2016 Escape

In a competitive class of increasingly popular models, the 2016 Ford Escape is one of the most competitive small crossovers on the road. It combines dynamic exterior styling with athletic driving capabilities and a well-appointed interior. That makes it an outstanding choice for any driver who wants a well-rounded model that can manage a wide range of needs and desires. All of this makes it a better pick over the 2016 Mazda CX-5. If you think so too, then plan a trip from Schaumburg to check out the newest Ford Escape at our dealership in Arlington Heights.


Not only does the 2016 Ford Escape offer more engine options than the Mazda CX-5. It also offers more standard and available power:

  • 2016 Ford Escape Specs: Base power on the Ford Escape comes from a 2.5L inline-four that makes a balanced 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. The SE and Titanium trim levels get a 1.6L turbocharged engine that increases output to 178 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Max power comes from a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine is able to put out 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. That is enough to propel this crossover to 60 mph in only 6.0 seconds.
  • 2016 Mazda CX-5 Specs: The standard engine on the Mazda CX-5 is an uninspired 2.0L four-cylinder that gets just 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. The upgraded engine is a 2.5L four-cylinder that can only muster 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. That engine will take 8.0 seconds to reach 60 mph.

Cargo Space

If you routinely load your vehicle up with groceries, golf clubs, luggage, or all the kids' stuff, you will have more space to work with in the 2016 Ford Escape. Cargo space behind the back seats measures a generous 34.3 cubic feet, while putting the back seats down opens up the cargo area to an impressive 67.8 cubic feet. Thanks to the squared off roofline of the vehicle, it's easy to stow large items on top.

Cargo capacity in the Mazda CX-5 behind the rear seats measures slightly less at 34.1 cubic feet while the max cargo area is noticeably less at 65.4 cubic feet. In addition, the sloping roofline makes it hard to access additional storage for bulky stuff.


Both of these vehicles have received impressive crash test scores, but only the Escape is available with an innovative feature designed with parents in mind: Ford MyKey. This unique system allows parents to set parameters for young drivers. These range from speed limit alerts to volume limits on the stereo and blocking of incoming phone calls. When you activate this system activated it's a lot easier to feel confident about handing the keys to a teen driver.


If you're looking for an ample list of standard features, you will find a lot more of them on the 2016 Ford Escape. The base S trim comes equipped with a 4.2-inch central display, a rearview camera, the Sync infotainment system with AppLink integration, and a six-speaker stereo

The base 2016 Mazda CX-5 trim comes with none of the features mentioned above with the exception of a stereo, but the Mazda CX-5 stereo only four speakers.

Cruise Around in the Escape in Arlington Heights

When you are ready to get a closer look at the 2016 Ford Escape, make your way to Arlington Heights Ford located at 801 West Dundee Road in Arlington Heights, Illinois. To get here from Schaumburg just take IL-53 north and you're only 20 minutes away from our front door.

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