Mazda CX-8 for six or seven

Mazda's latest crossover-style people mover comes with either six or seven seats

The Mazda CX-8 is well equipped, with premium features such as self-locking doors, adaptive LED headlights, lane-keeping assist, 360-degree camera, braking intervention, head-up display and attention alert.
The Mazda CX-8 is well equipped, with premium features such as self-locking doors, adaptive LED headlights, lane-keeping assist, 360-degree camera, braking intervention, head-up display and attention alert.ST PHOTOS: CHONG JUN LIANG
The Mazda CX-8 is well equipped, with premium features such as self-locking doors, adaptive LED headlights, lane-keeping assist, 360-degree camera, braking intervention, head-up display and attention alert.
The Mazda CX-8 is well equipped, with premium features such as self-locking doors, adaptive LED headlights, lane-keeping assist, 360-degree camera, braking intervention, head-up display and attention alert.ST PHOTOS: CHONG JUN LIANG
The Mazda CX-8 is well equipped, with premium features such as self-locking doors, adaptive LED headlights, lane-keeping assist, 360-degree camera, braking intervention, head-up display and attention alert.
The Mazda CX-8 is well equipped, with premium features such as self-locking doors, adaptive LED headlights, lane-keeping assist, 360-degree camera, braking intervention, head-up display and attention alert.ST PHOTOS: CHONG JUN LIANG

Let's face it, most five-seaters are really four-seaters. Or at best, 41/2-seaters.

It is a tight squeeze when there are three adults in the second row, with the person in the middle having the worst deal.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 17, 2020, with the headline 'CX-8 for six or seven'. Print Edition | Subscribe