This stylish, three-row SUV is quite engaging to drive, thanks to its nimble handling that makes it feel like a smaller vehicle.
Power comes from a responsive, free-revving 227-hp, 2.5-liter turbo four-cylinder mated to a smooth six-speed automatic.
We got 22 mpg overall.
The ride is very comfortable, and the cabin is commendably quiet.
The interior is well-finished, particularly on the Signature trim, and the seats are comfortable.
The second-row seating is generous, and high-end versions have individual captains' chairs instead of a bench.
The third row is predictably tight.
Mazda's dial-controlled infotainment system takes time to master, and the new system for 2021 is even more complex.
Fortunately, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility is standard.
FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, and BSW are standard.