2022 Ford Escape vs. Mazda CX-5

If you’re looking for a compact SUV with the versatility, capability, and space needed, consider this review of the 2022 Ford Escape vs. Mazda CX-5. The team at Hawk Ford of St. Charles has crafted this comparison to help you decide.

You’ll find the 2022 Ford Escape in the inventory at our Ford dealership in St. Charles, IL. Look through our lease options and follow our directions to pay us a visit and test drive your favorite Escape model for yourself. Have questions? Call us at (630) 384-9905 or reach us online.

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Key Features

The 2022 Ford Escape and 2022 Mazda CX-5 both offer a range of features designed to enhance every drive, from practical conveniences to stylish flourishes. Both models offer available remote start, heated side mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a range of advanced driver assist technologies. Differences between available features include:

2022 Ford Escape

Drivetrain: FWD or AWD
Liftgate: Hands-free, foot-activated power liftgate
Skid Plates: Yes

2022 Mazda CX-5

Drivetrain: AWD
Liftgate: Power liftgate
Skid Plates: No

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2022 Ford Escape vs. Mazda CX-5 Interior

Enjoy every trip you take with the luxe interior features available on both the 2022 Ford Escape and 2022 Mazda CX-5. You’ll find a voice-activated touchscreen navigation system on both models, along with Wi-Fi® hotspot capability, Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ / Bluetooth® integration, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, dual-zone automatic temperature control, and a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel. Other features available on one or both vehicles include:

2022 Ford Escape

Seating Trim: Cloth or ActiveX™
Memory Function: Driver’s seat and side mirrors
Seating: Heated, power-adjustable front seats
Sound System: Six-speaker or optional B&O® premium Bang & Olufsen audio system
Head-up Display: Optional

2022 Mazda CX-5

Seating Trim: Cloth or leather
Memory Function: Driver’s seat
Seating: Heated, power-adjustable front seats and heated rear seats
Sound System: Six-speaker or Bose® premium ten-speaker audio system
Head-up Display: Not available

MPG & Engine Performance

The 2022 Ford Escape vs. Mazda CX-5 performance comparison is close, where you’ll find two gas-powered engine options on both models. Similar performance figures between the two models include a 250-horsepower turbocharged option. The Escape also offers two available hybrid powertrains, with a standard hybrid option and a plug-in hybrid option that gets 105 miles per gallon equivalent. See the engine options chart for detailed specs.

2022 Ford Escape Engine Options

1.5L EcoBoost® turbo I3

  • Horsepower: 181 HP
  • Torque: 190 lb.-ft.
  • MPG: 26 city / 31 hwy

2.0L EcoBoost turbo I4

  • Horsepower: 250 HP
  • Torque: 280 lb.-ft.
  • MPG: 22 city / 31 hwy

Hybrid 2.5L Atkinson-cycle I4

  • Horsepower: 200 system HP
  • Torque: 155 lb.-ft.
  • MPG: 43 city / 37 hwy

Plug-in hybrid 2.5L Atkinson-cycle I4

  • Horsepower: 221 system HP
  • Torque: 155 lb.-ft.
  • MPGe: 105

2022 Mazda CX-5 Engine Options


  • Horsepower: 187 HP
  • Torque: 186 lb.-ft.
  • MPG: 24 city / 30 hwy

2.5L SKYACTIV®-G Turbo

  • Horsepower: 250 HP
  • Torque: 320 lb.-ft.
  • MPG: 22 city / 27 hwy

2022 Ford Escape vs. Mazda CX-5 Accessories

Customize and personalize your SUV with accessories for the 2022 Ford Escape or 2022 Mazda CX-5. You can order accessories for the Escape conveniently through the Hawk Ford of St. Charles website. Available accessories for these two models include:

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2022 Ford Escape Accessories

  • Rooftop cargo boxes and bicycle, ski, kayak, or snowboard carriers
  • Rooftop cargo platforms and baskets
  • Hitch-mounted bicycle carriers
  • Remote start equipment
  • Pet-friendly seat protectors and in-vehicle kennels
  • Fitted floor liners
  • Cargo organizers and cargo shades
  • Roof-mounted camping awnings

2022 Mazda CX-5 Accessories

  • Roof rack cross bars
  • Window wind deflectors
  • Cargo liners, cargo nets, and retractable covers
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror equipment
  • All-weather floor mats
  • Rear parking sensors

Model Options Available

What are the available trim levels for the 2022 Ford Escape and 2022 Mazda CX-5? Both SUVs boast a number of options to customize your model’s features and functionality to your lifestyle. The Escape is available in ten trim levels, outlined here, with a starting MSRP of $26,760, while the CX-5 comes in eight trim levels, with a starting MSRP of $26,250.

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Starting MSRP $27,025

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Starting MSRP $28,360

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SE Hybrid

Starting MSRP $30,185

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Starting MSRP $30,735

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SEL Hybrid

Starting MSRP $32,550

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Titanium Hybrid

Starting MSRP $35,095

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Starting MSRP $37,145

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SE Plug-in Hybrid

Starting MSRP $35,455

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SEL Plug-in Hybrid

Starting MSRP $38,190

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Titanium Plug-in Hybrid

Starting MSRP $40,700

2022 Ford Escape for Sale

Find a great deal on the 2022 Ford Escape for sale in St. Charles, IL, today at Hawk Ford of St. Charles. Peruse our inventory and call us at (630) 384-9905 with any questions.

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