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2016 Mazda CX-5 Touring Road Test | Posts: 10,006
edited September 2015 in Mazda
The 2015 Mazda CX-5 is currently one of Edmunds' highest-rated compact crossovers. Refined suspension tuning, a new infotainment interface and modest styling changes for 2016 give it an even stronger foothold. Its value is combined with excellent fuel economy and noticeably better performance, keeping it among the best offerings in the class.

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  • So the AWD system is not worth mentioning, and it has limited cargo capacity. But it's class leading because it's fun to drive? Your criteria needs to reflect the class of car / SUV / CUV you are actually testing.
  • Re Contheon's Comments. Ireally couldn't find the "fun to drive" comment by the reviewer but, yes, it is fun to drive.
    The following comments elaborate clearly why it is a good buy:

    That means it merges onto highways and passes slower traffic more easily.
    but it handily outperforms all others in this class. It tracks through turns like a much smaller vehicle and encourages performance-minded drivers to push harder.
    All of these traits combine to make the Mazda CX-5 the best-driving compact SUV we've tested.

    Did you miss all these points?

    Re your all wheel drive comment:
    The following appears to be the only negative comment about all wheel drive option; "Opting for all-wheel drive drops fuel economy to 26 mpg combined. " So what is new re the drawbacks on all wheel drive?
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