The 2013 Mazda CX-5: A Sporty Crossover

August 30th, 2012 by

The 2013 Mazda CX-5 is now available to Sarasota drivers, as well as those in the surrounding communities, and it’s certainly received a warm welcome. You can, of course, take it for a test drive at Bradenton’s Cox Mazda, along with the rest of the esteemed automaker’s superb lineup of new vehicles. This crossover boasts head-turning style, excellent fuel economy, and impressive handling. It’s an especially good choice for eco-conscious drivers, and we’d like to delve into that a little bit.

Green Technology in the CX-5

2013 Mazda CX5

2013 Mazda CX-5

Drivers in Sarasota are impressed: the Mazda CX-5 is capable of achieving 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway one models with front-wheel drive and a manual transmission — truly astounding numbers for a crossover vehicle. So how does it pull these numbers off?

For starters, the CX-5 boasts a brand new 155-hp 2L four-cylinder engine with direct injection technology; it comes paired with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The 2013 CX-5, you see, was designed from the ground up with efficiency in mind, taking advantage of what Mazda calls its SkyActiv technology. This vehicle, in fact, is the first one to be designed specifically with SkyActiv technology in mind.

Don’t think that sacrifices were made for this technology, though; the new CX-5 boasts a tremendously comfortable interior. There ample room in both the front and rear, enough to accommodate even taller passengers. What’s more, the rear seat can be folded down to increase your cargo space, making this a tremendously versatile vehicle.

Mazda has also paid a great deal of attention to the vehicle’s handling. Tight handling is the order of the day, due at least in part to what Green Car Reports calls “remarkably good electric power steering that offers all the feedback you need to drive the car energetically.”

Visit Cox Mazda for Your Next Vehicle

If you’re in Sarasota and the Mazda CX-5 has caught your eye, then head over to nearby Bradenton and take a test drive at Cox Mazda. If you’re looking for something else, no problem — we’ve got the latest Mazda vehicles alongside an extensive inventory of pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs, and we’re confident that we’ve got something that you’ll love.