2018 Mazda CX-5 Review & Ratings


It’s a new crossover from we think the most habitually underappreciated mainstream brand in all of car-dom – Mazda. The CX-5 is their pop at a medium-sized crossover, a rival for the Seat Ateca, Volkswagen Tiguan and BMW X1 among others. It sits on the same basic platform as the five-year-old car it replaces. The wheelbase is the same, but it’s 10mm longer, 35mm lower and much sharper-looking thanks to squintier head- and taillights, a longer bonnet and wider grille. No doubt the new CX-5 is a properly good-looking thing. Certainly more so than anything else in this class.