Does the revamped CX-5 have what it takes to down the likes of Escape, Equinox, and CR-V? Check it out.
Mazda CX-5 Trims and Feature Highlights
The CX-5 is a compact SUV with room enough for five and plenty of cute style to go around. But there’s much more to this lovable scamp than adorable smallness. Starting just south of $21,000, the affordable 2013 CX-5 comes in Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trim levels. Though you can exceed $30,000 with options, mazda has made its baby SUV economically feasible for most.
Model highlights include excitable sport handling, surprising space inside, class topping fuel numbers, and a fresh feel overall. And those who want to berate CX-5’s smallish engine should take it for a test drive before doling out insults.
Standard features are solid if unspectacular (alloy wheels, sport cloth seats, push button start) though moving up in trim and options lands CX-5 leather, navigation (on a 5.8” screen), Bluetooth, a blind spot monitoring system, and backup camera. It’s also worth noting that the base Sport CX-5 can be equipped with the navigation and Bluetooth features.
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Mazda CX-5 Performance
No matter the trim route, you’ll end up with a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine worth 155 horsepower and 150 lb.-ft. of torque. And what the direct injection engine lacks in big numbers it makes up for in liveliness; SKYACTIV technology helps CX-5 achieve plenty of confidence around corners but lets things smooth out for the straightaways. That’s called balance.
Buyers can have CX-5 in front-wheel or all-wheel drive (AWD) configurations. Go with front-wheel drive and you’ve got 6-speed manual (Sport trim only) or 6-speed automatic transmission choices; AWD models are paired with the 6-speed automatic only.
Mazda CX-5 Fuel Economy
EPA estimates give the 2013 CX-5 numbers of 26/35/29 (city/highway/combined) when equipped with 2WD and manual transmission; go auto and lose three highway MPG. AWD models with the 6-speed auto receive 25/31/28.
Mazda CX-5 Interior Highlights
Since the CX-5 is a brand new model it has the benefit of freshness. Besides that clean smell, Mazda’s attempt to satisfy all senses is a good one. Well made materials placed throughout the cabin give bodies something comfortable to touch and eyes something nice to look at. The compact designation doesn’t dictate how much room you get, so it’s not hard to find space to move about. And back seaters shouldn’t have much to complain about with 39.3 inches of legroom.
Adding voice activated Tom Tom navigation allows drivers to navigate away from congestion and toward gas stations & restaurants, though some 22nd century techies will tell you that it can’t hold a candle to competitor’s infotainment options (see: Ford).
You may be surprised to learn that CX-5 contains 65 feet of cargo space (64.8 for Sport and 65.4 on upper trims to be exact). Sure, you’ve gotta fold the rear seats, but you can’t have it all. Space shrinks to 34.1 cubes with rear seats in use.
Mazda CX-5 Safety
2013 CX-5 standards include 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, stability/traction control, and six airbags. A blind spot monitoring system and backup camera come standard on Touring and Grand Touring trims, though they are unavailable for Sport models.
More good news for the little wonder: 2013 CX-5 has been awarded an IIHS Top Safety Pick; the NHTSA has yet to provide crash results.
Mazda CX-5 Summary
You don’t shop an SUV for its engine, you’re looking for utility. And you don’t shop a compact SUV because you need to haul airplane parts and a hockey team. You need a good price range, positive fuel economy, and a little bit of style & fun thrown into the mix. Take care of everything and buy the 2013 Mazda CX-5.
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