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2023 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD Review by Mark Fulmer


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This CX is downright X-citing

Mark Fulmer
Executive Producer, Editor
The Auto Channel


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The engine is a 2.5-liter turbo-four which when fueling with 93 octane puts out 256 hp and torque of 320 lb-ft. Coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission, it provides plenty to play with on empty roads. If fuel efficiency is not a priority then it will not matter that much that it gets 22 mpg city,27 highway, and 24 combined.


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The interior is designed with a clean elegant touch that is refined without gaudy razzle dazzle.

Front Seat Leg Room - 41 in
Front Seat Headroom - 39.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room - 57.1 in
Front Seat Hip Room - 55.2 in


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Gauges are straightforward and very readable.


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Infotainment widescreen monitor is hi def and is customizable.


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Center console and climate controls are clear and ergonomic.


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BOSE sound system won unanimous and predictable praise for clarity and separation.


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Rear seats drew applause for legroom and comfort.
Rear Seat Leg Room - 39.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom - 39 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room - 54.8 in
Rear Seat Hip Room - 55.3 in


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Moonroof won approval from youthful folks for star gazing, etc.


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Seats in place cargo space is quite good.


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Seats down cargo space handles the long stuff.
Box Width (Wheel housings) - 41.3 in
Box Height (Area) - 32.4 in


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Safety Features include:
Back-Up Camera
Blind Spot Monitor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Assist
ABS
Tire Pressure Monitor
Brake Assist
Stability Control
Traction Control


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