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2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Mazda CX-5 at Laird Noller
2018 Ford Escape

2018 Ford Escape

2018 Mazda CX-5

2018 Mazda CX-5

2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Mazda CX-5

2018 Ford Escape


2018 Mazda CX-5
2.5L 4-Cylinder


2.5L 4-Cylinder
168 hp


187 hp
170 lb-ft


186 lb-ft
21 mpg

FWD Fuel Economy (City)

25 mpg
29 mpg

FWD Fuel Economy (Highway)

31 mpg
$23,850 MSRP

Starting Price

$24,150 MSRP

Should I Buy the 2018 Ford Escape or the 2018 Mazda CX-5?

Both the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Mazda CX-5 are standout crossovers that offer unique benefits:

  • The 2018 Escape can be equipped with a 2.0L EcoBoost engine that delivers 245 hp
  • Save money on fuel costs with better base trim fuel efficiency in the CX-5
  • Store more cargo in the larger Escape
  • Rear seat passengers in the CX-5 will enjoy more legroom

One of these crossovers is sure to meet your needs, and you can find them both at the Laird Noller Auto Group.

2018 Ford Escape

Performance and Fuel Economy

The Ford Escape is available with your choice of three engines, and its most powerful option stands up well even to the Mazda CX-5.

  • 2018 Ford Escape
    • Engine: 2.0L EcoBoost 4-Cylinder
    • Horsepower: 245 hp
    • Torque: 275 lb-ft
  • 2018 Mazda CX-5
    • Engine: 2.5L 4-Cylinder
    • Horsepower: 187 hp
    • Torque: 186 lb-ft

With that kind of power, the Escape can even tow a boat. However, in the base trim, the CX-5 saves money on fuel:

  • 2018 Mazda CX-5 Sport
    • EPA Fuel Economy (City): 25 mpg
    • EPA Fuel Economy (Highway): 31 mpg
  • 2018 Ford Escape S
    • EPA Fuel Economy (City): 21 mpg
    • EPA Fuel Economy (Highway): 29 mpg

If you prefer superior performance, the Escape might be the better option. However, if you value fuel economy above all else, then a CX-5 may be the right choie. In addition, all Escape trim levels offer a slightly larger cargo area than the CX-5, with up to 68 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. In contrast, the CX-5 supplies 59.6 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seats folded.

2018 Mazda CX-5

Where Can I Find the 2018 Escape and the 2018 CX-5?

At the Laird Noller Auto Group, we pride ourselves in carrying a superior selection of vehicles for Topeka and Lawrence drivers, including a wide range of new Mazda models. Be sure to schedule a test drive to see whether the Escape or the CX-5 will better meet the needs of your family. Before you visit our dealerships, fill out a financing application in order to secure quick pre-approval on a low-interest loan. Any questions? Contact us so we can help!

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Topeka, KS
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