We loved having the 2016 Mazda CX-5, thanks to Mazda and DriveSTI.
The 2016 Mazda CX-5 is absolutely gorgeous in this Red Metallic exterior with Parchment interior. I have said it before and I’ll say it again – Mazda has really made me love the color red, for cars that is. The exterior and interior finishes do not disappoint. The 19 inch alloy wheels with all season tires ate the snow this winter. Not to mention the AWD. We wouldn’t mind having the 2016 Mazda CX-5 permanently.
While we were driving Chris was blown away that the 2016 Mazda CX-5 actually automatically turns the wipers on when it starts raining (Variable rain-sensing wipers).
I was able to purchase a bunch of stuff from Lowes and put it in the large and roomy trunk, unfortunately it was too dark for pictures, but you can see how big and roomy it is with my large tripod. I went to my inlaws to make a video for a brand and it fit my overnight bag, camera bag, baby girl’s diaper bag with plenty of room to spare.
My mother in law sat comfortably in the front seat with my daughter in a car seat in the backseat.
Driving the 2016 Mazda CX-5 was extremely comfortable. We have a ton of pot holes here and sometimes they’re hard to avoid, no issues in the 2016 Mazda CX-5.
The 2016 Mazda CX-5 has been an IIHS Top Safety Pick + for the past two years. I’m sure this year will be the same if not better with safety. Mazda is our top safety pick as well for cars. You can’t beat the safety in a family vehicle that’s from Mazda. See our review of the 2015 Mazda CX-5.
our favorite features:
- skyactiv-g 2.5L engine
- all season tires (19 inch alloy)
- 5 passenger seating
- heated front seats
Things we would like to see include heated back seats as well as an all area camera view.
Overall we LOVE the 2016 Mazda CX-5 and recommend it as a great small family SUV.