The 2017 Mazda CX-5 is the latest generation of Mazda’s compact sport utility vehicle offering. It was unveiled at last year’s Los Angeles International Auto Show, and has just now arrived on the market.

Ever since the first Mazda CX-5 was launched five years ago, Mazda has been able to stand out in the compact SUV segment by offering a spacious, versatile, and fuel-efficient vehicle that also has one more card up its chassis.

2017 Mazda CX-5: The SUV You Can Drive Like a Sports Car

Read any automotive review or talk to anyone who has ever owned a Mazda; the Japanese automaker’s ‘’Zoom-Zoom’’ DNA still remains even after Mazda retired the slogan. This is as true for the Mazda MX-5 as it is for the all-new 2017 Mazda CX-5. Yes, the CX-5 is a sport utility vehicle, but it’s by far the most fun SUV in its segment from a pure driving perspective.

In other words, you do not have to compromise on driving pleasure to get more interior space or added versatility. In that area, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 has plenty, with almost 900 liters of cargo space behind the rear seats.

Get behind the wheel, however, and you feel like you are driving a car, both when driving on a winding road and putting gas in your CX-5. That’s all because of SKYACTIV technology.

SKYACTIV Technology at the Heart of the New 2017 Mazda CX-5

Thanks to SKYACTIV technology, the 2017 Mazda CX-5’s two available engines – 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that offers 155 horsepower and  2.5-liter four-cylinder that delivers 187 horsepower – are both powerful and fuel-efficient, just as Mazda had intended when it first launched the CX-5 five years ago.

Add to that the new G-Vectoring Control system which stabilizes the vehicle in both the city and on the highway for improved driver confidence and passenger comfort, and you have a compact SUV that is like no other on the market.