Shopping for a crossover? Who isn’t? The sedan/SUV hybrid is by miles the best-selling body style in America, so manufacturers pour R&D resources into making their crossover the most appealing.
Who would’ve thought, then, that automotive underdog Mazda, who clings to just 1.7% of the market share, currently makes the best one? Both inside and out, the CX-5 looks much more expensive than it is. Plus, it’s just as fun to drive as Mazda’s sedans while getting 30+ MPG.
Though slightly trailing the competition in cargo space, The CX-5 is well worth $24k starting.