Nowadays, people are looking for a car that will deliver on several platforms. They need a car that looks great, has great fuel economy and has great performance. For many, that car is the Mazda 2013 CX-5 because it has breakthrough engineering, a stylish design and better than average MPG’s. With new additions like the SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter gasoline engine and the all-new Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) system, it is ahead of its class. This car faced its competition head on and you could hear them squealing away for miles!
One reason the Mazda CX-5 has become so popular is its race car like persona without being the high performance and high priced version. The innovative SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY gives the driver more power, torque and MPG while maintaining excellent overall vehicle efficiency. The CX-5’s fuel economy remains a highly-efficient at 25 city/31 highway/28 combined MPG. At 35 MPG, CX-5 still holds the title of highest highway MPG of any SUV in North America, hybrid or not.
What is surprising to many is Mazda was able to do this and still offer the car at an affordable price to its consumers. You still get all the high quality craftsmanship, safety, spaciousness, style and performance you expect from Mazda, but without the sticker shock! You can purchase the CX-5 in 3 trim levels ,Sport, Touring and Grand Touring, so there is absolutely a look everyone will be happy with.
I found it interesting that the Mazda’s current design language is known as KODO, or “Soul of Motion.” The subject of the design process draws inspiration from nature, in its most calm as well as its most furious. It has a sculptured body which is has been called “taut and compact yet muscular.” The front and rear fenders give it a sporty look and the alloy wheels come as standard equipment. The front, black trapezoidal grille adds a new dimension to the five-point “signature wing” and extends striking chrome into the angular wraparound headlamps. The exterior design was developed to create optimal airflow, making the overall shape as smooth as possible. This helped with high fuel efficiency and also kept wind noise to a minimum.
Drivers love the easy-to-read screens and frequently-used controls that are placed within comfortable reach. The passengers love to relax in the comfort of the supportive seats and soft-touch surfaces. The base color is black and the sculpted seating is available in black or black/sand in two cloth fabric patterns or genuine perforated leather. You will find soft materials on the door trims and upper dash panels. The instrument cluster has meter lighting to make the gauges bright and visible and the three-spoke racing-inspired steering wheel lends functional features like a tilt-and-telescopic adjustable column with steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls as standard equipment.
There is plenty of legroom for the back passenger with a generous 39.3 inches with a knee clearance of 2.6 inches. The wide cavity under the front seats gives the rear passenger plenty of foot space or is perfect for additional storage. There is 40.1 inches of headroom up front, unless there is a moon roof, which will take 2 inches away. There are either six- or eight-way power-adjustable driver seats are standard on all but the Sport model, which is equipped with a six-way manual adjustable driver’s seat. There is a ton of rear cargo space and with the seats down, you get almost 65 cubic feet.
You can also expect Bluetooth® phone and audio connectivity as well as iPod® audio playback. Your iPod information can be accessed from the ample the 5.8-inch touch screen. You also will see USB and auxiliary jack connections are standard and located in the center console storage bin. With the 9 speaker Bose® Centerpoint® Surround Sound System with AudioPilot® , you can rock out to your favorite tunes with crystal clear sound. The CX-5 also is available with HD Radio™ Technology, which is a subscription-free digital AM and FM broadcast radio service and Pandora® Radio.
The TomTom navigation system is available for Touring and Grand Touring models. It communicates with the Sanyo display head unit in the CX-5 via a USB interface and utilizes an SD card for storing map data. The SD card feature allows consumers to input customized maps and regularly update mapping content via any personal computer. The Mazda CX-5 retails at a beginning sticker price of $21,395 for the basic model and moves up in price from there.