With the second generation CX-5, Mazda retained most of the sporty handling that made the first-generation enjoyable, but this SUV is much more mature now with vastly improved ride comfort, noise isolation, and interior quality. It's one of the more desirable models in the compact SUV class. Unlike purely rational choices like the Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester, there’s a bit of joie de vivre with the CX-5.
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Mazda CX-5 Road Test

Best Version to Get

We would gravitate toward the Touring with the Preferred Equipment package (which includes a sunroof and Bose audio system). Keep in mind that upscale versions such as the Grand Touring model includes 19-inch wheels, compromising ride comfort slightly. 
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4-door SUV Touring 4-cyl 6-speed Automatic
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