2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
After years of looking for just the right mix of features, price, and MPG rating I finally found what I wanted - the Mazda CX-5.
I wanted an SUV or crossover with high-end features, a MPG rating at or near 30 mpg, for under $30,000.
The Mazda CX-5 has it all.
I purchased the Grand Touring edition as soon as it arrived at my local dealer's lot. I have 1,300 miles on the car after one month.
I am getting consistently getting 30 mpg in mixed (city/hwy) driving conditions.
I have not taken a road trip yet, so I don't know what my high end mileage will be for highway driving.
I would not buy this car if I had a lot of hills or mountains.
The acceleration on inclines is not that great.
The high-end features that I love are many to name.
First thing I love is the Keyless Entry with Push button start. I never have to look for my car keys! I just keep the key fob in my purse, which is always with me.
The other features the I love include the back-up camera and monitor, blind spot detection in the side mirrors, Sirius and Digital Radio, Bluetooth intregrated controls for phone and audio, Bose Music System, HID bi-Xenon headlights with auto leveling and Adaptive Front Lighting System; Dual climate controls, Leather seating, Heated front seats with 3 temp settings, Lumbar support for drivers seat; Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers; and the moon roof.
My other car had two sun visors for both the driver and front seat passenger, which I dearly miss.
I could flip the larger one to one side then flip the smaller one down for complete sun shade control. I really don't care all that much for the built-in navigation system.
The navigation system on my iPhone is much better, which I use in conjuction with the bluetooth feature.
I would like to see a compass indicator in the rear view mirror (or anywhere for that matter).
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