The times we’re currently living in are uncertain to say the least. How can you try to create normalcy when everything seems to be out of whack? We can thank the COVID-19 Pandemic for this vital shift in life. We’ve all just had to pick up and adjust. This is a true test for humanity because many of us are used to having control over our lives and what comes next. With so many unknowns and what if’s?!?! We are all having to adapt and be in flow with this “NEW NORMAL” as we are getting to know it.
This time of year I’m usually on vacation and travel has come to a screeching halt to promote safety within the United States and Internationally so we can flatten the curve and ‘hopefully” see a decline in the spread of COVID-19 cases. We’ve been under a strict stay-at-home order for what seems like forever, but it’s for the best. Until recently I’ve only left the house to go to the supermarket and get take-out from some of my favorite local restaurants.
Slowly but surely, cities are starting to reopen in phases and while we’re still to practice social distancing this gives us some room to explore and enjoy the outdoors once again. So, when I had the opportunity to drive the 2020 Mazda CX-5 Signature All-Wheel-Drive and keep it for a week, I was EXCITED! We were ready to do all the things because we’d been cooped up at home for so long. So, with antibacterial wipes, facial masks, and hand sanitizer in tow we set out on some adventures.
Let me start by telling you how SEXY the 2020 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD is… The Machine Gray Metallic Exterior Color with Caturra Brown leather interior and layered wood trim is so chic! You just want to dress up in your favorite outfit on with your hair and makeup on YES GAWDESS and hit the streets! I can’t speak for everyone but, that’s what I did! Everyone knows that I LOVE technology so it’s no surprise that the audio and infotainment is one of my favorite features.
The first thing I want to do when I get in a vehicle is be COMFORTABLE! I want to adjust the seats and mirrors, sync my phone so that I can bop to my favorite tunes on my playlist(s) while enjoying the drive. My iPhone automatically synced when I plugged it in via USB and we enjoyed the Bose® 10-speaker audio sound system. Another one of my favorite features is the active driving display that I can view any notifications that pop up or my speed vs. the speed limit without having to take my eyes off the road.
We were driving and I barely took my hand off the wheel before the “Please keep your hands on the steering wheel” notification popped up. There are so many safety and security features, it’s no wonder the CX-5 is one of six Mazda Models named a 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick+. If you have horrible allergies like I do, you’ll appreciate the air conditioning with pollen filter. I had my Claritin in tow but, kept forgetting to take it. Ugh! That didn’t keep me from enjoying outside though…
You’ll enjoy the remote key-less entry system and push button start. There are so many conveniences with this vehicle from the storage to the USB inputs for charging your phone and 12-volt power outlet(s). Ambient lighting throughout the cabin and LED headlights, daytime running lights and auto on/off headlights. I really enjoy the high beam control; you don’t have to worry about manually putting on your high beams when the visibility changes when you’re driving at night.
Overall, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD is a smooth ride with its turbo charged engine! I wish I could list off ALL my favorite features but, it’s best you go, and safely test drive it and experience all this goodness for yourself. You can check out ALL the features, specifications, pricing and accessories on the Mazda website. You can even build your own! Our adventures included shopping, take-out and curb side pick-up from our favorite restaurants, the park, the beach and “safely” visiting close relatives.