In the right hands, a compact crossover SUV is a true treasure. These days, crossovers are world-renowned for their ability to deliver high performance and endearing quality without breaking the bank, making them a top choice among all types of American drivers. Today, we have two crossovers that have solidified themselves at the top of their class; the 2017 Mazda CX-3 and the 2017 Ford Escape. Their appeal has transcended from industry insiders to the most novice of car junkies, and we’ll be taking a look at both of them to help you decide which crossover is the best for you!
In any comparison between two vehicles as similar and celebrated as the 2017 CX-3 and 2017 Escape, the decision ultimately lies with you, the driver. We’ve done some research on both the CX-3 and Escape, which you can find below, so without further ado let’s jump in and see how these two crossover kings stack up!
|2017 CX-3||vs||2017 Escape|
|2.0-liter Inline 4, 146 hp||Engine/Horsepower||1.5-liter Inline 4, 168 hp|
|44.5 cubic feet||Cargo volume||67.8 cubic feet|
|Yes (Top Safety Pick Plus)||IIHS Top Safety Pick?||No|
Both the 2017 Mazda CX-3 in Orange County CA and 2017 Ford Escape are worthy competitors and vehicles for any driver, and each crossover has some distinctive advantages over the other. The 2017 Escape holds an upper hand in engine power and cargo room, while the 2017 CX-3 performs better in fuel economy. However, what really separates these two is their safety features. For the current model year the CX-3 was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus, while the Escape was not given a designation. Some safety features present and available on the 2017 CX-3 include:
i-ACTIVSENSE ® technologies
High Beam Control
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning System
Adaptive Front-Lighting System
Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring
Smart City Brake Support
Distance Recognition Support System
If you’re interested in finding out more that the 2017 Mazda CX-3 in Orange County CA can do for your family, feel free to schedule a test drive with us here at Capistrano Mazda! We encourage you to contact us anytime you like if you have any further questions!