2017 Mazda CX-5 Skyactiv-D 2.2 Test Drive: The Silent Warrior
Mazda CX-5 is back with a second generation. Or a heavily facelifted version, depending from which angle you look at it
Mazda CX-5 took the compact SUV segment by storm when it was first released in 2012. With sporty handling and lots of space it gave a new sense of fun to family motoring.
The CX-5 was a reference in its class, but it was taken out from the first place by the launch of newer and more practical rivals from the Volkswagen Group. Cars like Skoda Kodiaq, Volkswagen Tiguan and Seat Ateca are now potent rivals for the Mazda CX-5. So, the Japanese manufacturer had to react. This is the new Mazda CX-5, although the technical platform is the same with the older model. But, it boasts new design cues, better interior quality and impressive handling abilities. Yet, can it rise to the top again?
Created for:highwayswinding roads
Hats off for:ergonomicscomfortroad handlingengine power
Bang for the buck:good