2017 Mazda CX-4 Interior. The interior design aims to deliver a rich, modern environment that will create a solid bond between the driver and car throughout the various scenes the customer experiences in daily life. A unique atmosphere greets the customer the instant they open the door. Attention to the shape, material and feeling of every detail is aimed at creating forms that speak of high quality and elegance. The result is a relaxing cabin environment with a pleasing sense of tension that brings a burst of energy to the driver’s spirit.
The interior environment is divided into a cockpit zone that wraps snugly around the driver to create an intimate bond with the car and a passenger zone that delivers a feeling of openness and relaxation. The cockpit zone employs Mazda’s intelligent Human-Machine Interface (HMI) that enables the driver to concentrate on the road ahead at all times, and makes driving safer and more fun. Peaking at the meter hood, the cockpit wraps snugly around the driver with all major controls laid out in perfect symmetry to keep the driver’s body straight and centered while driving. This helps the driver feel physically at one with the car.
On the passenger side, the shape of the decorative panel and upper section of the instrument panel were carefully designed to spread out horizontally and express a feeling of breadth. This instills a sense of stability and reassurance that also gives the passenger a feeling of openness with a clear view out the windshield. On the whole, carefully selected materials and manufacturing processes for the interior provide occupants with a level of true quality that appeals to all five senses.
2017 Mazda CX-4 Exterior. The exterior of 2017 Mazda CX-4 starting with the unique proportions of its large diameter tires and flowing profile of its compact cabin, 2017 Mazda CX-4 achieves a form that conveys the powerful stance of having all four wheels firmly gripping the road and a low center of gravity, all while maintaining ample ground clearance. Body surfaces that express volume and flowing motion without relying on character lines create the appearance of fender highlights that flow towards the center of the tires. The end result is a look of great stability and powerful forward momentum that gives birth to a radical new look, including the sleek cabin that reminds the viewer of a sporty, stylish coupe.
The Mazda CX-4’s design aims to achieve striking proportions of an exotic coupe. It realizes an ideal physique that concentrates design tension between the front and rear wheels, all while minimizing the volume of the overhangs. The contrast between the sharp nose and hood design that suggests speed emphasizes the “traction form” message that originates with the fender design. The design of the front and rear bumpers also makes the overhang at the ends look lighter, giving the side view a tighter appearance and realizing a sense of lightness when viewed from the rear quarter.
The A-, B- and C-pillars are all blacked out, creating the appearance of a clean, continuous glass area that surrounds the cabin and gives it a tight appearance resembling that of a sleek, taut capsule. The rear quarter window features a lustrous molding that emphasizes the coupe-like profile. The cabin tapers toward its rear and blends with the flare of the rear fenders to form a trapezoidal shape that expands outward toward the bottom to emphasize the ground-gripping stance of the tires. The design achieves the sharply angled rear window that tapers inward toward the bottom and wide shoulders that are symbolic of a premium coupe. The rear combination lamps adopt the same sleek design as the headlamps, and the 2017 Mazda CX-4 introduces a radical new design that has the rear signature wing running right across the upper part of the lid lamps.
2017 Mazda CX-4 Engines and Transmission. 2017 Mazda CX-4 achieves a lower profile at an overall height of 1,530mm (vehicles with the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 engine and SKYACTIV-DRIVE). The sleek proportions that achieve a lower roof height in relation to the amount of ground clearance combine with the short length of the roof and sharply slanted angle of the rear window to give birth to radical new crossover SUV styling that compares to the dauntless image of a coupe. The ample ground clearance and large diameter 225/55R19 or 225/65R17 tires retain the functionality of an SUV, while a low center of gravity provides a reassuring driving experience.
Mazda’s SKYACTIV-G direct-injection gasoline engine employs a variety of innovative technologies to achieve a high compression ratio of 13.0:1. This includes a 4-2-1 exhaust system that lengthens the exhaust path to suppress knocking, multi-hole injectors that form a homogenous fuel-air mixture and improve combustion, cavity pistons that reduces cooling loss by realizing a high thermal conversion ratio and variable valve timing that optimizes intake and exhaust valve operation.
The result is a combination of both excellent driving and environmental performance. Two types of SKYACTIV-G engine are available for 2017 Mazda CX-4. The SKYACTIV-G 2.0 engine achieves fine balance between excellent fuel economy and linear response characteristics that deliver the driving pleasure of a quality ride. The SKYACTIV-G 2.5 engine takes advantage of its greater torque to provide an even more robust driving experience with more powerful acceleration.