Reviews: * Sporty driving feel that makes you feel secure while cornering; engines earn great fuel economy; spacious seating in both rows; many desirable safety features. Source: Edmunds * Introducing a feat of engineering previously thought to be impossible: the crossover without compromise. Not only does the CX-5 offer confident driving, all-weather capability, spaciousness and advanced features, but it does so with amazing highway MPG. CX-5's aerodynamic curves and sloping roofline reduce wind turbulence and allow for the vehicle's weight to be distributed toward the rear axle for increased stability. CX-5 is packed with advanced features that adjust to your driving needs, such as available rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated side mirrors, and 17 to 19 inch aluminum alloy wheels fitted with all-season tires. CX-5 features two transmission options: the ultra-responsive 6-speed manual and the 6-speed Sport automatic. With CX-5's SKYACTIV-G 2.0L engine it produces 155hp and an impressive 150 lb-ft torque delivering up to an EPA estimated 35 MPG hwy with manual and 32 with automatic transmissions. For extra power and torque, upgrade to the surprisingly fuel-efficient 2.5L SKYACTIV-G with 184hp. The 2.5L also allows for the option of AWD. The CX-5 blends sophisticated details, like available double stitched premium leather trimmed seats, a power moonroof, and ample passenger and cargo volume (64.8 cubic feet) to create a stylish all-purpose cabin. Crisp, immersive sound is delivered through an available 9 speaker Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound System with AudioPilot noise compensation technology. Connect your iPod or other MP3 device with the USB audio input or auxiliary jack. CX-5 offers available HD Radio, Pandora Internet radio connectivity and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The available fully integrated navigation system is above dash and can be easily controlled by the conveniently located knob by the armrest. Source: The Manufacturer Summary
2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring SUV Details
The 2016 Mazda CX-5 is offered in Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trims, including two different engines and a choice of front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
Base Mazda CX-5 Sport models are powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that makes 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Grand Touring models instead get a 2.5L engine making 184 hp and 185 lb-ft. A 6-speed manual gearbox is only offered in the Sport, with front-wheel drive, and the rest of the lineup has a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Both engines were developed as part of Mazda's recent SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY engineering initiative; combining thermal and materials advancements with direct injection and high-compression designs, they're more fuel-efficient than most other engines in their class. 2.0L versions manage up to 26 mpg city, 35 highway.
The Mazda CX-5 otherwise manages to feel balanced, responsive and sprightly, even with its somewhat taller seating position. A responsive electric-boost rack-and-pinion power steering and sporty yet absorbent suspension, it's one of the best-handling compact utility vehicles.
The Mazda CX-5 is also very versatile. In all versions of the Mazda CX-5, the back seats are split 20/40/40 and fold nearly flat. Liftover height is low, and the resulting cargo floor is continuous, which should make it easy to pack in larger pieces of weekend cargo.
Sport models include a generous set of standard equipment, including many things that aren't always included at the base level, like alloy wheels, power mirrors, push-button start, keyless entry, cruise control, an overhead console and a USB audio input. Touring models add much more popular equipment, however, like leather steering-wheel and shifter trim, a rear-seat armrest, a rearview camera, steering-wheel audio controls, upgraded upholstery, and a 6-speaker sound system with 5.8-inch touch-screen interface, Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio, HD Radio, SMS text-messaging capability and the ability to play (and display) Pandora internet radio using a smartphone.
Grand Touring models add leather upholstery, a power driver's seat, dual-zone climate control, front heated seats, heated side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, a power moonroof, Sirius satellite radio and 9-speaker Bose audio.
Major factory options are grouped into just a few packages, including a Technology Package that adds navigation, bi-xenon HID headlamps, adaptive (pivoting) front lighting, an auto-dimming mirror and universal garage-door opener to the Grand Touring or Touring. An upgraded audio and infotainment system (and Bluetooth) is available on the Sport, and a Moonroof/Bose Package on the Touring. There are just a few other port- or dealer-installed options, such as remote engine start, fog lamps, rear parking sensors and roof-rack accessories for kayaks, snowboards and other cargo.
Perhaps The Best-handling In Its Class
Perky Powertrain (Touring And Grand Touring)
Good Set Of Safety Features
Full-features Audio And Infotainment
Excellent Fuel Economy Ratings
The Mazda CX-5 gests a mild refresh for 2016 that includes exterior styling tweaks, as well as further refinement to the interior. A new grill and new taillights are the most obvious change to the outside of the vehicle, while the most obvious change to the interior is a brand new sound system. The Mazda CX-5 is more comfortable than in years past, with new front seats and revised suspension, allowing for a smoother ride.
The 2016 Mazda CX-5 competes with the likes of the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape. Even in this crowd, it's one of the sportiest-driving models, with surprisingly good fuel economy ratings considering that. The Mazda CX-5 also stands out for offering a great ride quality and a flexible, spacious interior. The Mazda CX-5's infotainment system, with Bose sound, is one of the most feature-packed in its competitive set, too, with things like well-integrated Pandora internet radio.
Engine: 2.5L SKYACTIV-G DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder
Transmission: 6-Speed SKYACTIV-DRIVE Automatic -inc: manual-mode and sport function
Radio: AM/FM/CD/HD Modular Audio System w/Bose -inc: 7" full-color touch-screen display, Automatic Level Control (ALC), MP3 capability, digital clock, audio menu voice-command, auxiliary audio input jack, Bluetooth hands free phone and audio, multi-function Commander Control, satellite radio-compatible audio system, Sirius satellite radio w/4 month subscription, and USB audio input, MAZDA CONNECT Infotainment System, Infotainment System Voice Command, E911 Automatic Emergency Notification, Stitcher Internet Radio, SMS Text Msg Audio Delivery & Reply, Radio Broadcast Data System Program Information, Aha Internet Radio, Pandora Internet Radio, Mazda Navigation System
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
Integrated Roof Antenna
Bose 9-Speaker Audio Sound System -inc: Centerpoint and AudioPilot
Heated Front Sport Shape Seats -inc: 8-way power adjustable driver's seat w/power lumbar support, and manual passenger seat height adjuster
6-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
40-20-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
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