When it comes down to buying a new car, there’s a couple of things you want to get right. And, as with any departure from a large amount of money, it’s important you’re really satisfied with what you get in return. With an ever-expanding small and midsize SUV market, don’t just make a leap of faith – find out what really matters to you in your next car. Here are some things to consider if you’re eyeing off a new Mazda CX-5.
- Level up in design
It’s pretty obvious from the outside the Mazda CX-5 has spent some more time on the drawing board. It’s sleeker, sharper, and somehow more playful. But climb inside for the real spectacle. Plush dark kappa leather on higher trims make for a swish interior finish, all the trimming is perfect. No faults to find here, just don’t spill your coffee in the first week. The all-round new-ness certainly makes for a more professional look. It’s hard to make a statement with a mainstream mid-size SUV, but the CX-5 somehow manages to pull this off with an effortlessly sculpted physique and honest charm.
- Safety where safety matters
The new Mazda CX-5maximises on safety where it’s important. All the necessities are there, and you’ve got things like Mazda’s intelligent Radar Cruise Control with a stop and go function, Lane Departure Warning, Smart City Brake Support, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and this is just the beginning. A 5-star ANCAP safety rating is a great tick of approval and you’ll always know the speed limit with a full colour active driving display system that is both convenient and also sets it apart from other models in its class.
- Quicker off the mark
For those who just won’t be satisfied with the 2.2L engine, there’s a Skyactiv-G 2.5T turbocharged alternative that delivers a huge 420Nm of torque and 170kW of power. If you’re craving the lead when the lights turn green, this is your machine. Not only does this engine offer superb acceleration, but it’s fairly fuel-efficient too.
- Choose AWD capability for better grip
Mazda’s All-Wheel Drive system is optional across all it’s CX-5 fleet. When activated Mazda’s system scans the ground and takes in information at 200 times per second and will alter driving capability to account for changing conditions. While by no means a fully-fledged 4WD system, this can go a long way in assisting up slippery slopes or unnerving gravel roads.
- Easy to live with
Mazda CX-5 is no doubt an all-rounder. A family sized car with excellent fuel economy and plenty of boot space, you’re able to fit in all the necessary extras on a long road trip. While it does present as a long car, it is shorter than say the Toyota RAV4 or the Honda CR-V, making it an easy choice for inner-city driving as well as the open road. If this sounds like it could be you at the wheel, get in touch with a Perth-based Mazda dealership today.