More accolades for 2017 Mazda CX-5

Digital Trends names CX-5 Best SUV/CUV 2017

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We’re pretty sure it’s going to feature among our Car of the Year finalists this year, now the new-generation Mazda CX-5 has also taken accolades from another publication.

Adding to a string of awards since the second-generation model was launched in Australia in March, Mazda has just picked up the trophy for being Digital Trends 2017 SUV/CUV (compact utility vehicle) of the Year.

Related: 2017 Mazda CX-5 Review

The Digital Trends Car Awards recognize the top new automobiles introduced each year and editors judged award entries on technological advancement as well as overall design for consumer experience.

And the SUVs/CUVs that the Mazda beat? The Bentley Bentayga and Jaguar F-PACE.

“While the Bentayga and F-Pace met expectations, the CX-5 exceeded them, offering more fun, style, and character than one would expect at its price point.” – Digital Trends

The editors were particularly impressed by the CX-5’s combination of “engaging handling, sharp-looking exterior and satisfying utility capability.”

Mazda CX-5 rear 2017Tetsu Nakazawa from Mazda welcomes the recognition.

“We’re grateful that Mazda CX-5 was recognized by Digital Trends, further demonstrating the quality, craftsmanship and overall upmarket experience that sets it apart in the crowded, competitive segment,”

“We are proud that our vehicles continue to receive praise for their driver-centric focus and class-above refinement.”

Related: 2017 Mazda CX-5 gets top safety score

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