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The 2020 Mazda CX-5 Brings Connectivity Options to Kelowna, BC Drivers

(Posted on Nov 23, 2020 at 03:01PM by Josh Lew)
2021 mazda cx-5 in kelowna bcIn today's high-tech world, there are numerous advantages to having a well-connected vehicle. Yes, it can be handy to have a stereo with Bluetooth capabilities, but these features can go well beyond the entertainment realm. The Mazda CX-5, for example, has a wide range of elements that are extremely practical for information, safety, and navigation.  

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 GT, a mid-range trim, has a variety of tech and connectivity tools that make driving easier and riding more fun. 

The GT has an eight-inch colour touchscreen with Mazda Connect and a built-in navigation system. You also get four USB ports, including two in the rear armrest, for charging and integrating devices. This vehicle is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 

Buyers who get a brand new 2021 Mazda CX-5 GT can enjoy a three-month subscription to Sirius XM satellite radio and a five-year complimentary membership to the provider's Travel Link and Traffic Plus services. The driver can control these systems and stereo playback safely via steering-wheel-mounted buttons. 

With these options, you can customize the information, navigation, and entertainment in your car according to your specific needs and preferences. 

If you would like to see the tech and connectivity features of the Mazda CX-5 GT, contact our Kelowna, BC dealership today to inquire about availability or schedule a test drive. 

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 Brings Excellent Fuel Efficiency to Kelowna, BC Drivers

(Posted on Nov 20, 2020 at 02:01PM by Josh Lew)
2021 mazda cx-5 for sale in kelowna bcSUV owners sometimes have to sacrifice fuel efficiency to get the truck-like qualities that they desire. However, getting these traits does not necessarily mean having to pay more for gas. The 2021 Mazda CX-5 is an ideal example of an economical utility vehicle. 

The base trim, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 GX, offers excellent fuel economy figures. It uses a 2.5L I-4 engine that provides 187 horsepower and utilizes a six-speed automatic transmission. 

The 2021 GX comes in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive varieties. The 4x2 gets 9.7 L/100 km in the city and 7.8 L/100 km on the highway. The 4x4 is slightly thirstier, getting 10.2 L/100 km in urban conditions and 8.2 L/100 km on the freeway. 

Wallet-friendly vehicles often require some sacrifices. However, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 GX brings plenty of features to the table. The G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus) system transfers torque to different wheels to improve handling during turns and cornering. You also get a manual shift mode, rear independent suspension, and a towing capacity of over 900 kg.

Drivers who want truck-like features and performance perks will appreciate having these traits without giving up excellent fuel economy. If you would like to test the 2021 Mazda CX-5 GX for yourself, contact our Kelowna, BC dealership today. 
2021 mazda cx-5 for sale in kelowna bcOne of the most significant advantages of small SUVs is that they handle like sedans rather than trucks. Not all of these crossovers perform the same. The engine, drivetrain, traction control system, and other traits have to combine to provide a car-like driving experience. One of the vehicles that achieves this balance is the 2021 Mazda CX-5.

The mid-range 2021 Mazda CX-5 GT trim uses a Skyactiv-G 2.5L I-4 with Cylinder Deactivation. A Dynamic Pressure Turbo (DPT) version of the engine is available, as well. The standard motor delivers car-like fuel efficiency (7.9 L/100 km on the highway), while the optional upgrade brings 320 lb.-ft of torque and 250 horsepower. 

The good news is that many of the features that make the 2021 CX-5 GT a driver-friendly vehicle do not require an upgrade. For example, the 2,698 mm wheelbase creates a wide stance, and the i-Activ system transfers torque to different wheels depending on driving conditions.

All CX-5s use a technology called G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus) to adjust performance based on the forces put on the vehicle. This feature gives the GT and its sister trims sports-car-like handling, especially when cornering or on curves. 

If you are seeking a small SUV, you likely want a vehicle with truck-like traits that drives like a car. The 2021 Mazda CX-5 GT fits that description. Contact our Kelowna, BC dealership today to schedule a test drive. 
2021 mazda cx-5 for sale in kelowna bcCrossovers like the 2021 Mazda CX-5 have the smooth handling of a sedan and the traction and power of an SUV. These vehicles are popular because of their mixture of positive attributes. However, none of these features mean anything without proper safety systems. 

The CX-5 has a wide range of traditional and high-tech elements meant to protect drivers and passengers. Unlike some SUVs, which only offer the best safety features on high-end trims, many of these tools come standard on this Mazda crossover.

The entry-level 2021 Mazda CX-5 GS, for example, provides a full range of high-tech safety tools. It offers blind-spot monitoring, a back-up camera, and rear cross-traffic alert. Sensors also detect obstructions and pedestrians in front of the vehicle. The proprietary Smart City Brake Support system stops the auto when forward collision warnings sound. 

The 2021 CX-5 GS boasts traditional features like front and side-curtain airbags, three-point belts for all passengers, and integrated child seat anchors. 

The GC comes with optional all-wheel drive with the i-Activ traction control system, which senses road conditions and adjusts torque to keep the driver in control. 

If you value safety as much as performance and features, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 should be one of your top choices in the crossover market. Contact our Kelowna, BC dealership to schedule a test drive or discuss financing options. 

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 Brings a State-of-the-Art AWD System to Kelowna, BC Drivers

(Posted on Nov 17, 2020 at 02:01PM by Josh Lew)
2021 mazda cx5 for sale kelowna bcCrossovers bring together the positive traits of a sedan and the qualities of a larger SUV. Some of these autos succeed in making this combination work, while others do not. With its i-Activ AWD, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 provides both the all-weather performance that drivers expect from a utility vehicle and the nimble handling of a smaller car.

We will take a closer look at how this unique all-wheel-drive system affects the performance of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 Kuro.
2021 Mazda CX-5 Kuro Specifications

Engine: 2.5L I-4 with cylinder deactivation
Transmission: Skyactiv Drive six-speed automatic
Drivetrain: i-Activ AWD (standard)
Fuel economy: 9.8 L/100 km City and 7.9 L/100 km Hwy
Horsepower: 187
Torque: 186 lb.-ft

All-Wheel-Drive System

Mazda's i-Activ is one of the 2021 CX-5 Kuro's most attractive features. It uses an embedded system with 27 sensors. Each of these take multiple readings from the road. In all, there are 200 measurements per second. 

What does the 2021 Mazda CX-5 Kuro do with this information? It can adjust torque to give more power to a specific axle when needed. These changes can improve traction, reduce slippage, and aid acceleration, cornering, and braking. The 19-inch metallic black alloy wheels with 225/55R19 all-season tires bring even more control and road-gripping qualities. 

If you would like to learn more about the 2021 Mazda CX-5 Kuro and other trim packages that use the i-Activ system, contact our Kelowna, BC dealership to set up a test drive or discuss financing options.