2017 Mazda CX-5 Review

When it comes to the automotive industry, the crossover is one of the hottest segments on the market. And nobody does the crossover better than Mazda. In fact, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 has been named one of the vehicle of the year finalists at the Geneva Auto Show!

That’s why our team at Ocean Mazda wrote this 2017 Mazda CX-5 review for our friends in Doral, Miami, Hialeah, Kendall, and the nearby Florida communities. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any further questions!


The CX-5’s designers are more than mere drudges putting in their eight hours for the day. They’re artists in pursuit of a lofty goal—true beauty. That’s how they came up with the KODO: Soul of Motion aesthetic philosophy that permeates the entire vehicle.

They wanted to create an automobile that looks like it’s brimming with energy, and they have. The Mazda CX-5 gives the impression of a wild animal ready to jump its prey. Except, in this case, its prey is the road ahead.


Nowadays, most cars are built by a computer. Yet Mazda still employs their signature Takumi Craftsmen to construct crucial parts of the CX-5 by hand. You can feel every bit of their warmth and energy in the cabin’s driver-centric textures and finishes.


Mazda’s 2017 crossover offers a host of available smart safety features that are fit for a king—or fit for a family-oriented driver who cares deeply for their children’s lives. Here’s a brief overview.

  • Active Driving Display – vehicle status, current speed, route guidance, and more.
  • Traffic Sign Recognition – alerts for upcoming traffic signs: Stop, Speed Limit, Do Not Enter, etc.
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control – maintains a set following distance behind the car in front of you.
  • Smart City Brake Support – helps prevent impending collisions in low-speed situations.


This Mazda also lets you take advantage of a few performance-enhancing systems, like Predictive i-Activ AWD®, SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control, and SKYACTIV® Technology. Here’s a closer look at these state-of-the-art technologies.Mazda CX-5

Predictive i-Activ AWD®. By automatically anticipating when all-wheel drive will be necessary, Mazda’s available Predictive i-Activ AWD® prepares you for whatever the road or the weather might throw your way. It optimizes torque distribution to mitigate the consequences of any loss of traction.

SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control. Mazda’s SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control helps you to enjoy a smoother ride while you’re rounding those highway corners. It micromanages power delivery and adjusts vehicle weight to achieve perfect harmony.

SKYACTIV® Technology. What are we talking about when we refer to Mazda’s SKYACTIV® technology? We’re talking about what lies at the very core of the driving experience—the body and the chassis. With ultra-high tensile steel in just the right places, you can count on two words: lighter and stronger.


If you live in Kendall, Hialeah, Miami, or Doral, you can test drive the Mazda CX-5 at Ocean Mazda! Simply call us, chat with us, or stop by our showroom to schedule your appointment. 

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