Zoom Zoom, baby
- Central Virginia
- 2019 CX-5 Reserve
I don't believe the Mazdaspeed3 is AWD, and there's a thread here just one year after its release speaking of the "well-known cold weather turbo issue." I looked at its Wiki page and saw that Mazda cut back boost in 1st & 2nd gears to limit wheel slip. "The amount of boost reduction is determined by the gear selection and steering angle." Interesting, huh?Perhaps since the CX-5 with Turbo comes in AWD while the Mazda6 does not. The AWD system + cold temps appears to be the common denominator. But wait.....no reports on the CX-9 though.
I gotta think the "Why not the CX-9?" question can be answered by the driving style of the owners relative to the type of vehicle it is. The CX-5 is a sporty CUV, while the CX-9 is nearer to an SUV bus...although one would think that CX-9 owners would be just as likely to reach for power when they need it and find it missing.
But who knows?