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2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Ford Explorer in Sacramento, CA

With so many SUVs on the market, how do you decide which one is best for you? The frustrating answer is just that you need to compare their features and specs, but don’t worry. The experienced team at Maita Automotive Group has taken care of that for you, so we’ll show you what we discovered by comparing the dependable 2018 Mazda CX-5 against the 2018 Ford Explorer. It’s pretty clear which one came out on top! If you have any questions about how to shop with us, give us a call or send us a message in the contact form below.

Performance

You’ll accelerate much more convincingly in the 2018 Mazda CX-5 than you will in the 2018 Ford Explorer. The standard SKYACTIV®1-G 2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with Cylinder Deactivation touts an athletic 187 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque. The Ford Escape merely has a 2.5L Duratec engine that produces 168 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque. Usually, vehicles with more power use fuel less efficiently, but that’s not the case here. The CX-5 will maintain an exceptional fuel economy of 25/31 MPG city/hwy2 with FWD, and the Explorer will only manage 21/29/24 MPG city/hwy/combined2. If you decide to get AWD in either vehicle, the CX-5 still outdoes the Explorer with its impressive fuel economy of 24/30 MPG city/hwy2 and the Ford’s less accomplished 22/28/24 MPG city/hwy/combined2 fuel rating.

Interior

The 2018 Ford Explorer’s interior doesn’t even come close to providing the same level of comfort that you’ll get out of the 2018 Mazda CX-5. The Ford only has manual climate control, while the CX-5 has a more robust air conditioning system with a pollen filter for crisp, clean air. The CX-5 also has speed-sensitive door locks with 2-stage unlocking, a safety precaution that doesn’t have an equivalent in the 2018 Explorer. Part of the appeal of a mid-size SUV is the ability to focus on passenger or cargo space, and the CX-5 will give you a bit more freedom to do so with its 40/20/40 split one-touch fold-down and reclining rear seatback. The Explorer has much less flexible 60/40 split-fold-flat rear seat backs. You’ll also enjoy greater luxury in the Mazda with its standard leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear selector. The standard Explorer trim merely has cheap urethane materials.

Exterior

Daytime Running Lights are essential to making sure that other drivers see you in the day, and they come standard in the 2018 Mazda CX-5. They’re optional in the 2018 Ford Escape. Lastly, the Mazda’s dual exhaust outlets with a bright finish give it that extra touch of style to push it over the top.

This is just the beginning of the ways we could compare the 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Ford Explorer in Sacramento, CA, and it’s pretty clear which vehicle is superior. Give the Mazda a try at Maita Automotive Group. Get on Route 99 and visit us whenever you have the opportunity!

 

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Green Score

EPA Green Score ( California LEV-III SULEV30 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
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Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
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7
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
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Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
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EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 30 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
7
1
7
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
6
1
6
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
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2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Ford Explorer in Sacramento, CA

Interior of the 2018 Mazda CX-5

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Top Photo: 2018 Mazda CX-5 with optional features.

Dealership Information

Sales Hours

(916) 969-6151
Monday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Crash-Test Ratings

2018 Mazda CX-5 SUV FWD Early Release

Overall
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Front Crash Overall
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Front Crash Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Side Pole Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Combined Front
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Side Combined Rear
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Rollover
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Features

Features

  • Exterior
  • Safety
  • Mechanical
  • Technology
  • Interior
  • Comfort

Exterior

Roof

Moonroof / Sunroof tilt/slide, one-touch open/close, anti-trapping, power glass, sliding sunshade

Lights

Daytime running lights LED
Front fog lights LED
Headlights cornering, auto high beam dimmer, LED, auto delay off, auto on/off, self-leveling
Taillights LED

Exterior Features

Exhaust tip color metallic
Front bumper color body-color
Mirror color body-color
Door handle color body-color
Rear spoiler roofline
Rear spoiler color body-color
Grille color black with chrome accents
Rear bumper color body-color
Fender lip moldings black
Exhaust dual tip
Window trim chrome
Rocker panel color black

Tires and Rims

Spare tire size temporary
Tire type all season
Wheels alloy
Spare tire mount location inside
Spare wheel type steel
Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Windows

Rear wiper intermittent, with washer
Window defogger rear
Front wipers speed sensitive, variable intermittent, rain sensing
Power windows safety reverse
Rear privacy glass

Doors

Liftgate window fixed
Rear door type power liftgate

Safety

Mechanical

Technology

Interior

Comfort

Specs

Warranty

Awards

Award
10Best Trucks and SUVs (2018 Model)
- Car And Driver

Award
Best Buy: Compact Crossover/SUVs (2018 Model)
- Consumer Guide Automotive

Award
Best Car Brand (2018 Model)
- US News

Award
Best Compact Crossover (2018 Model)
- Good Housekeeping

Award
Best Small SUV (2018 Model)
- Daily News Autos

Award
Best SUVs for the Money: Finalist (2018 Model)
- US News

Award
Best Vehicles By Class: Compact SUVs (2018 Model)
- GreenerCars.org

Award
Brand Image Awards: Best Performance Brand (2018 Model)
- Kelley Blue Book

Award
Brand Image Awards: Best Styling Brand (2018 Model)
- Kelley Blue Book

Award
Driver's Choice Award: Best Small Utility (2018 Model)
- MotorWeek

Award
Editors Choice Awards: SUVs and Crossovers (2018 Model)
- Car And Driver

Award
Green SUV of the Year: Finalist (2018 Model)
- Green Car Journal

Award
Readers Choice: Utility Vehicle of the Year (2018 Model)
- AutoGuide.com

Award
SUV of the Year: Contender (2018 Model)
- Motor Trend

Award
Top Safety Pick - Small SUVs (2018 Model)
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Award
Utility Vehicle of the Year (2018 Model)
- AutoGuide.com

Award
World Car of the Year Finalist: Top 3 (2018 Model)
- World Car of the Year

Available Incentives

Special APR - Tier 1-3 - National *On Approved Credit

INCLUDES:
STD % APR
24 months
STD % APR
36 months
STD % APR
48 months
STD % APR
60 months
STD % APR
63 months
STD % APR
72 months
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Special Offers

$750 - Exclusive Mazda Loyalty Reward*On Approved Credit Calculate

Details:
Current Mazda owners may receive loyalty offer. Offer may require Mazda Capital Services financing/lease. Trade-in not required. Cannot be combined with conquest offers. Proof of Mazda ownership required.
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MNAO Mobility Program*On Approved Credit

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Testimonials

Talk to Ira

Sandra Harris
3-12-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

They got me approved and with a car I wanted with little money down talk to IRA he will make it happen for u thanks again guys...

Nice Staff

Megan Foote
2-28-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Super nice staff and they get you through quickly.

You all rock!

Frank Orienti
2-20-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brian Butcher that works here is the best! He seriously helped me out figuring out what was needed, and also went beyond that (i was having a problem with the work done at Pep Boys off folsom blvd) let me know some Important information about parts that were missing on my cat. From Pep Boys! And the people/person that worked on my car did an exceptional job! I feel SO much better after getting it done here! This is the spot to take your car if you want it done right! I found out the hard way, but let's just say i was paid in full for the huge mess Pep Boys did! Oh, and I personally will NEVER go to Pep Boys. But Thank you so much Toyota for Everything! You all rock!

Toyota Care Center

Sarah Stone
12-14-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Every time I take my car to the Toyota car care center I leave feeling good about my vehicle and my wallet whether I like the news or not they always help me navigate through my car repairs or regular service I feel like I get a good job at a fair price and the waiting area is wonderful

Staff is wonderful

Kitty
7-26-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The sraff was wonderful....not pushy or annoying like some dealerships. Knowledgeable sales people...I may be buying a car from them but I am not sure since I am still doing research. I have had two Toyota vehicles in the past one was totalled and the other 1998 is still running great for my son who bought it from me.

Fair, Honest, and Helpful

Sigurd Gunderson
5-14-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Steve Morris is the Assistant Service Manager and the only person I like to deal with in the service department. Fair, honest and helpful. The service department itself is outstanding also.

Customer Service is outstanding!

Sonia Trevino
2-12-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great place to get repairs and maintenance done. Customer service is outstanding. Ron and Ryan are two of the many technicians that I've personally talked to and they are extremely helpful.

Really Surprised

Edlen K
6-1-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I was really surprised today. They have a shuttle to get you back home if you need it. Thank you for your great service.

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Current Inventory

There are currently no New 2018 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 4dr SUV in inventory

Disclaimer

*All pricing and details are believed to be accurate, but we do not warrant or guarantee such accuracy. The prices shown above may vary from region to region, as will incentives, and are subject to change. Vehicle information is based off standard equipment and may vary from vehicle to vehicle. Call or email for complete vehicle information. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice. Prices and payments do not include tax, titles, tags, finance charges, documentation charges, emissions testing charges, or other fees required by law, vehicle sellers or lending organizations.

Based on EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

While every effort has been made to ensure display of accurate data, the vehicle listings within this website may not reflect all accurate vehicle items. Accessories and color may vary. All inventory listed is subject to prior sale. The vehicle photo displayed may be an example only. Vehicle Photos may not match exact vehicles. Please confirm vehicle price with Dealership. See Dealership for details.

1 SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY is a registered trademark of Mazda Motor Corporation.

2 Based on 2018 EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.