2013 Mazda CX-5 First Drive Review
2013 Mazda CX-5 First Drive Review: Introduction
Mazda recently introduced its new Skyactiv branding on the updated Mazda3, but the first vehicle to incorporate and be designed around these weight- and fuel-saving technologies is the all-new 2013 Mazda CX-5. Designed to be a replacement for the aged Mazda Tribute, the new CX-5 breathes sporty, stylish and fuel efficient life into the crowded compact crossover segment. With its new CX-5 going on sale early next year, Mazda let us spend some time with some "80-percent completed" units ahead of the crossover's official debut at the 2011 Los Angeles International Auto Show. Mazda points out that crossover segment often forces buyers to choose between styling, fuel economy, comfort and driving pleaser, but the new CX-5 manages to incorporate all into small crossover - all at an affordable price.