Mazda CX-5

Hello Sassy Peeps!

Word on the street is that the Mazda CX-5 is “THE Overachiever” in its class and you know what, I totally agree!! Don’t get me wrong there are some pretty SUPER compact SUV’s on the market, but the nickname placed on this vehicle is PERFECT!

Keep reading to see why I consider this rare beauty to be “The Overachiever“!

Mazda CX-5

Height Adjustable Driver’s Seat 

When I purchase a sick pair of heels, I am usually in total love with them before I leave the store, and to be honest, I freak out when they even get a little scuffed. I notice that while driving, the heel on the foot that I use to accelerate with always gets scuffed up really bad due to the pressure and constant friction. Well Mazda to the rescue! The height adjustable driver seats makes it easy to adjust the seat so you won’t scuffs the back of your shoes.

Middle Console Area

The middle console area on this vehicle is EVERYTHING! It is set up so that the stereo system knobs can be easily adjusted while driving. Note: You won’t have to take your eyes off the road when changing the station, adjusting the volume, navigating from screen to screen etc…etc…

Storage Console

I don’t know about you guys, but while my phone is charging I still look at it from time to time or just use it for whatever reason. So having a little slot in the storage console to place the cord is HUGEEE! You guys just don’t know how excited I was when I saw it! I think I just stared at it for a minute or two! LOL!

This might not sound like a big deal because there are always tons of charging ports throughout most new vehicles. However, I am old school and love charging my phone from the cigarette lighter (12V round plugin). I have found that these  plugins provide a much faster charge. This type of charger is located inside the middle storage console of this vehicle, and guess what there was a little opening for my cord!!!! YEAAAA!!!! I was so happy that I didn’t have to worry about my cord getting damaged. Kudos Mazda! Kudos!

Exceptional Bose® 9 speaker surround sound system with Centerpoint® 2 and AudioPilot® 2

If you guys know me at all you know I am certifiable when it comes to an awesome sound system. I have been like this as far back as I can remember. I literally can not go without my BASS! So I have to tell you guys that anything stamped with the Bose® logo is top of the line and makes me swoon. The system in the Mazda CX-5 is magical! LOL!

Active Driving Display

This feature reminds me of a video game. I love seeing the information at a glance. The system is a pop-up display that allows the driver to view important driving information without having to shift their focus away from the road. Stats that can be projected onto the Active Driving Display are:

  • Vehicle Speed
  • Cruise Control
  • Turn-By-Turn Directions
  • Distance and Lane Guidance
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Smart City Brake Support

Mazda CX-5


This overachiever comes equipped with a SKYACTIV-G engine-2.5L 4-Cyl and 6-speed automatic transmission. It gets 26 mpg city and 33 mpg highway (Annual fuel cost $1,550.00).

Additional super cool features include: LED headlights with auto leveling, Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), LED fog lights, Rain-sensing windshield wipers, Power sliding-glass moonroof, Heated side mirrors, Dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio capability, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry, Auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink®, 6-way or 8-way power driver’s seat, Heated front seats.

mazda cx-5

// What I Wore //

 Jeans & Jacket – TJ Maxx (Similar) | Tee – Ross | Necklace – Brighton Collectible (Similar) | Sunnies – Festival Flea Market  | Watch – Aibi (Similar) | Bracelet – Gift Shark Line Boots – DSW
Lip Color – Nars – Cruella / Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Mazda CX-5

The CX-5 comes in five trim levels — Sport FWD Manual Transmission/Sport Automatic Transmission, Touring, Grand TouringStarting MSRP price: of $21,795.00, price tested: $33,215.00.


  • Height adjustable driver’s seat
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Middle Console
  • I am old school and love charging my phone from the cigarette lighter (the round plugin). I have found that the round plugins provide a faster and better charge. This type of charger is located inside the middle storage console of this vehicle, and guess what there was a little opening for my cord!!!! YEAAAA!!!!
  • Mazda Connect infotainment system
  • Exceptional Bose® 9 speaker surround sound system with Centerpoint® 2 and AudioPilot® 2
  • Excellent crash test scores


  • I found it somewhat difficult to sync my phone with the Bluetooth feature in this vehicle. I found it a little weird, because syncing devices are usually really easy in most Mazda vehicles.
Compact SUV models that are compared to the 2016 Mazda CX-5: Ford Escape, Kia Sportage, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Honda CR-V

Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5

Sassy Peeps! I agree the Mazda CX-5 is a total overachiever? Do you? If so, why would you say so? Inquiring minds what to know.

Thank you Mazda for the fab experience! I love this ride!!!!

For more information about 2016 Mazda CX-5 click HERE!

Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always…
Stay Sassy!

*Disclosure: The vehicle was provided to me for testing purposes and editorial consideration. All opinions are 100% my own*


  1. Wow! Talk about luxury. Looks like this car has some amazing features. I had a Mazda3 for a long time and I loved it, was sad when I had to sell it! Definitely keeping this one in mind for the future 😉

  2. Rain sensing wipers sound cool to me. I also love the seat height thing.

  3. That is a beautiful car! Love that they have a storage console, and the rain sensing wipers are so neat! I am seriously due for a new one soon, definitely one to consider.

  4. My husband is an engineer and very into technology. He would love the active driving display. Love the boots, by the way!

  5. Nice pics and sweet ride. Congrats on your new Mazda. Looks like it has all the options you would normally find in a high end luxury vehicle.

  6. I need this! My car is getting old and this one looks so fabulous. I love all the technology. Mine doesn’t have much of it since it’s older.

  7. My husband would be so happy with a car like that one!! His car is a little old and he needs one new soon!

  8. Wow, this car looks amazing! I would love to look into one of these next time I get a car.

  9. It’s lineaments were so cool and the features are very up-to-date. I would love to have this kind of car with the advance and latest technology.

  10. Rinsing wipers? Wow! That sounds like an amazing feature.

  11. What a nice car. I like all the features, especially the active driving display. You never have to take your eyes off the road with this.

  12. I think this ride’s pretty amazing! I love all the cool features and the look of the car as well. It’s really lovely!

  13. I have always admired the Mazda brand and this one looks like it’s no exception! What a great looking vehicle, the features are amazing.

  14. Gosh what a swish looking vehicle! I’ve never considered an SUV for our family before but now after reading this I am quite tempted!

  15. Love the features and look of this vehicle. Love the white color too. And I’ve always preferred driving a compact SUV. Would love to have that for my next car. 😉

  16. awesome vehicle! we have an old mazda and planning to get a new one this year! hopefully this review will help my husband to decide!

  17. This looks like a fun ride. I hope to be in the market for a new SUV in a year or two. Trying to keep mine running until the wheels fall off.

  18. I am not so much of a car person, all I need is one that drives smooth and has a rearview mirror, plus a good music system. This car sounds like a fun and luxurious ride!

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  19. Oh man, all of those features got me jealous! Mazdas are seriously sexy cars. I have been eyeing Mazda for a while!

  20. The Mazda CX-5 is definitely a good looking ride! Very sleek and stylish! I like it.

  21. I love test driving new cars! That car looks like a good one! Love how sleek and classy it looks!

  22. I saw one of these the other day in the parking lot and besides my VW CC, it was hands down the prettiest car there! Love your outfit too BTW!

  23. Never drove or test driven a Mazda before, to be honest, but you got me all curious now.

  24. Misty Dawn Nelson says: Reply

    Wow, what a nice car and so perfect for road tripping with my family. I’m so jealous I wish We can get a new car

  25. Oh Wow!! The Mazda CX 5 looks so stylish and sleek!! Mazda has came a long way the past ten years!

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