Getting to and from Manhattan from Queens is so easy, you would wonder why anybody would want to drive in. Public transportation via the MTA is easily accessible, even with kids in tow. The express bus provides the above ground experience and could take up to an hour, while the subway is faster but much less scenic. My kids favor the coach bus and the fun bumps along the route. They also enjoy the view of the Manhattan skyline.
There are times when we make plans that take us away from Manhattan and in need of a car. This past Passover vacation we did just that and ventured out to places in Long Island and Queens. We had the perfect ride; The 2016 Mazda CX-5 AWD. Once we had our mode of transportation, we made our moves.
As the writer and found of primetimeparenting.com, I have projects that have to get done, even when my kids are not in school. In order to balance their expectations for fun and the needs of my clients’ (how else can you pay tuition), I had to be exceedingly strategic and creative. One good thing (depends on if you are a morning or night person) about me is that I wake-up by 5am (or 430am sometimes). I also get to bed early and unplug by 9pm. Thankfully, I was able to put in at least 4 hours of work until the kids came downstairs for breakfast.
Our first outing to took us to United Skates of America in Seaford, NY. The kids took their places and I could see the utter excitement in their faces. I know our Honda Odyssey has seen much, much better days. If I had to do things all over again, I would have ordered a car with leather seats instead of the beige colored fabric in mine. It may have been baby brain and mommy fatigue, but that’s in the past.
The interior of the 2016 Mazda CX-5 AWD was a warm welcome and very refreshing. A sturdy and solid leather grip on the stirring wheel gave it a race car feel. The modern trim on the dashboard and console a dream design. This car is a very “eyes on the road” enforcer. The system can be controlled by a middle knob.
If you find yourself at home with the kids during a major school vacation, test drive a completely cool vehicle like the 2016 Mazda CX-5 AWD and you will feel miles away.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this post are my own. I received this car to test and furnish this review.