For those looking to buy a Mazda SUV, there are three main options. These vary in cost and come with their own pros and cons.
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There’s a lot of information out there, so we’ve compiled a breakdown of the models on offer and payment plans available.
Small and sturdy: the Mazda CX-3
If you’re looking for a subcompact SUV, the Mazda CX-3 is one of the best options on the market. With extremely reliable handling, an attractive exterior, and a comfortable ride quality, it’s a good all-round choice for families at a reasonable price. A 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine comes as standard across all trims and offers a reasonable level of power for a practical car.
Another impressive feature of the CX-3 is its fuel economy, which comes in at 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Some of the tech available includes a rearview camera and an infotainment system, which slot nicely into a comfortable and good-looking interior.
Inside, the CX-3 is a pleasant place, well-designed and with the option to upgrade to leather upholstery, although one downside is a lack of space for seating and storage. Attention has been paid to safety, with the inclusion of several neat features such as a head-up display and adaptive headlights.
The pricing for the CX-3 starts at $19,960, with higher trims costing $21,960 and $24,990. With optional upgrades, expect these base prices to increase by anywhere from $495 to $1,410. When compared to similar subcompact SUVs, the CX-3 is extremely affordable given its impressive range of features.
As for leasing, Mazda are currently offering a deal of $199 per month for 36 months, with $1,999 due at signing and an acquisition fee of $595. This offer is valid until February 28, 2017, and applies to the basic trim.
Nimble and agile: Mazda SUV lease deals on the Mazda CX-5
Slightly larger than the CX-3, the CX-5 offers an enjoyable driving experience and a strong arsenal of technology. Like its smaller cousin, this model delivers good gas mileage, striking looks, and a comfortable interior for an extremely competitive price. Although the CX-5 corners well and provides a smooth ride, its 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine may feel a little underwhelming at 155 horsepower. If you desire more power, it is possible to upgrade to a 2.5-liter engine, providing 184 horsepower. This comes as standard in higher trims.
The CX-5 is also a pleasant vehicle to sit in, with an easy-to-use infotainment system and technology features such as a four-speaker sound system and a USB port. The interior is pleasant and crafted from quality materials, with plenty of space for children and adults alike. There is also an array of optional safety features to reassure passengers, including blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and low-speed automatic braking.
The gas mileage of the CX-5 is another strong point. It commands an impressive 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway with automatic transmission. Overall, the CX-5 is a reliable family car that also promises a pleasurable driving experience with guaranteed comfort.
Pricing starts at $22,000 for the most basic trim, but expect to pay $23,500 if you’re looking for automatic transmission and a more powerful engine. Higher trims will cost $24,500 and $25,000, and they come with such perks as HD radio and rear cross traffic alert. The top of the range, the Grand Touring, comes in at $28,500 and boasts leather seating, heated front seats and a nine-speaker audio system courtesy of Bose.
As always, the Mazda SUV lease deals are good, with the current offer for the CX-5 standing at $209 per month over a 36-month period, with a down payment of $1,999 and an acquisition fee of $595. This, like the previous Mazda SUV lease deal, is available until February 28, 2017 and applies to the base model.
Ride in luxury with the Mazda CX-9
The largest Mazda SUV on the market is the CX-9, with a reasonably good engine, user-friendly interfaces and an interior adorned with gadgets and comfortable furnishings. Like all of the larger Mazdas, the CX-9 handles extremely well and drives smoothly, and the 4-cylinder engine, while not spectacularly powerful, does provide a high amount of torque to get you off the start line quickly.
Just like the other models on our list, passengers in the CX-9 can look forward to a comfortable ride, with seating for seven and a quiet cabin. Entertainment certainly doesn’t take a back seat; a six-speaker stereo system comes as standard with the possibility of upgrade to a formidable 12-speaker system by Bose. The infotainment system is also advanced and easy to navigate.
The turbocharged engine, new to the 2016 model, gives the CX-9 horsepower of 227 and the substantial torque mentioned above. Safety features such as a rearview camera and air bags come as standard, and in higher trims, users can benefit from adaptive cruise control and an automatic braking system to maximize their peace of mind. Although the engine has downsized a little from the V6 of previous models, the CX-9 has everything you need in a family car, and what it lacks in raw power it more than makes up for in comfort and practicality.
The most expensive of the vehicles listed, the CX-9, starts at $31,500 with a Bluetooth hands-free phone, an infotainment system, and tri-zone automatic climate control, among other enticing features. Higher trims cost $36,000 and $40,100, and the highest trim at $44,000 comes equipped with all-wheel drive, which can be added to all other models for a fee of $1,800.
To lease the CX-9, you can make payments of $379 per month over a period of 36 months, with a down payment of $1,999. Like other Mazda SUV lease deals, this is available only until February 28, 2017, and it comes with an acquisition fee of $595.