Compact SUVs are all the rage with American drivers these days — and a model that stands out from the pack is the wonderful 2019 Mazda CX-5, with its sporty styling, available turbocharged engine, pleasing driving dynamics, a roomy and upscale interior, and high-level safety. See the advantages that the Mazda CX-5 has over the compact SUV competition in this 2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Ford Escape comparison.
A major strength of the Mazda CX-5 is its excellent performance. The base 2.5-liter 4-cylinder SKYACTIV®-G engine delivers 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque, compared to 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque for the base 2.5L I-4 engine in the Ford Escape. Unlike the Ford Escape, the Mazda CX-5 offers an available turbocharged engine: the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Dynamic Pressure Turbo SKYACTIV®-G engine, which doles out 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Performance for the Mazda CX-5 is also aided by the new G-Vectoring Control Plus system, which provides excellent handling when driving through curves and around corners. Also, the Mazda CX-5 is the more efficient vehicle, with an estimated fuel economy of 25 city/31 hwy mpg, compared to 21 city/29 hwy mpg for the Ford Escape.
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 also has the advantage for safety, especially with its many safety-enhancing driving assistance technologies. Unlike the Ford Escape, it comes equipped with a Smart City Brake Support feature, which automatically applies the brakes when a potential collision is detected in low-speed driving situations. Additional driving assistance technologies offered for the Mazda CX-5 include Lane-Keep Assist, High Beam Control, and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
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