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The New 2016 Mazda All-Wheel Drive CX-5 SUV Helps Conquer St. Louis Winters

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Here at your local St. Louis new and used car Mazda dealer, Lou Fusz Mazda, we know just how brutal and treacherous St. Louis winters can make our roadways. Blizzard conditions, black ice, and frigid weather contribute making driving in St. Louis in the wintertime quite a challenge.

To conquer our St. Louis winters you need a sure-footed and capable vehicle that is up to the task. Fortunately, we have the answer in the new 2016 Mazda CX-5 SUV equipped with All-Wheel Drive.

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Smart-Traction Technology

Whatever our St. Louis winters throw at you, the stylish, powerful, and well-equipped 2016 Mazda CX-5 can handle it, thanks to its cutting-edge smart-traction technology. This highly advanced system works seamlessly to deliver power and torque to whatever wheels need it. It’s called Active Torque Split All-Wheel Drive. Mazda engineered this system to monitor information from the wheels and engine. The system then adjusts to these variable conditions by evenly distributing power between the front and rear axles.

This smart-traction technology works hand-in-hand with Mazda’s legendary SKYACTIV® Technology to provide exceptional traction and handling without sacrificing fuel economy. In fact, CX-5 SUVs equipped with All-Wheel Drive achieve an excellent EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway, taking you further no matter what the time of year.

Exclusive SKYACTIV® Technology

Mazda’s groundbreaking SKYACTIV Technology is much more than the sum of its parts. It is a holistic engineering and design approach that incorporates Mazda’s best thinking to create an SUV that combines performance, handling, and fuel economy. Mazda likes to say “if it’s not worth driving, it’s not worth building®.” SKYACTIV technology expresses this technology by re-imagining every major vehicle component to work harmoniously together.

The heart of Mazda’s SKYATIV Technology in the new 2016 CX-5 SUV is its choice of two brilliantly engineered 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter SKYACTIVE-G engines. These two engines achieve class-leading fuel efficiency. The 2.0-liter gets up to an EPA-estimated 35 mpg on the highway, and the more powerful 2.5-liter gets up to 33 mpg on the highway. These refined engines also give you the power and performance you need when you step on the gas. The 2.0-liter pumps out a spirited 155 hp while the 2.5-liter amps the power up to 184 hp. The engines mate to an SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift and Sport modes.

The Soul Of Beautiful Design

Just because the weather turns nasty here in St. Louis doesn’t mean you can’t look good getting to your destination safely. Automotive critics and the general public rave about the CX-5’s lean, aerodynamic and muscular appearance. Mazda designs every curve and body panel of the CX-5 for maximum aerodynamic efficiency. Tapping into centuries of Japanese culture, the CX-5 is a beautiful expression of Mazda’s exclusive “KODO Soul of Motion” design philosophy. It is an approach that strives to create a balanced harmony between form, function, and aesthetics. Designers and engineers pay special attention to how each aspect of the CX-5’s exterior work together to create a fluid, sculpted appearance that not only is pleasing to the eye but also improves handling and fuel economy.

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Upscale Interior Appointments

Not only is the 2016 Mazda CX-5 pleasing to the eye on the outside, but it is also quite stunning on the inside. The CX-5’s spacious and versatile interior looks at home in cars costing thousands more. That’s not surprising, considering Mazda’s use of high-quality materials throughout. Soft-touch materials on the dash and available leather seating surfaces give the CX-5’s interior an upscale feel that’s designed to make you feel good when you get behind the wheel.

Spacious & Versatile Cargo Capacity

Of course, one of the primary reasons anyone buys an SUV is to haul both passengers and cargo. The Mazda CX-5 excels in this area by offering numerous seating and cargo configurations to suit your ever-changing needs. Store all your gear with up to 103.8 cu. ft. of total passenger and cargo volume. Arrange seating in a variety of ways to maximize passenger carrying capacity or cargo capacity. The choice is yours. Compared to the Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson, the Mazda gives you more room and more versatility. Drivers and passengers will also appreciate the comfort of dual-zone automatic climate control and heated front seats. Take in a whole new world with a power sliding glass moonroof.

The New Wave Of Technology

Turning to technology, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 SUV gets a Ph.D in cutting-edge connectivity, entertainment, communication, and navigation capabilities. MAZDA CONNECT™ is an available “infotainment” system that simply does it all; and does it surprisingly well. A large touchscreen display mounted above the center console puts you in control of a variety of advanced functions. You can also access these functions with the special “Commander” control knob that lets you easily scroll through different choices with intuitive ease. Enjoy many useful apps, play your personal soundtrack on the available BOSE® CENTERPOINT®2 surround sound audio system. Plug into available streaming music services like Pandora®, Stitcher®, SirusXM® and HDRadio®. Know precisely where you are going with available turn-by-turn navigation. Take advantage of Bluetooth® hands-free telephone communication and customize your technology experience to suit your style and your needs.

Safety Takes Center Stage

Safety is a big word at Mazda. In fact, when it comes to engineering automobiles that are meticulously crafted, safety is at the top of the list. Mazda is proud that its vehicles consistently achieve top safety ratings. That’s not surprising, considering the prodigious number of advanced safety features that you’ll find on the new 2016 Mazda CX-5 SUV. Available Smart Brake Support, for example, automatically applies the brakes at a speed more than 10 mph if the system senses an imminent front collision.

The Distance Recognition Support System (DRSS) employs a sophisticated radar to measure the best distance between you and the vehicle ahead. It then sets the distance interval and alerts you if you are getting too close.

The available Adaptive Front-Lighting System turns the headlight beams when you are going around a corner to improve nighttime visibility. Blind-spot monitoring is another available safety feature that lets you know if a vehicle or object is in your blind spot where you can’t see it. It lets you know if it is safe to change lanes. Rear cross traffic alert sounds an audible alarm if it detects objects or vehicles approaching from the side when you’re backing up. You can also equip your CX-5 with E911 automatic emergency notification and a rear backup camera.

With all-wheel drive, the proven performance of SKYACTIV Technology, and an array of advanced safety features, the new 2016 Mazda CX-5 SUV gives you the confident assurance take on our cold and dangerous St. Louis winters. Test drive one today at your local St. Louis Mazda dealer, Lou Fusz Mazda.

 

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Discover why we say “We Are St. Louis” at Lou Fusz Mazda, your neighborhood St. Louis Mazda dealer. Visit us today at 1025 N. Lindbergh, St. Louis. MO 63132. For Sales, please call 314-983-4435. For Service, call 314-983-4529.

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