The 2018 Mazda CX-5: This Compact SUV Drives Like a Dream

If there is such a thing as too many options, the compact SUV automotive class suffers from this condition. If you're in the market for one of these vehicles, you've likely been bombarded by all the choices out there. You could spend days comparing specs and features, trims and drivetrains, and still come away with only the vaguest notion of which make and model is right for you.

Allow us to introduce you to what we consider one of the greatest contenders in this sardine-can of a segment: the Mazda CX-5. Larger than the subcompact CX-3, this SUV has every bit of zest you'll find in that fun-to-drive vehicle, plus more space! Sharp steering and responsive handling combine with a smooth ride to make every drive an adventure and every driver a lover of the road.

And in case you want more than an engaging driving experience, the CX-5 delivers there, as well, with an upscale and feature-packed interior, strong safety scores, and great fuel efficiency.

Three well-heeled trim levels make up the 2018 CX-5 lineup: the Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. And with such an impressive list of standard features even in the base model, you're sure to be happy with the offerings of the other two, as well.

The best way to determine which trim is right for you is by getting some firsthand experience with each model. And the best way for drivers in Salem, Roanoke, and Lynchburg to do that? Visit Berglund Mazda, where we have the full lineup of new Mazda vehicles including the 2018 CX-5 for you to browse through as you narrow down your options. And with our fantastic prices every day, you'll end up getting the deal of a lifetime on a vehicle you're sure to fall in love with.

A Glimpse into the 2018 Mazda CX-5's Interior

Five people can ride comfortably within the CX-5 interior, and there are numerous features to keep them all entertained, safe, and connected. The cabin seems almost luxurious in its appointments, and certainly feels more upscale than its affordable price tag would indicate.

Standard features you can expect inside the CX-5 include Bluetooth, push-button start, a MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system, a rearview camera, and low-speed automatic braking. Available upgrades include dual-zone automatic climate control, upgraded audio systems, adaptive cruise control, and a head-up display.

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 Exterior

With its unique combination of elegance and sportiness, the exterior of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 embraces the company's signature design philosophy that blends form and function to create a veritable work of art in each Mazda vehicle.

Enhancing the CX-5's innate beauty, bold exterior color options include Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Machine Gray Metallic, Sonic Silver Metallic, Jet Black Mica, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, and Eternal Blue Mica.

Performance Notes on the 2018 Mazda CX-5

Each of the three 2018 CX-5 trims are powered by a 187-horsepower SKYACTIV-G 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder engine with cylinder deactivation that gets 186 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission. The CX-5 gets great fuel economy numbers and comes with standard front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available.

Available Technology Features

  • Multifunction Commander Control
  • Navigation System
  • SMS Text Message Audio Delivery & Reply
  • Voice Commands
  • 7-Inch Color Touchscreen Display
  • Advanced Keyless Entry
  • Bluetooth®
  • Bose® Premium Sound System
  • Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls
  • Rearview Camera System
  • Push Button Start
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • HD Radio™
  • USB Ports
  • Auxiliary Input Jack

Available Safety Features

  • Smart City Brake Support
  • Traction Control System
  • Dynamic Stability Control
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Smart Brake Support
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring System
  • High Beam Control
  • Front Side-Impact Airbags
  • Advanced Front Airbags
  • Side Impact Air Curtains
  • Radar Cruise Control
  • LATCH Child Safety Seat System

Why Buy or Lease from Berglund Mazda?

Our Salem, VA, dealership has a fantastic inventory of new Mazda vehicles in stock and ready for you to explore. We offer unbeatable customer service focused on helping you get the car you want at the price you need, and we'll make sure your whole car buying experience is smooth, easy, and hassle-free.

Visit us today to check out the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and any other model that strikes your fancy. We're located at 834 East Main Street in Salem, VA, and our team is standing by to assist you!