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The All New Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV continues to win the hearts of critics and customers, with its sales off to a record pace since the second generation went on sale.

For the 2018 model year, Mazda CX-5 is getting even better, employing cylinder-deactivation technology, safety and refinement updates at all trim levels and carries features rarely seen in vehicles competing in the next class up such as an available head-up display and standard LED headlights and tail lights.
The CX-5 is Mazda's 5-passenger crossover, and the brand's best-selling vehicle in the U.S. by far. In Grand Touring trim like our tester, buyers get a power rear liftgate, navigation, heated leather seating and a moonroof, though front-drive is still standard. All-wheel drive is an available option.
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Mazda CX-5's SKYACTIV-G 2.5 engine has received small updates to reduce internal friction and the amount customers will spend on fuel, but no feature stands out more than its segment-exclusive cylinder-deactivation technology. The engine has the ability to imperceptible shut down the two outside cylinders at cruising speeds to maximize efficiency. It is designed to assist in improving real-world efficiency rather than simply in catalogued evaluations and comes standard on all trim levels. Mazda is the only automaker to equip a four-cylinder engine with cylinder deactivation in North America.

Additional newly standard equipment includes a leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather-wrapped shift knob. On the safety front, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert comes standard across all models


BASE PRICE: $31,920


POWERTRAIN: 2.5-liter I4, AWD six-speed automatic

OUTPUT: 187 hp @ 6,000 rpm, 186 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

CURB WEIGHT: 3,693 lb

FUEL ECONOMY: 24/30/26 mpg(EPA City/Hwy/Combined)

PROS: Good steering/brake feedback with tossable Mazda driving feel

CONS: Stereo/navigation interface isn't as intuitive as it could be

Read more: http://autoweek.com/article/car-reviews/2018-mazda-cx-5-essentials-greatness-delivered#ixzz5D230BItW

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