Welcome to another Affordable Cars for Single Moms Series. I admit it. I love driving amazing cars! It’s the speed, the features, having great control along a long stretch of highway. Great when I’m alone in my car but when I’m in mom mode I think about other things altogether. Like comfort, convenience, and space for my tall teens and nephews. As long as I have my phone holder like the WizGear™ Universal Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount Holder so I can see my Waze app I’m good.

Why the SUV is My Bae

Driving the Mazda CX-5 was a treat because one of my favorite types of vehicles is the SUV or sport Utility Vehicle. They have the best of both worlds. It drives like a car and has the height and space like a van. But I don’t and have never wanted a van despite my kids wanting me to get one. Sorry but I’m not that kind of mom. My dream car was a Camaro before kids. Driving a sports car is my dream but the kids came so I’ve put it on the back burner for a while until my nest is empty ;-).

The Mazda CX-5 Rivals But Can’t Replace My True Boo

Back to driving the Mazda CX-5. It was a nice experience. I really appreciated the upgraded features I can’t get on my own 2004 Honda CR-V. I’m sure the newer models of the CR-V has the features I got to play with in the CX-5. I could tell the engine had a little less pick up and go as my car but it handled well. It is a nice smaller suv like my own car and very spacious.

Watch My Video Car Review of the Mazda CX-5

I won’t bore you with making you read all the details. Instead I have a 3-part video series that you can view below. The price of this car is quite affordable at $21k for the base model and $28k for the bells and whistles. Mazda is a pretty solid brand so definitely take it out for a test drive.

The overall features of the car

The navigation, heating and cooling system, lights and moonroof

The modern features (blind spot warning and lane change warning), the exterior, and car storage

What do you think about this car? Do you think it would make a great addition to your family?

Check out my other car reviews:
2014 Kia Soul
Mitsubishi Mirage
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