2013 Ford Escape Vs. 2013 Mazda CX 5

2013 Mazda CX-5

It's no surprise that crossovers are having such a surge in popularity right now.

By offering the sort of chunky styling and high driving position that draws people to SUVs, with gas mileage and driving characteristics more in common with regular compact cars, they offer the best of both worlds for many drivers.

The two making all the headlines at the moment are the 2013 Ford Escape with its EcoBoost engine, and Mazda's Skyactiv-powered 2013 CX-5.

Read our full review of the 2013 Mazda CX-5

The Ford uses turbocharging, and both use direct injection to extract those extra few MPG from the otherwise humble combustion engine... but which offers the best numbers for the green buyer?


If you're going to assign fancy names like "Ecoboost" and "Skyactiv" to regular lumps of metal, you'd better be able to back that up with some decent figures.

It's the Mazda that backs up its nomenclature the best, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder delivering 29 mpg combined in front-wheel drive, automatic specification. Ford's turbocharged 2.0-liter Escape with the same FWD and auto transmission options manages only 25 mpg combined, which looks poor not just next to the Mazda, but also next to the old Escape Hybrid, which managed 32 mpg.

2013 Ford Escape

2013 Ford Escape

Source : https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1077525_2013-ford-escape-vs-2013-mazda-cx-5-crossover-comparison

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