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CX-5 Offers Improved Ride Without Loss of Handling

Sometimes its the little things that can make a big change in the desired outcome. That was the case when Mazda engineers started looking at ways to improve the overall ride experience in the CX-5. “The old CX-5 had remarkably good steering and handling and we wanted to keep that,” according to Mazda engineer Dave Coleman. “At the same time, we wanted to really improve the drive quality, the comfort and reduce noise. That was a tall order.” Coleman and his team accomplished their mission, a fact you can see for yourself when you visit Chapman Mazda on Bell Road and test drive the new CX-5.

New CX-5 Great Ride for Driver and Passengers

Mazda’s overall philosophy is to create vehicles where the driver and car feel like one integrated unit. Coleman and his team went a step farther with the 2018 Mazda CX-5, also paying attention to the experience of the riders. They worked long hours, improving the suspension, door seals and adding thicker carpet and more insulation to cut exterior noise. “We are putting a lot of effort into the ride quality in the backseat and road noise back there,” he said, “to make sure that the interior noise level in the back seat and the front seat are as close to the same as possible. It’s a lot easier to have a conversation that way.”

Pick Your Style

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is a mid-size SUV that comes in three different trim levels for people of all budgets. The Sport model begins at less than $25,000 and comes with the supreme MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system that lets you stream music from your phone along with offering hands-free communication for text and phone calls. The Touring model is a bit more expensive, but delivers heated front seats and dual-zone climate control. Step up to the Grand Touring model, still under $30,000, for a power rear lift gate and a navigation system. All three models earn 31 mpg on the highway and have available all-wheel drive.

Safety Features now Standard

No matter which trim level you choose, Mazda includes blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert on all the CX-5 models. That’s one reason why the Mazda CX-5 was named a Top Safety Pick Plus by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. From the improved ride and quiet interior to the advanced safety features, the CX-5 is an excellent choice for your next SUV. Pick one from the large inventory at Chapman Mazda on Bell Road and go for a test drive today.

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