I had the opportunity to experience the Mazda CX-5 2018 Grand Touring edition last year and was very pleased with its overall performance and style. Itâ€™s a New Year and I got to drive a new ride with a few updates. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD with a Machine Gray Metallic Exterior and Deep Red Interior is a smooth operator. I couldnâ€™t wait to see what new features were available to me and you know Iâ€™m going to explore the tech first and foremost. Itâ€™s my favorite part of the vehicle.
My calendar was full towards the end of December and into the New Year so, I had a sweet ride to drive. I was able to make all my holiday parties and shop for my NYE outfit in the 2019 Mazda CX-5. It did rain a bit during my auto loan, so I was able to see how it handles on the road when itâ€™s wet. I will say that there are many built-in safety features that made me feel confident behind the wheel when driving. I enjoyed the 360-view display and sensors for the front and rear which made parking an ease.
The sensors also alerted me when someone was walking in front or behind my vehicle. The engine got an upgrade giving you more power producing 310 LB-FT Torque and 250 horsepower. I took it on the highway for a quick day trip and I wasnâ€™t disappointed. The Mazda Navigation System worked impeccably, and I was able to explore the city with ease. I took full advantage of the heated steering wheel along with the heated front and rear seats. Especially in the evenings when the temp dropped.
You have Android & Apple Auto Compatibility which is cool if youâ€™d like to listen to your playlists in the car while you drive or a SiriusXM subscription outside of listening to your favorite radio station. You can also access your contacts, messages, maps and more. The power-folding exterior mirrors are cool, and you can enjoy the reconfigurable 7-inch gauge display. That display gave me so much information when I was driving, and I canâ€™t forget the projected speed onto my windshield.
The steering response is on the money and will adjust accordingly. I did great on fuel for the driving I was doing. You get 24 mpg combined city and highway. Iâ€™m familiar with the Mazda Connect technology and the upgrades for 2019 didnâ€™t disappoint. Itâ€™s overall a smooth ride and I thoroughly enjoyed playing with all the UPGRADED features and learning as I ventured to different places. It’s definitely a top choice vehicle for road trips whether near or far. It’s very comfortable!
The MSRP for standard equipment is $36,890 and optional equipment can bring you up to $39,030 with all the bells and whistles. Iâ€™ve linked to my previous article for the 2018 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring so you can read my initial thoughts and make sure you head over to the Mazda website for additional information about the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and all the cool upgrades.