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2016 Mazda CX-5

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 has a clean exterior design that features a better grille and new LED lights. The base vehicle has 17-inch wheels. However, Mazda offers 19-inch wheels to consumers who prefer larger tires.

The Cabin

In the cabin, the CX-5 has connectivity and infotainment technologies in the center console. The design team also increased the interior storage space by replacing the emergency brake with an electric brake. However, the most noticeable upgrade is the interior trim. Consumers can order a piano finish or an aluminum finish.

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The development team designed an advanced driver-assistance system and a blind-spot monitoring system for the Mazda CX-5. The CX-5 also has tools that protect teen drivers. The advanced cruise control system and the collision-mitigating braking technology keep teenagers safe on the road.

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Mechanical Components

Under the hood, the Mazda CX-5 has a 155 horsepower engine that provides plenty of torque. Front-wheel drive is included with the base vehicle, but all-wheel drive is available as well. Both trims are fuel-efficient because they achieved a 26 mpg city rating.

2016 Mazda CX-5

Other Highlights

According to test drivers, the 2016 Mazda has a practical cabin with comfy seats. In the back of the vehicle, there is plenty of space for two grown-ups.

Mazda also equipped the automobile with a push-button ignition, highly advanced speakers, and Bluetooth. Consumers who need additional features can buy a Bose audio system, an automatic climate control system, or a seven-inch infotainment unit. The infotainment system is very responsive; all data displays on a crisp, seven-inch screen.

2016 Mazda CX-5

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 has a 64.8 cubic feet cargo area, so it has more space than most rival vehicles. Because the rear seats can fold down, families can easily store flat items on the floor. The cabin also has a middle pass-through section for long items and various compartments for small items.