2016 Mazda CX-5: Lots to Love
June 29 2016,
Somehow the Japanese automaker improved on perfection and brought their already-stellar crossover to another level. Mazda refers to this particular version of the vehicle as the 2016.5 CX-5, as minor tweaks and upgrades were made to the exterior look as well as one of the engines for better efficiency and performance. Oh, then of course there’s Mazda’s Unlimited Warranty, as well. See what we meant about making good better?
The Best Vehicle in its Segment Just Got Better
There’s a good reason you already see so many Mazda CX-5s on the road today. With three models and two distinct engine choices, there’s a CX-5 to suit every need and budget, and definitely one that’ll look just right parked in your driveway. You’ll find the original SKYACTIV-G 2.0L 4-cylinder engine in the 2016 CX-5 GX model. Said engine produces 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. Bonus: there’s a 6-speed manual transmission available in the GX model, but only for the front-wheel drive version. Opt for the AWD version and it comes equipped with a 6-speed automatic.
Moving up in the lineup, you’ll find the GS and GT models, which are equipped with a SKYACTIV-G 2.5L 4-cylinder pushes out a more than agreeable 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. This efficient engine is enough to give the 2016 Mazda CX-5 some serious muscle on the road. The GS and GT can be had in either FWD or AWD, and only come with the 6-speed automatic transmission.
Truly, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 is the ideal combination of everything you’re looking for in a practical, capable crossover: the look and feel of a sedan on the road with the interior space and functionality of a compact SUV. Of course, the stunning KODO-designed exterior helps immensely, as does the comfortable and roomy interior.
The CX-5 features Mazda’s latest HMI system for entertainment and navigation purposes, and it’s very simple to navigate with an easy-to-access knob next to the shifter. There are also steering-wheel mounted controls so you can control the system without taking your hands off the wheel, helping you stay focused on the task at hand: driving.
Compact AND Spacious? The CX-5 Has it All
And don’t be fooled by the 2016 Mazda CX-5’s seemingly compact exterior dimensions; there’s plenty of room for all (and their gear) inside. With seating for five and an impressive 966 litres of cargo space with the back seats up, the CX-5 is uber-practical and capable of handling anything you can throw its way.
Of course, you don’t just want to load the car up: you want to keep that cargo safe and sound as well. But don’t worry; Mazda’s got you covered there tool. The 2016 Mazda CX-5 features blind-spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, and even Smart City Brake Support and Forward Obstruction Warning features that will prevent you from rear-ending someone.
To find out more about the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5, head down to your local Morrey Mazda dealer today to discover more about this capable and well rounded CUV by speaking to one of our experts. And you’ll want to make sure you book a test drive, too.