Traveling in current times can be a little challenging however, if you plan and take all the safety precautions you can lower your anxiety level and have a pleasant adventure. I am speaking my truth! Traveling brings me a sense of peace and I need my peace so; I have been traveling throughout this pandemic while social distancing and taking all the safety precautions put in place. We headed to the Smoky Mountains this last trip for a friend’s birthday celebration and had an amazing time.
The 2021 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD drove so smooth on the highway taking on those curves. We have had some whacky weather lately so there was some snow on the ground, and it snowed while we were there. I was surprised when after a certain amount of time on the road, we got a Driver Attention Alert notification. It is designed to reduce accidents due to driver fatigue. It will activate above the 65-speed limit and begin to learn your driving habits, and then alert you when it is time to take a break.
Our drive was not a real lengthy one but, I appreciate the alerts and will listen and pull over on longer distances. My iPhone connected to the Mazda CX-5 immediately and we were able to enjoy my favorite playlists. It was easy to switch syncing devices to hear everyone’s favorite tunes while we were on the road. I equally enjoyed the heated seats and the Mazda Connect infotainment system because I love to play with it and learn all the new tech. Loved the 10.25 inch full-color display.
The interior is so chic with Caturra Brown Nappa Leather and genuine layered wood trim. It was extremely comfortable on the ride and I did not even recline my seat to further relax. I was thoroughly enjoying the sounds coming through the Bose speaker system and taking in all the scenes along our route. I cannot get enough of the safety features like blind spot monitoring, smart city brake support, 360 view monitors with park sensors. These safety features come in so handy!
When you see this gem coming down the street you will stop and look because it is so stylish. The exterior was Soul Red Crystal Metallic and looked stunning. I would stare when it was parked and just take in its beauty. The color is so vibrant, it draws you in. I had a blast taking photos on our trip and even color coordinated an outfit and sneakers to match the SUV. This was huge for me because I do not normally wear red. I do not have much red in my closet but, this just came together perfectly.
I am loving the 2021 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD. Totally recommend test driving one so you can experience all its greatness! I just gave you a glimpse of what to expect but there is so much more. The Signature pricing starts at $37,505 and you can build it just the way you want to. There is an extra $595 if you want the Soul Red Crystal Metallic Finish. It’s great to be able to customize your vehicle just the way you want it. You get so many safety features and have the ease of Mazda Connected Services between your CX-5 and smartphone.
Overall, this is a sweet ride, and it has evolved over the years. I have driven previous models of the Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD and it always exceeds my expectations. Another road trip is on the horizon!
I asked my travel partner what he thought of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD and this is what he had to say…