2013 Mazda CX-5 Is Nicely Tailored

Article: 2013 Mazda CX-5 Is Nicely Tailored

The 2013 Mazda CX-5 crossover will be unveiled at September’s Frankfurt auto show. The 2013 Mazda CX-5 is the first from Mazda to be designed from the ground up using an engineering philosophy that’s on a quest for efficiency. The 2013 Mazda CX-5 price starts at $21,490, and it presents itself as the sporty, fun alternative to a segment dominated by the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Chevy Equinox and Ford Escape.

The company’s Zoom-Zoom advertising mantra is actually more than just marketing drivel, and the 2013 Mazda CX-5 lives up to that claim. 2013 Mazda CX-5 will be the first Mazda to wear the company’s new Kodo styling language, which replaces the current, smile-intensive Nagare theme. The 2013 Mazda CX-5 retains virtually all of the Minagi’s styling cues and body lines, and the look is nicely tailored and well executed.

But stripping away the show-car glitz—specifically the aluminum-look accents to the grille, fog-light surrounds, and window line, and the shiny, black-painted molding—makes the final product look, bland and a bit less upscale in comparison. With a wheelbase of 106.3 inches and overall length at 179.3 inches, the 2013 Mazda CX-5 dimensions are 2 and 5 inches smaller than the CX-7′s, respectively.

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