Mazda introduces a new compact SUV to give the likes of Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 a run for their money. The car, the new 2013 Mazda CX 5 SUV, will be priced a tad above the 2012 Hyundai Tuscon, the Kia Sportage and the Dodge Journey. Its base price is affixed at $20,695 as it goes on sale later this month. The base price doesn’t cover the $795 in destination fees added on as transportation expenses.
The 2013 CX-5 SUV runs on a 2.0 liter four-cylinder Skyactive engine. The mean machine churns out a 155 horsepower to generate the necessary torque for the all wheel drive. In terms of ergonomics, the car does decently with 35 miles per gallon. In the US the car is being rated quite high on the fuel economy, as it has scored above the rest in the non- hybrid compact car category. It’s estimated that it will be giving 25 mpg and 31 mpg in the city and on the highways respectively.
The Mazda is fitted with a six-speed manual transmission and cruise control operations. The other noticeably impressive features are the push button start and power windows. Telescopic steering along with an all wheel drive provides for the best driving experience. The manufacturers have thoughtfully installed Bluetooth, auxiliary and USB audio ports. The car is fitted with 6 air bags and anti-locking brakes as protective elements. Traction control and electronic brake force distribution are some neat features incorporated in the 2013 Mazda CX-5.