SAMURAI RIDES: NOMADNESS REUNION IN ATLANTA WITH THE MAZDA CX 5#DRIVEMAZDA
After opening up my Summer in the Mazda 6 I took my summer plans down to Atlanta, GA for the Nomadness Family Reunion Weekend. I had a new traveling buddy waiting for me at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International with a deep navy blue Grand Touring edition CX 5.
With a massive BBQ to prepare for the Mazda CX 5 helped me hit the roads from downtown Atlanta to Stone Mountain for fun and sun as my friends made their way into town.
While my time with the Mazda 6 was mainly spent solo. This experience would see me test out the CX’s riding ability while utilizing the amply space provided in the newest model. The CX 5 is far more graceful than it looks and was a smooth ride. Features like the Blind Spot Monitoring and Smart Brake Support made close quarter movement that much safer from potential collisions.
My first day in the A was spent catching up with friends and visiting my favorite local spots. After a bit of socializing my attention turned to the upcoming BBQ and the list of food & supplies that would be needed. Fortunately for me the CX 5 has a drop down passenger row that made the back and forth a breeze.
Full house of food & drinks for my people! I was surprised just how much I fit in there .
I’m a fan of large trucks. I’ve always been an SUV type of guy but I love that crossovers handle like sports carts but have SUV functionality. I’ve previously driven the CX 9 which is the next model up from the 5, so that meant that the trunk door opens manually vs the automatic opening of the 9. It nothing a major. You can check out my CX 9 thoughts for more.
The 2016 Mazda CX 5 was a great ride and really held me down while in Atlanta. The GPS was on point too as I was constantly on the move and needed directions to be quick and efficient. Take a look at my images below and see what Mazda has to offer. I can’t wait to bring you more #SamuraiRides