New Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD Compact SUV Quiet and Confident

Mazda is the finesse player in the blunt instrument automotive industry. Its prosperity and enduring success despite its small size compared Toyota, Nissan, Honda and the other major global vehicle manufacturers, comes down to better design and execution and making a certain personal connection with the drivers.

The latest Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD compact SUV continues to play an outsized role in this burgeoning crossover segment. For the company itself the CX-5 is the golden child posting total sales that have exceeded the rest of the entire Mazda line-up.

The latest CX-5 really brings the package together with a compelling combination of subtly distinctive good looks, a palpably more evolved and tech ready interior, and a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine pumping 227 horsepower, for a value price just shy of $37,000 for the top Signature trim model.   

The Mazda CX-5 retains a fun-to-drive spirit while providing a supremely quiet and confident ride, delivering impressive 22 city / 27 highway EPA mileage stats and serious 2,000 lb towing capacity.

Though Mazda has been the overall mileage leader in the US market without hybrids a new Diesel version of the CX-5 is on deck.