2017 CX-5 Named Best Midsize Crossover for Families by ‘Parenting’ and Edmunds
More Mazda, More Mazda! Mazda just introduced the new CX-8 for Japan
However, now it seems it is the time of the CX-5. Not only is it Mazda’s best-selling vehicle by far, but it is now also bringing in the medals, this time from Parenting magazine and Edmunds.com, who jointly named the new 2017 CX-5 as the “Best Midsize Crossover” on their list of the 10 Best Family Cars of 2017.
Not surprisingly, to place on the list the CX-5 was rated highly for its value, its performance, its overall safety, and its family-friendly features.
As for value, the CX-5 starts at an MSRP of $24,045.
As for performance, the CX-5 is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder SKYACTIV-G engine, which produces 187 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. Combined with a six-speed automatic transmission, it delivers 24 mpg city and 31 mpg highway in FWD models, or 23 mpg city and 29 mpg highway in AWD models.
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As for safety, in addition to its collection of your usual safety features—a system of airbags, three-point seatbelts, a LATCH child seat system, etc.—the CX-5 has iACTIVSENSE systems like Smart Brake Support, Blind-Spot Monitoring, and Mazda Radar Cruise Control.
Finally, as for family-friendly features, Mazda North American Operations vehicle line manager for the CX-5 Tetsu Nakazawa said, “For 2017, we completely redesigned the CX-5 and made more family-friendly improvements. We even engineered the rear doors to open wider from the previous model year to allow for easier child-seat loading and unloading.”
He added, “Being recognized by Parents magazine and Edmunds is an honor and it attests to our commitment of making a great vehicle that fits a variety of lifestyles.”