Headlights That Turn With the Steering - 2014 Mazda CX-5 Long-Term Road Test

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

2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD: Headlights That Turn With the Steering

March 20, 2013

2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD

My body is still trying to get over the Spring-forward time change, and the dark mornings, but it does give me occasion to observe the nifty headlamps in the 2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD. Click through to see the beams follow the corners on a foggy morning.

Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor @ 3,420 miles


  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    Very neat. However, I saw no other traffic so why weren't you running your high beams? I have noticed a marked reluctance to do so amongst quite a few folk in America. What's with that?

  • wow, those move a lot more than I thought they would. and agentorange, it might have been low beams because " on a foggy morning " Although it wasn't thick fog it was still enough to see where the beams were pointing so it likely would have lit up nice and bright under high beams (I find my Mazda high beams actually glare off traffic signs too much even)

  • that or they just ran with them because it was a perfect chance to get a video of how they work :)

  • zmmzmm1221 zmmzmm1221 Posts:

    That is so neat, never seen a video of them actually in action before. Way to go Mazda.

  • ed124c ed124c Posts:

    I am not impressed. The wandering beams are too slow to catch up with the car's speed through the curves. Also, there isn't enough cutoff on the left side. Any car approaching is going to hit their high beams and mutter "what the hell!"

  • duck87 duck87 Posts:

    Looks like lighting is one area the CX-5 has a leg-up on over the CR-V!

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