In 2011, Mazda eliminated the Escape-based Tribute, leaving it without a compact SUV to compete in this growing segment. Fortunately, it only took the brand one model year to come up with the Tribute’s replacement, as it released the CX-5 crossover in 2013. In its first model year, the CX-5 had the agility expected of a Mazda, but it lacked in the power department with its 2.0-liter engine that produced only 155 horsepower. The following year, Mazda added in the 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G engine to round out the powertrain offerings, plus it added in the new range-topping Grand Touring trim. As we venture into the 2015 model year, the CX-5 carries over unchanged with the exception of a little feature shuffling through the various trims.