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It may look like the original CX-5, but the latest version is thoroughly redesigned and much improved. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission make for a responsive, docile and unobtrusive powertrain. Fuel economy of 24 mpg is good but not a standout. Handling is responsive and enjoyable, and the ride is absorbent and steady, among the best in this class. The cabin is quiet, and interior quality now feels substantial and looks attractive. Soft-touch surfaces, some detailed stitching, and touches of chrome trim add class. The seats are comfortable both front and rear. However, there is a learning curve to mastering the infotainment system. All versions get a standard forward-collision warning with low-speed automatic emergency braking system.

Safety Equipment

ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard. Forward collision warning and full-speed automatic emergency braking available from 2016. Low-speed automatic emergency braking standard from 2017.

Road Test

With the redesigned CX-5, Mazda retained most of the sporty handling that made the first-generation enjoyable, but the SUV is much more mature now with vastly improved ride comfort, noise isolation, and interior quality. It's one of the more desirabl...

Highs

  • Rides comfortably
  • Quiet cabin

Lows

  • So-so visibility to the rear corners
  • Infotainment learning curve

Best Version to Get

Top trim Grand Touring comes with all the active safety features, luxury amenities, and 19-inch wheels, which compromise ride comfort slightly. We liked our Touring with Preferred Equipment package with sunroof, Bose audio and navigation, but we wish it came with high-speed AEB, adaptive cruise c...

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.5-liter 4 (187 hp)