Overview (Final Score: B)
Mazda redesigned its CX-5 compact crossover last year where it made a number of notable improvements. This includes a premium interior, more active safety features, a slightly improved ride and more sound deadening. The automaker could have just rested on its laurels and not make any changes for 2018. But Mazda decided to make some updates that include new tech for the four-cylinder engine and adding more active safety features to lower trims. Do the changes help keep the CX-5 in the running as one of best compact crossovers?
What We Love About the 2018
- Premium exterior and interior
- Impressive fuel economy figures
- Sharp chassis provides an entertaining ride
What We Didn’t Love About the 2018 Mazda CX-5
- Infotainment system is feeling old
- Smallish cargo area
- Loses steam at higher speeds
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