Mazda CX5 2016.5 Review by Open Road Mazda
If you love to drive, then you’ll love the new features on the 2016.5 CX-5. From an upgraded engine, to navigation system, to dual-setting driver’s memory seat and adjustable passenger seat, you’ll enjoy an enhanced driving experience no matter which model you choose. Because driving matters.
Here are some new features in this refreshed model.
The GX with automatic transmission now comes with a SKYACTIV-G 2.5 L in-line 4-cylinder engine with 184 hp and 185 lb. ft. of torque.
Now standard on the GS model, enjoy our navigation system with advanced lane guidance, route recommendations, voice recognition and more.
And new on the GT, two drivers can enjoy personal settings with the driver’s seat memory position. Front seat passenger can also enjoy a 6-way power adjustable seat.
And when it come to the Mazda CX5, it’s all about the driving experience. Mazda’s i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive system is predictive and intuitive, allowing you to maintain full control through all road and weather conditions for a thrillingly tenacious drive. SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY’s light weight makes the CX-5 a fun-to-drive performer with agile handling and exceptional fuel economy. And when it comes to safety technology, Mazda is an industry leader, offering features like an infra-red laser sensor that detects any vehicle up to 6 metres ahead and helps braking when there is a high risk of impact.
Inside, the interior is simply beautiful. There truly is a clear design that reflects quality matched with clean lines and driver sensibility. The touchscreen display allows you to easily view Bluetooth® phone and audio information, as well as navigation system routes and rearview camera display. Thanks to the available HMI Commander Switch, many functions such as audio and navigation, can be intuitively controlled using rotary, push and tilt operations right at your fingertips. And seating for 5 offers driver and occupants optimum comfort and extra legroom. Plus with up to 1,852 L of cargo capacity, the ever-versatile CX-5 is a great pick for people on the go.
And of course, Skyactive Technology is front and centre. SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY is an innovative engineering strategy that seamlessly optimizes engine, transmission, body and chassis, and aligns them in harmony. The result? Outstanding fuel economy, lower emissions and exhilarating driving dynamics – all under one hood. In fact, The SKYACTIV-G engine is the world’s first gasoline engine for mass-production vehicles that achieves a high compression ratio of 13:1, capturing more energy from fuel and improving efficiency and torque. This truly is a driving experience.
But even more than the driving experience, Mazda’s KODO “Soul of Motion” design language abounds with graceful, yet energetic, lines. Poetically speaking, it’s like the flow or water, a unique expression of power and beauty seen in instantaneous motion at the very moment motion begins.
Come see and experience the Mazda CX5 2016.5…today, at Open Road Mazda.
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