Owning a Mazda CX 5 fits my on-the-road vacations, enhances my day-to-day commute
Maintenance: I've had the vehicle for about 2 years, and the only things that I've needed done on it were regular oil changes, tire rotation, and some air filter replacements. Performance: The car handles very well in all conditions from windy or rainy to snow to hail to muck to steep grades to sunshine, has a little bit of a more stiff suspension so the ride is smooth but you can feel features of the road, and responds well to everything you throw at it. Braking is pretty smooth and it can stop on a dime in times of need, twisty turny roads are a blast and easily navigable, and while I haven't done off-roading, some more rough roads don't slow it down. The all wheel drive comes in handy in slippery or even everyday situations, and overall it is a great fun car to drive that is very practical. Comfort: We've had several long road trips in the CX-5 and enjoy the comfort of being a driver or a passenger, it is very spacious and the seat is designed for lots of sitting. Even the dog has plenty of room on trips in the backseat, and there is plenty of space for luggage in the back. For my everyday commute, I am very comfortable in the car as well. Features: I ended up adding a roof rack after purchasing so I could carry bikes or a roof carrier if I bring along more people on my adventures, but there is plenty of room in the car as well. The technology is very intuitive, and I am probably going to upgrade to Apple Carplay because I want to keep the car for a long time and they started installing it in my car at Mazda. Heated seats, blind spot monitoring, a rearview camera, and great gas mileage for a crossover make this car a definite winner to me.