2017 Mazda CX-5 Review and Test

Aiming premium territory with the 2017 Mazda CX-5, Mazda redesigned its compact crossover compact SUV. Styling and size are similar to the outgoing model, but the new CX-5 boasts a long list of enhancements that add up to a significant improvement over the model it replaces.

The new Mazda CX-5 continues in sports, Touring , and Grand Touring finish levels, the latter is expected to generate nearly half of sales. Mazda CX-5 says buyers are earning more money and are more educated, which is why the Grand Touring version is so popular.

Prices range from just under $ 25,000 to just over $ 34,000, which means that if Mazda targets levels of refinement with the new CX – 5, an entry – luxury price stays in line with traditional competitors .

Styling and Design of the 2017 Mazda CX-5

Witness the evolution of the stylistic language “Kodo” of Mazda. With the CX-5, Mazda claims to have used a “less is more” aesthetic, a simpler approach depends on bold primary forms and attention to detail. The result is an attractive crossover SUV, style of exudation and Refinement.In my opinion, Mazda delved delicate wheel design of the Grand Touring, but has everything else just right.

The Grand Touring finish level also confers a high-end look and feel inside, especially when opted with parchment leather off-white. Thus equipped, the bold contrast between the black dashboard, shiny black trim, and silver accents is both austere and premium. Materials, textures, and gloss levels make the CX-5 Grand Touring look and feel more expensive than it is.

Mazda carefully tracked the sources of noise in the cabin, and the result is an unexpectedly quiet interior. Among the many solutions, Mazda fully carpeted the cargo area, which is a little larger than before, but still drags in direct competitors in terms of total volume.

Behind the rear seat, the CX-5 provides 30.9 cu. Ft. Of cargo space. Fold the rear seat back 40/20/40 split down to get 59.6 cu. Ft. An electric rear hatchback is new for 2017.

of the 2017 Mazda CX-5

Features and controls of the 2017 Mazda CX-5

Of conservative size, 2017 CX-5 makes the best of what passenger space exists within its rather small interior. For example, the company claims that it paid special attention to how the controls are arranged in relation to the driver of the steering wheel and the pedals to the instrumentation in order to maximize the levels of satisfaction.

Most of the time, this effort is successful. The driver’s seat is comfortable, and the cushion height adjustment for the front passenger ensures or it can share in this evaluation. A heated steering wheel and heated front seats are available, but you can not get ventilated front seats at all costs.

Rear seat comfort is enhanced from the 2016 model, and Mazda has revised the rear doors so they open wide to facilitate entry and exit. The space remains tight for large adults, however. Fortunately, the backs of the softly padded front seats prove good for the knees and shins.

Mazda has missed a handful of opportunities to ensure more comfort and ease of use. A sliding and adjustable height center console armrest would be appreciated, as would the primary radio controls located on the dash, where plenty of space exists to accommodate them. And while Mazda says it focused on aligning the cabin parts for the driver, the Mazda Connect controls on the center console remain clumsily placed.

Security and technology of the 2017 Mazda CX-5

Mazda Connect is the infotainment system of the automaker, used to access the radio navigation system and available, and program the vehicle with various safety features and technologies.

Designed Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz designs, Mazda Connect uses a tablet style display at the top of the dashboard combined with primary controls on the center console, auxiliary steering wheel controls, voice activation and touch screen contribution . When the vehicle is running, however, the touch screen is unavailable and Mazda will not allow for adjustment of certain aspects of the system. After all, driving questions, and society wants you to focus on it.

In any case, once you have passed through manual and set everything from the owner up personal preferences, Mazda Connect is fairly easy to use. It could really benefit from separate stereo controls located on the dashboard, but especially given the new and improved Bose Centerpoint surround sound system.

When aligned against compact SUVs, the same level of sophistication and dynamism is highly attractive, but the Mazda CX-5 remains a rather small choice in a segment that offers alternatives with more comfort and utility.

Therefore, you have a choice to make. Based on this initial record of the new 2017 CX-5 from Mazda, we are confident that the people who decide the size compromise is a worthy person will be very pleased with their selection.

source : http://www.jdpower.com/cars/articles/new-car-reviews/test-drive-2017-mazda-cx-5

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