Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9 Named Best SUVs

May 15th, 2018 by

The team at Ocean Mazda has great news for drivers in the greater Doral and Miami areas who are considering adding an SUV to their personal inventories: The 2018 Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9 have been named on the list of “10 Best Trucks and SUVs” by Car and Driver.

So, we’re giving our Hialeah and Kendall area customers a breakdown of what these top-ranking SUVs have to offer, and how to take the wheel of one for themselves.

Best Compact SUV: Mazda CX-5

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 comes with a 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G engine that generates 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque.

While front-wheel drive is the standard, i-ACTIV AWD® is available. This is a predictive AWD system that monitors road conditions and automatically adjusts power distribution to improve traction.

This best SUV winner also includes the available i-ACTIVSENSE® suite, that includes collision predictive features such as:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert for safer merging
  • Distance Recognition Support System and Forward Obstruction Warning that helps predict potential or imminent forward collisions
  • Lane Departure Warning that issues an alert if you veer from your intended lane of travel.

The Mazda CX-5 was also named a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for its available Adaptive Front-Lighting System that improves visibility by pivoting your headlights as you come around a corner.

Best Midsize SUV: Mazda CX-9

The Mazda CX-9 comes standard with a Turbocharged SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L engine that generates 227-250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. This SUV also features a SKYACTIV®-DRIVE 6-speed automatic transmission and available predictive i-ACTIV AWD®.

The full i-ACTIVSENSE® suite is standard on all trims, including Smart City Brake Support, which detects objects up ahead at low speeds, and either prepares your brakes for quick braking or autonomously applies the brakes for you.

This SUV features a total of 71.2 cubic feet of cargo volume and 135.1 cubic feet of passenger volume, as well as available rain-sensing windshield wipers that automatically turn on and adjust their speed to meet that of the precipitation on the windshield.

Our Dealership

If you want to try one of these best SUVs for yourself, come pay our Mazda dealership a visit. Our experienced sales staff can tell you more about whether the Mazda CX-9 or Mazda CX-5 is right for your needs, and what other features they have to offer.

Once you’ve made your choice, allow our finance staff to get to work. First, they’ll help you decide if you want to buy or lease, then they’ll reach out to their network of lenders and do their best to secure a rate that fits your needs.

If your vehicle is due for routine or emergency maintenance, pay a visit to our service center. Our highly skilled and factory-trained technicians are experts at providing quick yet thorough oil changes, tire repairs, brake repairs, and more.

Take a Test Drive

Drivers in the Doral and Miami area who are ready to get in the driver’s seat of one of these best SUVs can come to Ocean Mazda today. We’ll help you decide whether the Mazda CX-9 or Mazda CX-5 is best for your drives around Hialeah and Kendall, and get you out for a drive. Contact us to schedule your test drive today!