Sports cars, it seems like everyone always wants or at least dreams about one, but normally the lack of practicality and the overall cost of a sports car makes them an unlikely member of most families.
We recently test drove for a week, the Mazda CX-5.
It provides plenty of reminders of a sports car, just in a more practical and affordable form. The CX-5 is a smaller CUV with attitude and flair.
While not your conventional sports car by any means, it is a car that is very fun to drive.
I really appreciated how it turned on corners, it made the driving experience fun. This is a crossover vehicle and is perfect for a family too. I am not sure how Mazda did it, but the CX-5 seems much roomier overall compared to other small CUV’s on the market, so hauling the family around is a breeze in the CX-5.
Part of the fuel economy comes from the design, not only is it cool in appearance, but the Skyactiv technology really helps get the most out of the engine. I was shocked to be getting over 33 MPG in a CUV. I was very happy and impressed.
The CX-5 is stylish, but also loaded up on tech and safety. Smart Braking is a feature that works at all speeds, I love how it also is in effect in the city, if your CX-5 determines you are coming too close too fast, you get warning lights and then automatically brakes on its own . . . incredible, and great for those work commutes when you don’t want to be driving and your attention may be elsewhere.
Do yourself a favor, go take one for a test drive and let me know what you think.
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