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Mazda CX5 Outsells All Other Mazda Models Combined

Car and Driver recently blogged some sobering news that furthers the idea that US tastes have shifted significantly. In January 2018, Mazda sold just under 25,000 vehicles, leading them to their best January sales period since 1994. Out of those sales, 13,463 of them were CX5s. However, if you add up all the sales for the Mazda 3 (5825 units), 6 (1552 unit), CX3 (1350 units), CX9 (2336) and MX5 (436 units), their combined sales only represent 11,499. The CX5 outsold every other Mazda vehicle combined.

These numbers mean that the CX5 outsold the 6 almost 9 to 1. Even if you tally in all their remaining crossovers (3686 units), the CX5 still blew those sales away.

Sadly, it looks like the compact SUV has become the new family sedan of America. For anyone holding hope that the Mazda 6 will get halo treatment, I would suspect the CX5 would get it first. Maybe the Mazda 3. Now, you could also argue that 6 sales are down because of the anticipated reset coming later this year. Only time will tell.
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The sad part of it is that the MTX option in the CX-5 was only ever offered with the puny 2.0 engine, and now even that appears to be gone.

Which means I'll never own one. I really liked the vehicle, and but for that bit of attempting butt-screwing that Mazda tried to force on me I'd own one. But the lack of an MTX option was an absolute show-stopper.

I sat in one of the new '18 models the other day and it was nice. It was also god-awful expensive, which is the other problem from my point of view. Of course if Mazda can SELL them at that price point, well, they see that as a feature.
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I really liked the vehicle, and but for that bit of attempting butt-screwing that Mazda tried to force on me I'd own one. But the lack of an MTX option was an absolute show-stopper.
Two words: cylinder de-activation.
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Makes sense to me. Chicks dig SUV's and Men don't want to have to drive a mini van......hence the crossover compromise.

Mazda Techs....make a CX-5 plug in hybrid and it would sell like In-N-Out burgers.
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When Mitsubishi says the next Evo is going to be an SUV you know the society in general and auto industry in particular has fundamentally changed.
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Interesting....

I just drove a 2018 AWD CX5 Grand Touring all day today while my 2014 6 with 100,000+ miles was in for the parking brake caliper recall. While I admit the CX5 was significantly quieter and had a slightly more plush ride, I was actually happy to have my "old" car back at the end of the day. I can definitely see why the CX5 appeals to the soccer mom middle class segment though. Only makes sense Mazda will put its R&D and all the new tech into that platform first.
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Yeah, they've put material amounts of sound-deadening into the doors, for openers. It was obvious as soon as I closed one.
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It's not a shock to me, not at all. CUV sales have enjoyed sales increases over the past few years, while the typical "4-door sedan" sales have dropped.

Tastes have changed for years now, and the fact the CX-5 outsells everything else combined surprises me only in the fact that it hasn't happened sooner. The fact that Mazda is still investing in a revised '18 with a new engine choice tells me that they still give a sh*t about traditional sedan buyers as well as CUV buyers.

With the rumors from Ford that the Fusion and/or Taurus will be killed off, as well as the Impala at Chevy (arguably three of the BIGGEST names in sedan history), and a brand-new Accord and Camry trying to appeal to the Sport Sedan crowd, it's surprising (and frankly a relief) that Mazda would even bother to spice up the 6, instead of letting it die a slow death.

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