Unlike its predecessors the Mazda CX-5 and CX3, the 2017 Mazda CX-4 was created for the fun loving, but responsible motorist who enjoys driving. There are no flashy bells and whistle, no extra added to fool you into thinking that this car is anything except what it claims to be. It looks great on the outside but the additions are completely functional which justifies the amount of money you might have to pay for your own. Of course it has optional extras that you can discuss with your car dealer. It is refreshing to come across an SUV that performs like an SUV created for the urban roads.
About the Mazda 2017 Mazda CX-4
This SUV is as modern as any SUV can be. It has a sculpted body and exterior features that were created with aerodynamics in mind. Mazda’s latest SUV has also undergone some significant changes like a significant weight reduction to improve fuel efficiency as well as turbocharged engine that responds when required to do so. The reduction in weight has given Mazda an opportunity to improve the cabin. Although the Mazda CX4 is smaller than the CX3 and CX5, it’s design makes it look bigger than it actually is -maybe because of the 21-inch alloy wheels or the slanting low roofline that gives the illusion of length.
2017 Mazda CX-4 Design
The design of the 2017 Mazda CX4 is based on the Japanese philosophy of “Koeru” which means “to go beyond’. The designers and makers of this small crossover have gone beyond the definitions of what a small crossover SUV should be placing themselves as serious contenders in the SUV market. The CX4 was intended to be a bridging model between the CX3 and CX5 but it has come out to be an entirely different car, same design concept but infinitely better than what it was expected to be. Mazda has shied away from creating an SUV that is heavy and bulky. It also did not promise a rugged car but a rigid aerodynamically designed crossover SUV which is what the 2017 Mazda CX-4 turn sout to be .
The 2017 Mazda CX-4 has nappa leather covered seats; Japanese rosewood finishes with aluminum accents in the cabin. It looks and feels luxurious inside and has sufficient legroom. The CX-4 has the standard control interface found in the CX5 that lets you control navigation functions, audio functions and your phone. The CX-4 has i-Activesense driver-assistance features that help with blind spot monitoring, lane keeping system, collision control braking. The driver assist functions featured are only those functions that are absolutely necessary which means Mazda put most of their attention on performance and driving experience.
2017 Mazda CX-4 Performance
The car is powered by either a 2.0-liter or a 2,5-liter four-cylinder Skyactiv engine. This engine puts out 310ft-ft torque at 2000rpm. The engine works through a six-speed automatic transmission.
2017 Mazda CX-4 Release Dates and Price
The 2017 Mazda CX-4 is expected to go on sale in the summer of 2016. The CX-4 SUV made its first debut as a concept car at the Frankfurt motor show and those who had the preview of what the production car will eventually look like ,gushed about how stylish and exciting it was going to be. It is meant to compete with the likes of the Toyota Highlander, Kia Sorrento, Honda Pilot and the Hyundai Santa Fe. Prices are therefore, expected to be in the mid $30,000 range. This car is perfect for people who want something that is stylish and sporty but big enough to double up as a family car.