Mazda CX-5 Compact SUV Crossover: Agile on Road, Marketplace

When small SUV crossover demand went ballistic several years back the Mazda CX-5 took an outsized market lead relative to the company’s small size. The latest edition CX-5 in 8 trim levels, leverages the brand reputation for great design, engineering and build quality, while offering notable value in the $25,000 – $38,000 price range.

The new Mazda features standard all-wheel drive, exceptional driving dynamics, high tone 5 passenger interior styling and an efficient standard 187 horsepower 4 cylinder engine which delivers a nice burst of energy off the line, and impressive 24 city and 30 highway mpg.

For more driving excitement the 256 horsepower Turbo version sacrifices fuel efficiency but delivers thrilling 6.6 second 0 – 60 times. Most importantly the power boost, which is still modest by today’s standards, is maximized by the art and science of the Mazda design and engineering.

And while the driver smiles … the CX-5 full complement of tech features, stylish seating and a distinct premium feel is great for passengers. A 30.9 cu-ft cargo load under the rear hatch with rear seats folded down, scores extra practicality points for this Mazda.