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2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD Long-Term Road Test

2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD: Auto Show "Twin"

November 28, 2013

2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD

You may well be asking yourself how our long-term 2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD found its way to the floor of the L.A. Auto Show.

It's not ours, of course. (Though ours was technically at the show, albeit in the parking lot.)

The crossover pictured here is a 2014 Mazda CX-5 Touring FWD, which has an MSRP of $25,710. Our Grand Touring, with AWD and a lot of very nice extras, pencils out at $31,890. The lovely Soul Red Mica adds $300 to the price of the car, by the way.

When you set a budget for a new car, do you find yourself lured by amenities that lead to price creep?

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @ 20,716 miles


Comments

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    We're likely to buy a no-option Touring FWD in Sky Blue tomorrow. We held firm on not going for anything that would lead to price creep.

  • cx7lover cx7lover Posts:

    That's not a touring. Only GT's have the upgraded larger wheels for the 5

  • nxtiak nxtiak Posts:

    I love HIDs, I just hate that "Tech Packages" require the stupid overpriced Moonroof/Bose package. But oh well. Loving my 2014 FWD Touring w/ Tech.

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