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2016 Mazda CX 5

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The Mazda CX 5 is a perfect little crossover, offering a great drive and comfort.  Mazda CX 5 receives several improvements intended to refine its appearance, enhance its functionality, update its technology, and polish its driving dynamics.

 
After a week of running around to taking my kids to school and to after school activities I can see why Mazda is popular with families.  It’s convenient interior space, and comfortable seating alone makes it worth while, but the overall package is amazing as well. 
 
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The interior of the 2016 Mazda CX-5 is designed for both functionality and modern style. Front seats are roomy enough to make any driving position easy to settle into with plenty of support. The backseat is spacious for passengers. On models equipped with a folding seatback, the mechanism lowers the seat bottom before the seat itself folds to provide a floor that is as near to flat as possible for your cargo needs.
Available features include dual-zone automatic climate control, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, a Mazda Connect infotainment system with a 7-inch touch-screen display, satellite radio, navigation, a power moonroof, a rearview camera, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and low-speed automatic braking with forward collision warning.
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Gas mileage manages 24 mpg city, 30 highway with all-wheel drive.
All in all this is a great crossover.  I give it a 7.5 out of 10.
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2017 Mazda 6

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Here’s another great car addition to my review list. When you have to be on the road for either work or pleasure, I think the 2017 Mazda 6 can provide that. Comfortable seating and roomie interior is key to an enjoyable drive. As a family of 4 we really enjoyed this sedan.
Mazda now offers SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control, to help achieve a smoother, less fatiguing drive. When cornering, on initial turn-in and throughout, the system works seamlessly by adjusting power delivery and shifting vehicle weight.

Its style gives it a sleek appearance and the strong engine gives a sporty feel. The 2017 Mazda 6 is a midsize sedan with seating for five.
Standard features for the Sport trim include: 17-inch alloy wheels, remote keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, full power accessories, air-conditioning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, cloth upholstery, six-way manually adjustable front seats with lumbar support for the driver, 60/40-split folding rear seats, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, a rearview camera, the Mazda Connect infotainment system with voice control, text messaging capabilities, a 7-inch touchscreen and a six-speaker CD player with auxiliary/USB input, HD radio and internet streaming radio.

The EPA estimates fuel economy at 28 mpg combined (24 city/34 highway) for models with the manual transmission. The Mazda 6 has strong safety ratings in all forms. Making it a safe ride for the family.

All in all I give this an 8 out of 10. Visit https://www.mazdausa.com for more details.

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2016 Mazda 6 i Touring

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I had a ton of running around this week from meetings, events and taking the kids to school, so I was excited to try out the Mazda 6 i grand touring.  It provided me with everything you would need in a mid size car.

This was such a fun vehicle to drive. I was also very impressed with the gas mileage this car got. I ran around the with car all week and all over the place and by the end of the week I still had a 1/4 tank left. The kids loved the sunroof and all the leg room they had. The feature my husband and I agreed on that was total genius is the console-area knob that can control the 7 inch touch screen making it so much easier to control the radio and functions.

Another great feature is a head-up screen called an Active Driving Display. It sits directly in front of the driver, showing you the speed. Driving in the city with this car was great.  The back up camera totally helped when parking in the city. I can’t wait to try other Mazda’s. If you’re looking for a sedan for your family this car is perfect; or if you’re looking for a sporty good looking car this is it.

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AVAILABLE FEATURES

LED headlights with automatic on/off, Adaptive Front-lighting System, Moonroof with one-touch open, 8-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar adjustment, Variable heated front seats, Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio capability, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry System, Rearview camera*, Mazda navigation system, Bose® Centerpoint Surround Sound system with AudioPilot® 2 and 11 speakers (including woofer), Dual-zone automatic climate control system, 19-inch alloy wheels, LED Daytime Running Lights, Auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink®, Leather-trimmed seats, Rain sensing windshield wipers

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SAFETY FEATURES (which I think is super important with little ones)

Standard safety features include advanced front air bags, front side-impact air bags, side-impact air curtains*, Dynamic Stability Control* with Traction Control System, 4-wheel ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assist, Available Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert*, Smart City Brake Support*, Smart Brake Support with Collision Warning*, Lane Departure Warning System*, High Beam Control, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Close Proximity Warning*;

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Thanks to Mazda #drivemazda and Driveshop for allowing me to experience this great ride.