2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Ford Escape
Crossover SUV models, like the Mazda CX-5, has to compete with some very tough competition to figuratively gain traction in a very tightly packed segment. For the new model year, Mazda has made some very ambitious upgrades to its middle crossover SUV platform. A comparison of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Ford Escape makes a very clear case for just much ground the former has made over the latter, as well as the rest of the segment. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is now available at the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown. Buyers interested in the new Mazda CX-5 will have a pair of new trims to consider that is equipped with a more powerful engine and some of the most advanced connectivity options in the automotive industry. Customers can schedule a test drive today by calling, 833-241-6312.
The MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system has long been one of the more highly-rated such features among independent online vehicle reviews. Mazda is exponentially expanding the system’s capability by making offering compatibility with both the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ suites of applications. Gwatney Mazda of Germantown customers choosing the Touring trim and higher versions of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 will get access to this new equipment. The 2019 Ford Escape doesn’t make a similar capability available unless an owner chooses a premium technology package, but it does become available at the top of the range. Additionally, independent reviews have praised the ‘attractive and upscale’ cabin of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 while simultaneously pointing out that the 2019 Escape has a cabin that appears dated.
2019 Mazda CX-5
2019 Ford Escape
|Turbo., 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.||Engine||Turbo., 1.5-L, 4-Cyl.|
|2,000 lbs.||Max. Towing||2,000 lbs.|
Arguably, the biggest headline regarding the new 2019 Mazda CX-5 is its updated powertrain. The two new trim grades will be equipped with a turbocharged version of the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that comes attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. This will give drivers of most models 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque to work with, though up to 250 horsepower can be achieved when using premium, high octane gasoline. The standard powertrain omits the turbocharger and will still make 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. Between these two engine options, owners of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 will have more performance available than any of the three engines used by the 2019 Ford Escape. The new Mazda CX-5 also posts better fuel economy scores than the 2019 Escape.