The 2013 CX-5 Takes Home a J.D. Power APEAL Award

July 29th, 2013 by

2013 Mazda CX-5 BlueWhen shopping for a vehicle, families want to know that their investment is worth it — that’s one of the toughest and most stressful things to evaluate when buying a new car. J.D. Power set up the APEAL awards to help drivers overcome this hurdle. By polling owners and leasees who already own a particular vehicle and then coalescing the data, J.D. Power creates a list of the market’s most trusted models.

The 2013 CX-5 crossover utility vehicle consistently ranked well among drivers, earning it a much coveted APEAL award. To Mazda drivers, this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Mazda vehicles are consistently praised for their dependability, smooth riding styles, and great fuel economy ratings.

“The CX-5 is a consistent success in many respects with its outstanding handling, safety and fuel economy but also with its overall value to all consumers by being a vehicle that doesn’t compromise, doesn’t offer excuses, but instead exceeds expectations,” said Jim O’Sullivan, the president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations.

Outstanding Performance Across the Board

To complete the study, J.D. Power polled more than 85,000 purchasers and leasees of 2013 model year vehicles. These drivers were asked to evaluate their vehicles according to 77 different points in eight different categories:

  • Performance and design
  • Engine and transmission
  • Handling and braking
  • Comfort and convenience
  • Seats
  • Cockpit and instrument panel
  • Heating, ventilation, and cooling
  • Vehicle styling and look of the exterior

Offering a great list of features has helped to distinguish the 2013 CX-5 from the competition. Available options include:

  • Bluetooth wireless connectivity, allowing for handsfree calling and music streaming
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio, phone, and cruise controls
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

Find the 2013 CX-5 at Cox Mazda

There are plenty of reasons that CX-5 drivers love their cars. Come see why for yourself by taking one out for a spin at Cox Mazda in Bradenton. We’re located on Cortez Road W., just a quarter of a mile to the west of the Sweetbay Supermarket. Have additional questions? Don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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