The new 2017 Mazda CX-5 isn’t just another crossover SUV that offers different flavors of bland. On the contrary it offers most of what any potential buyer is looking for including an engaging driving character, fuel-thrifty engines, a sporty driving feel, tons of desirable safety features, and spacious seating provided by the two rows of seating. The review below offers an in-depth analysis of what would be of concern to anyone shopping for a midsize crossover SUV. Such info also includes its price and release date details.
For starters, the Mazda CX-5 is the first vehicle of its breed to make use of the KODO-Soul design language and the SkyActive technology. This is in essence means that the Mazda CX-5 isn’t just built to offer practicality and utility. In store is also a high level of safety, environmental performance, in addition to a powerful sense of vitality thanks to the KODO design language.
It has garnered quite a substantial following in the global market and, alongside the Mazda 3, have become core products for Mazda. Each year, Mazda has gone a notch higher in furthering the CX-5’s appeal through a myriad of changes and refreshments. The steady refinements have in turn offered greater sophistication and value. For 2017, Mazda has focused much of its attention of revitalizing the Mazda CX-5 2017’s quietness, ride comfort, functionality of the interior, overall design quality, and the safety.
In addition to what the 2016 Mazda CX-5 offers – updated exterior tweaks, standard Bluetooth connectivity, adaptive cruise control, LED headlights, an updated infotainment system, added sound insulation, and a revised suspension tuning – the 2017 model adds a refined interior, a responsive infotainment system, and an expressive exterior design. Additionally, the suspension, front and rear seats have also been updated. The result is a quiet cabin, greater ride comfort, and a pleasant ride quality.
2017 Mazda CX-5 Release Date & Price
Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017, at least according to what industry pundits are saying. As for how much one will pay to get one of those, the same sources quote a starting price of around $32,000 for the most basic iteration. Ticking the available options will inevitably push up the cost, but buyers can rest assured that even the basic model offers more than is offered by its rivals.
2017 Mazda CX-5 Exterior
As already mentioned, the Mazda CX-5 was the first of its ilk to be offered with the KODO design platform. At staying true to its roots, the new model also comes with a sharper sense of vitality expressed via its tauter and bolder grille, vitality-looking headlights, new additions to the color palette, and 19-inch aluminum wheel designs. Additionally, other features include LED foglights, headlights, and taillights, automatic windshield wipers, and adaptive headlights.
2017 Mazda CX-5 Interior
The interior is undoubtedly a masterpiece worth beholding. It comes in a rich design that is driver-centric and much of the updates go into furthering the interior appeal. A unified look is offered by the ornamentation and coordination of parts, while the designs of the floor console and the center stack have evolved to a greater extent. The refreshed interior conveys a sense of high quality and taste in addition to conveying a sense of power and functionality. There’re lots of convenience, entertainment, and infotainment systems available for both the driver and the occupants.
Some of the standard accessories available include Bluetooth connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control, full power accessories, a iPod/USB interface, an auxiliary audio jack, a four-speaker sound system, cruise control, SMS-text messaging capability, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, a navigation system, and an upgraded cloth upholstery.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 10.3 in. (106.3 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 11.3 in. (179.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.4 in. (72.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 102 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 34.1 cu.ft. (max. 64.8 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 3212 lbs.
Top Speed: 120 mph
0-60: 7.7 sec
MPG: 26/35 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Jet Black Mica, Meteor Gray Mica, Sonic Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 2000 lbs
As of this writing, the new 2017 Mazda CX-5 is available in Grand Touring, Touring, and Sport model.
Beneath the hood of the newest Mazda CX-5 is either a 155-hp – generating 2.0L four-cylinder engine or a 184-hp – producing 2.5L four-cylinder engine. A choice of either a FWD or an AWD is available. Pairing is either via a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission system.
Fuel economy with the AWD version stands at 26 mpg in combined city/highway cruising, and 29 mpg for the FWD models.
When we come to the safety, the new model comes with a slew of driver aids such as an automatic crash notification system, standard antilock disc brakes, side curtain airbags and front side airbags, a rear-cross traffic warning system, and a blind spot monitor. In government crash testing, the 2016 CX-5 got a four star rating for overall crash impact safety. We however hope the new model has upped the ratings a notch higher. Better details on this on its release date.
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