- Aug 17, 2016
Had my sights set on a 2018 Mazda CX-5 GT (soul red), with the tech package. But for 2018 Mazda is equipping the 2.5 litre with <span style="text-decoration: underline">cylinder deactivation</span>. To counteract the vibration created by running the 4 cyl on only 2 cylinders, a pendulum weight is activated. SIGH. I don't care about the claimed 1 mpg more when it is gained by running an SUV on 2 cylinders. I admit I have trust issues with new technologies (i.e. engine start/stop), but 2 cylinders? I've been scanning the Mazda dealers' web sites for inventory, the remaining 2017s are not the trim/color/options I want. The deals aren't that great anyway, for new vehicles already 1 model year old. Rant over...