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Living inside the Barely Quicker Street
An antidote of such acceleration ills has arrived by way of Mazda’s larger, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which occurs regular on the Touring and Grand Touring models in the 2014 model year. (The 2.0-liter carries on inside the Sport trim and, unlike the 2.5, that is available simply with a six-speed auto, may still be specified with a six-speed manual.) Although bigger by half a liter, the new mill bumps output by 29 horsepower and 35 lb-ft of torque. So endowed, our CX-5 cracked off a 7.6-second 0-to-60 time and knocked down the quarter in 15.8. Welcome improvements to be sure, but at the price of a bunch of mpg.
Our long-term 2013 CX-5 Touring AWD with the 2.0-liter and automatic has averaged a great 28 mpg in mixed driving, although the 2014 2.5-liter test car returned only 21 mpg. Full disclosure: Approximately 40 % on the mileage within our 2.5-liter test car was accrued in foot-to-the-floor, no-quarter-given driving from the backwoods of northern Michigan. More restraint on the accelerator could yield results closer to the certified EPA mixed number of 26 mpg. Both engines are rated to tow nearly 2000 pounds, enough tugging power for personal watercraft and small cargo trailers.
Even so the numbers only tell an element of the story. Whereas the 155-hp, 2.0-liter CX-5 is a willing but weak companion, the 184-hp, 2.5-liter car is a little an instigator, cutting and running in traffic situations that the base car would best wait for any wider opening. All the chassis goodness with the 2.0-liter CX-5 remains, as well as the linear response and feedback from the electrically assisted steering are arguably best in class. This is a well-balanced, cogently damped package that follows through on turn-in along with the routine predictability of an Michael Bay summer blockbuster.
Even so the braking components are away from exotic-single-pot calipers all over, 11.7-inch vented front rotors and 11.9-inch solid rotors in back-Mazda has tuned the setup well, and our CX-5 2.5 stopped from 70 mph in 166 feet.
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