February 07 2018
Digital Trends’ editors have gotten wheel time in a number of vehicles this year, but no other crossover SUV stood above the 2017 Mazda CX-5, earning their pick as the 2017 Digital Trends’ Best SUV/CUV of the Year, besting two premium competitors.
The annual Digital Trends Car Awards recognize the top new automobiles introduced each year. Editors judged award entries on technological advancement as well as overall design for consumer experience. According to Digital Trends, “While the [Bentley] Bentayga and [Jaguar] F-Pace met expectations, the CX-5 exceeded them, offering more fun, style, and character than one would expect at its price point.”
Digital Trends highlighted CX-5’s combination of “engaging handling, sharp-looking exterior and satisfying utility capability.”
“We’re grateful that Mazda CX-5 was recognized by Digital Trends, further demonstrating the quality, craftsmanship and overall upmarket experience that sets it apart—and above—in its crowded, competitive segment,” said Tetsu Nakazawa, CX-5 vehicle line manager, MNAO. “We are proud that our vehicles continue to receive praise for their driver-centric focus and class-above refinement.”
The technologies of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 go beyond design and performance. The 2017 CX-5 was also named as Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick+, the highest designation the nonprofit organization awards. It joins the rest of Mazda’s line of vehicles that were also rated as Top Safety Pick+ winners when equipped with specific headlights and automatic emergency braking. The 2017 CX-5 comes standard with such technologies.
From becoming Mazda’s second-fastest vehicle to reach 1 million units to winning the hearts of customers all over the world, the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV has been an unequivocal success for the Mazda brand.
For more information on the 2017 Digital Trends’ Car Awards, please visit: https://www.digitaltrends.com/2017-digital-trends-car-awards/.
Originally posted on Inside Mazda.