Driven: 2013 Mazda CX-5

Joe Lorio
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2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD

Base price: $29,090
Price as tested: $30,415

Standard Equipment:
6-speed automatic transmission
Active torque-split AWD system
Power windows, door locks, mirrors
Push-button start
Tilt-and-telescoping steering column
Dual-zone automatic climate control
AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system w/aux and USB inputs, satellite radio, and Bose Surround Sound
Bluetooth phone/audio
Fog lamps
Privacy glass
8-way power driver's seat
Backup camera
Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls
Blind-spot monitoring system
19-inch alloy wheels
Automatic headlights
Heated outside mirrors
Heated front seats
Leather-trimmed seats
Power moonroof
Rain-sensing wipers

Options on this vehicle:
Technology Package $1325
- In-dash TomTom navigation system
- bi-xenon auto-leveling headlamps w/pivoting adaptive front lighting system
- auto-dimming rearview mirror w/Homelink
- anti-theft alarm
- Mazda advanced keyless entry

Key options not on this vehicle:
None

Fuel economy:
(city/hwy)
25 / 31 mpg

Engine:
2.0L DOHC I-4
Horsepower: 155 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 150 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

Drive:
4-wheel

Transmission:
6-speed automatic

Curb weight: 3426 lb

Wheels/tires:
7 x 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
225/55 R19 Toyo A23

Competitors:
Chevrolet Equinox
Ford Escape
Honda CR-V
Hyundai Tucson
Kia Sportage
Mitsubishi Outlander
Nissan Rogue
Toyota RAV4

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Chip59
The Subaru Forester should have been in the list of competitors....
holmiumST
The spec says the car has a 2.0L I-6 ?Sounds like a very intriguing engine indeed.Anyway, I think anyone who like this car should seriously give the manual a try, although it is only available in the lower trim level.But the shift feel is so good that it could make the CX-5 a future collectible(best MT in SUV ever)
nknorka
Re Manual Trans: The people who make decisions regarding the availability of manual transmissions do not believe that anyone but a nut would buy a manual if they could afford an automatic. The only answer for nuts like us to to have the automatic made the standard transmission and the manual made a low cost option.
mlampepdx
Mazda has an engine that will address the power concern without sacrificing economy...the skyactiv diesel...Bring it to the USA!
cronopio
The pricing is incorrect. The base model starts at $20,695
cronopio
The pricing is incorrect. The base model starts at $20,695

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