2017 Mazda CX-5 Changes: A Whole New Crossover

August 24th, 2017 by

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The crossover SUV segment is more competitive than ever, which makes it quite noteworthy when a new vehicle scores big. The 2017 Mazda CX-5 has been fully redesigned, and with that redesign comes big accolades, including the model’s recent designation as “Best Midsize Crossover”! Follow the team from Mazda of Manchester as we run down all that went into the model’s overhaul, and if you like what you see, schedule a trip to our dealership near Vernon for a test drive.

Design Changes

The interior of the Mazda CX-5 was already one of the more high-end options in the midsize crossover segment, but this year’s changes send its cabin appeal into the stratosphere! The dashboard is more elegantly integrated in relation to the air vents and multimedia screen, while soft-touch materials throughout the interior add a degree of elegance that’s palpable. You can even upgrade your experience to include a stitched leatherette dash and available dual-color scheme.

On the outside, changes are somewhat minimal. The front and rear headlights are slimmer than the outgoing model, while a facelift to the front grille and slightly redistributed portions make the new CX-5 look even more elegant than the model it replaces.

New Features

The MAZDA CONNECT™ system returns with the same desirable array of premium technology, including available features like smartphone app integration, satellite radio, and navigation. The i-ACTIVSENSE™ suite, however, gets some exciting upgrades for the new model year, including the addition of:

  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control – This adaptive cruise control feature lets you set your cruise control without having to worry about braking and accelerating in moderate highway traffic, as this system can automatically detect other vehicles and do the work for you.
  • Smart City Brake Support – An extension of Smart Brake Support, this system is able to detect objects in front of the vehicle, prepare the vehicle for braking, and automatically apply the brakes at low speeds when necessary.

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 is Now Available at Your Mazda Dealer in Manchester, CT

Interested in seeing the many changes to Mazda’s redesigned midsize crossover up close and in person? The 2017 Mazda CX-5 is on sale now at Mazda of Manchester, located at 80 Oakland Street in Manchester, just a short drive from South Windsor. At our dealership, you can count on getting approved for financing today! Feel free to get in touch with questions at (860) 645-4100.