Like all our awards, this category was decided by feedback collated from a survey of more than 60,000 car owners, all of whom rated their car in 16 key areas. That means an Auto Trader New Car Award is a real stamp of approval from people that live with the car day-in, day-out, and it makes each winner a true consumer champion.
Determined by the responses to our survey from people who said they owned a dog and used their car to transport it, the CX-5 was rated top for safety, comfort, space and how easy it is to use that space, all important factors for dog-owners. It also ranked second for durability.
Here are just a few of the comments owners made about the CX-5…
- “I like the flexibility: there’s space for four or five passengers, or a large area for our dog.”
- “I really like the way the car drives. For quite a large car it handles very well. It’s very easy to place on the road, and it’s also fairly quiet and comfortable. I really enjoy driving the car.”
- “Excellent build quality and refinement of the cabin. Mazda has done a fantastic job with the interior; it’s a lovely environment to be in for long periods of time and it has a huge amount of kit.”