2014 Mazda CX-5: Excellent Split-Folding Rear Seats
July 25, 2013
In April I took a road trip with the family to Arizona. There are four of us and we absolutely filled the 2014 Mazda CX-5 with our stuff, including two bikes on the hitch-mounted rack. We have a one-year old who requires a Pack 'n Play collapsible crib. If you've never dealt with one before, those things are huge.
We needed a place to put it.
The CX-5's 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat arrangement saved the day. We lowered the center section and slid the crib through the hole where it secured nicely with a strap. This allowed us to keep the seats upright for child-seat installation. A traditional 60/40 split folding arrangement would have had the kid sleeping on the floor. And no one likes that.
Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor @ about 10,900 miles