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2013 Mazda CX-5 Touring Sport Utility

2013 Mazda CX-5 Review

(0 Stars)  A new approach to building crossovers.

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New For 2013
The Mazda CX-5 is an all-new model for 2013 that launched in spring 2012.
It may be an efficiency-minded crossover, but the Mazda CX-5 still demonstrates the dedication to driving enjoyment that pervades the entire Mazda lineup. The new model replaces the Ford Escape–based Tribute and the fuel-guzzling CX-7 as the company’s only five-seat crossover. Interior room is plentiful, and the elevated driving position provides excellent visibility. The swoopy exterior styling is backed up by great chassis dynamics that make the CX-5 genuinely fun to drive. The steering is accurate, the controls are all in the right places, and a relatively firm suspension helps the driver feel in control. The Skyactiv four-cylinder engine provides class-leading fuel economy, but the focus on efficiency and the modest power output of 155 hp from the only engine, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, mean the CX-5’s acceleration is merely adequate. A six-speed manual is offered on the base model, so most CX-5s will be equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission that prioritizes saving fuel over going quickly. There’s a long list of options for the Mazda crossover, including safety gear like blind-spot monitoring and a backup camera, push-button start, touch-screen navigation, and Bluetooth connectivity. The Mazda CX-5 is not only better than the Tribute and the CX-7 it replaces but has also become one of our favorite entries in the crossover segment.

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2013 CX-5 Touring Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.0L SKYACTIV-G in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 25 MPG city, 31 MPG highway, 28 MPG combined and 428 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
15.3gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 155 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 150 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm

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'13 Mazda Touring Sport Utility Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Auto On Headlights
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Power Windows
Steering Wheel Scope
Trip Computer
Privacy Glass
Rear Spoiler
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Brake Assist
Daytime Running Lights
Driver Air Bag
Engine Immobilizer
Front Fog Lights
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Air Bag
Rear View Camera
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Traction Control
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc MP3 Capable
Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
Alloy Wheels
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