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A New Adventure - The 2018 Mazda CX-5 in Clear Lake

When you think about a Jeep Cherokee, you think mountainous adventures and endless crossroad country to explore, but now there’s a new SUV in town. The 2018 Mazda CX-5 in Clear Lake is faster, more fuel efficient, and can fit more of your gear without compromising passenger space. Don’t just take our word for it, keep reading and learn all of the specs that make the CX-5 the best choice.

Better Handling from Cityscape to Mountaintop

To make city cruising effortless, the CX-5 has engine speed sensitive variable-assist power steering. This gives you better control at highway speeds, low-effort parking, and an overall better feel of the road. Once you break past city barriers, you’ll find yourself taking advantage of the CX-5’s .81 G’s of cornering force versus the Cherokees .72, for traveling through mountains and conquering hairpin turns. You’ll also have better maneuverability than the Cherokee because the CX-5’s turning circle is 1.6 feet smaller.

Better Fuel Economy and Environmentally Friendly

Driving a vehicle that is economically and environmentally friendly is something everyone should be apart of. With the CX-5, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rates this Mazda a seven out of ten while the Cherokee ranges from one to 7. This means that the CX-5 produces fewer smog pollutants than its competitor every 15,000 miles. The Mazda also has an engine control system that is able to shut down half of the engine’s cylinders further improving fuel efficiency. Look at how these two SUV’s compare side-by-side when it comes to fuel economy:






4 cyl./Auto

25 city/31 hwy*

21 city/30 hwy*

4 cyl./Auto


4 cyl./Auto

24 city/30 hwy*

21 city/28 hwy*

4 cyl./Auto

More Space for More Gear

When you have a full cabin, trust the CX-5 to carry everyone and their cargo comfortably. With the rear seat up, you’ll have 30.9 cubic feet to work with, while the Cherokee only has 24.6 cubic feet available. If you find yourself not using all of the cabin space, then take advantage of 59.6 cubic feet when folding the rear seat. Check out the differences when we put the CX-5 and Cherokee dimensions next to each other:




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On your next outdoor adventure, keep the 2018 Mazda CX-5 in Clear Lake in your mind. Visit us at DeMontrond Mazda and test drive this compact SUV today!

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.