The 2015 Mazda CX-5 vs. the 2015 Ford Escape

2015 Mazda CX-5
Ford Escape

If you’re considering a crossover for your next vehicle, the 2015 Mazda CX-5 and 2015 Ford Escape are great options. These models are fun, fuel-efficient, and available near Palm Coast and Port Orange at Gary Yeomans Ford and Daytona Mazda. We’ve put together a comparison of the CX-5 and Escape to help with your crossover research.

Power, Drivability, and Efficiency

Both the 2015 Ford Escape and the 2015 Mazda CX-5 are powered by powerful and efficient engines, giving these models impressive horsepower and torque. Fortunately, you won’t compromise on efficiency for this kind of power. Port Orange drivers should enjoy the handling of both cars, too, making the Mazda CX-5 and Ford Escape excellent choices. The engine options for each are as follows:

  • The 2015 CX-5 is available with a 155-hp 2.0L four-cylinder engine or a 184-hp 2.5L four-cylinder engine. The latter is available with either front- or all-wheel drive.
  • The 2015 Escape can be had with a 168-hp 2.5L four-cylinder engine, a turbocharged 178-hp 1.6L four-cylinder engine, or a turbocharged 240-hp 2.0L four-cylinder engine. The Escape is also available with either front- or all-wheel drive.

Comfort and Modern Style

2015 Mazda CX-5The 2015 Escape and 2015 CX-5 give Palm Coast drivers all of the space advantages of a crossover while being comfortable and stylish. With comparable interior measurements, both models are spacious, with high-quality seats and a collapsible back row for adapting the cabin for your storage needs. The exterior designs of both vehicles are sleek and contemporary. Convenience features like cruise control, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and available technology packages that make these cars even more comfortable and high-tech.

Superior Safety Ratings and Features

For the 2015 models of the CX-5 and Escape, Mazda and Ford made sure to update safety as well as style. Standard and available safety features and quality construction earn the Mazda CX-5 and Ford Escape high safety ratings. Both models come standard with advanced front, side, and curtain air bags, anti-lock brake systems, stability control, and blind spot monitoring. Below is a breakdown of features unique to each model:

  • 2015 Mazda CX-5: Side-impact door beams, automatic emergency notification, and smart city brake support.
  • 2015 Ford Escape: Ford’s MyKey system, which allows parents to set limits on speed for young drivers, rearview camera, and standard curve control for safe navigation of curves.

Make Your Own Comparison of the 2015 Mazda CX-5 and 2015 Ford Escape

No matter which model you choose, you can’t go wrong with the 2015 Mazda CX-5 and 2015 Ford Escape, both of which are available near Palm Coast and Port Orange. Feel free to drop by Daytona Mazda and Gary Yeomans Ford in the Daytona Auto Mall to arrange a test drive. Our showrooms are open early seven days a week.