I like the Mazda 6 but the low profile tires ( posted earlier this week) concern me b/c potential for pothole/other damage.
So I looked at the CX-5 (2016 or 2017) and while it is AWD (meaning tire replacement woes if one tire goes) the system seems to be only part time - the computer activates the rear wheels only when needed, so (and I need to look into this) maybe it is more like a part-time 4WD than a full time AWD in tire respects.
What I want (impossible): something engaging to drive - I spend at least 2.5 hours commuting each day, half on two lane curving roads. But also something that can go onto unpaved fire roads ocassionally for a little fun - no rock crawling. Even better if it has a full size spare.
Would (as I always do) appreciate the expert insight that is always found here.