2017 Mazda CX-5 Sneak Peek Review: Mazda’s Best-Selling Car Gets a Fancy Remake

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sbs5130 says:

“It fits.” I bet that’s Dave Coleman talking.

秋冬桑 says:

35K is too expensive for a Mazda… the Lexus NX200t was just 33K….

joshuag94 says:

Everyone is talking about the need for a V6, a turbo or something else like that in this car. Don’t get your hopes up. Mazda right now is in a sort of rebuilding stage. They are trying to establish themselves as a “premium (but not luxury)” brand. As such, Mazda has chosen to spend money on interior/exterior build quality and look, comfort, fit and finish, and overall aesthetic appeal. It hasn’t been too long since the old ford days of mazda. The company has left ford, and is trying to make a good independent name for themselves while still keeping the zoom-zoom heritage. The engineers believe they can keep the sporty feel of their vehicles even by only offering one engine choice. This is done through good fine tuning of steering, transmission, suspension, etc.

Lessening the engine choices for the consumer allows the company to save a lot of money in production, increase reliability, and spend more of the vehicle cost towards aesthetics while not jacking up the price. THIS is what will give the brand the greatest chance of capturing that title of being a premium (not luxury) brand. All these stupid youtube keyboard warriors whining about a V6 or a turbo 4 just don’t get the business model of what mazda is doing. Wait a few years, and Mazda will look into offering more powerful engines once they’ve seen enough growth.

If you want a more powerful engine, Mazda MIGHT choose to bring their diesel engine to the American market soon as rumored. But I suspect this will only happen if they believe the engine will sell (no thanks to the volkswagen diesel-gate scandal), and if the profit margins of the new refreshed vehicles they’re putting out stays high.

Daryl Mallari says:

looks like a BMW X5

Don't read my name says:

well its nice that mazda put cupholder’s in the engine. Convenient!!!

Monacomaverick says:

Add a V6 and a sunroof and I’ll buy one.

Tech Defender says:

This or the mazda 3 hatch?

tron3 says:

If it were your money would you guys go for the 2017 CX-5 or the CR-V?

Miguel Rodriguez says:

worst review ever

Daniel says:

Need that 2.5T engine. At least that should be an option.

Piero Rocca says:

Not driving it in Sport mode when flooring it?

isur u sir says:

really hoping for that turbo…

d4t4n0n u53r says:

The Tribute was good, now its all about trendy lines straight back to the rear bumper and fuel efficiency. Just go electric already and stop with the planned obsolescence.

Alvin Alexander Utomo says:

What about the promised rear seats reclining? is it there?

Brian K says:

For $35k you might as well get the CX9. Nice car, but if you want a good set of options and the turbo 4 the CX9 touring can be had for around $31-33k.

Alex Alex says:

The previous model front end looked like a feline. This new one looks like Mr Magoo!

tkyim says:

Will the Grand Touring trim offer memory seats?

faceup5 says:

Almost painful to watch, thanks. I really wanted your review to focus on the subject CX-5 and instead was treated to long, boring footage of some tourist tuna boat. ADD much? Oh, and who’s filming this, a toddler? Ponderous!

Katalabix says:

It looks like a concept car. This looks like a show car you can only see at a auto show not actually buy. Kudos to Mazda

Danny Sowers says:

Was just in Sarasota last week on vacation.

Ronald Allan DELIZO says:

2016’s design looks better IMO…

Walter Molina says:

Does this CX-5 still have the i-stop system?

B. Anthony says:

I thought I’d regret leasing a 2016.5 Grand Touring last year knowing a redesign was coming but I definitely still love mine even after seeing this. This car is beautiful but I’m hopeful that they’ll put the CX-9 engine in this CX-5 at some point, I’m not in love with those rims and an optional panoramic sunroof would be nice. Everything else is great, good job Mazda.

Ζ Π says:

0:39 Damn, even engine has cupholders.

af1rs2jl says:

Wasted my time with that boat footage.

Rusty 123 says:

The screen sticking out of the top of the dash board is a deal breaker.

Lotte De Smet says:

Analyze nice term list headline double gaze serve.

Tim Morgan says:

Mazda’s strategy is very risky. They try to be premium without offering many premium features, which North Americans really want. Add to that their self-proclaimed sporty image without the engines to match, and Mazda’s future is up in the air. I know they have constraints, but they still have to set priorities. I don’t understand why they put all their money on Skyactif, which produces under-powered cars. Now that they finally got a stronger engine (which still is just adequate for the CX9), they still refuse to put a variation of that in any of their other models, such as the CX5 or 6. Makes no sense to me. You can get even the camry with a V6, and its reasonably fuel efficient, too. I’m sure they could do a skyactiv v6 or 2 liter turbo based on the 2.5 design.

Jim O says:

30 second ad with no escape= too much

1guiltfree says:

I’m curious on the noise level inside they really needed to improve on the old model. The red color I’m not a fan, but its hard to tell true color especially when they add other tones in the mix. But I’m keeping my fingers crossed because I really want to like this car. My old Mazda is in need of replacing but its been a great vehicle!! 🙂

Flyy Mal says:

This car really looks like a Jaguar truck. I get fooled all the time

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