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2013 Mazda CX-5 2012 Chevrolet Equinox 2013 Ford Escape
     
FWD 4dr Man Sport
  • FWD 4dr Man Sport
  • FWD 4dr Auto Sport
  • AWD 4dr Auto Sport
  • FWD 4dr Auto Touring
  • AWD 4dr Auto Touring
  • FWD 4dr Auto Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Auto Grand Touring
FWD LS
  • FWD LS
  • FWD 1LT
  • AWD LS
  • AWD 1LT
  • FWD 2LT
  • AWD 2LT
  • AWD 2LT
  • FWD LTZ
  • AWD LTZ
FWD 4dr S
  • FWD 4dr S
  • FWD 4dr SE
  • 4WD 4dr SE
  • FWD 4dr SEL
  • 4WD 4dr SEL
  • FWD 4dr Titanium
  • 4WD 4dr Titanium

Prices

MSRP $20,995 $23,530 $22,470
Invoice $20,396 $22,354 $21,178
Avg. Paid N/A $16,162 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.6 8.2 7.7
Critics' Rating 9.5 9.2 8.0
Performance 8.4 7.5 8.0
Interior 7.8 8.7 7.1
Safety 9.3 9.3 9.3
Reliability 2.5 3.0 2.5
Operating Cost N/A 8.0 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Well-made cabin
  • Good fuel economy ratings
  • Impressive cargo room for the class
  • Outstanding performance
  • Good safety score
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Spacious, versatile sliding rear seat
  • Powerful V6 engine option
  • Small-car handling
  • Good fuel economy, even with four-wheel drive
  • Strong safety score
Cons
  • Tight second row
  • Slightly underpowered engine
  • Uninspired driving dynamics
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Confusing MyFord Touch infotainment system
  • Fickle motion-activated liftgate 

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas/Ethanol I4 2.4/147 Gas I4 2.5L/152
MPG 26 City / 35 Hwy 22 City / 32 Hwy 22 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.300 112.5 105.900
Length, Overall (in) 179.300 187.8 178.100
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.400 72.5 72.400
Height, Overall (in) 67.300 66.3 66.300

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3208 3777 3598

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 103.800 99.7 98.100
Front Head Room (in) 40.100 40.9 39.900
Front Leg Room (in) 41.000 41.2 40.400
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.500 55.8 56.000
Front Hip Room (in) 55.200 54.6 54.800
Second Head Room (in) 39.000 39.2 39.000
Second Leg Room (in) 39.300 39.9 36.800
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.500 55.3 55.300
Second Hip Room (in) 53.700 51.1 52.400
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 65.400 63.7 68.100
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 34.100 31.5 34.300
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.4/147 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 155 @ 6000 182 @ 6700 168 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 150 @ 4000 172 @ 4900 170 @ 4500
Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 36.700 40.0 37.000

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Optional
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 32 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.8 18.8 15.100

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi link Semi-Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.