Price: P2,200,000 (AWd sport diesel) Power: 173hp @ 4,500rpm Torque: 420Nm @ 2,000rpm
Our first stop is Mazda Pasig to examine the new CX-5. This compact crossover is simply amazing. I’ve driven one at the Mine Circuit, Mazda’s own test track and proving ground in Japan, and it’s very impressive. In fact, it’s a whole lot better than the Mazda 3 hatchback that I’ve also driven on the track, and that says a whole lot. I tell Jen and AJ that the CX-5 is my top pick—it’s roomy, powerful and fuel efficient, delivers a very engaging driving experience, and has excellent safety features. What more could you ask?