if choosing between cx7 & cx5, for me cx5 hands down - fuel efficiency, newer technology, higher driving position (if that's
important to you), resale value (cx7 will no longer be continued or maybe replace with totally new one), etc.
as for sir walter's suggestion of getting a diesel one, well your savings could be around P60-70 compare to gasoline @ approx 12km/L FC. But my problem with the Fort is it's replacement could be just around the corner, maybe within next year, same with Mitsu, a little later maybe. As for the two korean brands, I don't think they're at par with CX5's overall package.
that's just my opinion.
I have test driven both CRV & CX5, I'm very well pleased with the CX5 and almost consider getting one to replace my Gen3 CRV, until rainy season comes coupled with a almost "off road" condition of metro roads... Now I'm waiting for the Trailblazer.
And no, just because you've got a modern car, you can immediately shun the laws of inertia. Put the CX-5's engine on a Mazda 3 and I'm sure the Mz3 is gonna get marginally better FC because it's a lighter car. So yes, ceteris paribus, weight still matters.
If you're really keen on changing your car to a more fuel efficient SUV, I'd suggest getting a Sportage R-eVGT diesel. At 1.29M, it undercuts the CX-5 by over 100k. I'd consider that a bargain, especially since the CX-5 and Sportage are similarly speced.
I've driven the Sportage's similar cousin, the Tucson R-eVGT and the CX-5. The CX-5 definitely feels more car-like and has better handling. Looks are subjective but I prefer the look of the CX-5 over the Sportage, both in and out.
The Sportage's main ace though is its engine. It's got an immensely torquey and powerful 177 HP R-eVGT engine that's both fast and fuel efficient. Here's an SUV that can truly get 9-10 km/L in pure city driving. Diesel's much cheaper than unleaded too. Only downside is that diesels are more expensive to maintain than gas-fed cars, but the difference isn't big enough to offset the fuel savings and the cash outlay savings.
With that said though, if your choices are limited to purely gas-fed CUVs, the CX-5 is among the best for me.
anyone knows where to source a leather seat cover compatible with the seat airbag?
If the owners encounter heavy traffic at around 1.5 to 2 hours to get to your destination, let us know of the FC. There are times when I think that I might get good FC before my refill, here comes the heavy traffic to wreck my record!
It looks good in the flesh imo. This is a sporty look compared to CX-7 which is sporty and executive look combined imo. One thing I noticed with CX-5 is the bigger LCD screen compared to the smaller LCD of CX-7. I'm not sure though if it has video out for rear camera integration.
My current average mileage all city driving....
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