Thanks to DriveShop for the media loan of the2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD. As always, all opinions are my own.
If I had to rate the 2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD is would get 6 stars! I know, I know it usually only has a a 5-star rating, but that is how fantabulous of a ride this vehicle was. I get to try out a lot of vehicles when we test drive them, but this was one of my favorites for a variety of reasons. While I have never owned a Mazda, I would totally be up for it, after being able to drive this beauty around. Even before I drove the Mazda CX-5, I knew it was a top-rated vehicle. I'd test driven and rented a few Mazda's over the years as well as have a couple of friends who have nothing but good things about this vehicle.
2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD
Fast forward to being able to test drive the 2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD for a week and my opinions are still very strong! The 2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD is a compact crossover SUV and it seats 5! Since we are a family of 6, this was our around town vehicle for the week or whenever I went somewhere on my own. When you’re a mom of four, a trip to the store (without kids) in a luxurious vehicle is like heaven. In fact, a trip anywhere without my kids can be glorious.
Comfort & Convenience, Coming Right up!
If I could pick out two words to describe the 2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD it would be comfort and convenience. Everything you could want in a vehicle is included in the 2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD. When my kids rode with me to do errands, they couldn’t stop talking about the comfortable features. The inside of the vehicle speaks nothing but comfort and convenience. The seats and style are superb. There is no embarrassment about riding around town in a vehicle that has a praise-worthy infotainment system.
Plenty of Leg Room & Cargo Space
As my kids get older, I can see us owning a vehicle like this as there is TONS of leg room for kids who are tall! Of course, my husband and I were happy because most cars are compact and don’t allow a lot of room for legs. Where are the mamas that love their storage space? You’re going to love the 34 cubic feet of storage that is in the back of this ride. You can fit all kinds of groceries, luggage, and sports equipment back there.
Gas Mileage = Amazing!
I should admit that I was also impressed with the gas mileage of this vehicle. You’re looking at 29 mpg combined (26 city/33 highway), which is good! Whether you’re a frugal family or you care about the environment, we can all get behind a car that has such good gas mileage.
Between the cargo space, performance, and everything in between, I give the 2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD two thumbs up! Here are some other features that may persuade you to test drive this vehicle!
- Blind Spot Monitoring
- Side-Mounted Airbags
- Rear Airbags
- Antilock Breaks
- All Wheel Drive
- 2.5 L Engine Size
- 184 hp @ 5700 rpm
Raise your hand if you’re drooling over this vehicle and want to go buy it ASAP?! *Raises hand*
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