The 2016 Mazda CX-5 has undergone a slew of changes since its inception. It performs, it handles, and the ergonomics are excellent. The CX-5 has been leading the crossover utility segment since its introduction, and the 2016 model does not disappoint with sporty handling, attractive styling both inside and out, as well as class-leading fuel efficiency. On the outside, 2016 CX-5 models can be identified by an all-new front grill; while on the inside Mazda has chosen to upgrade the infotainment display to incorporate a large colorful touch-screen display controlled by a very iDrive-like jog wheel just ahead of the driver’s armrest.
Starting at $21,795, Mazda CX-5 models are powered by either a 2.0 Liter SKYACTIV-G four cylinder producing 155 HP and 150 lb-ft of torque that returns an estimated 26 MPG in the city and as much as 35 MPG on the highway (thanks to the exclusive six-speed manual transmission). The 2016 CX-5 is also available with a slightly larger 2.5 Liter four cylinder engine that pumps out 184 HP and 185 lb-ft of torque, sending power to either the front or all four wheels with little in the way of sacrifice as far as fuel economy is concerned.