2017 Mazda CX-5

 
2017 Mazda CX-5
 
2017 Mazda CX-5
 

2017 Mazda CX-5

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Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 24 mpg City, 31 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.5 L Regular Unleaded I-4, 187 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 competes with the likes of the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape. Even in this crowd, it's one of the sportiest-driving models, with surprisingly good fuel economy ratings considering that. The CX-5 also stands out for offering a great ride quality and a flexible, spacious interior. The CX-5's infotainment system, with Bose sound, is one of the most feature-packed in its competitive set, too, with things like well-integrated Pandora internet radio.

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What's New For 2017

The Mazda CX-5 has been fully redesigned for 2017 with upgrades to the interior, a sharper style and a smoother quieter drive. The rear seats are inviting, the cabin quieter and the ride has less torso-sway. Among the new standard features for 2017 are LED headlights and daytime running lights, rearview camera, 17-inch alloy wheels, noise-isolating windshield, 7-inch touchscreen with Mazda Connect and HMI Commander and Bluetooth and G-Vectoring Control which is an innovative technology that adjusts engine torque electronically to improve ride and handling. Mazda has made available standard or optional features such as a power rear liftgate, front wiper de-icer, heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, 10 Bose speakers on the premium audio system, a traffic sign recognition system, head up display and a seat memory function.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Specifications for 2017 Mazda CX-5

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Emergency S.O.S
    • Smart Brake Support Forward Collision
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
    • Radio: AM/FM/HD Audio System w/4 Speakers -inc: 7" full-color touch-screen display, digital clock, audio menu voice-command, auxiliary audio input jack, Bluetooth hands free phone and audio, multi-function Commander Control, satellite radio-compatible audio system (requires additional dealer-installed hardware), and 2 USB audio inputs, Aha Internet Radio, Pandora Internet Radio, Infotainment System Voice Command, E911 Automatic Emergency Notification, Stitcher Internet Radio, Radio Broadcast Data System Program Information, SMS Text Msg Audio Delivery & Reply
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 17 x 7J Aluminum Alloy
    • Tires: P225/65R17
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
    • Black Bodyside Cladding and Black Wheel Well Trim
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Lip Spoiler
    • Black Grille w/Chrome Accents
    • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Auto Off Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Interior Features
    • Sport Shape Front Seats -inc: 6-way manual adjustable driver's seat and 4-way manual passenger seat
    • 40-20-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
    • Selective Service Internet Access
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Manual Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
    • Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look/Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Cloth Door Trim Insert
    • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
    • Cloth Seat Trim
    • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • Instrument Panel Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Digital/Analog Display
    • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
    • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 2.5L SKYACTIV-G DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder
    • Transmission: 6-Speed SKYACTIV-DRIVE Automatic -inc: manual-mode and sport function
    • 4.324 Axle Ratio
    • GVWR: 4,515 lbs
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • 100 Amp Alternator
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 14.8 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.7
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.9
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 38
    • Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - 57
    • Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 41.3
    • Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 32.4
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 59.6
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 30.9
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 30.9
  • Electrical Features
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 100
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement - 2.5 L/152
    • Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 187 @ 6000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 185 @ 3250
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 106.3
    • Length, Overall (in) - 179.1
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 72.5
    • Height, Overall (in) - 65.3
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 62.8
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 62.8
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 7.6
    • Liftover Height (in) - 29.4
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 14.8
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 103.6
    • Front Head Room (in) - 39.7
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 41
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 57.1
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 55.2
    • Second Head Room (in) - 39
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 39.6
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 54.8
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 55.3
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 27
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 24
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 31
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 36
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Mazda CX-5
    • Body Style - Sport Utility
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P225/65HR17
    • Rear Tire Size - P225/65HR17
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 2000
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 200
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 2000
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 200
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) - 2000
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.55
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.02
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.45
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.00
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.71
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.60
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.89
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.33
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 6.5
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3527
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 7
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 7
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

2017 Mazda CX-5 Photos & Colors

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  • Eternal Blue Mica Jet Black Mica Snowflake White Pearl Mica Sonic Silver Metallic Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Eternal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic

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Introduction

The Mazda CX-5 crossover is redesigned for 2017, quieter and better looking inside, and slightly more stylish outside. Too many details to mention, so many small things improved. Mazda goes about improvement properly and effectively.

The 2.5-liter engine is tweaked and retuned, now mated exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission (the manual has been dropped), with front- or all-wheel drive.

And there’s a high-mileage 2.2-liter turbodiesel coming later in the year, to compete with the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox diesel, GMC Terrain, and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. It could be a race in rarified air between these four, to 40 mpg.

The revised 2.5-liter engine makes 187 horsepower, just three more horsepower than before, with 185 pound-feet of torque. Mazda says it’s sharper. We agree that the performance is sharp, plus the steering is precise, probably partly because the chassis is stiffer, with more high-strength steel. But maybe more because the 2017 has Mazda’s brake-based torque vectoring system that shifts torque to outside wheels in corners. In fact, it’s the most fun we’ve ever had in a compact crossover, having tested competitors including the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, and Subaru Forester.

The 2017 model is about 100 pounds heavier, all of that weight coming in sound-deadening material. It’s fairly small, even for a compact, with a wheelbase of 106.3 inches and overal length of 179.1. It has less room inside than competitors like the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue.

Fuel mileage is 24 miles per gallon city, 31 highway, and 27 combined with front-wheel drive, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The new CX-5 hasn’t been crash-tested yet, but last year it was a Top Safety Pick+ of the insurance industry’s IIHS, and this year it has stiffer roof pillars.

Lineup

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 comes in Sport ($24,045); Touring ($25,915); and Grand Touring ($29,395). Add just $1300 for all-wheel drive.

Sport comes with LED headlamps, 7.0-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, rearview camera; cloth upholstery, and two USB chargers that can charge bigger things.

Touring, the most popular model, adds leatherette upholstery, acoustic front windows, power driver’s seat, heated front seats, better six-speaker sound system, rear USB ports, and blind-spot monitors. An optional package ($780) adds automatic headlamps, navigation, power liftgate, and Bose 10-speaker sound. For another $625 there’s a package with forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning.

Grand Touring models add leather and 19-inch wheels to the above. Options beyond that include heated rear seats and a new head-up display.

Walkaround

The CX-5 is the most eye-catching crossover its size on the road. It doesn’t look boxy at all. It quietly screams style, especially in white.

The changes for 2017 are subtle. The front pillars are pushed back and inch, and the shoulders reach back farther. The grille gets mesh to replace chrome bars; it’s a rounded trapezoid that’s bold but not in your face, reaching to the LED headlamps. More improvement in the looks from thinner black cladding, and smaller rear taillamps.

The CX-5 pulls off the formerly impossible, to make a crossover look like it’s moving when it’s standing still. There’s a slim chrome boomerang under the windows to accelerate the flow. Mazda’s lead designer in America, Julian Montousse, gets a byline. He calls his approach purity through intensification.

Interior

The CX-5 interior closely follows that of the grander CX-9. Little things like the cleaner lighting, improved steering wheel, and the shift lever moved back two inches closer to a natural position for the driver’s hand. But mostly it’s the newfound silence. The cabin is as quiet as a Lexus. This is Mazda’s response to owners’ complaints about noise and harshness in the prior CX-5. Nasty road noise is gone, zapped, smothered with attention, and 100 pounds of insulation.

There’s a little more shoulder room in the rear, thanks to a slightly wider track. The rear doors open wider. And thanks to scalloping in the back of the front seats, there’s enough legroom for a six-footer in the rear, although three of them might get a bit tight. The rear seat reclines, another feature new for 2017. Behind the rear seat, there’s 31 cubic feet of storage, and 60 cubic with the rear folded flat. That’s a bit less than competitors including the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, and Subaru Forester.

The pushed-back A pillars allow better visibility from the driver’s seat, and better ergonomics because the armrests could be raised to a more natural position.

The 7.0-inch touchscreen sits atop the dash, a bit too far away, and reflects smudges. There’s also a controller in the center console, an infotainment knob, but it’s a bit hard to grip. The touchscreen resolution is sharper in 2017, but the infotainment system remains finicky. Things like like programming presets or entering destinations take more touches than they need. In general, Mazda’s takes a Spartan approach to infotainment.

Driving Impressions

Mazda nailed it. We’re not surprised.

Crisp powertrain. Sharp steering. Finely tuned response. Less horsepower than competitors with turbos, but still confident acceleration.

Throttle response is quite sharp, which encourages smooth driving, which is another way of saying it’s not very forgiving of a loose foot. The transmission is programmed to stay in gear longer than drivers might be used to, when the car is accelerating onto freeways. It knows where it is, at least most of the time, by reading your foot.

We got about 150 miles of seat time at the launch of the CX-5, all of them on models with 19-inch wheels, rather than the standard 17s. The ride is usually firmer with bigger wheels because the tire sidewalls are thinner, but ours didn’t feel stiff. Most of the bumps are soaked up. The front suspension is independent strut and the rear is multi-link.

The cornering is precise, with progressive steering that’s firm but not heavy. The torque vectoring helps cut down head toss. Torque vectoring works by making tiny adjustments to the power and traction in individual wheels, in the corners; this improves balance which makes steering and handling more precise. That’s all the driver feels: precision, or rather less imbalance.

Another thing is the steering rack, newly mounted directly to the front suspension for more sensitivity, as in better feedback. But not too much: the solid-mounted steering rack doesn’t transmit too much on bumpy roads.

Summary

The redesigned 2017 Mazda CX-5 nails it. It’s strikingly stylish, its cabin is quiet like a luxury car, and it handles better than any small crossover we know.

Sam Moses contributed to this report.

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A Regional Fee is the fee a manufacturer charges a dealer to advertise and promote the vehicle in the dealer’s market. CarQuotes also includes estimated manufacturer preparation charges (manufacturer charges to the dealer to cover any work done on the car prior to delivering it to the dealership) and fuel charges (the charge for the fuel in the tank when the buyer purchases the vehicle) in this total. CarQuotes attempts to include regional ad fees in its Factory Invoice calculations; other sites at times do not.

Destination Fees

These are the amounts that manufacturers charge to deliver a vehicle from the factory to the dealership.

Customer Incentives

Customer incentives are also commonly known as customer cash or bonus incentives. These incentives are offered by manufacturers as a way of enticing buyers into purchasing a vehicle.

 

Note: Dealer Invoice amount might not be the amount that the dealer paid to the manufacturer

Dealer Invoice price may or may not bear close relation to a dealer’s actual cost for the vehicle. In some cases, a cost for a vehicle may be significantly less than the invoice price originally paid for the vehicle. Any difference between invoice price and the dealer’s final cost may be caused by many factors including factory refunds, rebates, allowances, or incentives which the manufacturer or distributor may provide to the dealer.

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