Crossover SUVs are having a moment around the world for the way they’re able to combine ruggedness and manage adverse terrains, while at the same time offering the agility and sleek handling of a smaller vehicle. Mazda’s CX-5 in particular has hit a sweet spot for the way it delivers features and design comparable to a luxury vehicle at a much more affordable price point.


Read on to learn more reasons why the CX-5 is so popular, and enter the Mazda clubhouse by coming to Yorkdale Dufferin Mazda to select from a wide range of models on our lot.


Loaded with Modern Tech

The CX-5 has Mazda’s patented technology available to help you drive safely and with more confidence. The i-Activ All Wheel Drive is a system which has 27 sensors scanning the road no less than 200 times a second.


The CX-5 essentially has its own eyes and ears which complement your own. But not only does the vehicle sense what’s happening on the road around it, it’s able to adjust automatically to these conditions and keep you safer and in control.


For example, it can detect if there’s slippage, and make an adjustment to add more torque to the specific wheel where it’s needed. This helps to keep you, your passengers and everybody on the road safer, no matter what the conditions.


The i-Activ AWD system also helps bring a more responsive and controlled drive under normal circumstances, by ideally splitting the torque between the rear and front wheels. Visit our dealership to check out the newest Mazdas like the CX-5, but also other models such as the wildly popular Mazda3 or the classic Miata sports car.


Fuel-Efficient Diesel or Turbocharged Gasoline

A couple of choices are available to CX-5 drivers: they can choose between a fuel-efficient yet power-packed Skyactiv-D 2.2L diesel engine, or a Skyactiv-G 2.5 turbocharged gasoline engine, which has incredible peppiness and a responsive touch.


This allows drivers to enjoy the same broad features of the CX-5, but get a custom touch in terms of how the engine feels. This is just one more way that Mazda designs their cars to revolve around the driver and the driving experience.


Innovations built into the latest CX-5 include reducing the weight of the AWD components to make the vehicle more fuel-efficient. Historically, All Wheel Drive systems were known for being heavier on fuel consumption, but Mazda has managed to defy this notion.


Easy Information and Entertainment

The infotainment section of the latest CX-5 was redesigned to make keeping connected to your smartphone effortless. Now, drivers can safely and easily use their phone while driving to navigate, listen to music, or stay in touch with people.


The CX-5 also has available SiriusXM Traffic Plus and Travel Link, along with Android Auto and Apple Car Play. With the world’s best software and technology linking you and your phone while you’re at the wheel, you’ll always have the information you need at your fingertips as well as the entertainment to make long drives whiz by.


Drivers who want to have it all love the CX-5, because few other vehicles manage to deliver such smooth handling on any road while at the same time offering such cargo space. Of course the cutting edge technology that makes driving safe, relaxing and entertaining is a huge part too. Check out the Mazda Certified Pre-Owned program at Yorkdale Dufferin Mazda, as we have a vast selection of new CX-5s and also used ones from recent years.