2017 Mazda CX-5 – Release Date, News and Rumors

With its functional and spacious interior, fun-to-drive demeanor, engaging driving experience, many desirable safety features, and fuel-thrifty engines, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 is a top pick among small crossovers. Its release date should be expected early 2017.

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Compact crossovers SUVs have long had their appeal due to their ample cargo capacity, an enhanced foul-weather driving capability, elevated driving positions, impressive cargo volume, and good fuel efficiency, and the CX-5 seems to continue with the same tradition juts like the previous models before it.

However, the segment has recently become overcrowded with plenty of crossovers offering just about anything. And even so, the new 2017 Mazda CX-5 has managed to beat all odds to gain a favorable spot at the zenith of the segment. What catapults the CX-5 to such popularity, in addition to the segment’s threshold, though is its nicely trimmed cabin, a smooth and hush ride, excellent safety features, and good visibility.

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Also a rarity in the segment that the CX-5 has managed to offer is the fun-to-drive demeanor that is brought about by the sporty handling and precise steering. And with high fuel economy and a peppy acceleration also in its CV, it undoubtedly becomes a vehicle that you can rely whenever you are running daily errands, driving to work, or dropping the kids off somewhere.

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Few things on the CX-5 have either been added, refined or altered. For instance, refinements include a revised suspension tuning, a more comfortable ride, reduced road, wind, and tire noise, an electronic parking brake, and front and rear fascia tweaks. And thanks to the bigger console bin and larger door pockets, there is also more cabin storage.

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Lest you think the CX-5 doesn’t have faults, nitpicking has revealed the base engine disappoints with its weak acceleration, the sound quality of its base stereo is wanting, and the overall refinement is generally average as well.

Hopefully. The segment is chock full of other good choices, so it’s worth checking out your options before making a decision. Some of them include the 2017 Ford Escape, 2017 Honda CR-V, 2017 Toyota RAV4, and the 2017 Jeep Cherokee.

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While the above choices may provide compelling and appealing features, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 remains an all-rounded vehicle in this segment and therefore deserves a strong consideration.

Offered Trims – Mazda CX-5

The compact crossover 2017 Mazda CX-5 SUV is offered in Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trim models. All these are provided with a choice of either a FWD or an AWD.

Interior Accessories & 2017 Mazda CX-5 Exterior Review

2017 Mazda CX-5 interior, front and rear leather seats

The 2.0L Sport trim includes a height-adjustable driver seat, a CD player, an iPod/USB interface, Bluetooth phone and audio control, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, 17” alloy wheels, full power accessories, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, adaptive cruise control, an auxiliary audio jack, and a six-speaker sound system.

2017 Mazda CX-5 interior, steering wheel, dasboard and lcd screen

The larger version – 2.0L Sport trim offers a 7” touchscreen interface, Pandora internet radio, a rearview camera, HD and satellite radio, automatic crash notification, a multifunction controller knob, and voice controls.

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Stepping up to the Touring trim adds a six-way power driver seat, keyless entry and ignition, a nine-speaker Bose sound system, a sunroof, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an upgraded cloth upholstery, a blind-spot monitor, and a split folding 40/20/40-split rear seats.

At the pinnacle of the trim lineup is the Grand Touring trim model which bundles everything above plus a leather upholstery, heated mirrors, 19” wheels, heated front seats, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, satellite radio, and automatic dual-zone climate control.

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2017 Mazda CX-5 Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 are two engines. The base 2.0L four-cylinder offers 155 horsepower and 150 lbs. ft. of torque which is forwarded to the front wheels via the standard six-speed manual transmission system.

The other engine offered is a 2.5L four-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic transmission rated at 184 horsepower and 185 pounds-feet of torque.

2017 Mazda CX-5 engine

With the 2.0L engine equipped under the hood of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 Sport model, EPA says you should expect 26/35/29 mpg on the city/highway/combined with the FWD model, and 26/33/29 mpg with the rest of the FWD CX-5’s. The AWD versions get 24/30/26 mpg.

Price & 2017 Mazda CX-5 Release Date

2017 Mazda CX-5 Release date

We should expect the 2017 Mazda CX-5 release date sometime in January 2017, at least for the U.S market with a sticker price of around $21,795. More details about its lease terms and dimensions can be found in online forums.

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New 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Release Date and Info

Once again, the new 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata is here with us and not only does it continue to preserve the model’s longstanding character in terms of affordable character, lightweight, and laudable technology list, the newest model also tacks along features such as a sublime manual transmission system, user-friendly manual soft top, spirited performance, and reasonable pricing. The Mazda MX-5 Miata 2017 release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

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The new 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata redesigns offered by the newest kid on the block are meant to offer the vehicle the much-needed invigoration especially considering its rivals have changed in leaps and bounds this year. In fact it’ll be interesting to see how that plays out.

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Added complexities, by and large, often lead to additional weight. In stark contrast, however, the new model actually sheds some weight over the previous model thanks to clever engineering and extensive use of lightweight materials like aluminum and carbon fiber during its construction. The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata interior facet also gains some few new technologies as well. In fact, the new model now boasts of a modernized technology roster than includes features such as an upgraded seven-inch touchscreen display, adaptive cruise control, 360-degree camera, and a slew of safety features.

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It isn’t just hype with the Miata, it’s a seamless symbiotic working relationship between genius minds and technology resulting in a performance car worth your while in most respects. It turns and zips effortlessly around corners. Road, tire, and wind noise are minimal in the cabin. Performance wise, it comes with a four-cylinder engine that makes adequate power to keep the good times rolling.

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Whenever you’re behind the wheel of the Miata or any other high-performance vehicle, compromises are typically abound. In the case of the new 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata, expect a rough ride quality past 6,000 rpm. Furthermore, the cabin and cargo space are minimal relative to what the competition offers.

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Otherwise, the new Mazda MX-5 Miata is a great choice for anyone looking for a spirited performance with a time tested and re-known nameplate. Rivals giving the 2017 Miata a run for its money include the Nissan 370Z, and the British-inspired Mini Cooper Convertible.

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review of Trims

Three trims should be expected to be offered for the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Roadster: Club, Sport, and the Grand Touring.

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Interior & Exterior Changes

Some of the standard accessories available for the MX-Miata Sport trim include a six-speaker sound system, adaptive LED headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, a manually-retractable black soft top, an auxiliary audio jack, dual USB ports, a height-adjustable driver seat, sixteen-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, LED foglights and taillights, adaptive cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

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The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club model adds a seventeen-inch wheels, Bilstein shock absorbers, a sport front fascia, voice controls, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, a limited-slip differential, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, an auxiliary audio jack, a shock tower brace, a sport-tuned suspension system, red interior stitching, piano-black mirror covers, summer performance tires, additional USB ports, HD and satellite radio.

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Lastly, the Grand Touring adds automatic high-beam headlight control, rear-cross traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, heated seats, full leather upholstery, a navigation system, a cloth-lined top, auto-dimming mirrors, and an engine sound enhancer.

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Engine Specs

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a 2.0L inline-4 engine rated at 148 lbs. ft. of torque and 155 horsepower. Transmission pairing is done with the either a six-speed manual or automatic.

Miata 0-60 mph with the manual takes around 6.2 seconds.

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata engine

EPA estimates the automatic will check in at 27/36/30 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 27/34/30 mpg with the manual.

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata USA Release Date & Price

Rumors in the segment allege the new model will most likely go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata release date

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata price starts from an MSRP of around $24,915.

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2017 Mazda CX-9 Release Date, Specs and Info

Undoubtedly one of the sharpest-looking crossover SUV available today, the Mazda CX-9 returns for 2017 with several refreshments meant to make it a strong contender in its class. Some of the appealing features available on the vehicle include a spacious cabin, distinctive styling, and a fuel-efficient inline-4 engine. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 release date should be expected sometime before this fall as a 2017 year model. 

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Although sporting some few changes inside and out, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 redesign is subtle owing to the fact that it received a thorough makeover in 2016. It continues to build on its reputation as a fuel-conscious crossover SUV and buyers should also expect a new level of interior refinement.

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Mazda says the new model has also shed some few weight with preliminary reports saying it has reduced its diet by up to 300 pounds. Additionally, the new vehicle has also added interior accommodations and made passenger ingress and egress easier. Unlike in the previous model, however, the new model is actually shorter in length. But even so, it is still a bit longer than both the Toyota Highlander and the Honda Pilot.

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Although the Mazda CX-9 is seemingly a great choice in its segment, there are other vehicles in its class that parallel or better its features. Some of these alternatives include the “A” rated 2017 Toyota Highlander and the Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Ford Explorer, and the Chevrolet Traverse.

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The 2017 Toyota Highlander refreshment, in particular, brings forth an updated exterior and interior styling, more safety technology, and revised powertrains. Additionally, new on the trim lineup is the sporty SE model that gets suspension and visual upgrades. The 2017 Toyota Highlander interior gets four more USB ports, a new brown leather option, black leather-trimmed seats, a black front tray, and a slew of driver aides. The 2017 Toyota Highlander release date is expected this fall as a 2017 year model.

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The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport redesign brings with it plenty of performance features including a turbocharged engine option that cranks out 240-horsepower and offers performance-enhancing features such as Active Cornering Control and Drive Mode Select. The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport interior features an expansive exterior view, a sunroof, abundant premium features, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, leather seating surfaces, a seven-inch color touchscreen navigation, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, ventilated and heated seats, and front and rear heated seats. The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport release date should be expected sometime before this fall. Its price starts from an MSRP of $30,800 for the SE, $34,950 for the Limited, and $38,700 for the SE Ultimate.

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2017 Mazda CX-9 Specs for the Engine

Motivation for the 2017 Mazda CX-9 is offered by a turbocharged 2.5Lfour-cylinder engine good for 227 hp and 310 lbs. ft. of torque. Pairing is done with a six-speed automatic transmission system. Just as before, FWD is standard across the lineup, and the AWD optional.

2017 Mazda CX-9 engine

The 2017 Mazda CX-9 mpg estimates are unavailable at the moment but we expect the CX-9 to offer anything better than the segment’s average of around 25 mpg/combined.

2017 Mazda CX-9 Review of Trims

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Although unconfirmed at the moment, we expect the three conventional trims for the newest Mazda CX-9: Signature, Grand Touring, Sport and Touring. The Signature trim model is the top-of-the-line model and offers a rosewood trim, aluminum accents, and Nappa leather, in addition to other features.

2017 Mazda CX-9 Interior Spy Shots & Exterior News

2017 Mazda CX-9 interior, dashboard, steeriong wheel, gear shift knob

Some of the standard features available for the CX-9 include two USB ports, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, a 12-speaker Bose sound system, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, smartphone app integration, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, a navigation system, and a full-color heads-up display.

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Driver aides include radar cruise control, Mazda’s Ativesense safety suite, automatic high-beam control, forward obstruction warning, distance-recognition support, Smart City brake support, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist.

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2017 Mazda CX-9 Release Date & Price

2017 Mazda CX-9 release date

Rumors allege the vehicle will most probably be offered for sale sometime before this fall as a 2017 year model.

The 2017 Mazda CX-9 price start from an MSRP of $31,000, albeit speculative at the moment.

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