While I was test driving the Mazda CX-5 thanks to the one week car loan by STI my husband and I had different feelings when it came to the features of this car. I didn’t find the front seat comfortable, I think because there were so many different ways to adjust my seat I couldn’t find the right setting. My husband however found it to be a perfect fit and didn’t give me much of an opportunity to test drive it. What I did like about it was also my favorite feature. The side view mirrors included blind spot detectors that flashed and if you tried to change lanes and there was a car in your blind spot the car would beep at you. This happened to me a few times while I was changing lanes in the high way. I had no idea that I was changing lanes so close to another car. So yeah, I LOVED that feature and missed it as soon as I drove something else.
My husband didn’t like the sound system so he said first thing he would do would be go change out the speakers and he did that to our last car so even though it’s a negative in his book, it’s not really a negative at all. He loved how it drove, he said he was very comfortable and really really liked driving it. He liked the lighting inside and the GPS was completely voice automated. You would use commands like Drive To Target and it would find all the Targets in your area and then you could choose which one you wanted to go to. It’s a great feature for traveling road trips.
I didn’t even realize that the CX-5 did this but the windshield wipers were automatic. They would come on when they sensed the rain and then they would increase as the rain increased. My husband noticed and pointed it out to me. I loved how easy it was to set up my phone and my husband loved all the different ways he could play HIS music in the car. He could play his music over the phone’s bluetooth.
We both liked the handling as it handled and cornered very well. The Mazda CX-5 also gets very good gas mileage and it has dynamic stability control, heated seats, and traction control. We also liked that the kids could do the seat belts by themselves and that they had cup holders when they pulled down the middle seat. There was plenty of room for their boosters, but their little legs did come right up to the back of our seats so if they moved it all it felt like they were kicking our seats.
He found more features to love than I did so our results is that the Mazda CX-5 is HIS.
Other Mazda CX-5 Features:
5 Seats in Luxury
The Mazda CX-5 blends sophisticated details, like available double-stitched premium leather-trimmed seats and a power moonroof, and ample passenger and cargo volume to create a stylish all-purpose cabin.
- Available Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry & Start System
- Available 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat
- Available dual-zone automatic climate control and available three-level heated front seats
- Up to 64.8 cubic feet of cargo space
- 60/40 split rear seating or available 40/20/40 dual split fold-down rear seating
Standard halogen headlights brightly illuminate the path ahead, or choose the available Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights and halogen fog lights for brighter, sharper illumination in all conditions. With the available Adaptive Front-lighting System, the headlight beams automatically pivot in concert with the CX-5 based on vehicle speed and steering angle to improve visibility in dark corners.
Smart and Style
Impressive 17- to 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels fitted with all-season tires add sophistication along with year-around practicality. The convenient rearview camera lets you see directly behind your vehicle, including those lower blind spots where a bicycle or skateboard might be hiding.
More about the Navigation system:
Mazda has partnered with TomTom, the industry leader in navigation systems, to bring you state-of-the-art navigation, so you’ll always have the most efficient routes to your destinations. The available fully integrated in-dash system with a 5.8-inch full-color touch-screen display features intuitive voice recognition, so you can keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.