2014 Mazda CX-5: Check Your Speed
October 8, 2013
Ever been on a freeway where the speed limit fluctuates, from 55 to 65 or 65 to 75 for no apparent reason? Sometimes those darn speed limit signs are few and far between, so knowing whether you're going 6 over or 16 over while cruising along can be tricky.
In one instance, you're pretty much safely under the radar, in the other you may find yourself running into it. Although I tend to just go with the flow in the #2 or #3 lanes, there are those rare times when traffic is sparse and you could be more, umm, visible.
The 2014 Mazda CX-5's navigation system thoughtfully shows not only the roadway's speed limit (shown as "max" in the lower left corner of the screen) but also displays your current speed right next to it. This comes in handy when you want to keep tabs on your speed versus the limit and also for when you want to set the cruise for a stay-out-of-trouble velocity.
John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 17,993 miles