2018 MAZDA CX-5: PLEASURE AND PRACTICALITY
February 15 2018,
Looking for a fun and zippy small SUV? Visit Cornwall Mazda to test drive the 2018 Mazda CX-5 in Cornwall; it's been voted 2018's Best Small Utility Vehicle in Canada by AJAC!
PREMIUM LOOKS AND FEATURES COME STANDARD
A quick look at Mazda's newest CX-5 reveals that this small utility vehicle is a great value-packed crossover. With looks that rival the most highly-rated other imports, it carries a level of poise that suggests premium-level class. It combines the versatility and function of a typical SUV, but remains small enough to be fun and nimble, with great fuel economy to boot. Its many standard features including the leather-wrapped steering wheel, 17-inch wheels, LED headlights and low-speed automatic emergency braking are typically only seen on the competition's higher-level trim packages.
SPORTY AND SOPHISTICATED
Sharp steering makes driving through winding roads a delight, giving this small SUV the feel of a fun and spirited hatchback. This little 5-seat crossover is sporty and sophisticated, taking stylized design cues from its Japanese roots. Thoughtful attention to instrument-panel and seat positioning makes for a comfortable ride, with noise and vibration reduction systems working effectively behind the scenes.
Under its hood hides a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that generates 187 hp. Mazda's extraordinary SkyActiv technology keeps it really fuel-efficient - as low as 6.2L/100 km on the highway. It can even shut down two of its cylinders in order to use even less fuel in certain situations like highway cruising - a first for a 4-cylinder vehicle in North America. The manual transmission version is powered by a 2.0L engine. The CX-5 is FWD, but AWD is available on all trims.
Utilizing Mazda's award winning G-Vectoring Control, this compact crossover gently adjusts engine torque and weight transfer to create a less fatiguing and more comfortable drive for occupants.
Upmarket materials are used in the interior, something not usually seen in this price bracket. Upgrades include heated steering wheel and soft leather upholstery. Drivers and front-seat passengers can enjoy the Mazda Connect infotainment system on a 7-inch touchscreen, premium BOSE audio, and Bluetooth compatibility. Not hauling around hockey gear and flat packed furniture? Your rear passengers will enjoy their own heated reclining seats, ventilation, wide-opening rear doors and USB charging ports. For those needing the cargo space, rear seats fold flat.
Mazda also makes its suite of semi-autonomous safety features available to the CX-5, including Pedestrian Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane-keep Assist System and Traffic Sign Recognition, to name only a handful. Standard on all models, Smart Brake Support will automatically stop the vehicle when driven at low speeds if the driver fails to react to danger sensed ahead, thus avoiding a collision.
Starting at $26,930, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is available in three trims, with a variety of engine and transmission configurations, including a diesel-powered model. Call us at Cornwall Mazda in Cornwall to schedule your test drive today, and experience AJAC's 2018 Best Small Utility Vehicle in Canada!