Your Guide to the Right Ride: The 2020 Mazda CX-5 Touring
There’s nothing quite like a scenic drive. There’s nothing quite like the steady hum of the engine on an empty road. There’s nothing quite like gliding through each new twist and bend, taking a break to take in the view, and bringing a friend or two along for the ride. And there’s also nothing quite like the 2020 Mazda CX-5 Touring.
With a sleek yet sturdy build, a slew of safety features, and SKYACTIV® technology under the hood, Mazda delivers the joy of driving in a compact SUV package. With this post, we’ll examine the performance, design, and features of the CX-5 to help you decide if it’s the right ride for you.
Here’s an overview of who’ll likely enjoy the Mazda CX-5:
- Drivers who demand reliability, responsiveness, and a painless commute
- Drivers who know that comfort is king when it comes to the ultimate road trip
- Drivers who appreciate vehicles with a touch of luxury but don’t want to pay an exorbitant price
Power and Mileage
It’s clear that the CX-5 was designed with versatility in mind. With a 2.5L, 186 lb-ft torque (at 4,000 rpm), 187 horsepower (at 6,000 rpm) engine, it’s as reliable on city streets as it is on the open road. The SUV’s SKYACTIV® transmission even allows drivers to switch from automatic to manual shift and sport modes as they please.
The CX-5 is available in both four-wheel and all-wheel drive variants. The FWD model gets 25 miles to the gallon in the city and 31 on the highway. The AWD model is slightly less fuel efficient (getting about 24 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway) but is ideal for travel on rougher terrain—including light off-roading.
Safety and Tech
The National Highway Safety Administration gave the CX-5 a five-star safety rating. This is no doubt thanks to the vehicle’s array of cutting-edge safety tech. In addition to standard features like dual front air bags and passenger-weight sensors, the CX-5 Touring comes equipped with smart braking that warns drivers—and can even automatically apply the brakes—if a potential impact with a vehicle or pedestrian is detected.
Many of the CX-5’s features not only help prevent serious accidents but also improve the overall safety of driving. A rearview camera, assisted by rear cross traffic alert, provides drivers with both visible and audible warnings, so they can avoid potential crashes. Likewise, blind spot monitoring protects drivers on the highway by letting them know when another vehicle is fast approaching. Even night driving is safer with the CX-5 thanks to adaptive LED lights that angle towards the road during sharp turns and a lane departure warning system that alerts the driver when an unintentional lane change seems imminent.
Interior and Style
The CX-5 Touring offers a comfortable interior with room for up to four passengers. Plastic-based leatherette upholstery makes for seating that is both soft to the touch and easy to keep clean. Map, dome, and cargo lighting options allow drivers to adjust the cabin’s brightness as they see fit.
The Touring’s 7” touchscreen display connects to an AM/FM 6-speaker audio system and supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and internet radio services like Pandora. The SUV also allows for hands-free calling and texting with Bluetooth technologies.
Looking at its exterior, the CX-5 strikes a distinct balance between sturdy and suave. Its body rests on 17″ aluminum-alloy wheels. And factory colors include sleek offerings like jet black and white pearl mica.
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