Is the Mazda CX-5 a mid-size SUV?

I’m in the market for a mid-size SUV. I drove a Mazda CX-5 the other day, and while I liked it, I wasn’t sure if it was large enough for my needs. Is the Mazda CX-5 technically considered a mid-size SUV?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
No — the Mazda CX-5 is not a mid-size SUV. It has similar features and is actually a bit larger than most of the vehicles in its class, but the Mazda CX-5 is actually a compact SUV. It offers plenty of space for five passengers and up to 59.3 cubic feet of cargo space, making it one of the more spacious compact SUVs out there.
Some of the other great features of the Mazda CX-5 include:
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  • Available 2.5-liter turbo-four engine with 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque
  • Up to 30 mpg
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
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