I was not compensated for writing this post. The good folks at Mazda and Drive Shop let me drive around in the 2016 Mazda CX 5 so I could share my experience with you. My opinions are 100% honest and 100% mine.
I’ve driven my fair share of cars in my lifetime but I have to say that one of my favorites ever is the 2016 Mazda CX 5. It’s sporty and sleek and sophisticated and stupendous. And spectacular. And smart. I’m partial to small SUVs, or Crossover SUVs, so this vehicle was already a plus for me. But the CX 5 can win you over regardless of your preference. It’s that special.
Let’s talk about the exterior because, after all, the appearance of your vehicle matters. The Mazda CX 5 looks fabulous. It is one good looking vehicle, let me tell you. I couldn’t stop taking pictures of it.
I am absolutely in love with the 2016 Mazda CX 5. It is, hands-down, one of the best looking vehicles on the road. It looks like a luxury CUV, with its contours and lines. Love love LOVE the looks of this vehicle!
Let’s see…there has to be more to the Mazda CX 5 than just its stunning exterior, right? Right. There is!
The 2016 Mazda CX 5 has a stunning interior as well! Seriously, it’s a beauty!
It’s roomy (look at that leg room!), it’s comfortable (see those supple leather seats?), and it looks fabulous (that goes without saying). It makes you want to find reasons to drive!
In fact, I found every reason I possibly could to drive the CX 5. Let’s see…I went to the post office, made some returns, shopped for lamps, went grocery shopping multiple times (with all that cargo space, it’s easy!), paid bills in person, browsed some thrift stores, and was the designated driver on the Fourth of July! And a few times, I just drove around for the sake of driving around.
I. Love. The. CX 5. Even the backseat is amazing.
I have to mention what some friends said about the 2016 Mazda CX 5 when I gave them a ride. They oohed and aahed over the exterior (especially the color), they loved the comfortable seating, they were big fans of the sound system, and they were very impressed with the smooth ride. In fact, they encouraged me to buy it. It took them about half a mile to become fans of the CX 5, and for good reason. Let me tell you a few.
It’s fuel efficient (30/24 mpg). It has Bluetooth Phone/Audio. The driver’s seat has Power Lumbar Support, as well as an 8-way power seat.
Let’s see, what else, what else…
Oh, yeah! Heated front seats! One of my favorite features ever! Ohhhh, Dual Zone Climate Control — awesome! Plus, Keyless Entry and Push Button Start. I’m also a huge fan of the dual USB ports and auxiliary jack. Huge.
There’s also an Electronic Parking Brake, which might be one of the coolest technological advances ever. And 6-speed Sport Mode, also known as Beast Mode. Just kidding. (Not really.)
But there’s more — so much more! Like the Bose Am/FM/CD/MP3/SAT Sound System with nine speakers. And the 7-inch touch-screen display. And the Rearview Camera, another of my favorite features. And the vanity mirrors are lighted. And there’s a moonroof.
And, and, and…the 2016 Mazda CX 5 has an Anti-Theft Engine Immobilizer, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and two safety features that just blew me away — Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. This is craziness, folks. If someone is in your blind spot, a light blinks on your side mirror and it beeps to warn you. And when you’re backing up, you will hear a beep if there are any vehicles coming in your direction. What is this voodoo magic? It’s basically the best safety features ever, that’s what!
When equipped with the Smart City Brake Support, the 2016 Mazda CX 5 is a Top Safety Pick. Safety is definitely a concern when choosing a new vehicle, and the CX 5 does not leave you wanting.
- Side airbags — front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
- Rollover sensor — designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
- Electronic stability control — includes roll stability control
- Antilock brakes
- Daytime running lights
You get the idea, right? I would imagine you do. The 2016 Mazda CX 5 is utterly spectacular. Not convinced? I’m not sure how that’s possible, but that’s OK…take one for a spin. I guarantee you will be impressed.