The brand-new 2020 Mazda CX-5 comes with a superb blend of style, fuel economy, and sport-like driving dynamics. This small-size SUV offers a bunch of new features and equipment, with a pretty fair price. Although it looks and handles like a sporty hatchback, with impressive fuel economy new Mazda CX-5 stand above all rivals.
The biggest news regarding the new model is that the diesel engine will finally be in production. The prosperous gasoline powertrain with cylinder deactivation, first for four-cylinder cars on North Americas market, is coming as well. Moreover, the company will also launch the turbo model, one of the most anticipated vehicles for the Mazda fans around the globe.
2020 Mazda CX-5 Changes
For the upcoming model, the Japanese company prepares a serious number of changes and adjustments. New 2020 Mazda CX-5 will introduce blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic detection. Also, the full I-Activsense suite of safety assist will be optional with the Grand Touring model. The gorgeous trapezoidal grille and fancy LED headlights are the main attributes of this, arguably classiest compact crossover in the segment.
With the new “Kodo” design the headlights slits and extends, giving the feel of overall “refined toughness”. Furthermore, a brand-new production color is available. The Soul Red Crystal paint is so glossy and deep that can easily be a match made in heaven for any two-seater. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 comes in 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, rearview camera, and shift knob.
2020 Mazda CX-5 Interior
The interior of new 2020 Mazda CX-5 is a beautiful combination of functionality and sophisticated design. The new model is a five-passenger SUV with two rows of seats. The cabin is very driver-oriented, with an excellent driving position and outstanding visibility. The wide gap between the brake and the dead pedal are perfect for the tall people and it will make this interior a lot comfortable for them. Front headroom is pretty decent, supported by low seat heights.
Rear headroom is really good, considering the class. However, the rear seats are quite small, and if chunky folks try to fit in, there can be a problem. The new wide-opening rear doors will make installing of the child seats much easier and faster. The push-button design is simple but effective, and the air vents are surrounded by brightwork. This will definitely add on the overall classy interior look.
2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo
The new 2020 Mazda CX-5 will finally fulfill the wishes of the core fans. For the new model, the company plans to set in production more sportier vehicle with the turbo powertrain. Moreover, the turbocharger will increase the productivity of the SkyActiv 2.5-liter engine up to 227 hp and 310 lb-ft of twist. However, the new Turbo model won’t have any dramatical exterior changes. Most of the inside and the chassis will remain the same as on the standard version.
The infotainment gets Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and G-Vectoring Plus. This feature adds braking force to the outside wheel when completing a lane change or exiting a corner. The main goal is to help the vehicle to be more stable when straightening out after a turn. Although the actual release date of the Turbo CX-5 is not yet announced, the Japanese automaker will probably soon reveal the precise date.
2020 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring
For me, the most interesting trim level of the 2020 Mazda CX-5 is definitely the Grand Touring. Under the hood of this model will be the same turbo engine with cylinder deactivation. This unit is linked with a SkyActiv Drive2 6-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and
Now, let’s talk a bit about the equipment and gadgets. With the Grand Touring, you’ll get 19- inches aluminum-alloy wheels with Brilliant Silver finish, heated side mirrors, and leather-trimmed seats. Furthermore, the Smart City Brake Support is included as well. List of features includes automatic rain-sensing variable-intermittent windshield wipers, a 7-inches full-color touch screen display, a 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, and Pandora internet radio integration.
2020 Mazda CX-5 Engine
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 will come with only one engine option. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder SkyActiv drivetrain remains the one and only option for now. The transmission for all model will be a 6-speed automatic. Still, this unit isn’t exactly the most powerful or most efficient, but it delivers remarkable economy numbers. The standard system is front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive as optional.
The towing capacity for this SUV is set up to 2,000 pounds. As we said earlier, the Japanese carmaker will finally introduce the diesel model to the US market. The diesel model will probably have 2.2-liter 4-cylinder powertrain. The base SkyActiv engine can produce 187 hp @ 6,000 rpm with 186 lb-ft of torque. The EPA city/highway fuel economy is 25/31 mpg for front-wheel drive and 24/30 mpg for all-wheel drive.
2020 Mazda CX-5 Release Date and Price
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 for the base model will have an MSRP starting around $26,000. The more luxurious and better equipped Touring model will cost just above $28,000. The top-notch Grand Touring begins at $31,000 and you can read above about all the conveniences it brings. If you choose optional AWD system it will cost you an additional $1,500 for any model.
Moreover, the fancy Soul Red Crystal paint adds $600 more on the cost. With this set of prices, 2020 Mazda CX-5 is in line with Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, Nissan Rogue and Honda CR-V. However, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, and Subaru Forester are the similar vehicles with a lower price than the CX-5. In the latest update regarding the new model, the company highlighted the first quartal of 2020 as the release date.