Motor Trend’s Small Crossover Test is Won by the 2016 Mazda CX-5

September 16th, 2016 by

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When the 2016 Mazda CX-5 wins Motor Trend’s small crossover test, Stockton and Modesto drivers take note. This is a class that contains some of the newest models around, including the Ford Escape, Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and the Subaru Forester. All five of those models made Motor Trend’s final cut, but the 2016 Mazda CX-5 ended up reigning supreme and untouched.

What Does It Take to Make Motor Trend’s Small Crossover Test?

Before a model wins the small crossover test, it needs to be found worthy of competing in the first place. Recognizing crossovers as “the hottest-selling vehicles on the market and a staple of families for decades to come”, Motor Trend choose to rate models intensely over a battery of tests to find the best balance of safety, comfort, practicality, and style. Everything from real-world MPG ratings to NHTSA safety scores to cost-of-ownership data was considered. Lesser models like the 2016 Jeep Cherokee, 2016 Nissan Rogue, and 2017 Kia Sportage were all cut, and the Mazda CX-5 stood out ahead of all that made the grade.

What Makes the 2016 Mazda CX-5 So Special?

Any Stockton and Modesto drivers who have experienced the 2016 Mazda CX-5 for themselves will be unsurprised to learn that Motor Trend rated the Mazda CX-5 highly across all areas. Here are just a few standout attributes: Comfort: ‘For those who value the journey over the destination, we’d give the nod to the Mazda CX-5, as it’s incredibly enjoyable to drive, luxurious, and comfortable.’ The Mazda CX-5’s gorgeously-fitted cabin offers first-rate comfort and a relaxed layout. Drive: ‘The raciest of the bunch, not surprisingly, belongs to the manufacturer whose current tagline is “Driving Matters’”. Your 2.5L four-cylinder delivers up to 184-hp, making for a thoroughly enjoyable ride. Efficiency: Rated by the Feds at 24/30/26 mpg, the Mazda CX-5 actually got 23.4/27.7/25.1 Real MPG. It might be a racy model to drive, but the 2016 Mazda CX-5 retains impressive fuel economy ratings.

No Other Small Crossover Comes Close to Matching the 2016 Mazda CX-5

When all was said and done, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 rested far ahead of its erstwhile competitors. To find out more, take a closer look at a new or used Mazda CX-5, or arrange a test drive, just pay a visit to the showroom here at Tracy Mazda, located at 2680 Auto Plaza Dr. in Tracy, today. And don’t worry if you decide you’d rather have a used Chevy SUV or a different pre-owned model — we’ve got those, too.

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