2016 Mazda CX-5 Review, Release date

2016 Mazda CX-5 is the sports car of crossovers. What is so
special about Mazda is that apart from meeting the usual
requirements, it has outstanding safety reviews, offers a
smooth and quiet ride and has a beautifully trimmed cabin. It
will be available in three trim levels: Sports, Touring and
Grand Touring.

2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Mazda CX-5

Exterior

The exterior remodeling and improvement include styling tweaks
to the front and rear ends, a painted D-pillar and a flat
roofline, an electronic parking brake, added sound insulation
for reduced road noise. The base Sport and the Touring have
17-inch alloy wheels, whereas the Grand Touring comes with
19-inch wheels plus automatic headlights, automatic windshield
wipers and heated mirrors.

2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Mazda CX-5

Interior

The Sport: The interior includes air-conditioning (control), a
height-adjustable driver seat, a 60/40-split folding rear seat,
a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control,
Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a four-speaker sound
system with a CD player, auxiliary audio jack and an iPod /USB
interface. It will also offer an optional Mazda Connect package
that adds a 7-inch touchscreen interface, a multifunction
controller knob, HD radio, Pandora Internet radio, automatic
crash notification, SMS text message reading and audio system
voice controls. The safety part includes antilock brakes,
stability and traction control, front side airbags and side
curtain airbag.

2016 Mazda CX-5 Interior

2016 Mazda CX-5 Interior

The Touring: All the above plus keyless ignition and entry,
blind spot and rear cross-traffic warning systems, a six-way
power driver seat, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat, a
six-speaker sound system, upgraded cloth upholstery, a leather
steering wheel and a six-speaker sound system. The Moonroof and
Bose Audio option package adds a sunroof and an upgraded
nine-speaker Bose audio system.

The Grand Touring: As the most built up trim level, it contains
all of the abovementioned plus dual-zone automatic climate
control, satellite radio, heated leather-upholstered front
seats.

Engine and performance

The clientele of 2016 Mazda CX-5 can choose between two
powertrains: 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 155 hp and 150
pound-feet of torque paired with a 6-speed manual transmission,
and a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of
torque with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine is recommended for the small
crossover buyers due to its great power and virtually identical
fuel economy.

2016-mazda-cx-5 NCI

2016 Mazda CX-5

In unofficial journalists testing, 2016 Mazda CX-5
developed acceleration of 0- 60 mph in 8.0 s with the 2.5 liter
engine. It’s a fairly good performance when it comes to this
class.

mazda-cx-5 2016 NCI

2016 Mazda CX-5

Price and release date

According to the official Mazda news, 2016 Mazda CX-5 will be
unveiled for the USA market in early 2015 (the clock is
ticking). It will be available in three already mentioned trim
levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring; the prices are
starting at $21,795, $25,215 and $28,220, respectively.

2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Mazda CX-5

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