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2014 Mazda CX-5
2014 Mazda CX-5
  • Starting price: $21,195

Introduced as a 2013 model, the Mazda CX-5 features Mazda's new SkyActiv technology, which uses engineering and manufacturing changes to improve fuel economy as well as performance. To achieve this, SkyActiv combines direct-injection gasoline engines with more advanced transmissions as well as a lighter-weight, more rigid body and chassis.

The five-seat compact SUV is available with a choice of two SkyActiv engines. All models come standard with a 155-horsepower, 2-liter engine that gets 25 or 26 mpg city and 31, 32 or 35 highway, depending on the type of transmission and whether front-wheel or all-wheel drive is selected. Touring and Grand Touring models also can get the optional 184-horsepower, 2.5-liter engine, which has 19 percent more horsepower and 23 percent more torque than the base engine and gets an Environmental Protection Agency-estimated 25 mpg city and 32 mpg highway in front-wheel-drive models, and 24 mpg city and 30 mpg highway in all-wheel-drive models.

The 2014 Mazda CX-5's standard features include power sideview mirrors, automatic headlight shut-off, cruise control, power windows with driver's side one-touch auto up/down, tilt-telescopic steering wheel with audio and cruise control functions, push-button start, and six air bags as well as stability and traction control.

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