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2013 Mazda CX-5 Named Contender for Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year

Mazda's 2013 CX-5 is in the running to win the title of Sport/Utility of the Year by Motor Trend.

 
 
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PRLog - Oct. 10, 2012 - All new from the ground up and Mazda's first vehicle to fully incorporate SKYACTIV®(1) TECHNOLOGY, the 2013 CX-5 compact SUV has exceeded early expectations the world over by impressing not only critics but consumers as well.  Entering the ever-expanding and always competitive compact SUV segment was never considered an easy task but CX-5 has proven itself a more than able-bodied contender.

Available in three trim levels – Sport, Touring and Grand Touring – CX-5 starts at a competitive $20,695(2) MSRP in the U.S.  The CX-5 Sport FWD, when equipped with the SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission, achieves a class-leading estimated EPA fuel economy of 26 city and 35 highway miles per gallon (MPG).  The CX-5 Sport AWD, when equipped with the SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission, is EPA rated at an equally best-in-class fuel economy of 25 city and 31 highway MPG.

The 2013 CX-5 also is recognized as a "Top Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Some of the winning features of the CX-5 were listed by Motor Trend's staff and described as "Cool touches like fold-down rear-seat pass-through; grippy, supportive seats; and nice, shiny piano-black trim. Several judges also preferred the CX-5’s exterior Kodo styling to that of its Ford Escape classmate."

Results will be posted on MotorTrend.com on October 15, 2012.

SOURCES Mazda North American Operations and Motor Trend

Mazda of Elk Grove is a proud dealer of the CX-5. With a huge selection and great availability, we are focused on delivering unique buying experiences for car shoppers. For more information on Mazda vehicles, visit the online Mazda media center at http://www.mazdaofelkgrove.com or come in for a visit at our convenient location in the Elk Grove Auto Mall: 8588 Laguna Grove Dr, Elk Grove CA 95757

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