2015 Mazda CX-5 Video Review | Edmunds

2015 Mazda CX-5 Video Review

This Mazda CX-5 video review includes information about fuel economy, price, safety, cargo capacity, interior space and its available trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. We also compare it to other compact SUVs.

For more information, read the 2015 Mazda CX-5 Review.

The base front-wheel-drive CX-5 Sport trim comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that gets an excellent 29 mpg combined. Now, its acceleration is slow for the class, so getting the Touring and Grand Touring trim's 2.5-liter engine is a good idea. Not only is it quicker, but there's not much of a fuel economy penalty either.

Regardless of the engine, the CX-5 is legitimately good to drive. The brakes, suspension and steering all feel like they belong to a smaller car. The ride is on the firmer side of things, but it's still comfortable. If you're upsizing from a sportier compact car, this would be a great choice.

The government gave it a four-star overall crash rating, while the Insurance Institute named it a Top Safety pick.

Despite looking and driving like a smaller SUV, there's actually a surprising amount of space inside. Its cargo area falls a bit short of some rivals, but not by much. On the flipside, the backseat is actually a bit more spacious.

Cabin quality is on par for the segment with some soft pieces here, harder ones there. But this touchscreen that's available on all trims isn't as useful as its competitors. The screen is small, it doesn't always get along with Apple products and its Tom-Tom navigation add-on is very basic.

The CX-5 is one of our top choices for a compact SUV, and consider it the good-looking athlete of the group. It gets an Edmunds.com A rating.

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