We were given the chance to review the 2015 Mazda CX-5 for a week.
I’m still in a lease with my current car and actively looking for our next lease. Having driven a Mazda when I was a nanny I love the ride already. My main concern for our next lease is safety and price. We reviewed the Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD and the price tag of this configuration is $31,760. (Starting at $21,545)
The IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) gave the 2014 Mazda CX-5 TOP SAFETY PICK+ when equipped with available Smart City Brake Support. The Mazda earn good scores all around, including the small overlap front. Our previous choice just received a poor in the small overlap front test, so now we’re most likely leasing the Mazda, which isn’t a bad thing at all. I’m pretty much sold on this car and may even finance if the price is right after negotiating.
In the 8 years of moving over an hour away from my family I have not once driven down the turnpike to visit. I’m not a fan of driving on the turnpike and have avoided it for years. One thing that changed that was THIS car. I felt so confident driving it, and extremely safe. Not only do the safety features outweigh my car, but the ride is comfortable for long trips. I also appreciate that it gets 26mpg combined city and highway. (24 city – 30 highway)
My family was shocked that I drove down on my own – I was too! If I get this car they will definitely be seeing me a LOT more.
The blind spot monitoring system can be a lifesaver. Not only did it alert me I couldn’t switch lanes, but it also alerted me when someone was about to come into MY lane. Priceless feature! *you shouldn’t solely rely on this feature, always check on your own too.
our favorite features:
- blind spot monitoring
- variable rain sensing wipers
- bose sound system
- all wheel drive
- heated front seats – although we wish it was heated in the back too!
- 5.8″ color touch-screen display
- large cargo space
There’s a few things I would have liked to see like a larger moon roof, seat memory, and I do wish the side view mirrors were a tad bit larger or more of the traditional shape. Other than that this vehicle will most likely be mine in September