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2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring FWD

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Written by Marco Carvajal
Photographs by Marco Carvajal

The main purpose of developers was to create it even more perfect than a real car, and embody the dynamic beauty of life.

5 seats


2.5-liter four-cylinder SKYACTIV-G engine


SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed automatic


187 horsepower at 6,000 rpm


185 lb-ft torque at 3,250 rpm FWD

Fuel capacity

14.8 (FWD) gallons

Fuel economy

24city/31hwy/27 combined Estimated MPG


I love to test drive the CX-5, it is a very luxury and spacious car in a very good price range less than $30,000.  At the present time it is very difficult to find such a beautiful car for such a low price. Very comfortable inside, many nice features and also a beautiful exterior.

At the present time it is very difficult to find such a beautiful car for such a low price

The 2017 CX-5 has already received hundreds of improvements within customers and experts.
Speaking of its design, the main purpose of developers was to create it even more perfect than a real car, and embody the dynamic beauty of life. What’s New for 2017:

• Significantly re-engineered body and chassis
• G-Vectoring Control vehicle dynamics enhancement
• Completely redesigned interior and exterior
• Newly developed available exterior color, Soul Red Crystal
• Available heated steering wheel
• Available power liftgate
• Windshield-projected Active Driving Display
• Full-speed Mazda Radar Cruise Control
• Two-stage reclining rear seat
• Heated driver and front passenger seats
• Available heated outboard rear seats
• Rear A/C vents and two rear USB ports (4 total)

Prices and Versions

The 2017 CX-5 is represented in three available trims, The 2017 CX-5 Sport, The 2017 CX-5 Touring and the 2017 CX-5 Grand Touring.

Model Price
2017 CX-5 Grand Touring Starting at $29,395


• 2.5-liter four-cylinder SKYACTIV-G engine
• 187 horsepower at 6,000 rpm
• 185 lb-ft torque at 3,250 rpm FWD
• 14.8 (FWD) gallons
• 24city/31hwy/27 combined Estimated MPG


It is difficult to start with anything else but the color.

Newly-designed, the hues merge in a way to create a sense of movement even at standing still. The 2017 CX-5 is available in Newly developed color, Soul Red Crystal, which expresses Mazda’s strong passion to cars creation.

• LED headlights with Auto-Leveling
• LED Signature Daytime Running Lights
• LED fog lights
• LED Signature combination taillights
• Adaptive Front-lighting System
• Auto on/off headlights
• Power liftgate
• Rain-sensing variable-intermittent windshield wipers
• Intermittent rear wiper/washer
• Body-colored heated power side mirrors with integrated turn signals
• Rear privacy glass
• Body-color door handles
• Roof-mounted “shark fin” antenna
• Rear roof spoiler
• Dual exhaust outlets with bright finish


The interior features of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 are distinguished with thoughtfully selected textures and finishes, making a bond between driver and car. Within new features are available heated steering wheel, heated driver and front passenger seats, windshield-projected Active Driving Display.

Seating and Trim

• 5-passenger seating
• 8-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support
• 6-way manual front passenger seat with seat height adjuster
• 40/20/40 split one-touch fold-down and reclining rear seatback
• Adjustable front and rear headrests
• Heated front seats (3 levels)
• Leather-trimmed seats
• Leather-wrapped steering wheel
• Leather-wrapped gear selector
• Synthetic leather door trim and armrest
• Carpet floor mats


• Windshield-projected Active Driving Display with
• Traffic Sign Recognition
• MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system with 7-inch, full-color touchscreen display
• Standard rearview camera
• Multi-function Commander control
• Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) with close proximity warning
• Standard Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio
• BOSE 10-speaker surround sound system with
• Centerpoint 2 and AudioPilot 2


• Engine immobilizer anti-theft system
• LATCH child seat safety tethers
• Smart City Brake Support (SCBS)
• Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
• Smart Brake Support (SBS)
• High Beam Control (HBC)
• Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert


Carefully developed and refined CX-5 achieves the impossible: the unity of versatility, spaciousness, innovation and smart efficiency, with up to an EPA-estimated 31 highway MPG.
The all-new 2017 CX-5 combines both passenger comfort and utility – the newly available Power Liftgate opens and closes at your command a standard easy-release 40/20/40 split fold-down rear seatback lets you customize seating for five, or accommodates up to 59.6 cubic feet of cargo space.
The interior of the CX-5 has become much quieter than of the previous one: a unique sound-protective materials were added, such as sound-insulating glass and extensive seal insulation and engine noise is diminished as well.  What a great car for less than $30,000, how is Mazda able to offer such a good value and beautiful car? Thank you Mazda!

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Marco Carvajal has many years of experience in the editorial world, in the entertainment industry including events, cars, music and other fields. He also has wide experience in business, e-business and e-commerce. He is actively involved in the development of AutomotorPro.com and other affiliated car publications, from marketing and business management, to the editorial department as a contributing writer and editor for other writers. His passion for automobiles, travel and art, supports the development of AutomotorPro.com in an original and unique way, as a leader in the automobile editorial industry, nationwide in the United States and international territories. Marco graduated from the University of Miami, in addition to additional studies at other universities and institutions. In the field of business, he has created several enterprises and multinational projects related to publishing and entertainment. As a writer, the number one goal for Marco Carvajal is to be able to communicate clear information easy to understand for our subscribers, in an easy language, very detailed, about automobiles and lifestyle. He also likes to show a different perspective, with innovative style, about the information and characteristics of each car, mostly oriented to the daily life, about what each person may want learn about each car, thinking on the practical daily use of cars in real life. Marco Carvajal tiene muchísimos años de experiencia en el mundo editorial, en la industria del entretenimiento incluyendo eventos, autos, música y otros, así como gran experiencia en los negocios, e-business y e-commerce. Se envuelve activamente en el desarrollo de AutomotorPro.com, desde aspectos de mercadeo y manejo de negocios, hasta el departamento editorial donde también escribe y edita artículos de otros escritores. Su pasión por los autos, viajar y el arte, le ayudan a AutomotorPro.com a desarrollarse de una forma original y única, como un líder en la industria editorial automotriz a nivel nacional en Estados Unidos y otros territorios internacionales. Marco se graduó de la Universidad de Miami, además de haber realizado estudios y cursos en otras universidades e instituciones. En el área de negocio ha fundado varias empresas y creado varios proyectos multinacionales en el área editorial y del entretenimiento. Como escritor, la meta número uno de Marco Carvajal es lograr transmitir información sobre automóviles fácil de entender para los lectores, en un idioma sencillo, los más detallada posible. Además de lograr mostrar un lado diferente e innovador sobre la información y características de cada auto, principalmente orientado a lo cotidiano, a lo que cada persona puede aprender sobre cada automóvil, pensando en la vida diaria, en el uso de cada auto en la vida práctica.
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