2020 Mazda CX-5
Features & Specs
2020 Ford Escape
Cruise Control with Stop
Available on Other Styles
310 lb-ft
Max Torque
280 lb-ft
Ventilated Seats
Not Available
Heated Rear Seats
Not Available

2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Ford Escape

People love small crossover SUVs, and it's pretty easy to see why. They offer exceptional utility, versatility, safety, convenience, and the higher ride height people love without having to drive an extra-large SUV. If you're looking for an SUV that boasts driver assistance aids, powerful engines, and premium features like a heated steering wheel, then you need to have a look at the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Ford Escape. We've gone ahead and compared the two down below just for you.

2020 Mazda CX-5 Power & Handling

The Mazda CX-5 comes with two powerful engine options. Under the hood of the Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring models you'll find a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that kicks out 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. The Grand Touring Reserve and the Signature models come with a more potent turbocharged version of the 2.5-liter engine. This more powerful engine can make 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque on regular gas and 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque when fueled by premium gas. The standard drivetrain for this engine is all-wheel-drive, which is optional for the non-turbocharged version. Both of these engines come with a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission.

2020 Ford Escape Power & Handling

When it comes to powertrain options, Ford provides three for the 2020 Escape. The first and standard for the majority of the lineup is a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine that outputs 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque. The engine comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel-drive, all-wheel-drive is available as an option. The SE Sport comes with a hybrid powertrain that uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine to make 200 horsepower. If you so choose, you can upgrade either the SEL or the Titanium to a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.

2020 Mazda CX-5 Features & Design

The Mazda CX-5 Sport comes with a plethora of driver assistance features including blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, advanced smart city brake support with pedestrian detection, a lane departure warning system with lane-keep assist, and a backup camera. When it comes to features, you can find the CX-5 with a power liftgate, a 10-speaker Bose sound system, parking sensors, premium leather upholstery, an 8-inch touchscreen, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and a surround-view camera.

2020 Ford Escape Features & Design

The Ford Escape S comes with your run of the mill SUV features including cloth seats, a 6-way manual driver seat, single-zone manual climate control, a six-speaker sound system, a rotary gear shifter, a lane-keeping system, dual chrome exhaust tips, and a manual liftgate. The SE model tacks on keyless entry and a power-adjustable driver's seat. The SE Sport receives the faster engine plus a leather-wrapped steering wheel and 12-inch digital gauge cluster display. The SEL gets the standard engine, but also comes with sport seats, remote start, a heated steering wheel, and a hands-free liftgate. On the Titanium, you'll get leather-trimmed upholstery, navigation, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and rain-sensing wipers.


We can't get enough of the abundant amount of driver assistance aids and premium features that come with the 2020 Mazda CX-5. To truly get an understanding of everything that luxury CX-5 has to offer, you simply have to come on down to our Pearson Mazda dealer right here in Richmond, VA! Our team can't wait to ride along with you on a test drive, and point out all the exceptional features the CX-5 comes with!

Make an Inquiry