Today we wanted to take a break from talking about all the awards and accolades our Mazda vehicles are earning and instead just talk about one of our favorite models. Not that the 2019 Mazda CX-5 hasn’t won awards – from finishing in the top three for World Car of the Year to achieving the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick+ status, there are plenty of experts who recognize how great this versatile Mazda SUV is. But today we wanted to focus on some of the reasons that we love it and think you will, too.

Like any great Mazda vehicle, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 starts with a great engine – or rather, engines. Drivers can choose from two 2.5-liter SKACTIV®-G engine options. Most drivers will find enough power and performance from the standard version, but for those who want a little more, the turbocharged option boasts up to 250 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. When paired with the 6-speed SKYACTIV®-DRIVE transmission, the powertrain offers drivers not only remarkable power, but remarkable control.

But it’s not just the performance that makes the 2019 Mazda CX-5 special, it’s the whole driving experience. The interior utilizes elements like a leather-wrapped steering wheel and heated seats to provide the SUV with the feel of a more expensive model. Advanced technology like smartphone integration, a 360o View Monitor, and an intuitive, full-color monitor make driving easier and more fun than ever before.

When it comes to a combination of providing enjoyment and meeting the practical needs of drivers, it’s hard to beat the 2019 Mazda CX-5. If you’re looking for a car that gives you what you need and what you want, visit today to test drive the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and other 2019 Mazda vehicles. Pittsburgh area drivers can find out more about models we love when they call or visit Auto Express Mazda.