Every time I come back home to Florida I’m always excited to get behind the wheel. I look forward to it even more since connecting with DriveShop a year ago as I get to cruise around in some of the latest automotive models. This time I’m back with Mazda taking their 2016 CX-5 for a spin!

Back in February I drove the CX-3 out in Los Angeles and loved it. I feel the same about The CX-5 but love it just a bit more. The CX-5 is larger and came with an all new grille and foglight surround design. The inside? Clean and sleek! Technology is always my sell though because of the large role it plays in my daily life. The seven-inch full color touchscreen display and multi-function commander control is the sh*t, simply put. Safety measures? Top notch. Blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning and more. If I was to move back to Florida, I would certainly consider this car for myself.

Did I mention it also drove super smooth and the engine was pretty quiet? Yep, it did. Check out some photos below!

Photography by Kathy Rosario

Driving: 2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring FWD ℅ Drive Shop