The fuel economy is distinctly to Mazda's advantage. This automobile consumes 1.5 l fewer oil in the mixed cycle in relation to the Ford. Keep in mind that average fuel consumption in the combined cycle for the small off-road 4x4 class, in which the Mazda CX-5 is classified, equals to 7.5 l whereas the Mazda CX-5 2.2 SKYACTIV-D 150HP automatic needs by 32 percent less amount of fuel than the average.
The Mazda CX-5 has 58 % more torque than the Ford Kuga II. The difference at such level is relevant, what means
that the Mazda CX-5 will accelerate perceptibly better.
The fuel consumption while driving inside city is considerably to the Mazda CX-5's advantage. This car consumes 2.5 l less diesel in built up area when compared to the Ford Kuga II. Better fuel econumy equals less fuel cost passed on you.
If you need a car for long trips, which could carry more things in the boot , take the Mazda CX-5. The Ford is equiped with by 10 percent less capable boot in relation to the Ford Kuga II so you would be able to put in the trunk one bag less. Assessing the boot also check its width length and height which have substantial impact on loading possibility .
The maximum speed possible to be reached by the Mazda CX-5 is greater than this of the Ford Kuga II by 3 km/h, which allows the Mazda to travel quicker long distance of highway. The difference at the level of 2 percent is little and will be insignificant in everyday driving.
distance between left and right side of a vehicle directly affects the amount of space for passengers and also stability on road. The width of the Mazda CX-5 is larger by 5 millimeters compared with the Ford Kuga II and is not really important. The medium for the „compact SUV” class equals to approximately 1,797 mm and is by 46 millimeters larger than the same attribute of the Mazda CX-5.
The Mazda CX-5 has 7 mm longer wheelbase in comparison to Ford Kuga II 1.6 EcoBoost 150HP manual. Thanks to this the Mazda CX-5 is more safe and has a better stability. What is more, longer wheelbase influences on convenient and more comfortable riding.
Ground clearance means the minimum distance between the car underbody and the ground. As far as the two compared vehicles are concerned, it is the Mazda CX-5 which has 10 percent higher ride height in comparison to the Ford Kuga II. This is why the Mazda will cope better with rough terrain and obstacles in the city. There is olso one minus - the higher ground clearance equals a higher center of gravity, which can adversely affect the handling of the Mazda.
The engine displacement of the Mazda is by 37 % greater when compared to the Ford. In a consequence the Ford will be more fuel efficient, but, the engine of the Mazda CX-5 will be of better quality, working more smoothly and more durable.
Gross trailer weight
The Mazda CX-5 is 13 mm longer than the Ford Kuga II. Long vehicles more of passenger space and also provide bigger trunk. While the Mazda CX-5 seems to be better for families or those who appreciate soft, smooth long-distance driving that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Ford may be more appropriate to the young because it will not make problems with parking and will be easier for turning in narrow streets.
For a travelling around town, it is good to have an automatic but the choice of transmisison can have a big impact on fuel economy. Automatics may use around from 5 to 10% more than manuals.