Mazda CX-5 Generations:

2017 Mazda CX-5

2017 Mazda CX-5 High Resolution Exterior
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The next-gen CX-5 hopes to be more competitive while offering great comfort and awesome features

When it was introduced for the 2013 model year, Mazda had high hopes for the CX-5. But, the model has been a major disappointment with sales in 2014 not even hitting the 100,000 mark while models from competitors, like the Honda CR-V, for example, saw much higher numbers to the tune of 350,000 examples sold. The CX-5 was facelifted in 2016, but it still failed to meet expectations, despite having a fair amount of muscle under the hood. Consider the CX-5 isn’t exactly a slouch, it must be the design that turns customers away, so Mazda got to work. It didn’t take long for Mazda to complete the second-gen model, and it made its debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show sporting an awesome new body color, G-Vectoring Control, a revamped body shell, slightly wider stance, and the addition of Mazda’s SKYACTIV, 2.2-liter diesel engine as an option for U.S. buyers.

The hardest thing Mazda really has to overcome is how overcrowded the compact SUV segment really is. Big names like CR-V, Escape, Equinox, and Rav 4 all resonate through the minds of those looking for the best ride in this segment, and that doesn’t help a newer model like the CX-5 – being around just a few years – establish a good hold in the market. But Mazda isn’t giving up yet, and the new design that makes front clip inherently longer than the outgoing model should help the CX-5 garner the attention of those really wanting a sporty compact SUV. On top of that, there’s lots of cool technology like Mazda’s G-Vectoring control, i-ACTIVESENSE safety features, and there’s even a two-step reclining mechanism built into the rear seats.

But, there’s a lot more to talk about when it comes to the 2018 Mazda CX-5, so let’s dive on in a take a good look at what it brings to the table and how it compares to the rather stiff competition in this segment.

 

Latest Mazda CX-5 news and reviews:

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2019 Mazda CX-5

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2017 Mazda CX-5

2017 Mazda CX-5

The next-gen CX-5 hopes to be more competitive while offering great comfort and awesome features
New Mazda CX-5 Brings Diesel Engine to the U.S.

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2015 Mazda CX-5 Tokyo Concept

2015 Mazda CX-5 Tokyo Concept

2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring w/ Tech Package - Driven

2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring w/ Tech Package - Driven

2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Mazda CX-5

2014 Mazda CX-5

2014 Mazda CX-5

2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

2013 Mazda CX-5 Active Driver

2013 Mazda CX-5 Active Driver

2013 Mazda CX-5 180

2013 Mazda CX-5 180

2013 Mazda CX-5 Dempsey

2013 Mazda CX-5 Dempsey

2012 Mazda CX-5 Urban

2012 Mazda CX-5 Urban

2012 Mazda’s Future Plans Revealed

2012 Mazda CX-5

2012 Mazda CX-5