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2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring vs. 2017 BMW X1

2017 Mazda CX-5 GT

2017 BMW X1

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2017 Mazda CX-5 GT vs 2017 BMW X1

When you need the space of an SUV but prefer the maneuverability and sleekness of a sedan, you can choose a small crossover. Manufacturers supply this category to combine the needs of family transportation, flexible cargo capacity, and a fun drive. Two contenders that you want to consider are the 2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring and the 2017 BMW X1. At first glance, they offer the same advantages but dig deeper by comparing details and one ends up being the better choice.

Advantages of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 GT

Which SUV is more cost effective?

You don't need to break the budget to get a capable crossover with the 2017 Mazda CX-5 GT having a starting MSRP of $29,395. This contrasts with the more expensive $33,750 MSRP of the 2017 BMW X1. If you do a lot of urban driving, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 GT also saves at the gas pump with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 24 MPG in the city compared to 23 MPG in the other car. Performance in the 2017 Mazda CX-5 GT comes from the 2.5-liter inline-4 that produces 187 horsepower and 185 lb.-ft. of torque with an assist from Dual Overhead Cams, front-wheel drive, and a six-speed automatic interactive transmission.

Who provides more safety?

When a vehicle carries your family, safety must be a top concern. The 2017 Mazda CX-5 GT contains driver-assist technologies that are lacking in the 2017 BMW X1 without having to spend more to add on options or another trim. These include a rearview camera for revealing what's behind the vehicle when you go into reverse, Rear Cross Traffic Alert for warning you of vehicles that cross your rearward path, and Forward Obstruction Warning, which tells you if a collision is imminent, so you can step on the brakes.

Which SUV has the features you want?

You'll also find more comfort and convenient features in the 2017 Mazda CX-5 GT that are not available in the competition. You get manual lumbar support up front, which you'll find helpful when driving long distances. An overhead console offers convenient storage within easy reach. Those seated in the back can relax on the second-row reclining seats.

If you want to drive in style without breaking the bank check out the 2017 Mazda CX-5 GT.

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