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2015 Mazda CX-5 vs Ford Escape in Honolulu, HI

Serving Kailua, Hawaii Kai, and Kapolei, HI

2015 Mazda CX-5  Ford Escape
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Interested in buying a small crossover SUV? Then you should come see the 2015 Mazda CX-5 at Cutter Mazda Honolulu. We serve the people of Honolulu, Kailua, Hawaii Kai and Kapolei, HI with great deals and attentive service for all the efficient, sporty Mazda cars and SUVs. The Mazda CX-5 is the sporty SUV that's fun to drive; the Miata of SUVs.

The 2015 Mazda CX-5 is the sporty alternative to more traditional compact SUVs like the Ford Escape.

More Power, More Fun

Though the Mazda CX-5 Sport's base 2.0-liter four-cylinder makes slightly less power than the Ford Escape's 2.5-liter I4, it gets significantly better fuel economy in town: 26mpg vs. 22mpg. Mazda also offers you the choice of a six-speed stick shift, which makes the most of the power and gets even better fuel economy. The optional 1.6-liter turbo on the Escape's higher trim levels makes slightly less power than the optional naturally aspirated 2.5-liter on the Mazda, and requires premium unleaded gas but still returns less mpg. The 2015 Ford Escape's optional 2.0-liter turbo engine does make more power than anything Mazda offers, but it is only available in the upper trim levels, and for a premium price. All that power requires premium gas too, while getting worse mileage on top of it.

More Nimble and Lighter

The Mazda CX-5 was designed from the beginning to be lighter, sportier, and more efficient than other vehicles in its class. Even though they reside in the same vehicle class, the Mazda CX-5 is about 100 pounds lighter than a comparably equipped Ford Escape. The Mazda CX-5 is lighter yet offer four more cubic feet of space inside than the Escape. Also baked into the Mazda CX-5 is that sporty zoom-zoom DNA, which delivers spirited handling more akin to a sports sedan than an SUV. While the Ford has been praised its not-so-truck-like ride, it's no match for the Mazda CX-5 in the fun to drive category. Mazda did all this without sacrificing ride quality either.

Price and Value

The base Mazda CX-5 Sport with manual transmission is listed at $1800 less than the base Escape; even with the optional automatic it's several hundred less. While the Mazda CX-5 does not come standard with the Bluetooth connectivity the Escape does, it can be added as a standalone option without an expensive options package. Add the Bluetooth package and the list prices of these two crossovers are within a few dollars, but the Mazda gets standard 17" alloy wheels, while Ford gives you painted steel with plastic covers or charges $595 for optional alloys. Mazda's Bluetooth package includes a touchscreen interface too, while Ford requires you to move up to the next trim level to get their MyTouch interface.

Come see how sporty a crossover can be in the new 2015 Mazda CX-5, your escape from boring cars. Cutter Mazda in Honolulu wants to help you escape from those other boring dealers too, with our great prices and phenomenal service.

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