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2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Mazda CX-5

Red 2019 Ford Escape on a Country Road vs Gray 2019 Mazda CX-5 on a City Street

Crossovers have garnered more and more attention in the automotive world and cater to the family on the go with potent powertrains, versatile cabins, affordable prices and a wealth of family-friendly features. Within the compact crossover segment, the 2019 Ford Escape is a fan favorite that will check all the boxes on your next adventure. Learn more about the Ford Escape and how it stacks up against premier competition in this 2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Mazda CX-5 comparison.

When you upgrade your ride to the 2019 Ford Escape at Marshal Mize Ford, you will have a choice of four family-friendly trim levels – S, SE, SEL and Titanium – that will add athleticism, utility and technology to your next family road trip. Ford Escape entries provide room for five passengers in a cabin that possesses 98.7 cubic feet of passenger space and 34 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats that will expand to 68 cubic feet with the seats laid flat.

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2019 Ford Escape VS 2019 Mazda CX-5
$24,105 Starting Price $24,350
2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder Base Engine 2.5-Liter SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder
34 - 68 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 30.9 - 59.6 Cubic Feet
3,500 Pounds Towing Capacity 2,000 Pounds

What Are the 2019 Ford Escape Engine Options and Features?

Where do you plan to go on your next family adventure? No matter where life takes you, the Ford Escape is a premier option in this 2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Mazda CX-5 comparison at Marshal Mize Ford. With an impressive level of cargo space and versatility that the Mazda CX-5 cannot match and a more affordable price tag, the Ford Escape is tailor-made for the family on the go.

A smorgasbord of next-level features will make the Ford Escape a family favorite at every turn. To keep families connected, Ford Escape SE, SEL and Titanium trim levels come standard with an 8-inch Ford SYNC® 3 touchscreen infotainment system that will provide access to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and FordPass™ Connect in-vehicle Wi-Fi. Available upgrades to the Ford Escape spec sheet include a 10-speaker Sony® sound system, premium leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, a BLIS® safety system, a power liftgate, LED headlights and more.

Athletic and efficient performance are hallmarks of the 2019 Ford Escape that will set it apart from the Mazda CX-5 in this debate. A trio of engine options allow you to tailor performance to fit your lifestyle when you choose the Ford Escape. When it comes to adventure, the Ford Escape will tow an impressive 3,500 pounds of cargo – a number that the Mazda CX-5 cannot match. New 2019 Mazda CX-5 entries are available with two engine options – a standard 187-horsepower 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine and a 227-horsepower turbocharged 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder in upper trim levels.

Ford Escape Engines and Specs

  • 168-Horsepower 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic – 21 MPG City/29 MPG Hwy
  • 179-Horsepower 1.5-Liter EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic – 23 MPG City/30 MPG Hwy
  • 245-Horsepower 2.0-Liter EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic – 22 MPG City/29 MPG Hwy


Silver 2019 Ford Escape Rear Exterior in a Driveway
2019 Ford Escape Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Ford SYNC 3 Touchscreen Display
Blue 2019 Ford Escape at the Pier
2019 Ford Escape Front Seat Interior