Effective Windshield Cleaning - 2014 Mazda CX-5 Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Mazda CX-5: Effective Windshield Cleaning

May 6, 2013

2014 Mazda CX-5

Last weekend I drove the Mazda CX-5 813 miles across the California and Nevada deserts. Possibly the most striking impression the Mazda made on me — short of being a well-mannered road vehicle, of course — is that it possesses highly effective windshield wipers and squirters.

I know this because there are a lot of bugs in the desert. Big ones. Gutsy ones. And most of them were splattered on the little crossover's windscreen. Until I pulled back on the right stalk, that is, thereby unleashing the full fury of the Mazda's wipers and cleaning fluid on their remains. Seriously, the combination of good fluid coverage, effective wipers, lots of heat and a little speed blew the bug guts away in a matter of seconds.

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor @ 6,405 miles


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