For years, the Mazda3 compact sedan and Mazda3 SPORT were the company’s best selling vehicles, known for being great cars at a great price point. But in 2016, something shifted in consumers’ tastes, and the crossover SUV Mazda CX-5 became their best seller in Canada, posting over 20 percent sales growth. So why are so many drivers being lured to the CX-5 over the company’s tried and trusted sedan? These are the 3 most likely reasons drivers are opting for the CX-5, and why you should think about getting behind the wheel of one yourself.
#1 Crossovers Are In
The combination of SUV, minivan, and sedan provided the perfect kind of alchemy for market domination when car manufacturers started making crossover hybrids. They’re bested only by sedans in terms of popularity and have far outpaced the popularity of the SUV at its peak twenty years ago. They offer all of the appeal of the SUV, that is, they’re spacious and easy for young families with children, but their size has been trimmed down, combining sleekness with utility. One of the major differences between crossovers and SUVs is that, while originally SUVs were created using truck platforms, crossovers put the SUV body on a car platform. They provide the height and security of the SUV while delivering better fuel economy and a drive that feels more like a car than a truck.
#2 Handling and Safety
One of the big reasons to love Mazda is that the company is known for sporty handling and safety. On Driving.ca, reviewers noted the CX-5’s handling was tight in turns, with minimal body roll, and praised the G-Vectoring Control (GVC) assistance. The GVC creates a smoother ride by helping to compensate for lateral forces in a vehicle that has a higher centre of gravity, as it adjusts torque according to movement in the steering wheel. With automatic energy braking, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning, it also offers an abundance of safety features to give you peace of mind on your drive.
If you’re searching for a Mazda CX-5 in Toronto, you can get up to $500 cashback at Yorkdale Dufferin Mazda. Already a reasonably priced hybrid, going for as little as $30,595 + sales tax in Toronto Mazda dealerships, the CX-5 offers great bang for your buck: a sporty drive, spacious interior, great safety features, and a sleek look. If you’ve decided that this crossover is the one for you, don’t forget about financing; in Toronto, dealers like Yorkdale Dufferin Mazda can offer financing even if you have poor credit.
With all of this going for it, the Mazda CX-5 should be on your list of vehicles to consider the next time you’re on the market. Local Toronto dealers like Yorkdale Dufferin Mazda can offer competitive pricing and knowledgeable sales staff who can help you decide whether the CX-5 is right for you and your family. Book a test drive and get a feel for Mazda’s new best selling vehicle and find out for yourself why so many people are converting to this one-of-a-kind crossover. There’s a reason you see so many of these vehicles on the highways and in the parking lots; they’re simply too good to skip over, especially if you’re a young family that needs the extra space and an affordable set of wheels.