2016 Mazda CX-5 vs. the 2016 Ford Edge

2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Ford Edge

2016 Ford Edge

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 strikes the perfect balance: between awesome power and impressive efficiency; between a stylish exterior design and sumptuous interior amenities; and between a broad range of trims with top-end features and rock-bottom low prices. Not only that, but Nanaimo, Duncan, and Victoria drivers can also expect a spectrum of the very latest automotive technologies and a wide range of safety devices to keep you and your passengers safe and secure, no matter where on the road you are. But, you may be thinking, of course Harris Mazda would assert that the 2016 Mazda CX-5 is the best vehicle in its class. We’re going to compare the 2016 Mazda CX-5 to one of its greatest competitors, the 2016 Ford Edge. See for yourself what the makes the Mazda CX-5 such a top-rated vehicle.

 

Trims and Prices

Trims and Prices

First of all, the Mazda CX-5 offers drivers a huge range of trim choice, but it also gives you astonishingly low prices:

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 – The Mazda CX-5 comes in three unique trims, and each is available at a great price:

  • Sport: $21,795;
  • Touring: $25,215;
  • Grand Touring: $28,570.

The 2016 Ford Edge – Meanwhile, the Edge is available in four trims, but each one is far more expensive than its Mazda equivalent:

  • Ford Edge SE: $28,700;
  • Ford SEL: $31,790;
  • Ford Titanium: $35,600;
  • Ford Sport: $40,000.

Power and Performance

Power and Performance

So far, the choice between the Mazda and the Ford is easy, especially given that $8,000 difference in price between the base-line trims. But it’s about to get even easier:

  • The 2016 Mazda CX-5 – Featuring a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with VVT, the Mazda CX-5 gets 184 hp and generates 185 lb-ft of torque. However, just as importantly, the Mazda CX-5 boasts excellent fuel efficiency: when equipped with front-wheel-drive, the Mazda achieves 26 mpg in the city and 33 on the highway, while it gets 24 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway when outfitted with all-wheel-drive. And it boasts an emission rating of ULEV II.
  • The 2016 Ford Edge – It’s certainly true that the Edge is a powerful car: its 2.0L EcoBoost engine gets 245 hp and produces 275 lb-ft of torque, while its 3.5L Duramax V6 engine generates 280 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque, and its 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine promises 320 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. But what it loses with all this power is efficiency: with front-wheel-drive, the Edge can still only get 20 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway, and even with all-wheel drive it only promises 20 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway.

Technology

Technology

Along with low prices and phenomenal efficiency, though, the Mazda CX-5 also provides some of the best entertainment and information technologies on the market:

  • The 2016 Mazda CX-5 – First, of all, music lovers are attracted to the Mazda CX-5 for its Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound audio system, which gives you 9 speakers. But you’re also able to make the most of all this high-quality sound with Bluetooth, and the collection of streaming internet radio stations it provides—Pandora and SiriusXM, for example—and MAZDA CONNECT™, which also allows you to access a wealth of your own music, as well as AudioPilot service. Finally, the Mazda CX-5 puts a collection of navigation programs within your reach, which make it possible to locate destinations and generate maps, as well as USB audio inputs to keep your mobile devices constantly charged, and a Rearview Camera to simplify parallel parking.
  • The 2016 Ford Edge – The Edge keeps you connected through SYNC and optional SYNC3 technology, and it simplifies parking with Enhanced Active Park Assist. Likewise, it gives you some decent additions, like a Hands-Free Liftgate, to make it easier to operate your Edge. But its sound system doesn’t compare to the CX-5’s: it provides Sirius XM radio, but no Bose Centerpoint, and nothing like the range of audio technologies provided by the Mazda.

Safety

Safety

Finally, the Mazda CX-5 lets drivers and passengers rest assured that they’re in safe hands:

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 – The Mazda CX-5 gives you:

  • A collection of powerful airbags, including front side-impact airbags, side-impact air curtains, and advanced front air bags;
  • Dynamic Stability Control and Traction Control;
  • Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert;
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Keyless Remote Panic Button;
  • Forward Crash Prevention system that helped the Mazda CX-5 receive a Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) award from the IIHS, as well as a Superior Rating for safety from the same organization.

Visit Harris Mazda Today!

We encourage you to stop by Harris Mazda today in order to test drive the exciting new 2016 Mazda CX-3. Find us at 2525 Bowen Road in Nanaimo, or give us a call at 250-758-9125 to arrange your test drive. But don’t wait: experience awesome power with the 2016 Mazda CX-3!