2017 Ford Escape vs. 2016 Mazda CX-5

Crossovers and small SUVs have almost become a benchmark for a car brand’s popularity nowadays, due to their exponential growth and popularity over the last few years. In the Canadian marketplace, there are a lot of options for which crossover will suit you best as a customer and driver, and our team at Sherwood Ford will be comparing two of the top crossovers in the segment today: The 2017 Ford Escape and the 2016 Mazda CX-5.

This will not be an easy comparison, as both models have been rated highly by experts and drivers alike due to their reliability, performance, and name brands that they associate with. However, there are some notable differences between the two, and with the knowledge of both cars’ strengths and weaknesses in mind, you can make a better decision about what crossover will be better for you.

2017 Ford Escape vs 2016 Mazda CX-5
$23,765 Starting MSRP $22,995
11.1 L/100 km city,8.1 highway Fuel Economy 11 L/100km city, 8 highway
1,925.6 L Cargo Room behind Front Row 1,835L
1,134 lbs Towing Capacity 907 lbs


Not included in this chart analysis is the engines and transmission that both vehicles offer. Currently, the 2017 Ford Escape comes standard with a 2.4 litre four cylinder engine with a six speed automatic transmission, while the 2016 Mazda CX-5 offers a 2 litre four-cylinder with a six speed manual at its base. The Escape and CX-5 both have available Bluetooth connectivity though, so the choice really comes down to consumer decision; which crossover is best for your needs?

2017 Ford Escape in Edmonton AB

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 is certainly worthy of all the praise and accolades it has received over the years, but for crossover drivers looking for more cargo room, stronger towing capacity, and overall better performance, the 2017 Ford Escape in Edmonton, AB is clearly the better option. Included along with the 2017 Escape’s performance capabilities are a number of technological amenities, especially Ford’s new SYNC-3 system. SYNC-3 is a digital user interface that you can use to connect your compatible phone to your 2017 Escape for hands free communication and streaming. To schedule a test drive or if you have any questions regarding this model, contact the sales team at Sherwood Ford today!