Auto review, 2017 Mazda CX-5: Boring is beautiful?

Please don’t hate me for saying so, but the Mazda CX-5 is one of the dullest cars on the road.

In terms of styling, performance and technology, it’s just … plain.

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 is fun and easy to drive.The 2017 Mazda CX-5 is fun and easy to drive.

No fireworks. No fanfare. No drama.

No one is going to slide up to you at a red light and say, “Hey, man, is that the new CX-5?” No one is going to stop you in the parking lot at and say, “Wow. Is that yours?” If you go somewhere nice to eat, the valet guys won’t park it out front with the hot cars.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Boring isn’t bad. No drama can mean no problems.

Though there may not be any reason to fall calamitously in love with this car, there’s also nothing not to

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