2017 Mazda CX-5 Buyer's Guide
Starting Price: $24,985 | Build
Above Average: Style, handling, fuel economy
Below Average: Rear-seat room, cargo volume
Consensus: A perennial favorite among the KBB editors made even better for 2017
Gorgeous, Fun and more than Practical Enough
Like so many of the cars Mazda makes, the CX-5 is arguably the most stylish, most fun-to-drive entry in its segment. In addition to sexy new sheetmetal, a redesigned interior and even better driving dynamics, the redesigned 2017 Mazda CX-5 also boasts more practicaly improvements like a quieter cabin and new safety systems. Also for 2017, both the 2.0-liter base engine and manual transmission have been dropped, and a turbodiesel engine is expected to join the lineup later in the model year.
Driving the CX-5
The CX-5 manages a careful balance between sportiness and comfort, as we explain in our 2017 Mazda CX-5 full review: "The Mazda CX-5 has always been among the liveliest and most fun-to-drive SUVs available, and certainly the most in its class." It continues, "Thankfully, the Mazda's dynamics don't come at the expense of a harsh ride. Overall quality has been improved, and the suspension better absorbs road imperfections."
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Build and Price Your Own
The entry-level CX-5 Sport starts at just under $25,000. When equipped with a full slate of comforts and conveniences, the top-of-the-line Grand Touring tops out near $36,000. Build and price your own 2017 Mazda CX-5 right here at KBB.com to unlock valuable information like Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.
One of the Best
For its unique combination of style, fun and practicality, the previous-generation Mazda CX-5 was recognized on our list of the 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000 and is on our most recent list of the 10 Best All-Wheel-Drive Vehicles Under $25,000. With its enhanced driving and safety technologies, plus its expanded list of features, we expect the new-for-2017 CX-5 will continue where the outgoing model left off.
Others to Consider
The 2017 Mazda CX-5 is definitely a staff favorite, but that doesn't mean it's the best choice for everyone. Check out our Compact SUV Buyer's Guide to become an instant expert on the category. But if you just want to see more Mazdas, head straight to our Mazda Buyer's Guide.
Photo Gallery: Mazda CX-5 Inside and Out