2017 Mazda CX-5 Well-Loved For Its Exterior; Other Features Need More Work

Jun 12, 2017 06:45 AM EDT | Paul Urban

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 sure proves to be a worthy opponent of its class. It is enough to compete neck-and-neck with the likes Honda's CR-V or say Chevrolet's Equinox. Case in point, it is a good SUV, however, some of its other features still need more improvement according to experts.

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 is considered to have taken few steps forward. Mazda has focused on little improvements to make the SUV a viable entry in the SUV competition. However, industry experts think that there are not many major updates that make them immensely excited altogether.

At least its exterior and interior are two noteworthy improved features of the CX-5. Many industry experts even consider it as one of the best-looking SUVs in recent times. It does offer a smooth and quiet ride. It looks better compared to its boxy competitors without overworked lines.

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 is a satisfying crossover SUV to drive. It is particularly rated for its performance as a day-to-day vehicle. It is known to be responsive when going around turns. It is also considered composed altogether, providing the driver enough confidence.

Its suspensions are considered exceptional. The suspensions provide impressive absorption of various road imperfections it may encounter along the way. Its cabin is wide and airy which boasts of execution, which appears to be a cut above the rest.

However, some of its specific details fall somehow flat. For one, it is 50 kg heavier compared to its predecessor. This means the predecessor may perform better in terms of handling. The operative word is better as the 2017 Mazda CX-5 is already rated as impressive as it is.

Another factor that may have it lagging behind is the price. It is priced at £23,695. Other competitors are priced more reasonable but offer more features. It is positioned to be in direct competition with big European brands such as Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda. Unfortunately, some think the 2017 Mazda CX-5 falls behind in some aspects.

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