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2016 Mazda CX-5

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2016 Sport 4dr Front-Wheel Drive 2016.5 Sport Utility
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Price:   -  From $21,795
2016 Sport 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $21,795
2016 Sport 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $24,445
2016 Sport 4dr All-Wheel Drive 2016.5 Sport Utility Price:   -  From $24,895
2016 Touring 4dr Front-Wheel Drive 2016.5 Sport Utility Price:   -  From $25,215
2016 Touring 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $25,215
2016 Touring 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $26,465
2016 Touring 4dr All-Wheel Drive 2016.5 Sport Utility Price:   -  From $26,515
2016 Grand Touring 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $28,220
2016 Grand Touring 4dr Front-Wheel Drive 2016.5 Sport Utility Price:   -  From $28,570
2016 Grand Touring 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $29,470
2016 Grand Touring 4dr All-Wheel Drive 2016.5 Sport Utility Price:   -  From $29,870
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Overview

Standing out in the crowded compact crossover field can be tough, but the athletic Mazda CX-5 has always been different enough to stay on buyers' radar. To ensure it remains competitive with the best of the breed, Mazda has treated the CX-5 to a midlife makeover that's especially apparent inside.

What's New for 2016

The interior receives a thorough freshening, highlighted by a new center console and electronic parking brake. The CX-5 also carries a revised grille and updated suspension system.

Mazda CX-5

Choosing Your Mazda CX-5

The CX-5's redesigned cabin achieves an upscale feel this year, something that was lacking in previous editions. Although dimensions have not changed, the elimination of a traditional parking brake and the new storage-rich console give an airy vibe to the interior. The CX-5 is known more for its sprightly handling than its utility, but you do get 65 cubic feet of cargo space, a competitive amount for this class.

  • The front-drive CX-5 starts out with a 2-liter four-cylinder engine good for 155 horsepower, paired with your choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Either way, expect to get about 29 mpg in combined driving.
  • The available 2.5-liter four-cylinder provides a boost to 184 horsepower and comes only with the automatic.

The larger engine is standard on the upper trim levels and any model with the $1,250 option of all-wheel drive. It makes a dramatic difference in the CX-5's performance and trails the 2-liter in efficiency by just 1 mpg, even in all-wheel drive spec.

As before, the CX-5 is offered in Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trims:

Mazda CX-5

Sport

Carries the 2-liter engine and all the expected standard features for this class. Opting for all-wheel drive gets you the 2.5-liter engine as well. The available Bluetooth Audio package enhances the sound system with Bluetooth phone and audio, voice controls, a touchscreen interface, integrated text messaging, automatic crash notification, and HD and Internet radio. Individual options include rear parking sensors, foglamps and remote ignition (requires automatic transmission).

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Touring

Adds $2,020 to the Sport's MSRP and comes standard with the 2.5-liter engine and all of the Sport's options. Additional upgrades include a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, a power driver seat, premium cloth upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Moonroof and Bose Audio package adds a sunroof and a nine-speaker Bose sound system. There's also a Technology package with a navigation system, satellite radio, adaptive bi-xenon headlamps, automatic wipers and automatic emergency braking (known as Smart Brake Support).

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Grand Touring

Ups the Touring's price by $3,005, getting its equipment and options as standard, plus leather upholstery, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and 19-inch wheels. Exclusive to the Grand Touring is the available i-Activsense package, which adds adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and automatic high beams. All-wheel drive continues as an option.

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Any CX-5 is a good deal -- even a fully loaded CX-5 Grand Touring with all-wheel drive checks in at less than $30,000.

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: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Americans are flocking to compact crossovers for a number of valid reasons, but fun isn't usually one of them. That makes the sprightly Mazda CX-5 something of a class clown, far more entertaining than its peers if not always as practical.

Pricing and Equipment

Like most of the Mazda lineup, the CX-5 comes in Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trims:

  • Priced at $21,795, the entry-level Sport comes with a 2-liter engine and six-speed manual transmission. You can swap out this setup for a more powerful 2.5-liter and six-speed automatic for $1,400. The available Rear Camera package, a steal at $400, adds the camera plus a vastly upgraded infotainment system. You can also add rear parking sensors ($475), remote start ($500) and foglamps ($350).
  • The $26,465 Touring comes standard with the Sport's options, plus an upgraded interior and blind spot monitoring. The Moonroof and Bose Audio package adds a sunroof and a nine-speaker Bose sound system for $1,130. There's also a Technology package ($1,625) featuring navigation, LED lighting and automatic emergency braking.
  • For $28,220, the Grand Touring adds heated leather seats, automatic dual-zone climate control and 19-inch wheels. The Technology package remains optional. Available only on this trim is the i-Activsense package, which adds adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and automatic high beams.

All-wheel drive can be added to any trim level except the Sport when equipped with the base 2-liter engine. The ability to go in the snow will set you back just $1,250, as opposed to $1,500-$2,000 on competing crossovers.

Performance Pros

The 2-liter four-cylinder makes 155 horsepower and comes only with a six-speed manual transmission. Optional on the Sport and standard everywhere else is a 184-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder and six-speed automatic.

Performance highlights include:

  • Steering/handling: Responsiveness has always been the CX-5's strong suit, all the more so this year thanks to some suspension updates. It's remarkably nimble in everyday driving and athletic enough to take down serpentine roads just for the fun of it. When was the last time you heard that said about a crossover in this price class?
  • Transmission: The six-speed automatic reacts without hesitation, making the most of available power and doing what it can to enhance efficiency.
  • Cheap vacations: The CX-5 achieves 35 mpg on the highway when equipped with the 2-liter engine and 33 mpg with the 2.5-liter, excellent ratings for this class. Even with all-wheel drive, you're still hovering at the 30 mpg mark.

Performance Cons

  • The 2-liter engine feels overtaxed at times, especially with passengers and cargo aboard.
  • Although the 2.5-liter cures any sluggishness, we still wish for more than its 184 horsepower in a crossover of this performance potential.

Interior Pros

  • This year's subtle but effective interior freshening erases the "sensible" look that some buyers might have found too serious.
  • A new electric parking brake and redesigned console create a more open environment.

Interior Cons

  • Regardless of trim level, the interior is a sea of all-black surfaces. The neutral upholstery offered with select exterior colors is as exciting as it gets.
  • Space for people and things is a major virtue in this class, and CX-5 has only an average amount of it.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

Although the CX-5 isn't much different than last year, the tweaks to the interior and suspension—not to mention a prettier grille—are enough to keep it firmly in the top tier of this highly competitive class.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

A fully loaded Grand Touring meets up with many small luxury crossovers in price—though not in horsepower or interior color choices.

The Bottom Line

Some folks will tell you that, if you prize driving enjoyment, you shouldn't be shopping in this class. We say you should be shopping for a Mazda CX-5.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.0L I-4 / 155 HP / 150 ft.lbs.
Available: 2.5L I-4 / 184 HP / 185 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 6-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
26 / 35 / 30 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.0L I-4 / 155 HP / 150 ft.lbs.
Available: 2.5L I-4 / 184 HP / 185 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
26 / 35 / 30 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
14.8 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$56
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
64.8 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
104 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
178.7 "
Exterior Width
72.4 "
Exterior Height
65.7 "
Front Headroom
40.1 "
Rear Headroom
39.0 "
Front Legroom
41.0 "
Rear Legroom
39.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.5 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,212 Lbs. / 3,433 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
18.3 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Accents
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Seek-scan / Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan
Speakers
4
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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