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The Mazda CX Lineup: A Model Family

The Mazda CX Lineup: A Model Family

Mazda CX-3, CX-5 and CX-9 all ranked among the best in their class By ,

Mazda’s lineup of SUVs constitutes a veritable model family, blessed as each model is with remarkable design derived from the company’s KODO philosophy, state-of-the-art engineering that includes SKYACTIV technology, and build quality approaching that of luxury vehicles. No less important is the sheer driving pleasure afforded by each of these models. 

CX-3: A love affair

Born out of a stroke of design genius and offering tons of handling prowess and stability on the road, the Mazda CX-3, derived from the platform of the Mazda2, is a small urban SUV that is crazily fun to drive. Our contributor Mathieu St-Pierre describes it beautifully in his road test of the CX-3

New 2017 CX-5: Aiming for the high-end market

A jaunt through the valleys and mountains southwest of San Diego last week was enough to convince Denis Duquet and me of the dedication to perfection evident in the next-generation CX-5. The brain trust behind the new edition ambitiously chose as their reference models the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Lexus NX 200, no less. In fact, the top-end GT trim of Mazda’s compact SUV acquits itself admirably and, once again, leaves its direct competitors behind.

Don’t miss our contributor Denis’ road test of the Mazda CX-5.

CX-9: Comfort, luxury and stingy fuel consumption

The second generation of the Mazda CX-9, which has retained the impressive comfort features of its predecessor, has garnered several awards already. The cabin is able to accommodate seven passengers in an environment bejeweled with first-rate finishes. But most surprising is the ability of the 2.5L SKYACTIV engine to register a fuel consumption rating of only 9.5L/100 km in city driving, in the middle of winter no less. 

Learn more about the CX-9 by clicking on the links above to access road tests carried out by our contributors. 

 

 

2016 Mazda CX-3
Photo: M.St-Pierre
2016 Mazda CX-3
2017 Mazda CX-9
Photo: Mazda
2017 Mazda CX-9