2016 Mazda CX-5 Sees More Standard Features

2015 was great for Mazda and the automaker is looking to keep that trend moving upward in the New Year! That’s why the 2016 Mazda CX-5 is getting a mid-model-year update shortly after its mid-cycle refresh for the 2016 model year. Dubbed “2016.5,” the model brings more standard equipment to the road.

2016 Mazda CX-5

All CX-5 crossover models are getting a backup camera free-of-charge provided they’re equipped with an automatic transmission. That means every model except the base Sport, with a standard six-speed manual, will come with the $400 backup camera without adding to the cost of the vehicle. Mazda know’s how to keep deals with the customer in mind.

The Rear View Camera package includes a seven-inch touchscreen audio system, which is a standard feature as well. Upper-level trims already have the backup camera as a standard feature, but Mazda isn’t forgetting them in all of this love!

The upper-level CX-5 trims will receive navigation as a standard feature. The Touring model now includes heated front seats as a standard feature. Previously, the upper-level models included at $1,625 Technology package. Now, with navigation as a standard feature, that price has dropped $400 to $1,275.

Make sure to stop on by if you have any question. Now let’s be honest, that’s a steal if you ask anyone here at Parks Mazda!

2015 Mazda CX-5 Out-Classes Competition with Technology and Design

The Mazda CX-5, while still a relatively new model, received a redesign for the 2015 model, making it an even more competitive model in the compact crossover class than before. For the 2015 Mazda CX-5, the Japanese automaker made no secret of its aggressive strategy—the vehicle’s “Soul of Motion” design language specifically aims to imitate a predator’s stance as it stalks its prey.  So, watch out, Mazda competitors, because the CX-5 is very much on the prowl.


The CX-5, Mazda’s first vehicle designed under the full umbrella of “Skyactiv” technology, uses that technology to make it one of the most fuel-efficient and capable vehicles in the compact crossover segment. The CX-5 offers two Skyactiv engine options—2.0L and 2.5L variants—both of which get better fuel economy than any other SUV, and that includes hybrids. Plus, the 2.0L engine churns out 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque.

The Mazda’s technological advancements don’t stop under the hood, though; the CX-5 also boasts safety features like Smart City Brake Support and Blind Spot Monitoring which helped it achieve a 2014 Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS. Overall, the redesigned CX-5 is one of the roomiest, safest, most efficient, and even most affordable crossovers on the road, so come see us at Parks Mazda today to check this great compact out for yourself.


2014 Mazda Models Awarded Yet Again

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Let it not be said that Mazda cars are unsafe.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, three 2014 Mazda models—the Mazda3, Mazda6, and CX-5—have already earned its highest available honor: the “Top Safety Pick+” distinction, which so far has only been awarded to a total of 22 vehicles, making Mazda the brand with the second-highest number of honors.

It’s no easy feat to achieve a Top Safety Pick+ rating. Vehicles must first earn the highest possible “Good” performance in the IIHS’s moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, head restraint, and at least “Acceptable” in the new small overlap front test. They must also claim at least a “Basic” rating for front crash prevention.

But the Mazda scores were even more impressive. The 2014 Mazda3 and CX-5 stood out with a rating of “Good” in every category—even the small overlap front test—as well as an “Advanced” rating in front crash prevention, which means that even though they can absorb crashes without breaking a sweat, it’s unlikely the drivers of a Mazda will ever get in that situation in the first place.

Come check out the ultra-safe Mazda lineup at Parks Mazda!