How Does The New Ford Escape Compare To The Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester, and the Honda CR-V?

When browsing dealerships in Arundel and Biddeford, ME for a new compact SUV model, drivers will find an array of vehicle options to choose from, but hardly any can compare to the practicality of the Ford Escape. If you're ready to make a vehicle upgrade and you're searching for quality Ford SUVs near Sandford, the new Ford Escape is a fantastic option and here's why it's better for every day driving when stacked up against rival models like the Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester, and the Honda CR-V.


The Ford Escape vs. Honda CR-V

When it comes to affordability and options, drivers can look to the Ford Escape as the better buy. With the Ford Escape starting price of $25,200 compared to the Honda CR-V price of $25,395, prospecting drivers can also look forward to above average high-tech features as well as engine options. The Honda CR-V offers only a 2.4-Liter I4 and a 1.5-Liter Turbo I4 engine, whereas you'll have more variety with the Ford Escape engine selection which provides a 2.5-Liter I4, 1.5-Liter Turbo I4, and a 2.0-Liter Turbo engine. Along with more towing capability with 3,500-lbs rated for the Escape compared to the 1,500 for the Honda CR-V, other popular features available in the Ford Escape are the automated park assist and panoramic sunroof.

The Ford Escape vs. the Mazda CX-5

Right from the start the Ford Escape is more affordable with a starting price of $25,200 compared to the Mazda base price of $24,395. When it comes to trim level options, drivers who choose Ford have more choices with the Escape S, SE, SEL, and Titanium trim levels. The Mazda CX-5 only offers the Touring, Sport, and Grand Touring trim levels, and at higher prices, you'll receive similar features at a higher cost. Drivers can also look forward to more practicality with the Ford Escape Intelligent 4WD system which offers enhanced control and handling as well as the SYNC® 3 voice-active technology which is available in lower trim levels of the Escape. Such tech advancements cost extra in the Mazda CX-5.


The Ford Escape vs. The Subaru Forester

Similar in price, the Ford Escape outdoes the Subaru Forester in a variety of areas when comparing the top tier trim levels. For instance, for the Ford Escape Titanium 4WD vs. the Subaru Forester Touring CVT, the Escape has an MSRP of $33,715 compared to the Subaru Forester price of $35,270. With a wider wheelbase of 105.9-inches compared to the Forester model's 103.9, drivers can expect a steadier foundation around turns along with a bolder stance for the road. Also, the option for a panoramic sunroof is available in the Escape, along with standard HID headlights, the automatic parking feature, universal garage door opener, electrochromic rearview mirror, as well as a larger trailer capacity of 3,500-lbs for the Escape compared to the 1,500-lbs hauling capacity for the Subaru.

Test Drive the New Ford Escape Near Wells and Kennebunk, ME

When you're ready to browse our new SUV and pre-owned SUV selection of Ford models, feel free to contact our sales team at (844)338.9748, and we'll get you behind the steering wheel of a model like the Ford Escape at a time convenient for you. The new Ford Escape is an outstanding compact SUV model for young professionals or small families, and our lineup of trim levels are just waiting for ownership. We'll see you in our Ford showroom in Arundel soon!