2016 Mazda CX 5 Grand Touring Highs, Lows and Performance
With so little, the maverick, 2016 Mazda CX 5 Grand Touring can do so much. This Japan-made car has kept its name as affordable sport car with flame flickering which wows many people in the world. Meanwhile, its operation has also been very satisfying that it is comparable to other more expensive cars.
This car definitely has some wow factors including the best and continuous improvements in every generation, upgraded cabin materials and design and its excellent steering. However, it does have some not very good sides like grainy engine idle and a bit too sporty feeling. But still, this particular is worth the money.
The latest generation of Mazda CX 5 started to be sold in 2016 has receive some refresh in several sectors including exterior, interior and engine. The result can be seen in its improved interior materials, updated infotainment interface, added sound insulation, minor stealing tweaks and revised suspension tuning. Some new options are also included like rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise, lane departure warning and LED headlights.
Features and Trim Levels
Mazda CX 5 offers itself as 5 passenger car with a body of compact crossover SUV. It is available in three different trim levels including Grand Touring, Touring and Sport. Each trim level offers choice either all wheel drive or front wheel drive.
This Grand Touring trim level includes all the best things of Mazda CX 5 can have like automatic windshield wipers, automatic headlights, 19-inch wheels, dual zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated front seats, satellite radio and heated mirrors. Moreover, it also has the Technology Package which features LED tail lights, LED fog lights, auto-dimming rearview mirror, LED running lights and the adaptive LED headlights.
In general, all trim levels of 2016 Mazda CX 5 Grand Touring Safety comes with standard safety features including side curtain airbags, front side airbags, traction and stability control and the antilock brakes. But for the Grand Touring, there are some additional features like rear cross traffic and blind spot warning system, Smart City brake support using laser sensor in detecting any stationary objects, i-ActivSense package, and remote door locking. These features work very well as proven from the government crash testing which showed good score of overall crash protection, 4-star rating.
Here comes the sweet moment, the 2016 Mazda CX 5 Grand Touring specs comes with the bigger option of powertrain, the 2.5 liter of 4-cylinder engine. This engine can produce maximum power of up to 155 horsepower with 150 pound ft of torque. According to the drive test, the engine can accelerate within only 8.0 seconds to reach 60 mph from zero. Yes, it is very respectable.
Thanks to the 2.5 liter engine, it is not hard for this car to offer competitive power. Its power is more superior compared to the 2.0 liter engine and it is also more fuel economy. The 6-speed automatic transmission can shift pretty quick and smooth making it one of the best in the class. So, calling the 2016 Mazda CX 5 Grand Touring as an athletic one with everyday use is just right.