The Mazda CX-5 has been the flagship vehicle in the Mazda model lineup. The reason: the crossover’s expansive feature list and powerful engine options. Plus, the 2021 model adds several improved features to enhance the experience further.
The 2021 Mazda CX-5 remains a top option in the small crossover class. However, does the model compare to other popular models like the 2021 Ford Escape? At Bob Baker Mazda, we compare the two and provide an overview below:
2021 Mazda CX-5
2021 Ford Escape
|25 City / 31 Highway MPG
||Estimated Fuel Economy
||27 City / 33 Highway MPG|
|Standard||Adaptive Cruise Control||Available|
Between the powertrain options in the 2021 Mazda CX-5 and the 2021 Ford Escape, the Mazda CX-5 offers more for less. When comparing maximum capabilities, the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter Dynamic Turbocharged option matches the Escape’s maximum 250 horsepower. However, the CX-5 boasts up to 320 ft-lbs of torque with premium unleaded fuel. As for capabilities, both models can come equipped with all-wheel drive, though the CX-5 comes with the i-ACTIV® AWD system with Off-Road Traction Assist.
As seen in the table above, several features are available in the 2021 Mazda CX-5 that the 2021 Ford Escape doesn’t offer at lower trims. Of these, the convenient Remote Keyless Ignition feature is standard on the model. As for safety features, the model also comes with the standard i-ACTIVSENSE® safety technology, which includes the above-mentioned Adaptive Cruise Control. Meanwhile, the CX-5 has a wide range of high-quality interior options unlike the Ford Escape. Such options include:
Between performance and interior options, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 is a strong option for those in the Carlsbad, CA area looking for a crossover. Stop into Bob baker Mazda today to find our most popular model. We have dozens of options available, including the model’s Carbon Edition trim.