Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
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Thanks Jay! To be honest with you I didn't drive any of the others. The design alone was what brought me to the dealership, and the test drive, Fit and Finish of the vehicle was what made me buy it. We also have a 2014 Rav 4, so I was happy having a smaller AWD vehicle as well. We don't need 2 larger SUV types.
I am by no way a driving authority however, the 2 days I have had my CX I have begun to really enjoy driving again. Hell I don't even mind sitting in traffic anymore haha.
The car has pep and I think it is very agile. When you are on a highway you can flip it to sport mode, that's when I really notice the car wanting to spazz out a bit and have fun (again, no driving authority) almost like a dog when you let it off the leash, it just wants to run! Cornering in it is very fun at a good speed as well. The seats are very comfortable and they hold my large frame very well. Winter is when I will get to enjoy the AWD.
The way the dash is laid out, everything is so easy to control. I know a lot of people are all hopped up over the lack of console, but I am starting to not really notice it not being there. It has a control dial (Similar to what BMW has) which lets you control the entire Mazda Connect System, I find I keep my hand close to that (maybe that is tricking my brain to not caring about the console). I also find without the console I am keeping less crap in the car.
The couple of small things that (are basically first world problems) are that with my phone and my Ipod I continually need to tell the system what each will do before I start driving, and with the Mazda Mobile Remote (Cell phone remote starter) I don't know why the car stops as soon as I open the door. I do hope they can remedy that before winter hits here.