So, after much deliberation, I ended up purchasing an re car. I drove all cars in the segment, and ended up going with a fully loaded pearl white with black rims 2017 Mazda CX-5 AWD! It came down to the CX-5 and the CR-V. I really liked both, but there was something about the CX-5 that I liked better…plus, I like the looks of it better. I know the Honda will hold its value better, but I am hoping the Mazda will hold its value down the road.
Anyway, I’m loving the car! I can’t wait to try the AWD system this winter!