It's easy to see why the quirky CX-5 is a top crossover pick for both young families and singles. Mazda vehicles have long been fun to drive thanks to its impressive SKYACTIV engine technology; the CX-5 adds the bonus of a spacious interior, impressive fuel economy, and an athletic stance that makes it all the more appealing. A bonus for auto purists who live for a truly engaging drive: in the four-cylinder option, a six-speed manual is offered, while all-wheel-drive is available throughout the line. A nice touch inside is the wide cavity that sits under the front seats that offers plenty of rear passenger foot space, not to mention doubling as additional storage. An interesting addition to the roster of family-friendly safety equipment is the Smart City Brake Support, which utilizes a laser sensor to detect obstructions and reduce brake rotor travel.