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Ford EcoSport vs. Mazda CX-5

When we compare the Ford EcoSport to the Mazda CX-5, the Ford EcoSport has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. The Mazda CX-5 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Ford EcoSport versus the Mazda CX-5, the Mazda CX-5 is a better car than the Ford EcoSport.

Ford EcoSport versus Mazda CX-5 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Ford EcoSport ranges from $17,299 to $24,965 while a used Mazda CX-5 from the same model year range is priced between $22,998 to $31,998. For a new model, the Ford EcoSport's price is between $22,751 and $29,886, with the Mazda CX-5 priced between $29,599 and $40,944.

Ford EcoSport versus Mazda CX-5 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Ford EcoSport is 7.1 out of 10 while the Mazda CX-5's quality rating is 8.3 out of 10. This results in the Ford EcoSport being ranked 38 out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs and the Mazda CX-5 being ranked 12 out of 61.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Ford EcoSport’s base engine makes 166 horsepower, and the Mazda CX-5 base engine makes 187 horsepower. The EcoSport is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 394 miles. The CX-5 is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 459 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Mazda CX-5, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Ford EcoSport, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage in the area of front leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Ford EcoSport has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance than the Mazda CX-5.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Mazda CX-5 has higher safety ratings than the Ford EcoSport, with an average rating of 4.85 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Mazda CX-5 has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2022 Ford EcoSport

2023 Mazda CX-5

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$22,751 - $29,886

Used Asking Price:

$17,299 - $24,965

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.6%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$29,599 - $40,944

Used Asking Price:

$22,998 - $31,998

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

39.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.1 / 10

Reliability:

5.8 / 10

Retained Value:

7.4 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.3 / 10

Reliability:

7.2 / 10

Retained Value:

8.0 / 10

Safety:

9.9 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

9 / 18
10 / 18
18 / 18
36 / 61
38 / 61
39 / 61
52 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

8 / 24
12 / 61
14 / 24
15 / 24
26 / 61
27 / 61
29 / 61

Summary Review

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Summary Review

The Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover with seating for five and a reputation as a favorite for drivers. The current Mazda CX-5 was redesigned for the 2017 model year, with new models costing an average of $32,211 and recent models averaging $23,771.

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Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons

  • Dynamic driving experience
  • Near-luxury interior design and materials
  • Available 250-hp turbo engine on newer models

  • No hybrid available
  • Fuel economy lags class leaders
  • Non-turbo models could use more power

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

S, SE, SES, Titanium

Trim Levels

2.5 S, 2.5 Turbo, 2.5 S Select, 2.5 S Carbon Edition, 2.5 S Preferred, 2.5 S Premium, 2.5 S Premium Plus, 2.5 Turbo Signature

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.85 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

166 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque:

149 foot-lbs @ 4450 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.049 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

187 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

186 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.050 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

23 / 29 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

313 / 394 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 30 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

367 / 459 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Available

Android Auto:

Available

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

N/A

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

53.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

51.3 inches

Cargo Space:

20.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

50 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

112.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

41 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

39 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.6 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.8 inches

Cargo Space:

30.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

59.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

134.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3360 lbs

Width:

81 inches

Height:

65.1 inches

Length:

161.3 inches

Wheelbase:

99.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3717 lbs

Width:

83.3 inches

Height:

66.1 inches

Length:

180.1 inches

Wheelbase:

106.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.6 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

205/60R16

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P225/65R17