The 2017 Mazda CX-5 Crossover SUV

October 20th, 2017 by

Even if you don’t consider yourself an automotive expert, you’re presumably still familiar with how opulent and luxurious Mazda’s crop of vehicles are. Well, unsurprisingly, this sentiment applies to their impressive 2017 Mazda CX-5, which provides owners with all of the amenities they could want from their new vehicle.

Of course, as you start to dig into the specific attributes and features, you’ll quickly find that the SUV has a number of notable and impressive features. Below, we’ve detailed our favorite attributes of the 2017 Mazda CX-5, allowing you to better anticipate what’s in store as you’re shopping for your brand-new SUV…


Numerous Color Options

Sure, plenty of car brands promise customers multiple paint options as they’re building their new vehicle. However, few manufacturers are able to provide these individuals with the opulent, striking options that Mazda promises. This sentiment is emphasized on the 2017 Mazda CX-5, as the vehicle includes a number of eye-catching exterior paint offerings, including

  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Snowflake White Pearl
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Eternal Blue Mica


These options aren’t exclusive to the exterior. Rather, drivers will have several options as they’re also designing their new interior. The various upholsteries include

  • Black Cloth
  • Black Leatherette
  • Silk Beige Leatherette
  • Black Leather
  • Parchment Leather


Thanks to the array of color options, it’s unlikely that you’ll ever come across a pair of 2017 Mazda CX-5’s that are completely identical. That’s just one of the many reasons that puts this nameplate on a tier above its competitors.


Array of Comfort Amenities

You’ll find plenty of vehicles that are equipped with comfort amenities, but these features are usually reserved for the driver and front passenger. Well, the Mazda CX-5 includes a number of offerings that will keep all of your occupants comfy. For starters, the roomy interior means occupants won’t have any issues getting in and out of the vehicle, and the ample amount of legroom means they can even stretch out if need be. Notably, the rear seats can recline, and owners can also choose to include the heated function in the rear rows, as well. The rear air conditioning unit means that passengers outback can appreciate the cool air, and the various USB ports means they can constantly keep all of their favorite gadgets completely charged.

Meanwhile, one of the best ways to stay comfortable during any journey is minimizing distractions. That will be a distinct possibility in the 2017 Mazda CX-5, as the vehicle is equipped with a number of sound-deadening features. For instance, engineers included “sound-insulating glass” and “extensive seal insulation,” which should reduce the sound of the engine or the roar of the wind. Therefore, instead of getting distracted by the various noises, drivers and occupants can better appreciate the accompanying sound systems (including the Bose Counterpoint 2 Surround Sound System with AudioPilot 2). Unsurprisingly, this vicariously leads to an improved driving experience.


Ample Cargo Space

One of the major reasons for pursuing an SUV is the abundance of interior room, and this certainly rings true when it comes to the 2017 Mazda CX-5. Owners can unlock 59.6-cubic-feet of space when the seats have been hidden, meaning you’ll have few issues fitting sports equipment or school projects. Plus, the inclusion of the 40/20/40 split fold-down rear seatback means you can configure your interior to fit any combination of cargo and passengers, reducing the accompanying hassles.

Best of all, the brand included their Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry to the vehicle, making it extremely easy to load any of that cargo. Instead of having to finagle with your keys when your hands are full, a simple push of a button will activate the lift gate. If you’re looking for optimal convenience from your new ride, you won’t have to look any further than the CX-5.


Reliable Safety Functions

SUVs are known to be excellent family vehicles, and the 2017 Mazda CX-5 certainly falls into this distinction. You don’t have to just take our word for it; the vehicle was named a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. A big reason for this accolade is the array of technologies that help drivers avoid accidents altogether.

For instance, the Smart City Brake Support provides optimal stoppage power when you’re traveling in an urban area, and it can anticipate an impending collision and adapt the brakes accordingly. The Mazda Radar Cruise Control plays a similar role, as the unit allows drivers to take a brief break from driving without completely compromising safety. The unit can detect when the vehicle should be speeding up or slowing down, and it will accelerate/decelerate if necessary.

There are even “less significant” features that will influence safety. The Traffic Sign Recognition relies on exterior cameras to determine when a stop or yield is necessary, and it can subsequently alert the driver. Meanwhile, the Active Driving Display will showcase a host of important information right in front of the operator, meaning they won’t have to contort their body as they’re attempting to view vehicle diagnostics, engine lights, or fuel efficiency.


Unmatched Entertainment

Ultimately, you’re going to be spending the majority of your time inside the vehicle, so that means you’ll want the ride to be equipped with a number of amenities that will keep you entertained. Fortunately, the Mazda CX-5 delivers in this regard, as the vehicle includes an assortment of amenities that will distract drivers during any commute.

Notably, the MAZDA CONNECT unit provides easy access to a number of applications via the seven-inch full-color touchscreen. Whether you need navigation to get you to your destination or some radio to keep you from dying from boredom, you’ll surely find the necessary app on the unit. Plus, thanks to the steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, drivers won’t have to take their eyes off the road as they’re choosing between the various programs.

Posted in 2017 Mazda CX-5