The new 2019 Mazda CX-5 delivers a remarkable combination of style, economy, and sport-like driving dynamics. Although this model looks and handles like a sporty hatchback, with excellent fuel economy CX-5 stands above all competitors.
This small SUV comes with a pretty fair price and it offers a bunch of new features and equipment. Definitely, the most interesting announcement is the arriving of a new diesel powertrain. The advanced gasoline engine with cylinder deactivation, first for 4-cylinder cars in North America, is coming as well. Furthermore, with the striking grille and redesigned headlight, 2019 Mazda CX-5 is the pure beauty that invites you to test it and see for yourself.
2019 Mazda CX-5 Changes
Changes for the 2020 Mazda CX-5 includes the introduction of blind-spot monitoring and rear cross- traffic detection. Also, the full i-ACTIVSENSE suite of safety assist is optional with the Touring trim level. The eye-catching trapezoidal grille and the elegant LED headlights are the main attributes of this, arguably classiest model in its league.
With the new “Kodo” design headlights slits and extends, giving the feel of overall “refined toughness”. Moreover, a new production color is available. The Soul Red Crystal paint is so glossy and deep that can easily fit any exotic sport car. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 offers three main trim levels – Sport, Touring and Grand Touring.
All of them includes cloth seats, 17-inch wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, electronic parking brake, shift knob, and rearview camera. The new feature, Smart City Brake Support can reduce and prevent the damage from a front- end collision.
2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo
The upcoming model of CX-5 can finally answer the wishes of the fans. From time to time, they insist on the more sportier vehicle and with the turbo engine, dreams may come true. The turbocharger will increase the numbers of old trusty Skyactiv 2.5-liter unit up to 227hp and 310 lb-ft of torque.
However, the 2019 CX-5 Turbo won’t have any dramatical visual changes. Most of the interior and the chassis will be the same as on the standard CX-5. The infotainment will get Apple CarPlay, Android Auto compatibility and G-Vectoring Plus. This system adds braking force to the outside wheel when completing a lane change or exiting a corner.
The goal is to help the car to be more stable when straightening out after a turn. Although the actual release date of the Turbo CX-5 is not confirmed, the carmaker will probably soon make the announcement.
2019 Mazda CX-5 Interior
The interior of the new 2019 Mazda CX-5 is a superfine blend of functionality and elegant design. The new model is a five-passenger SUV with two rows of seats. The cabin is very driver-oriented, with excellent visibility and a great driving position. The wide gap between the brake and the dead pedal are a blessing for the tall folks.
Front headroom is really good, supported by low seat heights. Rear headroom is decent, considering the segment and average- sized passengers should be fine. But the rear-seat area is pretty small and try to fit there can be a squeeze. Thanks to new wide-opening rear doors, installing of the child seats is now much easier and faster.
In the same fashion, the inside look is class-above. The push- button design is simple yet effective an easy to reach. The 7-inch touch-screen display, with command dial and intuitive user interface, is in the central part of the dash. On top of that, the air vents are surrounded by brightwork, which adds on overall classy feel. Cargo room is just under 60 cubic feet, with 40/20/40 split rear seats folded.
2019 Mazda CX-5 Specs
The new 2019 Mazda CX-5 comes to the market with only one drivetrain. The 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Skyactiv engine with cylinder deactivation remains the only option for now. Transmission for all models is six-speed automatic.
However, this powertrain isn’t the most powerful or most efficient but it delivers remarkable fuel economy numbers. The standard configuration is front-wheel drive (FWD) with all-wheel drive (AWD) optional. The towing capacity for the new model is up to 2,000 pounds.
As we said earlier, the Japanese carmaker will finally bring a diesel model to the U.S. market. The diesel model will probably have a 2.2- liter 4-cylinder engine. The horsepower for 2.5-liter inline-4 is 187 hp @ 6,000 rpm with 186 lb-ft @ 3,250 rpm . The EPA city/highway fuel economy is 25/31 mpg for front-wheel drive and 24/30 mpg for all-wheel drive.
2019 Mazda CX-5 Release Date and Price
The forthcoming 2019 Mazda CX-5 has an MSRP starting around $26,000. The more luxurious Touring model, with additional conveniences and equipment, will cost $28,000. The first-rate Grand Touring begins at $31,000. Optional all-wheel drive for any model is additional $1,500, and the Soul Red Crystal paint adds $600 more.
With this price, 2019 Mazda CX-5 is in line with Honda CR-V. The opponents with similar price are Toyota RAV4, Fors Escape, and Nissan Rogue. Also, Kia Sportage. Hyundai Tucson and Subaru Forester are the crossovers with la ower price than the CX-5. According to the news from the company, Mazda CX-5 comes to showrooms in the first quartal of 2019.