What is a CUV?

July 10th, 2013 by

Crossover SUV at Cox Mazda in Bradenton

CUVs or crossover utility vehicles can be thought of as SUVs that drive like cars. Thanks to their unibody construction, CUVs typically offer more nimble handling and better fuel economy. Like an SUV, though, they offer drivers tougher performance and more space than your average car.

Two of the market’s most popular CUV’s include the five-seat 2014 Mazda CX-5 and the larger, seven-seat 2013 Mazda CX-9. Both vehicles offer some of the market’s best features, including handsfree calling, and are currently available for test drive at Cox Mazda in Bradenton.

Agility and Comfort: the Mazda CX-5

Available with either a 155 hp or a 184 hp engine, the 2014 Mazda CX-5 has a maximum fuel economy of 35 mpg. It also offers all-wheel drive, helping you to stay in better control while on the road. Like its predecessor, the 2014 CX-5 has been recognized as a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The CX-9 has Space for Your Family and Gear

The biggest vehicle in Mazda’s lineup, the 2013 Mazda CX-9 helps larger families to get around without having to sacrifice cargo. With three rows of seats, it helps to make sure that everyone stays comfortable. And when you don’t need all three rows, you can easily fold them down to create even more cargo space, with a maximum of 100 cubic feet at your disposal.

Features Not Forgotten

One of the key traits of a Mazda CUV is style and equipped features are an integral part. Neither the CX-5 nor the CX-7 disappoint in the features they deliver. Here are just a few of the standard options:

  • Bluetooth connectivity for handsfree calling
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Auxiliary and USB input jacks for the sound system
  • 60/40 spit seats, allowing you to increase your storage options without sacrificing all of your seats.

Take a Test Drive at Cox Mazda

Both the 2014 CX-5 and the 2013 CX-9 are available for test drive at Cox Mazda in Bradenton. We’re located at 3101 Cortez Road W., just a quarter of a mile to the west of the Sweetbay Supermarket. We look forward to meeting you and your family!

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