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2018 Mazda CX-5 is on the Move

On the move in the past two years, Mazda vehicle sales were up 15 percent in April 2018. New products like the 2018 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD is a testament to a slew of new engines and technology features from Mazda. The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is a sporty, five-seat compact crossover (CUV). Available in Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring, the CX-5 has a standard cylinder deactivation engine that generates 187 horsepower from a 2.5-liter inline-4 motor. When all four cylinders are not needed, the Mazda SKYACTIV engine can drop from four to two cylinders to save fuel. I tested a Soul Red Crystal Metallic Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring with all-wheel drive, independent front and real suspension, stabilizer bars, electric power-steering and many other performance and safety features. I prefer the handling and agility of the AWD over the standard front-wheel drive. The electric power steering is very responsible on sharp turns and lane changing. The CX-5 is positioned between the larger CX-9 with three-row seating and the subcompact CX-3 models, which arrives in dealerships later this month. All-wheel drive is optional on all models. Standard features on CX-5 models include blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and leather wrapping around the shift knob and steering wheel. The luxurious CX-5 Grand Touring comes standard with leather upholstery, a Bose audio system, power driver seats, adaptive LED tail and headlights, frog lights, navigation, lift gates, and a moon-roof. Fuel economy is similar to the 2017 model, which has an EPA mpg rating of 25 city and 31 highway. The CX-5 competes with the Hyundai Tucson, Ford Escape, Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4, and the Honda CR-V. The CX-5 starts at $24,150 and goes up to $29,645 for the Grand Touring. A recently redesigned 2018 Mazda 6 was also introduced recently with significant upgrades and added sheet metal. The Mazda 6 is priced around $23,000, which is $500 less than last year’s model. The 2019 Mazda CX-3 comes to dealerships late May, 2018 with an MSRP of $20,390. (Article written by Randi Payton) The post 2018 Mazda CX-5 is on the Move appeared first on The Network Journal.

On the move in the past two years, Mazda vehicle sales were up 15 percent in April 2018. New products like the 2018 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD is a testament to a slew of new engines and technology features from Mazda.

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is a sporty, five-seat compact crossover (CUV). Available in Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring, the CX-5 has a standard cylinder deactivation engine that generates 187 horsepower from a 2.5-liter inline-4 motor. When all four cylinders are not needed, the Mazda SKYACTIV engine can drop from four to two cylinders to save fuel.

I tested a Soul Red Crystal Metallic Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring with all-wheel drive, independent front and real suspension, stabilizer bars, electric power-steering and many other performance and safety features. I prefer the handling and agility of the AWD over the standard front-wheel drive. The electric power steering is very responsible on sharp turns and lane changing.

The CX-5 is positioned between the larger CX-9 with three-row seating and the subcompact CX-3 models, which arrives in dealerships later this month. All-wheel drive is optional on all models. Standard features on CX-5 models include blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and leather wrapping around the shift knob and steering wheel.

The luxurious CX-5 Grand Touring comes standard with leather upholstery, a Bose audio system, power driver seats, adaptive LED tail and headlights, frog lights, navigation, lift gates, and a moon-roof.

Fuel economy is similar to the 2017 model, which has an EPA mpg rating of 25 city and 31 highway. The CX-5 competes with the Hyundai Tucson, Ford Escape, Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4, and the Honda CR-V. The CX-5 starts at $24,150 and goes up to $29,645 for the Grand Touring.

A recently redesigned 2018 Mazda 6 was also introduced recently with significant upgrades and added sheet metal. The Mazda 6 is priced around $23,000, which is $500 less than last year’s model. The 2019 Mazda CX-3 comes to dealerships late May, 2018 with an MSRP of $20,390.

(Article written by Randi Payton)

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