What is the Top-Rated Compact Crossover SUV of 2019?
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 has made the top of Good Housekeeping magazine’s 2019 Best New Car Awards list in the compact crossover SUV category. In a joint effort with Car and Driver magazine the Good Housekeeping Institute judged vehicles on safety, design, technology, handling, and value then awarded the best car, truck, minivan, and SUV in each class based on their results. Continue reading to see the reasons why the Mazda CX-5 was named as the top-rated compact crossover SUV of 2019 and you can get behind the wheel of the 2019 CX-5 today at Royal South Mazda in Bloomington, IN today.
What Makes the 2019 Mazda CX-5 the Best Compact Crossover of its Class?
Strong body lines and soft edges form the KODO: Soul of Motion design of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and it gives it the feeling of motion even while the 2019 CX-5 is at a standstill. Sculpted fenders and smooth body panels also give the 2019 Mazda CX-5 an athletic and aerodynamic exterior appeal.
Under the hood you will find the option of two powerful and efficient SKYACTIV®-G engines that pair with a SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-Speed Automatic Transmission for optimal EPA fuel economy estimates. The standard engine of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is a 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder that supplies it with 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. The top two trim levels of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 are equipped with a 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G Dynamic Pressure Turbo 4-Cylinder engine that increases horsepower to 250 and torque to 310 lb-ft. There is also the option of equipping the 2019 Mazda CX-5 with All-Wheel Drive for confident traction no matter where you take it.
There are five trim levels to choose from for the 2019 Mazda CX-5 which makes it easy to find the interior amenities that you want while still staying within your budget. Standard cabin comforts of the 2019 CX-5 include Push-Button Start, a Split-Folding 2nd-Row Seat, a Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel & Shift Knob, a 7” Touchscreen, and Bluetooth® Connectivity. The Touring trim level adds Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Heated Front Seats, Leatherette Seats with Lux Suede® Bolsters, and Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™. Inside the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring there is an 8-Way Power-Adjusting Driver’s Seat and Leather-Trimmed Seats while the Grand Touring Reserve also gets loaded with Ventilate Front Seats, Heated Rear Seats, a Heated Steering Wheel, and a Bose® 10-Speaker Stereo System. Finally, the Signature trim level receives a Frameless Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror, Caturra Brown Nappa Leather Seats, a Black Cloth Headliner, and Genuine Layered Wood Trim. You can come to Royal South Mazda to take the 2019 CX-5 for a test drive and see everything that made it Good Housekeeping’s pick as the best compact crossover of 2019.