2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD First Test

To beat the competition and win a market game, a famous manufacturer redesigned his attractive and popular model and made 2017 Mazda CX-5. Even though its size is changed and this crossover is slightly smaller than the last model, it is still very attractive and much better for families. Numbers do not lie, and Mazda has registered great selling seasons with its crossovers before, this was time to change only needed things in order to make a perfect machine for a wide group of buyers. As Mazda is a big company, they realized that sometimes is needed to change only one thing and make a great success, and this time it is changed a few important ones.

Exterior

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As we said, 2017 Mazda CX-5 is slightly smaller, shorter and lower, but those numbers are practically invisible. The front end has wide rhomboidal mesh grille, with thin lights perfectly matched with the hood line. The gentle chromatic line goes around the grille, but decorates windows and rear glass, too. Although the front end looks a little short for the crossover, lowered roof and rounded rear end support the look and the shape of classic models in this class. The rear end has interesting curved lines and thin lights, covered with a thin spoiler.

Interior

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The cabin in 2017 Mazda CX-5 has simply been as much luxury and roomy as on any other crossover, with details recognizable in cars from this manufacturer. A luxury supported by wood details in higher trim and the quality fabric does not end on materials. It is fulfilled with 40/20/40 split seats, heated and cooled. There are many high-tech additions, with USB connection and other interesting devices. Even though test drivers have complained about short leg room and small space for passengers inside, there is still plenty of space for five passengers, which is the planned number of passengers inside.

Engine

The base model of 2017 Mazda CX-5 has Skyaktiv 2.5-liter four-inline petrol engine with 187 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. There will be a model with Skyaktiv D-turbodiesel engine but at fall. The engine has accelerated the speed to 60 mph for only 8.4 seconds. It stops at that speed at 126 feet, which is a perfect result for crossover and makes it as very safe and stable. According to the numbers, it is a slightly slower car, but still reliable and safe for family driving.

2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Price

For a base price of only $26,368 , you can be an owner of this car, or add some interesting equipment and go to up to $36,000. However, the car is on market in the middle of the year.