, but they also added a turbocharger to the existing engine which will boost the output to 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.

The 2019 Ford Escape offers three engine options, including a pair that use the manufacturer’s turbocharging technology. When the Ford crossover SUV’s powertrain equipment is compared to that of the 2019 Mazda CX-5, Escape owners will find themselves lacking power in almost every combination. Finally, the entry-level Mazda powerplant is able to offer better fuel economy scores than its Ford counterpart.