2014 Mazda CX-5: Rain Performance
December 02, 2013
It is a truth universally acknowledged that when it rains in Southern California, drivers lose their minds and anything they ever knew about driving. On a recent afternoon, the snarled traffic turned a usually easy 6-mile trip into an hour-long slog.
The 2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD is good company in bad weather. I like being able to see over the tangled mess of cars ahead of me. The SUV feels sure footed and is small enough to maneuver its way around a bad situation. The wipers do as they're bidden, and the blind-spot warning system is extra helpful when rain, street-splash and darkness make visibility iffy.
Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @ 20,776 miles