2017 Mazda CX-3 vs 2017 Ford Escape

Compact crossovers are gaining popularity due to their impressive fuel economy ratings and surprisingly spacious interiors. The 2017 Mazda CX-3 is one of the more popular vehicles in the segment, offering drivers sought-after features such as a driver-oriented handling, comfortable and quiet interior, attractive styling both inside and out, and great fuel economy rating..

So how does the 2017 Mazda CX-3 compare to other compact crossovers in its class? We’re putting the vehicle to the test with a head-to-head comparison against one of its biggest rivals: the 2017 Ford Escape. Interested in learning about the features and specifications offered by both vehicles? Read on, and we’ll fill you in on all the details!

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2017 Mazda CX-3 vs 2017 Ford Escape
Starting at $19,960 Base trim MSRP Starting at $23,750
29/34/31 MPG city/highway/combined EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy Rating 21/29/24 MPG city/highway/combined
Standard on all trims Alloy Wheels Available on select trims
Five Passenger Capacity Five

The 2017 Ford Escape comes in three trim levels: S, SE, and Titanium. Three engine options are available: the standard 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 168 horsepower, a 1.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost® engine that delivers 179 horsepower, and the pricey top-of-the-line 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost® four-cylinder that kicks out 245 horsepower. All trims come equipped with standard features such as the SYNC® or SYNC® 3 infotainment system, power windows and door locks, a rearview camera, and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Standard safety features include the Safety Canopy® System, Brake Assist, the LATCH System, the SOS Post-Crash Alert System™, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and Torque Vectoring Control.

The 2017 Mazda CX-3 also comes in three trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. All trims come equipped with a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine with an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 29/34 MPG city/highway. All trim levels offer standard features such as Push Button Start, power windows and door locks, cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls, a 7-inch full-color touchscreen display, the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System, Pandora® internet radio integration, Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio capability, auto-off headlights, Daytime Running Lights and a rear windshield wiper. Standard safety features for all trim levels include a rearview camera, advanced front airbags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, side-impact air curtains, the LATCH System, and 3-point safety belts for all seating positions. Looking for advanced safety features? The 2017 Mazda CX-3 has you covered, offering available High Beam Control, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Front-Lighting, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, Smart City Brake Support, Smart Brake Support, and Distance Recognition Support.

Drivers interested in learning more about the 2017 Mazda CX-3 are encouraged to contact a member of our team at Matt Castrucci Mazda. Ready to stop in and meet the 2017 Mazda CX-3 up close and personal? Feel free to stop in and see us at our location in Dayton or schedule an obligation-free test drive online today!

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