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The 2018 Mazda CX-5 Updates You’ll Love

2018 Mazda CX-5 Updates

If you ask anyone, most people will say they don’t enjoy their daily car rides to work. Put them on the open road during the summer and they don’t mind hours in the car, but going to and from work, running errands, and driving to the other side of town for social gatherings, however, makes them want to escape the vehicle as soon as possible.

What these people may not realize that that the car they’re driving makes all the difference. In fact, it’s the key to ensuring these daily excursions are pleasant ones.

The idea is simple, but then how do they find a car to fits those needs? We’re here to tell you that all they need is the 2018 Mazda CX-5.

Even the basic models are impressive

The standard equipment, added across the line, is impressive as the vehicles includes blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and leather-wrapped shift knob.

In addition, the 2018 models include some noteworthy specs under the hood. With a 187-horsepower 2.5-liter powerplant mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, the 2018 CX-5 can now shut down the two outside cylinders of its transversely mounted engine under light loads to improve efficiency; a 1 mpg improvement across the board.

This is fancy car lingo to say that this subcompact SUV both looks sporty outside, feels roomy inside, and is very responsive on the road; ideal components when choosing a new ride.

Safety is a priority

All of the i-Activsense features have been made standard on the mid-level, $27,190 CX-5 Touring, which also includes 19-inch wheels not offered on this trim level in years past.

New features for the top-spec, $30,620 CX-5 Grand Touring include memory positioning for the driver’s seat and a power front passenger’s seat. All-wheel drive is still a $1300 option regardless of trim level. Also, Mazda has discontinued the Grand Select model that was introduced last year to sit between the Touring and the Grand Touring.

This and more lead the Mazda CX-5 class of vehicles to earn the distinction of Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+, Digital Trends “Best Crossover SUV” and Parents Magazine and “Best Crossover For Families.”

Gas mileage is great

Not only is the Mazda CX-5 one of the safest SUVs on the road, it will also save you each time you visit the pump as it’s estimated to get 25 miles per gallon in the city and 31 on the highway. This is even better than its competitor, the Honda CR-V.

A vehicle that is great with gas and is also considered one of the safest available is one that has proven multiples times over that people feel confident driving, and the great people at Mazda Portland makes the process of getting into this amazing car as smooth as it is to drive.

The CX-5 retains its value

While great gas mileage and safety are of utmost important to many car buyers, value is also a huge factor. The 2018 models received a modest price increases over the 2017 counterparts ranging from $140 to $335, but each of the 2018 CX-5’s three trim levels have more standard equipment. The Sport now includes a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert, and it can now be equipped with an i-Activsense package that brings Mazda’s bundle of active-safety features including adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, and lane-keeping assist, along with rain-sensing windshield wipers and automatic headlights.

And while the CX-5 Touring—the most affordable model—might catch the eye of a young bachelor on a budget, this crossover SUV, especially the Grand Touring, will appeal to a growing family looking for a vehicle with the best safety features at a wallet-friendly price that is still fun to drive.

The extra touches

At Mazda, innovation and key, and this is seen in each of its vehicles; the CX-5 is no exception.

Mazda itself says it best: A connection from the very first touch — passed from the hands of the craftsmen who created it. This is the philosophy behind Mazda’s human-centric design for crafting the interior of the Mazda CX-5 crossover. Thoughtfully selected textures and finishes. Perfect positioning of door handles and controls. An expansive and intuitive space designed for driving enjoyment and rejuvenation. For both its driver and passengers.

This sounds impressive, but Mazda doesn’t over-promise. In fact, the Mazda CX-5 class of vehicles delivers in all the ways you expect and a plethora of ways you haven’t even yet considered.

But don’t just take our word for it. In January 2018, the Mazda CX-5 crossover was the most purchased vehicle under the Mazda brand; a brand that is named among the top best overall in 2018.

Mazda customer service is top-notch

While the vehicle is the focus when searching for a new car, the experience at the dealership is also an important component, and when you’re looking for a Mazda in Portland, there is no better choice than Royal Moore Mazda.

From the moment one arrives at the dealership, they will be welcomed by an incredibly knowledgeable sales team who knows more about the Mazda CX-5 than most consumers care to consider as their insight and experience are incomparable.

And, if the need applies, they can offer the best financing options so you’ll drive away in the car that you want—whether it’s the CX-5 or maybe it’s larger counterpart CX-9.