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Ford Escape
2021 Ford Escape
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Mazda CX-5
2021 Mazda CX-5
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8.8
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2022 Subaru Outback
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Overview

Engine
1.5L Turbo Inline-3 Gas
Engine
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5L Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 27 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.8 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.8 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.5L Turbo Inline-3 Gas
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
2.5L Flat 4 Gas
Horsepower
181 hp @ 6000 rpm
187 hp @ 6000 rpm
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque
190 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,298 lbs
3,552 lbs
3,635 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
2,000 lbs
2,000 lbs
2,700 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
30 MPG
28 MPG
29 MPG
City
27 MPG
25 MPG
26 MPG
Highway
33 MPG
31 MPG
33 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 (2020) Tons/yr
6.3 Tons/yr
6.1 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
14.8 gallons
14.8 gallons
18.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
399.6 miles
370 miles
481 miles
Cruising Range Highway
488.4 miles
458.8 miles
610.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
180.5 in
179.1 in
191.3 in
Height
66.1 in
65.4 in
66.4 in
Max Width
74.1 in
72.5 in
73 in
Front Width
62.4 in
62.8 in
61.8 in
Rear Width
61.8 in
62.8 in
62.8 in
Wheelbase
106.7 in
106.2 in
108.1 in
Ground Clearance
7.3 in
7.5 in
8.7 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.4 in
41 in
42.8 in
Front Seat Headroom
40 in
39.7 in
40.1 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
57.6 in
57.1 in
58.1 in
Front Seat Hip Room
55.2 in
55.2 in
55.5 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
40.7 in
39.6 in
39.5 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39.3 in
39 in
39.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
56 in
54.8 in
57.4 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
53.3 in
55.3 in
54.8 in

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
65.4 ft³
59.6 ft³
75.7 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
37.5 ft³
30.9 ft³
32.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
37.5 ft³
30.9 ft³
32.5 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
N/A
36 ft
36.1 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
17" x 7"
17" x 7"
17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
17" x 7"
17" x 7"
17" x 7"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire
P225/65HR17
P225/65HR17
P225/65HR17
Rear Tire
P225/65HR17
P225/65HR17
P225/65HR17
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Antimatter Blue Metallic
  • Bronze Fire Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Desert Gold Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Velocity Blue Metallic
  • Eternal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Abyss Blue Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Star White Metallic Tri-Coat
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Slate Black, Cloth Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Not Available
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Not Available
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Optional
Not Available
Not Available

Comfort

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Liftgate
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Not Available
A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Climate Control
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Multi-Zone A/C
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles