The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is a subcompact SUV that slots between the smaller CX-3 and the compact CX-5. Sharing a platform with the Mazda3, the CX-30 offers buyers a sophisticated interior, a long list of standard features, plenty of cargo space and lots of curb appeal. Customers of the Mazda Dealership in Clark County are impressed with the CX-30’s luxurious look and feel and it’s economical price tag. Of course, they also love the CX-30’s incredible handling, which makes this compact crossover such a joy to drive.
The 2020 Ford Escape is a compact crossover that competes with the Mazda CX-30. If you’ve been considering buying a new vehicle in this segment, you’ll want to read on as we compare these two models..
The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is powered by a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. The 2020 Ford Escape gets a standard 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine that only puts out 180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.
Judging a vehicle’s styling can be subjective, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find many people who will prefer the Ford Escape’s generic styling over the Mazda CX-30, which features a clean, striking profile, with subtle lines and curves.
When it comes to handling, the CX-30 is the hands-down winner. The CX-30 is fun and engaging to drive, with sharp steering and excellent road feel. The CX-30’s composed driving dynamics enable it to corner and take turns with ease. By comparison, the Escape’s handling isn’t one of its better features. Edmunds called the Escape’s handling disappointing, writing “It rolls a lot and has a ponderous feel as you go around turns. There's not much grip from the tires either.”
Price is an important consideration for most buyers. The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is less expensive than the 2020 Ford Escape. The CX-30 has a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) that starts at $21,000. The Escape’s MSRP starts at $24,885. CX-30 buyers stand to save a few thousand dollars over those who choose the Escape. Keep in mind that we’re quoting the MSRP here. The price you’ll pay at a dealership like the Clark County Mazda dealer will differ.
The CX-30’s standard rain-sensitive wipers turn on and off automatically and adjust their speed based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The driver can focus on the road instead of constantly needing to fumble with the wipers. The Escape has intermittent wipers that change speed along with the speed of the vehicle, but they don’t turn on and off automatically, and they don’t change speed according to the amount of rainfall.
The CX-30 Premium trim comes with adaptive headlights that allow drivers to see further when driving around curves. The adaptive headlights automatically monitor the vehicle’s speed and the angle of the steering wheel. The Ford Escape doesn’t offer adaptive headlights.
The CX-30’s available wireless charging system allows the driver and passengers to charge their mobile devices without having to deal with cables. The Escape doesn’t offer a wireless charger.
In the End
When you compare the 2020 Mazda CX-30 with the 2020 Ford Escape, the CX-30 emerges as the winner. The CX-30 is less expensive, offers better performance, features more attractive styling, and offers buyers exclusive features.