New Mazda CX-5 in Farmington Hills

New 2018 Mazda CX-5 Crossover SUVs at Suburban Mazda of Farmington Hills

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Ready to Start Looking Forward to Every Drive Around Town? The 2018 Mazda CX-5 Is Here, Just Waiting On You

Bold styling and scrupulous performance get even better in the 2018 Mazda CX-5. It offers an available i-ACTIVESENSE all-wheel drive (AWD) system and a retooled engine for the 2018-model year, making it more efficient than last year's. One big addition for 2018 includes the i-ACTIVESENSE driver-assist technology being made standard on the mid-tier Touring trim.

Here at Suburban Mazda of Farmington Hills, we're big fans of the Mazda lineup-that much should be clear-and we're pleased to bring the 2018 Mazda CX-5 SUV to drivers here in Farmington Hills and our neighbors in Novi, Livonia, Southfield, and Canton, MI.

While we're excited to share the 2018 Mazda CX-5 with you, take a moment to skim these comparisons between the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and its biggest competitors so you can feel confident that you're making the best decision.

Mazda CX-5 vs. the Competition

If it feels like Mazda has been stepping up its game, you're not imagining things; the 2018 Mazda CX-5 got the white-glove treatment for the 2018-model year, becoming more efficient, more handsome, and more stylish than ever. In addition to style and power, Mazda made the i-ACTIVSENSE driver-assistive technologies standard on the mid-level Touring trim.

If you’re looking for a distinguished, reliable, and capable family SUV, don't just pull straws—check out these competitive comparisons against some of the biggest names in the game, like the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, and the Nissan Rogue—we think you'll quickly see, the numbers just don't lie.

2018 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2018 Ford Escape

  • Design & Style: While both the Mazda CX-5 and the Ford Escape tread on their athletic good looks, we think drivers in the Farmington Hills area will appreciate the class and sophistication found in the CX-5; all models have leather-wrapped steering wheels, and the Touring trim receives 19-inch wheels. Attention to detail goes a long way to creating a welcoming, inviting cabin that offers a place of respite on the road. While the Ford Escape is by no means sloppy, if details matter to you, spend some time with the 2018 Mazda CX-5.
  • Performance & Efficiency: New for 2018, Mazda has reworked the powerplant found inside the CX-5. The four-cylinder engine now features cylinder-deactivation technology, which allows two of the engine's four cylinders to shut down when not needed, which improves your overall efficiency. The Ford Escape doesn't have this feature!
  • More of the Safety Features You Want: As we mentioned above, the 2018-model year has also brought more standard i-ACTIVESENSE driver-assist technologies to the Touring trim, while features like a blind-spot monitor, rearview camera, and rear cross-traffic alert are standard on all trims. While Ford offers similar features on the 2018 Escape, you won't find quite so many standard.

2018 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2018 Honda CR-V

  • Rewarding Driving Experience: If you know Mazda, then you know Mazda's reputation for creating driver's cars, and the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is one such vehicle. The cockpit of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is well-laid out, with instruments and controls intuitive and within reach. While the 2018 Honda CR-V makes use of thoughtful design, the 2018 CR-V seems to focus on passenger comfort and amenities, while the 2018 Mazda CX-5 stays committed to the driver's experience overall.
  • Comfortable & Sophisticated Interior: While the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is certainly a driver's car, that's not to say it doesn't offer a sophisticated and comfortable passengers' experience; after the robust 2017 redesign, the CX-5 got some very upscale features, like reclining rear seats, rear climate control vents, and an optional seat heater.
  • Similar Safety Offerings: The second trim in the 2018 Honda CR-V lineup offers a standard driver-assist suite of features called Honda Sensing®; similarly, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 offers the i-ACTIVESENSE driver-assistive technologies as standard equipment on its second trim level, the Touring trim. It's worth noting, however, that the 2018 CX-5 Touring is less expensive than the 2018 Honda CR-V EX trim.

2018 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2018 Nissan Rogue

  • Power: When it comes to pure driving pleasure, the 2018 CX-5's 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine's 187 horsepower should give you far more oomph than the 2018 Nissan Rogue's underpowered 170-horsepower engine.
  • Handling: As we mentioned above in the CR-V comparison, the 2018 CX-5 is about driving pleasure, and the suspension on the 2018 CX-5 delivers a sports-car-esq feeling, precise handling, and steering feedback that makes it feel more like a sports car than a crossover SUV. The Nissan Rogue has a decent suspension, but some rigidity keeps it from having the same fun-and-responsive feel as the 2018 Mazda CX-5.
  • There She Tows!: While towing isn't a primary function for a compact SUV, if you're thinking of hitching something up to yours, you'll want to skip the 2018 Nissan Rogue, which can only tow up to 1,000 pounds when equipped properly; that figure doubles if you move over to the 2018 Mazda CX-5, which is able to tow up to 2,000 pounds with the right equipment.