The 2014 Mazda CX-5 vs. the 2014 Chevy Equinox

2014 Mazda CX-5Crossover vehicles like the 2014 Mazda CX-5 make for great family cars for Tampa and Bradenton drivers, and we’re happy to put you behind the wheel of one at Cox Mazda. The CX-5 made a splash among area drivers when it first hit the scene, and the latest version of it takes the versatility, affordability, and style to the next level.

Of course, contenders like the 2014 Chevy Equinox have always been around, and Mazda has rarely had any trouble dealing with them. Let’s see if 2014 is any different.

Mazda Gives Drivers Choices

One of the best parts about a Mazda, aside from the style inherent in the brand, is that they are one of the few automakers who truly give drivers choices anymore. If you want a feature like navigation built into your car, you not only have to pay for the feature, but you have to upgrade your trim level too. Not so with Mazda.

Here are some features that are either standard or optional on the Mazda CX-5 that you won’t find on the Equinox:

  • Navigation
  • Remote start
  • Fog lights
  • Load-bearing exterior storage rack
  • Signaling exterior mirrors
  • Universal garage door opener

That is not even the full list, either. If you want to have a say in what comes on your crossover, you should clearly pick the Mazda.

Find Savings in the CX-5

If you thought that available features were the only thing the CX-5 had going for it, be sure you’re sitting down. The 2014 CX-5 saves you money over the 2014 Equinox, both now and in the long term.

The CX-5 starts at $22,795 (MSRP), while the Equinox is $24,440. That’s not all, though. Drivers of the Mazda save on fuel too.

The Mazda and Chevy engines both get the same highway fuel economy—32 mpg—but if you’re going to be doing any city driving, the Mazda pulls out ahead by a wide margin. The CX-5 gets 26 mpg in the city compared to the Equinox’s 22 city mpg.

Test Drive a CX-5 Today

Like any new car, the 2014 Mazda CX-5 has to be driven to be truly understood. Not only will you see that it looks great, but it’s fun to drive, too. Contact Cox Mazda today and set up your test drive of this incredible crossover; we’re just a short drive from Tampa, in nearby Bradenton, and can’t wait to put you behind the wheel.