Mommy's Favorite Things: 2018 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Thursday, April 12, 2018

2018 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

I think Mazda has quickly become one of my favorite car brands. They are affordable and packed full of features that you'd expect to pay a lot more for. They are roomy, have zoom zoom (that is their motto after all), and get decent gas mileage. 

If you're in the market for a nice little crossover, then I highly recommend the Mazda CX-5.

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 seats 5 passengers and gets 24/30 mpg, with an average of 26. Making it the perfect little family crossover. And it's even more perfect for traveling with it's mileage.

The dashboard and steering wheel mounted controls are one of my favorite parts about this Mazda CX-5. The whole crossover is so sleek and I really loved testing it for a week.


One feature that I just can't get used to on Mazda's is the dial control. It is very hard to maneuver and putting an address into the nav is a pain!

 Quite a bit of storage space. 2 large cupholders and a center console that was VERY deep! 

Rear Row!

Lots of legroom in both front and rear seats.

The trunk is VERY spacious on the CX-5 even with the seats up, but you can 60/40 split the seats down and have even more storage room.

Mazda features the heads up display with shows you your speed, shows you what the speed limit it (it has sign recognition!) and even alerts you if someone is in your blindspot. It's all right there within view which makes it really easy to drive a Mazda. 

This model not only had heated seats, but also a heated steering wheel, something I've never seen in a tester car I've had before (but my everyday car has the heated steering wheel feature and it's a HUGE help in the Winter!)

 The Mazda CX-5 has some of my favorite features like the Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. It also has Dynamic Stability Control and Roll Stability Control and Traction Control System which helps prevent wheelspin and helps you gain traction. Tire Pressure Monitoring System and more!

Of course the CX-5 features Mazda's SKYACTIV Technology, which helps you achieve higher gas mileage and makes the vehicle drive smoother. 

And it of course featured the Push Button start that I'm in love with!! Means I can leave my keys in my purse, Get in and start the vehicle with ease.

The Mazda CX-5 has 3 models. Sport starting at $24,150 Touring starting at $26,215 and the Grand Touring (that I received) starting at $29,645. The one I received had a sticker price of $34,685. It was the Grand Touring AWD

Mazda has a 3 year/36,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty (also includes 24/7 roadside assistance) and a 5 year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty.

*Disclaimer, I received a Mazda CX-5 for a 1 week test drive. All opinions here are 100% my own and I was not compensated to write this post, other than receiving the vehicle


jerseygirl137 said...

This is an awesome car. I bought one last year and I love it.

tisme143 said...

I love the look and style of this vehicle. I also love what this vehicle has to offer and the seating looks really comfortable.