The Mazda CX-5 is a compact four-door crossover SUV that is targeted at those who want an affordable yet more sporty driving experience. Mazda introduced the CX-5 in 2013 model year, then in 2017 the more modern second-gen model was introduced.
It is the Mazda CX-5 is a true driver’s crossover. Handling and steering are flexible without being a burden as are the brakes, which are powerful. The engine is quick to respond and has nearly the same efficiency than smaller ones. With the option of all-wheel-drive and all-wheel drive, the CX-5 is an absolute blast to drive around on winding roads.
Trims and Pricing
Mazda provides its CX-5 in three different versions: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. Sport models are equipped with backup cameras alloy wheels with 17 inches with air conditioning led headlights with LED in the front, keys for entry power door locks cruise control with power windows, leather steering wheel, cloth upholstery six-way driver manual and four-way passenger seats and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat and an infotainment system that has a 7″ touchscreen, four-speaker sound system, an auxiliary input jack, Bluetooth, two USB ports and blind spot monitoring and low-speed emergency brake. The Sport is available with the iACTIVESENSE package that includes safety features such as the radar cruise control system, automatic high-beams, rain-sensing windshields and lane departure warning with Lane Keep Assist. Touring models have similar features to the Sport which includes the optional safety features of the Sport and also get an upscale look thanks to auto-leveling LEDs for headlights, 19-inch tires, dual-zone climate control leatherette seats and heated front seats. 6-way power driver and manual passenger seats, a 6-speaker audio system, and four USB ports. The only option package is available with the Preferred Equipment Package that includes the Touring the Bose 10-speaker sound system and navigation system, a one-touch sliding sunroof, auto-dimming backview mirror HomeLink as well as an adjustable liftgate powered by electricity. Then, at high on the line is the Grand Touring. Grand Touring befits its name with a plethora of high-end features that make the impression of cars that cost twice as much. It comes with LED lighting throughout as well as heated side mirrors, leather seats, an eight-way powered driver seat with memory, a 6-way power passenger seat and a power liftgate. It also has a the power sliding moonroof, Bose sound system, and navigation. The Grand Touring’s only choice comes with the Premium Package which adds to the already luxurious heated rear seats. the heated steering wheel head-up display that recognizes traffic signs and windshield wiper deicer. The Mazda CX-5 comes with a manufacturer invoice of around $24,000 for the Sport model, and an MSRP of less than $25,000. The Touring trim increases the value by about $2,000 price of the vehicle, while it’s Grand Touring adds another $3,000. Naturally, as a member you’ll always get a reasonable price with the guarantee of savings. Additionally, you can enjoy a hassle-free vehicle shopping with your certified dealer.
Engine and Performance
All models are equipped with all models come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine which produces an 184 horsepower engine and 185 lbs of torque. Six-speed auto transmission is standard and comes with front-wheel drive. All-wheel-drive is also available. Fuel efficiency is estimated to be 25 mpg in city and 31 milliliters on the highway using front-wheel drive, which is 24 mpg in city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway when using all-wheel drive.
The Sport trim comes with a black interior, which could be somewhat of a double-edged sword based on your local climate. There are two trims: Grand Touring or Grand Touring can be had in either black or in parchment. The interior of the car is nice-looking and well-organized. The gauges as well as the various controls are easily comprehend quickly. The interior surfaces are soft and comfortable to feel or covered with polished metal, which gives the CX-5 an elegant and refined appearance. The seating within this Mazda CX-5 is comfortable both on the both the front and rear seats, particularly in terms of legroom. The luggage space is around 31 cubic feet when the second row seating up. The owner can fold the seats’ rear seat cushions, and fold the seatbacks down for a nearly flat surface for the standard cargo area and expand the cargo space to nearly 60 cubic feet. Technology inside the CX-5 is quite good. The gauges are digital, which allows the driver to look at various information regarding the car’s performance, including estimated range, temperature outside as well as trip computer. Its navigation software is user-friendly, however it isn’t equipped with the sharp graphics and fast speed you’ll find in many other navigation systems. The infotainment system’s touchscreen is relatively simple to use, but it’s missing certain features similar to those found in other vehicles of the present.