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2017 CX-5 Named Best Midsize Crossover for Families by ‘Parenting’ and Edmunds

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2017 Mazda CX-5

When the new MX-5 came out, it seemed like everything was coming up Miataawards poured in for the brand’s newest iteration of the awesome roadster.

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, 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.

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.”