As of 2015, the Mazda CX-5 is the only Mazda available in the U.S. with all-wheel drive. The Mazda CX-5 is a sport utility crossover that comes in several trims. The base model comes standard with front-wheel drive, while the higher level AT version comes with all-wheel drive.
The Mazda 6, a five passenger sedan, might be available with all-wheel drive in 2016, notes Car and Driver. This vehicle is available in Japan and Europe with all-wheel drive, but only comes with front-wheel drive in the United States as of 2015.
In addition to offering drivers different drivetrains, the CX-5 comes with manual and automatic transmissions. The base model has a 2.0L, four-cylinder engine with 155 hp. The sport model comes with a larger 2.5L engine that has four cylinders. Both versions have advanced direct injection fuel systems. They also operate with standard gasoline.
The CX-5 comes with front and rear disc brakes, air bags, collision warning and a traction control system for safety. Both the base and higher trim models come with optional add-ons. These features include LED headlights and fog lights, rain-sensing windshields, heated side mirrors and Bluetooth connection. The driver's side door can be programmed with six- to eight-way power modes. Heated leather seats are additional options, as are knobs for the steering wheel and shifter. A moonroof and advanced audio systems are also available.