Mazda cx-5 crossover is a cross over without compromise. You will feel the new confident driving, a complete and an all-weather capability. The new engineering philosophy known as  SKYACTIV and other advanced features make Mazda cx-5 one of the finest mpg on highway of any SUV in US.  Every component works together in complete harmony in the very competitive compact that offers agile and enjoyable handling dynamics. This will be the first Mazda to wear the new Kodo styling language of the brand.

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Mazda CX-5 has won the award for Car of the Year 2013 Best SUV that is under  It is the power of its diesel engine and low running costs that seem to be an uneatable combinations. Read on take a look at a comprehensive Mazda cx-5 crossover review.

  1. Exterior and interiors

    The new KODO design language makes for the purposeful look of the new Mazda cx-5 crossover. A fresh trapezoidal unit edged by eagle-eyed headlamps take place of the -omnipresent “smiley face” grille. The crisp sheet metal surface detailing, hints at the sharp handling of the crossover. The layout is driver-focused and one finds unusually topquality materials used in the segment. Soft touch materials are plentiful and even those hard plastics get a unique finish. Cargo capacity is 17 cubic feet and the look of CX-5 is finely tailored. However, those fog-light surrounds and aluminum-look accents to the grille do make the model look a bit less upscale in comparison. Still, CX-5 is the first vehicle that makes use of Mazda’s SkyActiv technology and is designed from the ground up.

  2. Engine and performance

    Mazda cx-5 crossover gets the new Skyactiv-D 2.2-liter diesel and  Skyactiv-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine with numerous iterations and different outputs. There are both manual and   automatic transmissions to pick from. The Skyactiv- G will make148 lb-ft of torque and 155 hp. However, it is still not official if diesel will come in the U.S.-spec CX-5. The highest compression ratio as well as the lightweight design makes for the real efficiency in the vehicle. Get a class-leading fuel economy rated as 35 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg in the city. The 6-speed automatic transmission is a distinctive unit as it offers the benefits of a Continuously Variable Transmission and a conventional automatic as well as Dual Clutch Transmission.

  3. Safety features

    Mazda cx-5 crossover models come standard safety features that include side, dual front, full-length side-curtain airbags along with tire-pressure monitoring system and stability control systems. Mazda cx-5 is rated very good on all aspects of safety and protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

  4. Pros

    Lots of interior space

    good value for money

    Great fuel economy

  5. Cons

    Ride could be better

    Loads of wind and road noise

    Little drab interiors

    Summing up the comprehensive Mazda cx-5 crossover review, the vehicle could turn out in different ways, as you like, what with its four trims, four-wheel drive, two gearboxes. But stick with only a couple of variants. The two diesel engines make good selection and offer excellent performance apart from good affordability factor. You will also like the standard 6-speed manual transmission but avoid the front-wheel drive. SE-L trim comes at a reasonable price and allows luxuries like four powered windows, Bluetooth, dual-zone climate control and cruise control.  One will find a couple of more goodies on the Sport trim but you have to pay for those upgrades. Prioritizing ease of use and comfort as well as design, but without compromising on fuel efficiency and safety, the compact SUV is sure to offer long years of happiness to its owners.