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The Mazda CX5 is what you buy when you want a reliable Tiguan

The 2014 Mazda CX5 is kinda like a Volkswagen Tiguan, but better. It’s better because it’s bound to be more reliable, and it’s actually a joy to drive.

The Tiguan is merely okay, even with more power. And this year, the CX5 gets a new 2.5 liter engine that whips up more horsepower, so it’s not breathing so hard just to keep up.

In Touring trim, it’s got leather, navigation, Bose stereo, all for about $30,000.

Pretty great. And 27.5 miles per gallon.