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. 2018 brings standard forward-collision warning with city speed automatic emergency braking.