Mazda CX-5 Wins 2018 Reader's Choice Utility Vehicle of the Year Award Staff
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There are just so many crossovers and SUVs to choose from these days, but Mazda continues to win over the hearts of readers.

Last year, the Japanese automaker’s CX-9 model won the 2017 Reader’s Choice Utility Vehicle of the Year award, and this year Mazda claims the trophy again with the updated CX-5. Looking stylish as ever, the CX-5 is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 187 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque, while paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. The model also benefits from G-Vectoring Control, a software-based system that is designed to improve overall control and cornering performance. made the bold claim that the CX-5 “is easily the best to drive in the segment,” and it appears our readers agree.

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The 2017 Mazda CX-5 is currently priced from $25,185 including destination.

With six different vehicle categories voted for in this year’s 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards, Kia took home the coveted title of Reader’s Choice Car of the Year with the all-new Stinger. The Ford GT earned itself Reader’s Choice Exotic Car of the Year, while the Porsche 911 GT2 RS was named Reader’s Choice Sports Car of the Year. The Mazda CX-5 grabbed top honors for Reader’s Choice Utility Vehicle of the Year, joined by the Volvo XC60 with the win in the Reader’s Choice Luxury Utility Vehicle of the Year category. Lastly, the 2018 Reader’s Choice Luxury Car of the Year goes to the Lexus LC500.’s annual Reader’s Choice awards are chosen by visitors to the over 700 automotive websites under the Group umbrella.

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