2012 Mazda CX5

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The 2012 Mazda CX5 is a safe, affordable compact crossover that’s fun to drive. Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, brings you a closer look.

Model – 2012 Mazda CX5 Crossover

MPG – 26/35 mpg manual front-drive model and 26/32 for the automatic.
Engine – 2.0L Skyactiv with 155 hp.
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
Price – starts at $20,695
AWD models start at $23,345
Maximum Towing: 5,200 lbs.

The 2012 Mazda CX5 Crossover offers these standard features:

•Dynamic stability control
•Traction control system

Optional Features:

•Bose 9-speaker premium sound system
•Power glass moon roof
•Remote Engine Start
•GT Tech Package Includes: Navigation system, HID headlights, advanced keyless entry system, auto dimming rearview mirror w/HomeLink, and a burglar alarm

The 2013 Mazda CX-5 is an all-new compact crossover utility vehicle that doesn’t disappoint. We found that it’s one of the best handling vehicles in this segment with strong driving dynamics.

Inside, the seats are comfortable and supportive up front, and there’s plenty of room in the back seat, even for tall adults. Open the hatch to find a long and flat floor, with a clever folding arrangement for the 40/20/40 split rear seat. And the CX-5 is also a quiet ride. Under hard acceleration you could hear the engine revving a bit louder than expected.

Competes with:

•Ford Escape
•Honda CR-V
•Hyundai Tucson
•Toyota RAV4

Likes:

•Stylish design
•Very good fuel economy
•Driving Dynamics
•Spacious and functional
•Plenty of storage

Dislikes:

•No option for a V-6 engine, or other more powerful engine
•Bluetooth not standard

The 2012 Mazda CX5 Crossover is an affordable, fun to drive vehicle that offers sporty driving dynamics, wrapped in a stylish package that’s all zoom-zoom.

Remember, when shopping for a new car, test drive as many vehicles as you can in the class you are looking in to make sure you find the car that is best for you.

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Aired: 8/14/2012