The CX-5 instrument panel has soft-touch skin, restrained use of piano-black trim.
A latch in the cargo area releases CX-5's second-row seats.
Front-row seats must be moved forward enough for the second-row headrests to clear.
The CX-5's second-row seats fold mostly flat, for added cargo space. Seat bottoms sink down to achieve feat.
Ribbed plastic trim around door switches is a nice design flourish.
Our judges loved the metallic gauges behind the CX-5's steering wheel, wishing they weren't glass-covered though.
The center stack is well laid out, with chunky knobs within easy reach of the driver.
CX-5 has a Tom Tom-branded navigation system.
Attention to detail makes the new Mazda CX-5 cross/utility vehicle one of Ward's 10 Best Interiors of 2012.
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