2018 Mazda CX-5
The 2018 Mazda CX-5 stands out in a crowded segment. This crossover combines its unique style with a fun-to-drive powertrain to offer consumers a fun, yet family-friendly vehicle for their next adventure. This, added to the fact that the 2018 CX-5 has standard features typically seen on vehicles that are much more expensive, makes this crossover a top choice in its segment.
The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is available in three trim levels: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. Each trim is available in either front-wheel drive (FWD) or i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive (AWD) configurations.
Powertrains & Performance
Though the 2018 Mazda CX-5 only comes with a single powertrain option, it’s one that will make driving fun. This 2.5-liter four-cylinder is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and puts out 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque.
*Up to an EPA-estimated 25 city/31 highway MPG for 2018 Mazda CX-5 FWD models. AWD models, 24 city/30 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.
Top-notch materials and a sleek, modern design give the CX-5’s cabin a premium feel that’s difficult to ignore. The cabin is quieter than ever before, creating an ambience of peacefulness that will make your daily commute easier. Behind the rear seats, you will find 31 cubic feet of cargo space. This nearly doubles when the rear seats are folded down to 60 cubic feet, making this crossover a top choice if you like having plenty of space to haul various items.
Standard & Available Features
When it comes to offering great features on all CX-5 models, Mazda doesn’t hold back. The base trim comes standard with innovative connective technologies like the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System, which you can access through a 7-inch full-color touchscreen. It also has Bluetooth®, HD Radio™, and a standard rearview camera. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear selector add to the premium feel of the cabin.
Other trim levels offer even more premium features, including leatherette seats with Lux Suede® inserts and driver assistance technology like Mazda’s Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Smart Brake Support, and Lane Departure Warning with Lane-Keep Assist. There’s even a premium Bose® 10-speaker audio system with Centerpoint® 2 and AudioPilot® 2 available.
A Practical, Yet Premium Interior
When it comes to offering both comfort and upscale amenities, the 2018 CX-5 has you covered. This compact crossover uses premium materials throughout its interior, even on the base trim, while also providing supportive and plush seats for all passengers. It easily seats five in its quiet cabin, while offering about 31 cubic feet of storage space behind the rear seats. That’s plenty to head off on a road trip. If you need more, though, you can fold the rear seats down and gain access to the CX-5’s maximum cargo capacity of nearly 60 cubic feet.
Athletic Good Looks
The 2018 Mazda CX-5 boasts an exterior that reflects its athletic handling and sporty performance. Utilizing Mazda’s KODO: “Soul of Motion” design philosophy, this crossover combines sculpted lines, a wide stance, and a rounded roofline to create a unique silhouette. The vehicle’s front end has a distinct design that makes it easy to tell the CX-5 is a Mazda.
Plenty of Innovation
Throughout this compact crossover, you will find a range of innovative technologies – and it’s not just focused on keeping you connected on the road through its infotainment system. Along with its standard 7-inch touch screen and infotainment setup, the CX-5 also has a suite of available driver-assistance technologies thanks to the i-ACTIVESENSE® suite. This adds features like full-speed automatic braking, a rain-sensing windshield, adaptive cruise control, automatic headlights, and active lane control. It also has an available i-ACTIV AWD® system to help you drive confidently in bad weather.
The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is by far the brand’s most popular model, and to see why, take one for a test drive at Bert Ogden Mission Mazda.