Ford Escape vs Mazda CX-5

There's a reason why Ford is one of the most dependable brands on the market. From small sedans to SUVs, their handling and safety can rarely be matched-a fact that is apparent to Stroudsburg, Lehigh Valley, and Nazareth drivers when the 2017 Ford Escape is pitted against the 2017 Mazda CX-5.Ford Escape vs Mazda CX-5 

Check out this detailed Ford Escape vs Mazda CX-5 comparison by our team at Ray Price Stroud Ford to see for yourself!

Your Safety is the Top Priority

If you're wondering why the 2017 Ford Escape has been awarded a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the answer is simple: structure. This crossover was built to protect you, no matter how severe the impact.

The Escape comes equipped with one of the most comprehensive airbag systems in the industry, bolstering its already rigid frame. Together, they make up the Personal Safety System™ with durable Safety Canopy®.

An SOS Post-Crash Alert System™ is also in place to help first responders react quickly even after the accident has occurred.

The Mazda CX-5 hasn't yet received a rating from the NHTSA, so the jury is still out. But as this crossover lacks any post-crash provisions as well as a system as comprehensive as the Personal Safety System™, it's natural to assume passengers may be somewhat more vulnerable.

Escape vs. CX-5: Handling

As you might guess from its safety array, the Ford Escape is a vehicle that wants all bases covered. When it comes to handling, several different features have been equipped to help you navigate those rough roads.

First and foremost, you'll have the available Intelligent AWD system. While this system is highly effective on its own, numerous other features have been added to augment it. With AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control and torque vectoring to back you up, those hazardous roads are a lot less nerve-wracking.

AWD is available in the Mazda CX-5, as well as stability control. Nevertheless, roll stability and torque vectoring are missing completely. On wet or snowy roads, CX-5 drivers may be at a disadvantage.

Learn more about the Ford Escape's technology in this detailed overview. 

Interior Space

Whether you're just driving to work or striking out on an exciting road trip, you're going to need plenty of space-for function and comfort alike. Both the CX-5 and the Escape may be considered quite roomy, but ultimately, you'll have more headroom and legroom in the Escape.Ford Escape vs Mazda CX-5 

Cargo room is important, too. After all, you don't want to sacrifice any of your space for luggage. Only 30.9 cubic feet are available in the back of the CX-5. However, the Escape bumps this up to 34.3 cubic feet of cargo room.

Take Your Adventure to the Next Level

Your crossover vehicle shouldn't just be practical. It should be fun, too! With the excellent handling, comfort, and overall peace of mind in the 2017 Ford Escape, it most certainly will be. These things may unfortunately be a bit harder to find in the 2017 Mazda CX-5.

To learn more about the Escape, all Stroudsburg, Lehigh Valley, and Nazareth drivers should contact Ray Price Stroud Ford today!

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