2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Review

For most drivers who prefer amazing driving experience, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo will definitely be one of the first picks among compact crossover. Aren’t many crossovers in the class that can compete with this one in terms of performances. Superb handling and new peppy turbo engines are things that make this crossover stand out. Of course, there is a super-stylish exterior and interior.

Of course, there are few drawbacks as well. Most of them are referred to functionality, to things like rear seat legroom and cargo volume. The current model represents the second generation, which arrived a couple of years ago. Therefore, we don’t count on too many changes for the next year. Main design characteristics will definitely remain unchanged, while things like new standard equipment are among potential novelties for the next year. Expect to see 2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo sometime late in the year.

2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Redesign

In term of base design characteristics, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo definitely won’t feature too many changes compared to the current model. This generation has been around for just a couple of years and it seems too early for some major changes, especially if we consider that this is one of the most stylish crossovers in the class.

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo will continue with a familiar styling that is completely adapted to the latest version of the company’s famous KODO design language, which insists on the smooth and sleek layout, unlike most other mainstream crossovers that are usually full of sharp lines. The only potential changes for the next year could be new color options, though some reports also suggest new wheels in the offer. In any case, nothing spectacular won’t happen.

2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo top view

2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Interior

Just like the exterior, the interior design also won’t suffer too much for this occasion. We are about to see the same cabin layout, which is characterized by lots of hi-grade quality materials. There aren’t many crossovers that feature such quality in the class. Moreover, the whole cabin delivers plenty of style, something that is much closer to the premium than mainstream segment.

While the style is indisputably the strongest point of this interior, you definitely can’t count on too much functionality. The rear bench is tight for the segment, while the cargo are is below-average. These are probably the two weakest points of the crossover. On the other side, front seats are amazing comfortable and supportive, excellent for long trips. Speaking of the long trips, this model acts pretty good on the highway. The sound insulation is pretty amazing for the segment, so you can count on quiet ride even in high speeds.

2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo interior

2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Features

This is the area where we could see a couple of novelties for the next year. Still, the core will remain unchanged. Therefore, count that base models will be equipped with things like 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, USB, HD Radio etc. Among optional tech features you can find things like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, navigation, premium 10-speaker Bose audio system, additional USB ports etc.

The amount of safety features is pretty nice as well. Even the most basic models come with things like a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and low-speed automatic braking. You can get much more in higher trims. Some of the highlights are forward collision warning, full-speed automatic braking, front and rear parking sensors, a 360-degree parking camera, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, fog lights, traffic sign recognition, and a head-up display. Definitely an impressive list of advanced systems for the segment.

2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo rear view

2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Engine

The recent update has brought the most important novelty so far. It is a new turbo engine. So far, this compact crossover was available only with an atmospheric 2.5-liter engine with around 185 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. This engine is reliable and pretty efficient, but it won’t give you any spectacular performances. With this one, the CX-5 need 8.5 seconds to get to 60 mph, and that seems like a real shame, considering the model’s spectacular handling.

Therefore, a new turbo engine seems like a real savior of the day. It finally looks that the company uses more of the potentials of this amazing chassis. The engine delivers a max output that goes around 227 horsepower. If you pour premium fuel, a max output goes up to 250 horsepower. Also, a 6-speed automatic transmission has been revised for this occasion and now shifts quicker and smoother.

2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo engine

2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Release Date and Price

Considering that no bigger changes are in plans for the 2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo, we expect to see it on the market late in the year. The price should remain pretty much the same, which means in a range between 24.000 and 37.000 dollars, roughly.

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