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The Mazda CX-5: A Decade as One of BC, Canada's Best Compact SUVs

The Mazda CX-5 burst onto the scene in 2011 at the Geneva, Frankfurt, and Tokyo Motor Shows. It quickly gained attention because of its car-like driving dynamics and responsive 4-cylinder SkyActiv engine. 

A 2016 upgrade brought an entry-level luxury look, additional safety features, and, in subsequent years, a turbocharged engine. The Mazda CX-5 has plenty of recognition because of these traits (it has been one of Car and Drivers' 10 Best multiple times, earning recognition for its segment-defining performance). 

Here is a closer look at the history of the Mazda CX-5, which has spent the past decade becoming one of BC, Canada's best compact SUVs.
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The Mazda CX-5 Brings Efficiency to BC, Canada

Early Mazda CX-5 models made headlines for their practicality and adaptability. For 2013, the compact SUV brought a 2.0L 4-cylinder to BC. It had a fuel economy rating of 6.7 L/100 km (hwy). Features like electronically-assisted power steering, a lightweight and rigid body, and optimised suspension helped the vehicle's responsiveness and got the most out of its 155 hp motor. The following year, however, a 184 hp 2.5L I-4 added more muscle to the already impressive drivetrain. 
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The Mazda CX-5 Brings Luxury Design to BC, Canada

The Mazda CX-5 received a design upgrade for 2017. It included a flat, inset grille and sleek crossover body. These elements gave it a more mature and upscale feel, while available heated leather seats and premium sound system options added to the high-end allure. The SUV has retained these qualities up to the current model year, adding features like a sunroof, signature LED lighting, and noise dampening components.
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Mazda CX-5 Brings Tech Features in BC, Canada

The Mazda CX-5 complements its looks, practicality, and drivability with a range of tech features that provide greater steering. As the second generation developed, i-Activ AWD and G-Vectoring Control Plus improved the already stellar handling. These components use sensors to detect road conditions and the steering angle and adjust torque as needed. The newer models also increased the effectiveness of its accident avoidance systems, adding City Smart Brake Support and other active safety tools.
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The Mazda CX-5: New Engines in BC, Canada

The Mazda CX-5 took the latest step in its evolution in 2019 by adding a 2.5L turbocharged engine to its lineup. Currently available on GT and Signature trims (and 2021's 100th Anniversary Edition), this 4-cylinder powerhouse delivers 250 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. It can reach 100 km/h in just over six seconds. Even with these specs, the fuel economy rating is still 8.7 L/100 km (hwy). The regular SkyActiv-G I-4 still offers excellent performance and throttle response with its six-speed automatic transmission. 

Test Drive a Mazda CX-5 in BC, Canada

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 has earned plenty of praise for its reliability, efficiency, and driving dynamics. Since it hit the road in 2012, it has consistently been one of the best in its class. The easiest way to see what all the buzz is about is to get behind the wheel for yourself. Contact our BC, Canada dealership to discuss trim availability and financing and schedule a test drive. 

Top Mazda News for BC, Canada

2021 Mazda CX-5 GT Comes to Central Interior
by mazda-vehicle-news, September 16, 2021, 11:11 am
Looking for a luxurious SUV with plenty of interior upgrades? If you answered yes, then you need to set your sights on the 2021 Mazda CX-5 GT. Available at August Mazda in BC, this sleek ride offers comfort and convenience to...
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2021 Mazda CX-5 GT Arrives in Vernon
by mazda-vehicle-news, September 15, 2021, 1:11 pm
If you are searching for a beautiful SUV that will have heads turning everywhere you go, then you need to take a peek at the 2021 Mazda CX-5 GT. This high-level trim is currently available here at August Mazda in BC.The first...
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2021 Mazda CX-5 GS Brings Safety to Kelowna
by mazda-vehicle-news, September 12, 2021, 10:10 am
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2021 Mazda CX-5 Available in Kamloops
by vehicle-of-the-month, September 12, 2021, 9:16 am
Have you been looking for an SUV that is ready for the great outdoors in BC? Then the 2021 Mazda CX-5 is a perfect option for you, and it is currently available at August Mazda's BC dealership.The CX-5 boasts i-Active AWD that...
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2021 Mazda CX-5 GS Comes to Merritt
by mazda-vehicle-news, September 11, 2021, 12:12 pm
Want an SUV that is loaded with comfort and convenience features on the inside? Then take a peek at the new 2021 Mazda CX-5 GS. This particular trim level is currently available here at August Mazda, and it has everything you...
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2021 Mazda CX-5 GS Arrives in Central Interior
by mazda-vehicle-news, September 8, 2021, 1:11 pm
Are you in the market for a sleek SUV with plenty of practical and cosmetic exterior elements? If you answered yes, then you need to check out the new 2021 Mazda CX-5 GS. This second-level trim is available at August Mazda right...
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