Phoenix Mazda Owners Love The All New Redesigned 2018 CX-5

Last year’s redesign of the Mazda CX-5 crossover was nothing short of perfection. With the release of the 2018 Mazda CX-5, we have to say that it is still one of the best compact crossovers money can buy. Not many vehicles that boast a sophisticated, quiet cabin can also count driving enthusiasts among its fans. Crossover buyers should place the CX-5 at the top of their list when they visit Phoenix Mazda dealerships.

Outside, you’ll find sleek styling that’s sure to please. There’s plenty of cabin space for people and their stuff. You’ll find high-quality materials throughout, as well as a slew of tech goodies and other amenities. All in all, you’ll feel like you’re in a substantially more expensive vehicle.

The Newly Designed Mazda CX-5 Make Phoenix Driving Safer and More Comfortable

Changes for 2018 include standard blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The CX-5 now also comes with a luxurious leather-wrapped steering wheel. Another new feature is cylinder-deactivation technology, which improves fuel economy by automatically shutting off the engine’s two outside cylinders when the vehicle reaches higher speeds.

Kelley Blue Book gave the 2018 Mazda CX-5 high praise, writing: "Among the vast field of compact-crossover SUVs roaming the freeways, there's one that offers an exceptional combination of styling, economy and sports-car-like driving dynamics. It's the 2018 Mazda CX-5, and if you're shopping this segment it's an SUV you'll definitely want to test-drive. From its sleek styling to its handsome interior, the CX-5 feels far more premium than its $25,000 asking price might suggest."

 

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is available in three trims: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. The CX-5 is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 187 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a standard six-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport modes. All trims have front-wheel drive standard, but those who prefer all-wheel drive can get it as an option. EPA-estimated fuel economy for the CX-5 with front-wheel drive is 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway, while models with AWD are rated at 24 mpg city/30 mpg highway.*

Phoenix Mazda Drivers Report A Nice Ride

Drivers report the ride is smooth, even when navigating bumpy roads. The sharp steering and responsive handling make it easy to quickly change lanes on the highway. Handling is enhanced by Mazda’s new G-Vectoring Control, which shifts the vehicle’s mass to the front tires.

Mazda has long engineered its vehicles with safety at the forefront, so we’re not surprised it was named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, with the top score of Good in all crash-test categories. Standard safety equipment includes Mazda’s Smart Brake Support, which can prevent you from rear-ending another vehicle by automatically applying the brakes if it detects a collision while the vehicle is driving at low speed. Also standard are blind spot monitoring, a rearview camera and rear cross traffic alert.

Optional safety features include lane keep assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and a head-up display with traffic sign recognition.

* All vehicle mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.