Mazda Conquers Crossovers with the new CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover and a small SUV which is available at Preston Mazda your local Mazda Dealer.¬† The Mazda CX-5¬†has a¬†smoothly tapered shape and clean body styling¬†which gives¬†the vehicle a stand out presence.¬† The cabin is comfortable and extremely functional.¬† The opening list price for the CX-5 is $21,490 which includes a generous list of equipment such as alloy wheels, dual exhaust outlets, roof spoiler, adjustable steering wheel with cruise and audio controls, push button start, trip computer, carpeted floor mats, split and folding rear seat, dynamic stability control and tire pressure monitoring, the CX-5 is an excellent buy.¬† The new model of the CX-5 has become a magnet for drivers of moderately sized crossover wagons from other brands.¬† The CX-5 was first introduced by Mazda in the spring of 2012, now carrying into the 2014 year the model needs no substantial updates. ¬†The company says the CX‚ÄĒ5 is its first model to incorporate the full suite of its ‚ÄúSkyactiv Technology‚ÄĚ features.

Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5

Skyactiv Technology is a baffling term that suggests wireless communications more than mechanical engineering.  Mazda boldly advertises Skyactiv as the full integration of engine, transmission, suspension, and body to achieve optimal fuel economy without sacrificing spirited performance.

The heart of the new crossover SUV is a 155 horsepower four cylinder engine matched to a six speed transmission.  In the entry level CX-5 sport model you can get a manual six speed but only with front drive versions of the wagon.  Higher trim levels, which are called the Touring and Grand Touring editions come with the automatic gear box.

With the aim to maximize fuel efficiency, Mazda engineers internal geometries, cut weight, and reduced friction while also maintaining suitable performance.  According to Mazda the Skyactiv Technology in the CX-5 yields the best highway fuel economy available in any sport utility vehicle.  The front drive CX-5 with manual six speed gets a rating of 35 miles per gallon in highway driving, with a city travel rating of 26 mpg.  When also equipped with all wheel drive and automatic transmission the CX-5 ear.

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ns ratings of 25 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.


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