The SUV and crossover market has become increasingly competitive over the past decade. As more brands introduce more SUV models, you might be finding it hard to choose between all of these options. If you are interested in a compact SUV, you have come to the right place. On this page, we will be placing two popular compact SUV models head-to-head to see which one is a better fit for you. First, we have the 2021 Mazda CX-5. This SUV is powered by a 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®G engine, has up to 59.6 cubic feet of cargo space, and provides several standard features.
Next, we have the 2021 Ford Escape. This compact SUV is powered by a 1.5L EcoBoost® engine, has up to 37.5 cubic feet of cargo space, and offers a long list of standard features. Based on just this information alone, you can probably tell why we decided to compare these two compact SUVs. If you are interested in seeing how these SUVs stack up, keep reading for our 2021 Mazda CX-5 vs 2021 Ford Escape comparison. Our chart will focus on their starting MSRP, engine power, keyless ignition availability, and adaptive cruise control availability.
2021 Mazda CX-5
2021 Ford Escape
|187 hp||Engine Power||181 hp|
|Standard||Keyless Ignition||Available on higher trims|
|Standard||Adaptive Cruise Control||Available on higher trims|
Based on the information that we have provided today, you can see why these two models are so popular. However, before we declare a winner, let’s break down the comparison table. Starting out with their starting MSRP, we can see the 2021 Ford Escape take the lead by offering a price that is just $485 less than the 2021 Mazda CX-5. Moving on to the next category, we can see that the engines for both models are rather powerful. However, we can see that the Mazda CX-5 engine has a higher power output by just 6 hp.
In the next two categories, we look at two features that have become popular and even required options among drivers. While both keyless ignition and adaptive cruise control are available for the 2021 Ford Escape on higher trim levels, these features are standard on all trim levels of the 2021 Mazda CX-5. This means that if you want the base trim level of the CX-5, you won’t be missing out on any advanced features.
If you are interested in going home in a 2021 Mazda CX-5, check out our available inventory at Fontana Mazda and then schedule a test drive!