Easy on Gas and Room to Spare : Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Disclosure: We were loaned a 2014 Mazda CX5 Grand Touring to test drive for a week. Regardless, all opinions are 100% my own.

Have you been looking for a mid-sized SUV? Not too big, yet roomy enough to hold everything you need. Well, we really like the compact designs and were excited about taking the 2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring for a ride this past week.

2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

In fact, we really wanted to take the SUV on an extended day trip just to see how it performed. I think it is safe to say we all really enjoyed the ride. Staci and I had plenty of leg space in the front of the vehicle, while the girls still had room to spare in the back.

2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

The double-stitched premium leather-trimmed seats in both the front and rear of the car made for quite a comfortable ride. Along with dual temperature settings for the driver and passenger, we were all set for a smooth ride. With a 8-way power adjustable seat I was super comfortable for the ride.

2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

One of the key features to the in-dash control panel, was the 5.8″ full-color touch-screen display and integrated TomTom navigation. In the past I have loved using TomTom as a form of route guidance.

2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

The Mazda CX-5 offered us a luxurious ride with other features such as:

  • Power Moonroof
  • Advanced Keyless Entry & Start System
  • 60/40 split rear seating
  • Up to 64.8 cubic feet of cargo space
  • … and more

2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

We utilized the blind-spot warning system on the busy side roads or highways. Also with a backup camera we can be assured that all is clear when we are in reverse. This feature is also incredibly important in our every day lives with children at home. It is, by far, one of my favorite features to have.

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2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Overall, the Mazda CX-5 was very impressive in the gas efficiency department. We averaged around 30 mpg on the highway and around 25 in the city as we drove around back at home. We had several errands to run through out the week, and we still returned it with enough gas to go another 50 or so miles. Not bad for an SUV of its size.

Have you driven a Mazda lately? Would you try out the Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring?

About Colby

As the father of 5 and head of the household, I am often looking for the next best thing when it comes to my family. I enjoy trying new products and am excited about delving further into the tech world my wife and teens know so much about. You can also find me on Twitter: @dodomesticdad

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