The Mazda CX-5 got a redesign for the 2017 model year. This compact crossover SUV doesn’t have a lot of history behind it because it’s still young. It started in 2012 for the 2013 model year and was the first vehicle featuring the KODO – Soul of Motion Design language. It shares a lot of features with the Mazda6 and Mazda3. However, it is the first to have Skyactiv Technology. It also has an efficient engine and a variety of transmissions that reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
The Foundation of the CX-5 Design
The history of the Mazda CX-5 starts with the MINAGI. The MINAGI concept was unveiled in 2011. It became the CX-5, which was made to replace the Mazda Tribute and the CX-7. The SUV is available with both all-wheel and front-wheel drive. It has a 2-liter gasoline V4 engine that pumps out 162 horsepower. It also has a 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel that pumps out 149 horses. The EPA has rated the CX-5 as having the best gas mileage in its class with an average of 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.
The Mazda CX-5 Facelift
Because the Mazda CX-5 is still a young crossover, it hasn’t been changed so much cosmetically that it looks unlike a CX-5. Nonetheless, the facelift resulted in some changes to its front end and other minor cosmetic updates. Mazda also reduced road noise, improved the infotainment system, and gave the 6-speed automatic transmission a sport mode. The Touring and Grand Touring models got integrated LED headlights, fog lights, and taillights.
The Mazda CX-5 is a fuel-efficient SUV that just may fit your style. To see if the 2017 CX-5 is exactly what you’re looking for, stop by Scott Family of Dealerships in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to see it for yourself. While here, you can take it for a test drive.