Mazda CX-5

At Montrose Mazda of Cleveland, we're excited to see that the 2018 Mazda CX-5 was named one of the best SUVs of 2018 by Car and Driver. In response, we created this 2018 Mazda CX-5 review to give our Cleveland, Bedford, and Lorain area customers an idea of what to expect when they take this car for a test drive.

Mazda CX-5 MPG

2018 Mazda CX-5 Engine Specs

The Mazda CX-5 comes with a highly optimized engine with its SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder, which generates 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. This innovative engine features Cylinder Deactivation, which improves fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance.

It does this by moving from four cylinders to two during light-road driving conditions, like highway cruising, to save fuel. It uses a higher-pressure fuel spray and multi-stage split injections to create a cleaner combustion and keep your ride smooth, even when operating on only two cylinders.

Overall, the Mazda CX-5 achieves an EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 25 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway.1

Handling Capabilities

The Mazda CX-5 is equipped with a SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission, but drivers can take control of their driving experience using the manual shift feature, which allows the SUV to operate in a controlled manual mode. If you want a quicker acceleration and a sportier feel, you can also engage Sport Mode.

On wet and slippery roadways, you'll have the available i-ACTIV AWD® (all-wheel drive) feature to help improve your handling capabilities. This is a predictive AWD system that monitors road conditions and automatically adjusts power distribution to optimize traction.

Mazda CX-5 Safety Technology

While vigilant driving is the best form of collision mitigation, the Mazda CX-5 also includes several predictive technologies that can help you get where you're going safely. This includes standard Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, which notifies you when cars enter your side and rear blind spots.

The Mazda CX-5 is a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK for the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) as well, when equipped with the available Adaptive Front Lighting System that pivots your headlights with you around corners.

You'll also have the entire i-ACTIVSENSE® package available on all trims, which includes several smart safety features, such as:

  • Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers

This package makes Smart Brake Support available, too, which automatically applies the brakes to avoid or lessen the impact of a frontal collision at highway speeds.

Test Drive the 2018 Mazda CX-5

If this SUV sounds like it might be right for you, Montrose Mazda of Cleveland wants to help you get behind the wheel. Come pay us a visit and we can discuss our 2018 Mazda CX-5 car review and answer any other questions you have about this car.

Then, we'll put you in the driver's seat, so you can see how it can add to your drives around the Cleveland, Bedford, and Lorain areas. Contact our Mazda dealership to schedule your test drive of the Mazda CX-5 today!


EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.

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