There’s a reason the Mazda CX-5 is the brand’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S. With available turbo and i-Activ all-wheel drive, this crossover SUV offers impeccable driving performance, while an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating inspires confidence — not to mention: The CX-5 aesthetic evokes sophistication.
Actually, there might be more than one reason. CX-5 appeals to owners in large part for its versatility and equal parts style and substance. Now more than ever, a smart vehicle is key for rediscovering the world as you safely re-emerge.
Responsiveness and Confidence in Virtually all Road Conditions
Mazda’s turbocharged Skyactiv-G 2.5T engine and predictive i-Activ AWD are available at the upper Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trim levels. With premium octane fuel this turbo engine delivers an impressive 250 horsepower and a robust 320 lb-ft of torque; while with regular octane fuel the turbocharged Skyactiv-G 2.5T engine delivers a solid 227 horsepower and 310 lb ft of torque. Either way, CX-5 provides an exhilarating driving experience.
Ideal for traditional summer road trips or new adventures on roads unknown, Mazda’s sophisticated i-Activ AWD system inspires confidence by using real-time vehicle dynamic modeling to help predict available tire grip and sending torque to the wheels that can use it best. Additionally, off-road traction assist replaces the traction control button and can potentially help the driver when adventuring on uneven terrain. When the diagonal wheels lose traction, off-road traction assist will stop reducing the engine torque and increase the brake force on the wheels without traction — transferring power to the wheels still on the ground to help allow the vehicle to regain traction and continue the drive.
Award-Winning Safety Alleviates Worry, Instills Comfort
Mazda is committed to safety, as evidenced by the fact that six vehicles in the brand’s 2020 lineup — including CX-5 — have earned a 2020 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award. IIHS noted Mazda as a standout, earning more awards than any other automaker (as of July 2020). In stressful times marked by uncertainty, the safety of your car can be one less thing to worry about with CX-5.
“We are proud to be the top 2020 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award recipient. It’s a big accomplishment and stems from our commitment to our owners,” said Mazda President Jeff Guyton. “Always keeping our customers in mind, Mazda is dedicated to providing the most advanced safety technologies, giving our customers a more enjoyable and confident driving experience.”
This prestigious recognition is due in large part to Mazda’s portfolio of advanced safety technologies, known as i-Activsense, which make use of detection devices such as milliwave radars and cameras. CX-5 is equipped with active safety technologies that support safer driving by helping the driver to recognize potential hazards, and pre-crash safety technologies which help to avert collisions or reduce their severity in situations where they cannot be avoided.
Sophisticated Design, Inside and Out
The interior of the CX-5 is focused on the driver, offering both comfort and ideal seating positioning, while also wrapped in an elevated sense of style and sophistication. Informed by Mazda’s Jinba-Ittai driving philosophy — which focuses on the oneness between horse and rider or in this case the car and driver — the cockpit is designed to function as an extension of the driver. This natural connected feeling is achieved through mindfully placing the controls in such a way that they can be operated without the driver taking their eyes or attention of the road.
Kodo, Mazda’s design philosophy, seeks to create a sense of motion, even at a standstill. This “soul of motion” design is evident in the CX-5 with its dynamic lines that evoke a sense of both power and beauty. Leaving behind excess trim and accents, the body imbues motion and captures the eye thanks to its elevated aesthetic.
Mazda’s CX-5 offers a powerful driving experience perfect for rediscovering the adventure of open roads and enjoying a safe escape — be it a simple scenic drive or a classic road trip. Now more than ever, getting from point a to point b is more about the journey than the destination. Embark with confidence in CX-5.