michaeljc70 wrote: ↑Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:08 am
researcher wrote: ↑Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:24 am
mrsurr wrote: ↑Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:44 pm
The Mazda was sleek and attractive the way a young professional looks in his first tailored suit: lots of promise, but no real power.
This is no longer the case for the Mazda CX-5.
It's available with a 2.5L turbo motor producing 250 HP and 310 lb-ft torque at just 2000 RPM.
In the reviews of the turbo, people still complain about the power. It is 0-60 in 6.4 seconds. It is not a sports car. I have no problem with the non-turbo version's power but realize I am driving a mid priced Asian crossover.
I was just looking through the January 2019 issue of Motor Trend magazine and thought back to your post. They compare all the new model SUVs for their SUV of the Year award. So here are the 0-60 times. I think you will have to agree the Mazda CS-5's 0-60 time is superior to anything in its class. Anything faster is going to cost you a lot more (except possibly the Ford Edge ST). It is only 0.3 second behind the Ford Edge ST, and if you are not aware, ST designates Ford's high performance line for enthusiasts. Your claim that the CX-5 turbo is under powered is not factual.
Acura RDX - 7.1 secs.
BMW X2 - 6.8 secs.
BMW X3 - 6.7 secs.
BMW X4 - 4.8 secs. ($61,445+)
Cadillac XT4 - 7.5 secs.
Ford EcoSport SE fwd - 11.2 secs
Ford EcoSport SES awd - 9.9 secs.
Ford Edge Titanium fwd - 7.6 secs.
Ford Edge ST awd - 6.1 secs. ($43,350+) (
Ford Expedition - 6.9 secs.
Hyundai Kona - 8.3 secs.
Hyundai Kona 1.6 awd - 7.5 secs.
Hyundai KonaElectric - 6.6 secs. (All Electric)
Hyundai Santa Fe - 16.7 secs.
Hyudai Santa Fe HTRAc 2.0t - 9.6 secs.
Infiniti QX50 - 6.7 secs.
Jaguar E-Pace - 7.8 secs.
Jaguar I-Pace - 4.0 secs. ($81,495+)(All Electric)
Jeep Cherokee Limited 4X4 - 7.5 secs.
Land Rover Range Rover Velar D180S - 10.6 secs.
Land Rover Range Rover Velar P380S - 5.8 secs. ($65,195+)
Lexus RX 350 L - 7.6 secs.
Lincoln Navigator - 6.8 secs.
Mercedes Benz G550 4Matic - 5.4 secs. ($125,495+)
Mercedes Benz - AMG 63 4Matic - 4.3 secs. ($144,695+)
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross - 9.6 secs.
Nissan Kicks - 9.9 secs.
Subaru Ascent - 7.5 secs.
Subaru Forester - 9.6 secs.
Toyota RAV4 Adventure - 8.8 secs.
Toyota RAV4 Limited - 8.2 secs.
Toyota RAV4 XSE Hybrid - 7.5 secs.
Volvo XC40 - 8.2 secs