The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is a new popular model from the stable of the Japanese car manufacturer. The compact crossover was first time introduced in 2012 and the first generation model was based on the Shinari concept, showcased in 2011 by the company.
The CX- 5, in fact, was the first vehicle from its stable to feature its famous Soul of Motion – KODO design language. It was also the pioneering vehicle to come with the full Skyactiv Technology suite. For 2019, Mazda is giving it a makeover.
2019 Mazda CX-5 – Design and Safety
The exterior styling of 2019 Mazda CX-5 is not strikingly different from its predecessor. The new styled five-point grille is there at front and headlamps are sleeker and add to the visual oomph. The car is going to be sold in 4 trims- Touring, Sport, Garand Select and Grand Touring. The model will be available in some enticing metallic colors. In this version, quality of materials used in the cabin has received a boost. The dashboard is streamlined and enough small item storage options are there. Cargo capacity is good for its class.
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is also laden with plenty of modern safety features and amenities are decent. Base Sport trim gets 7″ color touch screen, Remote keyless illuminated entry, Bluetooth, LED headlights, Auto-off headlights, Carpet floor mat, 12-volt power outlet, 17-inch alloy wheels, Rear roof spoiler etc. Safety features include advanced front airbags, Dynamic Stability Control, Tire-Pressure Monitoring System.
However, the Touring trim gets Rear privacy glass, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, Electronic parking brake. Grand Select trim adds Mazda Navigation System, Advanced Keyless Entry, Bose audio system, Auto-dimming rearview mirror, LED fog lights, 19-inch alloy wheels.
Furthermore, the Top Grand Touring trim gets SKYACTIV-vehicle dynamics, MAZDA CONNECT Infotainment, LED headlights with Auto-Leveling, Adaptive Front-lighting, Rain-sensing windshield wiper, heated power side mirrors, Mazda Radar Cruise Control and Dual-zone automatic climate control.
2019 Mazda CX-5 – Wide Range of Powertrains
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is likely to come with a wide range of powertrain choices and some engines may be kept for specific markets as well. The base trim may get a 2.0L four-cylinder unit that makes 155 horsepower. While this engine is not underpowered as such, you may skip it of sporty riding is a priority.
The 2.5L four-cylinder unit makes 187 HP and it is ideal for most buyers. However, the new diesel engine is the best performer. The Skyactiv-D turbo diesel 2.2 L engine makes 150 HP. All engines are fuel efficient. The engines may get paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Mazda CX-5 – Cost and Launch Date
The newest 2019 Mazda CX-5 is expected to have (MSRP) of around $25,000. This price including destination charge. However, the Touring model will be priced at $27,000. And the top-line Grand Touring comes with the price above $30,000. If you go for the all-wheel drive you need additional $1,300.
In the end, the model Grand Touring in Soul Red Crystal color will pass $34,000. It will be unveiled in mid-2018 or so.
Conclusion and Challengers
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is a compact Crossover that has received a mild sprucing up. The engines are good and amenities are quite nice. Still, it will face strong competition from segment rivals such as Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Nissan Rogue and Ford Escape.