Mazda CX-5 Crossover – Review

The new Mazda CX-5 Crossover is the best example of a crossover without compromise. The car provides versatility, driving convenience, and space. The car is also packed with advanced features that come with the best mileage among all SUVs and hybrids in the USA. A notable feature of this car is the embedded SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY with the new 2.5L SKYACTIV-G gasoline engine. The look of the car is very well-executed from both interior and exterior. The cabin inside has a richer feel with loads of space. The design of the car is simple and well-defined. The uncluttered center stack is sure to grab the attention. The car has an embedded navigation system that is attached with a multifunction display.

The engine of the vehicle produces 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. The fuel efficiency of the car is impressive at 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. At a speed 5-8 mpg or above, the transmission performs like a dual clutch and the torque converter locks.

Structure of Mazda CX5 Crossover

The automotive components of CX-5 are made with 1,800 MPa ultra-high tensile steel. Boron steel has been used in the manufacturing of the rear and front bumpers. Doing this has helped the car to shed that extra weight from the front and rear overhangs. This on the other hand enhances the performance of the vehicle. Mazda has claimed that it has dramatically changed the design of the car to make it absorb energy more efficiently to certain intended areas and not to the passenger or driver compartments.

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Availability

Mazda CX5 crossover is available in different trim levels – Sport, Grand Touring, and Touring levels. As standard features, the Sports model include six-speed manual transmission, 17-inch alloy wheels, power locks and windows, air conditioning unit, cruise control, and an advanced audio system. Among these, the six-speed automatic transmission is common in all the trim levels of the new Mazda CX5. The touring model of the car comes with an addition of fog lamps, power adjustment of the driver’s seat, Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, and steering wheel mounted audio controls. In addition to all these features, the Touring model also features rear-seat armrest and blind spot monitor. In addition to that you will find features like a moonroof, 5.8 inch in-dash monitor, adaptive Xenon headlamps, and rain-sensing wipers with various trim levels of the car.

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Safety features

The primary safety features in the car include side-curtain, dual-front, and full-length airbags. In addition to that, there are other features like stability and traction control systems and an integrated tire pressure monitoring system. The “Smart City Brake Support” integrated in the CX5 uses infrared sensor to detect objects in the path ahead. The system automatically stops the car if it is traveling at a speed up to 15mph. If a car is running at a speed more than 15 mph, it automatically diminishes the closing velocities. The car also has anti-whiplash features to safeguard the passengers from whiplash injuries.

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Space

The small crossover car is spacious enough at the rear to carry two adults or three children comfortably. The car is also suitable for carrying bulky cargoes as the rear seats are 40/20/40-split arrangement. The CX5 also offers a bit of underfoot stash space.

You can say that in the new Mazda CX5 Crossover, fun and functionality co-exist. Thus, it should be your first choice if you are planning to buy a SUV. And, you do not necessarily be a tech-geek to appreciate the technology that goes into making of the car. However, do make it a point to read Mazda CX5 reviews thoroughly and compare it with other cars in its line before buying the model.

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