Mazda has never been a brand to follow the crowd, and its approach to greater vehicle efficiency isn’t just offering a more fuel-efficient engine, it’s an all-encompassing design philosophy known as SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY. SKYACTIV is an entirely new approach to automotive design and engineering that includes every aspect of the vehicle from the drivetrain to the chassis, and the all-new 2013 Mazda CX-5 crossover is the very first vehicle to incorporate all of these revolutionary efficiency innovations.
The 2013 Mazda CX-5 with SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY perfectly balances everything a compact crossover buyer could ask for: Eye-catching design, class-leading fuel efficiency, athletic handling, outstanding safety and exceptional practicality.
Start with the SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine, a 155-hp and 150 lb/ft of torque powerplant featuring the world’s highest compression ratio (13:1) for a mass-produced vehicle. This high compression ratio combined with front-wheel drive and the SKYACTIV®-MT six-speed manual transmission is what enables the CX-5 to deliver best-in-class fuel efficiency of 26 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. The SKYACTIV®-Drive six-speed automatic returns the same city efficiency and 32 mpg highway. For those opting for AWD, fuel efficiency numbers reach an outstanding 25 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.
The 2013 Mazda CX-5 incorporates an all-new design concept called KODO, or “Soul of Motion.” KODO draws its inspiration from the powerful and beautiful fluidity of nature. Not only does this design language result in a sleek, athletic look with timeless style, it also serves a function. The raked A-pillar and matching C-pillar angles give all occupants class-leading outward visibility. For added fuel efficiency, the CX-5 also has an exceptionally low 0.33 co-efficient of drag, making it the most aerodynamic compact crossover available.
Inside the CX-5, occupants are welcomed with smart, sophisticated style and build quality that far exceeds its competitors. Instrument cluster controls are intuitive and easy to operate while little touches like a push button starter, brushed chrome trim, piano black panels, a sculpted three-spoke steering wheel and three-pot gauge cluster make you think you’re at the wheel of a well-appointed sports car.
The available 5.8-inch color touchscreen delivers a feature-rich information and entertainment system with phone, audio and voice-controlled navigation driven by TomTom® technology. Buyers can also opt for Bluetooth® phone and audio with iPod integration through a nine-speaker Bose Centerpoint Surround-Sound system. The system also features HD Radio™ Technology, delivering a crystal-clear, subscription-free digital AM and FM signal with onscreen information.
The SKYACTIV®-Body platform sits on a segment-leading 106.3-inch wheelbase to deliver stable, comfortable and flex-free ride quality while easily accommodating five passengers. Cabin space throughout is generous with well-bolstered seats that offer available power controls and leather upholstery. Second-row seating features a 40/20/40-split and folds flat with easy, one-touch action. Second-row legroom of 39.3 inches is generous, even for a full-size crossover. For comparison, the full-size Lexus LX 570 SUV has only 34.4 inches.
Another benefit of the SKYACTIV®-Body is its exceptionally lightweight and strong architecture. Sixty-one percent of the CX-5 body is made of high-tensile steel for added crash strength and an eight percent weight savings over previous Mazda models. The CX-5 also boasts 20 percent stronger bumper beams weighing nearly 11 pounds less than previous generation bumpers.
The SKYACTIV®-Chassis boasts an all-new front strut suspension and multi-link rear end that delivers car-like agility, stability and comfort unmatched by competitors. As in every Mazda, the “zoom-zoom” philosophy of making fun-to-drive vehicles with exceptional handling characteristics is ever present in the 2013 Mazda CX-5.
Standard safety equipment includes four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, Dynamic Stability Control, Traction Control System and Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Available high-tech safety options include rear-view camera system, Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFLS) and Auto-leveling Bi-Xenon headlamps.
The 2013 Mazda CX-5 with SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY not only promises to be one of the most anticipated new Mazda vehicles in years, it will also be one of the most anticipated new vehicles in the entire automotive industry, blending power, fuel-efficiency, handling, style, safety and value never before seen in a compact crossover.
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