The 2015 Mazda CX-5 is among the best affordable compact SUVs on the market. It also does great in comparisons in the affordable crossovers and SUVs with 2 rows. This SUV is quite fun to drive, has a really good fuel economy and offers enough passenger space. The reviewers agree that this SUV is among the best on the market and the price is also not bad.

Engine

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The standard engine of the 2015 Mazda CX-5 is a 4 cylinder 2.0 liters. The acceleration offered is lackluster and many will opt for the larger 4 cylinder 2.5 liters engine, which is larger and offers more punch, which will be necessary, especially when driving on the highway. The manual transmission included is 6 speeds and comes as standard. You can also opt for a 6 speeds automatic model, which offers smooth and quick shifting.

When referring to fuel economy, you are offered a 26-35 rating for city-highway. This is quite good for the class. At the same time, the 2015 Mazda CX-5 is fun to drive, has responsive steering, agile handling and brakes that are usually better than the rivals. The ride comfort is high according to most critics out there.

Interior

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The cabin of the 2015 Mazda CX-5 is clean in design and mostly covers high quality materials. Many agree that front seats are particularly comfortable and will offer a lot of side support. Some do find it hard on a long trip but that is not a problem for most drivers. The rear seats include enough legroom and headroom. The cargo capacity offered is not a class top-of-the-line but it is suitable, with enough suitable space.

The navigation interface is not that great because of the smaller screen and low quality. For many the system will be confusing and hard to use. The standard audio system is a 4 speakers stereo. It includes USB and auxiliary input. You can opt for an increase in quality as optional, together with other features like rearview camera, low speed automatic breaking, blind spot monitoring and moonroofs.

Conclusions

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The 2015 Maxda CX-5 keeps climbing the sales charts, much faster than you may be tempted to believe. It is a really desirable SUV compact crossover. The Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V are market leaders in terms of volume but there is no sporty or clean handling. The fuel economy is only average but the interior is quite functional and spacious. On the whole, the Mazda CX-5 2014 is impressive and it will be highly appealing for many interested buyers. However, others will not be impressed.