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2014 Mazda CX-5 with 2.5-litre Skyactiv engine

Back in October, we compared the relative merits of two new and very good small crossovers: the 2013 Ford Escape Vs. 2013 Mazda CX-5. The CX-5 we tested then had Mazda's 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G engine under its hood, and it managed to just edge out the EcoBoosted Ford despite being down by some 23 horsepower and 34 pound-feet of torque. Had it been available, the 2.5-litre Skyactiv engine that we recently had the opportunity to try out in the 2014 Mazda CX-5, it may have made that comparison even easier to call in the Japanese CUV's favour. Clearly, if you're in the market for a reasonably... Read More

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Mazda CX-5 with 2.5-litre Skyactiv engine
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    Back in October, we compared the relative merits of two new and very good small crossovers: the 2013 Ford Escape Vs. 2013 Mazda CX-5. The CX-5 we tested then had Mazda's 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G engine under its hood, and it managed to just edge out the EcoBoosted Ford despite being down by some 23 horsepower and 34 pound-feet of torque. Had it been ...

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    Review: 2013 Mazda CX-5 GT Road Test Review
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    A winning combination of performance and fuel economy There was a time when being hitched to Ford probably didn't seem like the best thing for Mazda. Certainly the larger automaker had a lot of platforms and powertrains to choose from when Mazda wanted to expand into a new segment, but some of those platforms and powertrains weren't exactly state ...

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    Official: Mazda3, CX-5 earn IIHS Top Safety Picks
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    Mazda technologies like SkyActiv-Body and SkyActiv-Chassis, plus ultra-high-tensile steel, six airbags, "crusable" brake and accelerator pedal assembly and collapsible steering column have helped the 2013 Mazda3 and 2014 Mazda CX-5 win Top Safety Pick laurels from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It's the second year in a row for the ...

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    Official: 2013 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year finalists announced [w/poll]
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    2012 is almost in the books and automakers are spending December gearing up for the 2013 auto show season, which tips off next month at the Detroit Auto Show. Traditionally, the latter opens up with the announcement of the North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards, and this year figures to be no different. But up until this moment, we ...

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    Report: Mazda CX-5 named Japan's Car of The Year, Subaru BR-Z wins "Special Award"
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    The Mazda CX-5 stamped its Kodo design and SkyActiv technology authority all over the Japan Car of the Year awards, taking the top prize ahead of the Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT 86. It is Mazda's second victory in the last ten years, the 2005 MX-5 claiming the same trophy, and the fourth time the Hiroshima company has won. The award is decided by 60 local ...

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    Los Angeles: Mazda announces diesel engine for Mazda6, larger 2.5L for CX-5
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    As we reported earlier, Mazda is making some waves at the 2012 LA Auto Show by announcing the 2014 Mazda6 sedan will bow with a 2.2-litre clean-diesel engine under its hood in North America. The Skyactiv-D engine will show up on the option sheet after the Mazda6 sedan goes on sale in January with its 2.5-litre gasoline four-cylinder engine. The move makes ...

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    Featured: Mazda brings trio of tricked-out CX-5s to Vegas
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    We at Autoblog do love us some Mazda CX-5 – it is, without a doubt, the best-driving compact crossover in the segment. And since 2013 is the CX-5's first model year here in North America, it only makes sense that Mazda has used the 2012 SEMA Show to give us an idea of just how far its CX-5 can reach in terms of design and functionality. First up is ...

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    Teased: Mazda teases SEMA-bound CX-5s
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    Mazda is getting into the SEMA Show spirit by teasing us with a trio of concepts based on the 2013 CX-5, all of which were hatched at the automaker's design studio in Irvine, California. Looking at the renderings, there is nothing over-the-top about any of these crossovers, but what we do see here is our long-awaited first look at a diesel-powered ...

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    Comparo: 2013 Ford Escape vs. 2013 Mazda CX-5
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    Brothers From Another Mother Face Off We couldn't do this comparison test a year ago. No, not because the CX-5 is a new nameplate and all-new vehicle for the Mazda brand (okay, that's technically a valid reason), but because until now, Mazda's only small crossover offering was the Tribute – a rebadged version of the trusty last-gen Ford Escape. In ...

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    Review: 2013 Mazda CX-5
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    The Technology Behind the Efficiency Ever wonder how decades of racing heritage and some of the most exciting legacy models ever produced translates into a street car today? What about a compact SUV? In short, a lot of excitement can be engineered into said compact SUV, and an affordable one at that. To demonstrate this, Mazda Canada invited us to their ...