2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Mazda CX-3

Red 2018 Ford Escape, VS Icon, and Red 2018 Mazda CX-3

If you're looking for a fun-to-drive and highly-capable compact crossover SUV, then look no further than the 2018 Ford Escape, with its sophisticated engine choices, excellent driving dynamics, advanced technologies and its lengthy list of standard and available features. See how the new Escape favorably stacks up against the competition in this 2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Mazda CX-3 comparison.

A big advantage that the Escape has over the CX-3 is its variety of engine offerings, with three engine options, compared to just one for the CX-3. The base 2.5L I-4 engine in the Escape produces 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque, while the 1.5L EcoBoost I-4 generates 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. For the pinnacle of Escape power, the 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 delivers 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the 2.0-liter engine in the CX-3 produces only 146 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque. The Escape is also a better choice for towing, with a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 lbs (1,588 kg). Also, the Escape has more space for storage, with a maximum cargo capacity of 68 cu-ft (1,926 L), compared to 44.5 cu-ft (1,260 L) for the Mazda CX-3.

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2018 Ford Escape VS 2018 Mazda CX-3
3 Number of Engine Options 1
245/275 Maximum Horsepower/Torque 146/146
68 cu-ft Maximum Cargo Capacity 44.5 cu-ft
3,500 lbs (1,588 kg) Maximum Towing Capacity N/A

Advantages and Benefits of 2018 Ford Escape

The 2018 Escape offers tremendous value with its many standard features. Even for the base S trim, you'll get standard 12-volt powerpoints, LED taillamps, MyKey system, SYNC infotainment system, AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, SOS Post-Crash Alert System, SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System, a rearview camera, and Traction Control. The new Escape also offers the available SiriusXM Radio, Remote Start System, heated front seats, SYNC 3 infotainment system with a capacitive touchscreen, Voice-Activated Navigation, a panoramic sunroof, and the Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert.

Are you intrigued by the 2018 Ford Escape? Do you live in Calgary-area? Come check out this outstanding compact crossover SUV at Marlborough Ford!


Front View of Black 2018 Ford Escape
Dashboard and Black Front Seats of 2018 Ford Escape
Cargo Area of 2018 Ford Escape
Rear View of Black 2018 Ford Escape