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Ford Escape vs. Mazda CX-5 (2014) Specs

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2018 Ford Escape and 2014 Mazda CX-5 Specifications

Model Year 2018 2014  
Model Ford Escape Mazda CX-5  
Engine turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
245 hp@5500
275 lb-ft@3000
2.5L I4
DOHC-4v
184 hp@5700
185 lb-ft@3250
 
Transmission 6-speed shiftable automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic  
Drivetrain AWD AWD  
Body 4dr SUV 4dr SUV  
      Difference
Wheelbase 105.9 in 106.3 in -0.4 in
Length 178.1 in 178.7 in -0.6 in
Width 72.4 in 72.4 in 0 in
Height 66.3 in 65.7 in 0.6 in
Curb Weight 3765 lb. 3532 lb. 233 lb.
Fuel Capacity 15.7 gal. 14.8 gal. 0.9 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 39.9 in 40.1 in -0.2 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 55.9 in 57.5 in -1.6 in
Hip Room, Row 1 54.5 in 55.2 in -0.7 in
Legroom, Row 1 40.4 in 41.0 in -0.6 in
Headroom, Row 2 39.0 in 39.0 in 0 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 55.2 in 55.5 in -0.3 in
Hip Room, Row 2 52.4 in 53.7 in -1.3 in
Legroom, Row 2 37.3 in 39.3 in -2 in
Total Legroom 77.7 in (over 2 rows) 80.3 in (over 2 rows) -2.6 in
Cargo Volume, Minimum 34.0 ft3 34.1 ft3 -0.1 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 68.0 ft3 64.8 ft3 3.2 ft3

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TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2014 Mazda CX-5

2014 Mazda CX-5 Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearComment
2013 There's plenty of legroom in the rear seat, but the same can be said of most compact crossovers. Based on the official specs the Mazda has 4.4 inches more total legroom than a VW Tiguan, but to me the Tiguan's rear seat seemed slightly roomier and more comfortable owing to a higher position. The rear seat reclines in the VW and some other compact crossovers, but not in the Mazda. The Escape's rear seat is considerably less spacious than the others. Adults will fit, but with less knee room to spare. see full Mazda CX-5 review
2014 Mazda CX-5 Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearComment
2013 There's no clear winner in rear seat room and comfort, either. The Mazda's rear seat is mounted a little lower than the Toyota's, and when sitting in it my knees are considerably closer (if still not close) to the front seat backs. Also, the Toyota's rear seat reclines, while the Mazda's does not. Neither car has air vents in the rear passenger compartment, but the RAV4 has a large vent high on the instrument panel apparently intended to push cool air into the rear seat via the ceiling. To counter these RAV4 advantages, the CX-5 offers about five inches more rear hip room. So three passengers will fit more comfortably. see full Mazda CX-5 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2014 Mazda CX-5

2014 Mazda CX-5 Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2015 4dr SUV 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Soon after I bought the Mazda, I did an 8 hour trip in it. I found the seat comfort to be most satisfactory. I had no trouble finding a comfortable driving position using the power seat, and, the lumbar support. see full Mazda CX-5 review
2014 Mazda CX-5 Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr SUV 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
While recently shopping for a new car for the first time in over 10 years, I found that driver's seats are now made with high sides. For me, a 5'1" female driver, this makes it a bit awkward getting in and out. Combined with the higher ground clearance of a compact SUV, it's not the ideal setup. The Mazda CX-5 is not as bad as others, but it's still an issue. see full Mazda CX-5 review
2013 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Could use some more support on the front of the seats, the back seems to fully support me. see full Mazda CX-5 review
2013 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The rear seat is roomy enough for an average or above average adult, but the seats themselves could be better-- perhaps more sculpted and padded. Not nearly as comfortable as the front seats after an hour or two. I'm sure, however, that this is a common complaint on other smaller SUVs too, having tried them out at dealers, so it's not unique to Mazda. Again, a modest complaint since I'm in the driver's seat most of the time! (which is VERY comfortable, I might add, even for long drives!) see full Mazda CX-5 review
 
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