2023 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD Review by Mark Fulmer
Executive Producer, Editor
The Auto Channel
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.
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
Gauges are straightforward and very readable.
Infotainment widescreen monitor is hi def and is customizable.
Center console and climate controls are clear and ergonomic.
BOSE sound system won unanimous and predictable praise for clarity and separation.
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
Moonroof won approval from youthful folks for star gazing, etc.
Seats in place cargo space is quite good.
Seats down cargo space handles the long stuff.
Box Width (Wheel housings) - 41.3 in
Box Height (Area) - 32.4 in
Safety Features include:
Blind Spot Monitor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Assist
Tire Pressure Monitor
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