If you’re looking for a small SUV that works like a hatchback (think the Mazda 3), the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is first and foremost a competitor. The excellent fuel economy of an available diesel engine further separates the 2018 Mazda CX-5 from the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue and Ford Escape.
The 2018 Mazda CX 5 has always been a beautiful vehicle, but this latest version is perhaps the most elegant in its segment. Thanks to the signals taken by his older brother, the CX-9. Like the mid-size SUV, Mazda’s compact crossover SUV starts with a clearly visible trapezoidal grille connected to the sleek, gleaming LED headlamps, and extends to a fluid “Kodo” design intended to invoke “refined endurance”. “We think it works well, it’s more true in the new Soul Red Crystal painting, a production color so deep and so brilliant that it would do justice to an exotic sports car.
All 2018 Mazda CX-5 models have two rows of seats for up to five passengers. However, like their rivals, trying to accommodate three adults in the back can be difficult. At the other end of the spectrum, it’s now easier to install child seats with the wide opening rear doors. Mazda interiors feel like a superior class: from the standard start button to the 7 inch touchscreen with control wheel, to the elegant ventilation grids surrounded by brilliant work, this is an elegant cabin. With the 40/20/40 split rear seats, the rear seats are folded down, the cargo area reaches a maximum of just under 60 cubic feet, almost 16 less than a Honda CR-V.
The 2018 Mazda CX-5 has only one engine available: a four cylinder of 187 horsepower. It’s not as exciting as the turbocharged engines offered by some competitors, but it never stops the vehicle, and it offers exceptional power and acceleration to cross the city and onto the highway. This Mazda gets better fuel economy ratings than many compact SUVs, although it is not at the top of the class. He gets an EPA estimate of 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. With the four wheel drive (AWD) option, each of these measures decreases by 1 mpg. You will spend about as much on gas if you drive the 2018 Mazda CX-5 or the Honda CR-V. However, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 will save you about $ 200 a year compared to the Toyota RAV4.
The 2018 Mazda CX-5 starts at around $ 24,000. It’s a little above the average price of the class, but a lot of less expensive compact SUVs underestimate the price of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 at less than $ 1,500, which does not make all the difference. The top setting CX-5 Grand Touring has a starting price close to $ 30,000, which is lower than the price of the higher parameters of many competitors.