This Monterey Peninsula Mazda Dealer Cardinale Mazda Raves About the 2017 CX-5 Redesign

Automotive journalists from across the country have been raving about the redesigned 2017 Mazda CX-5. According to the Monterey Peninsula Mazda Dealer, the new Mazda CX-5 is engineered to be the most fun-to-drive crossover in its segment. Strong fuel economy and class-exclusive safety innovations make the new CX-5 even more rewarding.

All versions of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 come equipped with an exhilarating 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine. Advanced direct injection helps it to develop a competitive 187 horsepower and 185 lb.-ft. of torque. This powerplant is paired with a standard six-speed automatic transmission. In terms of fuel economy, the CX-5 returns an EPA-estimated 24 mpg in the city and up to 31 mpg on the highway.*

While the new CX-5 has plenty of power under the hood, razor-sharp handling is its true strong point. Mazda's new G-Vectoring Control technology gives the CX-5 an incredibly sporty feel. If you plan on traveling in snowy weather, opt for the predictive i-ACTIV AWD system.

You can't overlook the CX-5's elegant exterior styling. The combination of a long hood and curvaceous body gives the CX-5 an incredibly sporty appearance. Boasting a rear roof spoiler and twin exhaust tips, even the base model turns heads. Meanwhile, a set of 19-inch alloy wheels enhance the top-of-the-line Grand Touring model's athletic stance. Several attractive paint colors are available, including a special Red Soul Metallic finish.

Expect the new CX-5 to keep you engaged on an everyday basis. Its driver-focused cockpit gives you the feeling of being behind the wheel of a sports car. According to Kelley Blue Book, the CX-5's interior quality is a notch above the competition, with standard leather upholstery on the luxurious Grand Touring trim. Aside from the cabin's plush appearance, it also rewards you with lots of comfort. Up to five people can climb inside. Even the rear passengers can recline their seats for a more relaxing ride.

Drivers On The Monterey Peninsula Out Class The Others In the 2017 Mazda CX-5

Very few rival crossovers come loaded with as many standard features as the new CX-5. The smartphone-friendly Mazda Connect infotainment system is bound to leave you impressed. Not only is the user interface simple to use, but it also displays high-resolution graphics that are easy to view. Some of the other standard goodies include a backup camera, push-button start and dual USB ports. If the standard sound system leaves you wanting more, step up to the Grand Touring trim's 10-speaker Bose audio system. A heads-up display is available as well.

A five-star safety rating makes the CX-5 one of the safest family vehicles on the market. You can also take advantage of Mazda's active driving aids. Smart Brake Support now comes standard. This safety technology can prevent low-speed collisions by automatically activating your brakes. Available as an option, Traffic Sign Recognition keeps you aware of your surroundings at all times. Some of the other safety technologies include radar cruise control, advanced blind-spot detection and lane-keep assist.

* All vehicle mileage based on 2017 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.