2020 Mazda CX-5 Named a Best Family Crossover By Good Housekeeping - Here's Why
Good Housekeeping has logged thousands of miles in new vehicles to determine which are the best for families. The publication lists the following attributes as its main criteria; Safety, Value, Design, Handling, and Technology. To get even more input on its decisions, Good Housekeeping teams up with Drew Dorian, Car and Driver Magazine Staff Editor & Car Tester. From the entire field of possible vehicles, the group then narrows the search to the 50 best. From there, a single vehicle is named the Best Family Vehicle in its segment. In the two-row crossover segment, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 was named best. This is an award we agree with entirely. Here's why.
Mazda CX-5 Best For Families - Why It Is Loved
In its evaluation summary, Good Housekeeping noted that the Mazda CX-5 "...makes you feel as if you’ve gotten more than you paid for." Our testing left us with the same impression. In fact, we have explained in prior stories that the Mazda CX-5 is a premium vehicle hiding in a mainstream segment. One of our guest writers, Doctor Hande Tuncer, went so far as to explain why she traded in a BMW X3 for a Mazda CX-5. She told us that the Mazda CX-5 will "... meet and exceed your premium expectations when it comes down to quality, reliability, comfort and value."
Mazda CX-5 Best For Families - Is It Really a Luxury Vehicle?
Good Housekeeping twice mentions that the CX-5 handles like a luxury vehicle in its summary. The team there said the CX-5's "...excellent handling make it seem like a timeless high-end vehicle." This is because it is a high-end vehicle. It just isn't priced like one.
Who Else Sees The Mazda CX-5 As A Winner?
The Mazda CX-5 isn't just a winner in our eyes and the eyes of Car and Driver and Good Housekeeping. The Mazda CX-5 was also named the Popular Mechanics Crossover of the Year. A clear consensus is building that this crossover is the pick of the segment. Don't take our word for it. Take Good Housekeeping's, Car and Driver's, and Popular Mechanics'. They can't all be wrong.
John Goreham is a life-long car nut and recovering engineer. John's focus areas are technology, safety, and green vehicles. In the 1990s, he was part of a team that built a solar-electric vehicle from scratch. His was the role of battery thermal control designer. For 20 years he applied his engineering and sales talents in the high tech world and published numerous articles in technical journals such as Chemical Processing Magazine. In 2008 he retired from that career to chase his dream of being an auto writer. In addition to Torque News, John's work has appeared in print in dozens of American newspapers and he provides reviews to many vehicle shopping sites. You can follow John on Twitter, and view his credentials at Linkedin.
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