The Canadian winter is not very friendly to drivers, with snowy and icy roads. But people still have places to be, and we can’t put a pause on life for the weather.


Many people are turning to crossover SUVs for their combination of nimble, spunky handling and the advanced safety features offered on such a rugged vehicle. Visit the dealership to check out these Mazda deals on offer, and keep reading to learn more about how crossover SUVs like the Mazda CX-5 are the perfect vehicle for the Canadian winter.


i-Activ AWD

The new Mazdas boasting i-Activ All Wheel Drive, such as the 2020 CX-5, make it easy to drive confidently, no matter the terrain or weather condition. As many as 27 sensors monitor road conditions and even outside temperature 200 times a second. The sensors inform the vehicle about its surroundings, and the vehicle itself can make adjustments for a smoother ride.


For example, it can detect when a back wheel is slipping and needs extra torque, then it delivers the boost just when it’s needed. This means that your vehicle will have the traction it needs, and unlike many All Wheel Drive systems, the particularly evolved AWD in the 2020 CX-5 is particularly fuel efficient.


Safety Galore

The i-Activsense features in the CX-5 use sensors and advanced technology to keep drivers, passengers and everybody on the road safer. One that’s incredibly useful in winter or really any weather is the Blind Spot Monitoring System, which uses radars to detect other vehicles in your blind spot.


Drivers see a flashing warning light and hear an audible beep to alert them about the proximity of vehicles — this will seriously come in handy when there’s a snow storm or during the early sunsets of winter.


Smart City Brake Support uses radars to scan the road for objects ahead when driving at low speeds, and prepares the vehicle to stop by placing the brake pads closer to the brakes. The vehicle will stop automatically if the driver takes no corrective action and a collision is imminent.


This is extra helpful while navigating urban downtown traffic when the roads are slick.


Beautiful Design

The CX-5 embodies Mazda’s philosophy of Kodo “soul of motion” Design language. Its seductive lines are designed to exude grace and energy. The craftsmanship of the interior is meticulous: inside and out, you’ll love the way it looks.


Under the Hood

The 2020 CX-5 offers the best in torque for its class, and is available with Skyactiv-G 2.5T turbocharged gasoline engine, offering responsive acceleration and sporty handling.


The G-Vectoring Control (GVC) Plus system enhances the feeling of connection between driver and vehicle with its evolved suspension and braking system. GVC Plus gives a smoother ride by adjusting engine torque and shifting vehicle weight in a way which improves steering and braking.


The boost in precision will be appreciated when turning corners or manoeuvring while changing lanes. Crossover SUVs are beloved for the way they combine rugged durability with the handling of a much smaller vehicle, and the CX-5 embodies this to the max.


You’ll love driving in Canada during winter when you’re in a vehicle like the Mazda CX-5. Come to Yorkdale Dufferin Mazda to check out a great selection of new vehicles, or even take out the new CX-5 for a test drive!