The Mazda CX-5 crossover can be had with either a 155 hp 2.0-liter or a 184 hp 2.5-liter inline-four engine. The larger engine gets a 6-speed automatic and the option of all-wheel drive while the base offering has a 6-speed manual transmission and is front-wheel drive only. Performance is acceptable but fuel economy is commendable.
A comfortable ride and well-built and classy interior are complemented by a very competitive price. Some desirable options include autonomous braking, LED exterior lights and a premium audio system.