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2013 Mazda CX-5 (continued)


2013 Mazda CX-5

The all-new Mazda CX-5 impresses us with its fuel economy, comfort, versatility, road manners, styling, and safety features. And while acceleration is so-so, its agility and exceptionally accurate steering make the CX-5 entertaining to drive. All-wheel drive gives it sure footed traction and is the best choice for the Snow Belt. The sportiest setup, however, is a front-wheel-drive CX-5 Sport with manual gearbox.

Tony Swan reported from Detroit, with Mitch McCullough reporting from Monterey, California.

Model Line Overview

Model lineup:Mazda CX-5 Sport ($20,695), Touring ($23,895), Grand Touring ($27,045)
Engines:2.0-liter DOHC 16v I4
Transmissions:6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard):dual-stage front airbags, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, rear seat child seat anchors, front seat belts with automatic tensioning system, electronic stability control, traction control, ABS, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, tire-pressure monitoring system
Safety equipment (optional):all-wheel drive; rearview camera; blind-spot monitoring system
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Japan

Specifications As Tested

Model tested (MSRP):Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD ($25,145)
Standard equipment:upgraded cloth upholstery, 5.8-inch color display with rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring system, six-way power driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, 40/20/40-split fold-down rear seats, rear-seat armrest with cupholders, illuminated vanity mirrors, Bluetooth, HD radio, fog lights; AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio with four speakers, USB, tilt/telescopic steering wheel with remote controls, cruise control, remote keyless entry, power windows and locks, 60/40 split fold-down rear seats, push-button start, 17-inch alloy wheels
Options as tested (MSRP):Technology Package ($1185) includes TomTom-based navigation, rain-sensing windshield wipers, high-intensity discharge headlights with auto leveling, auto-off and AFS adaptive front-lighting system, auto-dim mirror with HomeLink, burglar alarm
Destination charge:($795)
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSRP): $27,125
Layout:all-wheel drive
Engine:2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):155 @ 6000
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):150 @ 4000
Transmission:6-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:25/31 mpg
Wheelbase:106.3 in.
Length/width/height:178.7/72.4/65.7 in.
Track, f/r:N/A
Turning circle:36.7 ft.
Seating capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:40.1/55.2/41.0 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:39.0/53.7/39.3 in.
Cargo volume:65.0 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:2000 Lbs.
Suspension, f:MacPherson struts, lower control arms, antiroll bar
Suspension, r:multilink, antiroll bar
Ground clearance:8.4 in.
Curb weight:3426 lbs.
Tires:225/65R17 Yokohama
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/disc with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist
Fuel capacity:15.3 gal.

Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of February 08, 2012.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-222-5500 -

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