The Mazda CX-4 made its debut at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show.
Earlier, Mazda showed the Koeru Concept at the 2015 Frankfurt
Show which hinted the arrival of the CX-4 model. The CX-4 has
about the same dimensions as the global CX-5 model and also
uses the engines from the same family. However, the CX-4
features sleeker and more stylish exterior thanks to the
sportier profile. Mazda currently delivers this model
specifically for the Chinese market and is also working on the
Japanese specific CX-8 model. As the things now stand, the 2018
Mazda CX-4 will be the carry-over model and again
China-specific. So, Mazda hasn’t planned to deliver this model
to the Old Continent and US but that could change in the
upcoming model years.
2018 Mazda CX-4: Stylish, Coupe-like Crossover
The 2018 Mazda CX-4 continues visually unchanged with the
styling which has many similarities with the CX-5 model but
also inherited a lot from the Koeru Concept car.
Dimensionally, the CX-4 rides on the same wheelbase as the CX-5
which measures 106.2 inches. The width is also similar, 72.4
inches but the CX-4 is slightly longer 182.4 inches between the
bumpers. That means that CX-4 has longer overhangs than the
CX-5, but the model sits lower to the ground and has lower
The front end has familiar Mazda’s grille with the frame which
extends to the area of the headlights. The sculpted hood and
front bumper also add to model’s appearance. What also makes
this model more visually interesting than the CX-5 is the
coupe-like profile. But dynamic body lines on the side panels
also improves the visual interest.
The rear end is also attractive and it has modern taillights
connected with chrome strip and aggressive rear bumper.
Interior of the CX-4 is also Mazda’s familiar form. The center
touchscreen sits atop the dash and rectangular air vents. Below
are more knobs and buttons. The steering wheel and gauge
cluster are also the copy from the CX-5 model.
The interior trim is also attractive with contrasting aluminum
accents and stitching. The comfort and seat support is also
according to Mazda’s standards but the interior comfort pays
the tribute for the coupe-like design.
2018 Mazda CX-4: Powertrains
Powering options for the 2018 Mazda CX-4 will include two
engines from the Skyactiv-G family. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder
engine comes in the combination with either six-speed manual or
automatic gearbox. Models powered by this engine will also
offer the front- or all-wheel drive options.
An optional 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit comes exclusively with
the six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.
The smaller engine will deliver about 150 hp while the
2.5-liter unit will provide about 185 hp. The fuel economy with
less number of ponies will be 6.4 liters per 100 km with the
manual gearbox. The automatic will need 6.3 liters for 100 km.
The 2.5-liter engine will consume 7.2 liters per 100 km. These
ratings are for the combined cycle.
2018 Mazda CX-4: Arrival, Price
Mazda hasn’t announced the arrival of the 2018 Mazda CX-4 for
the markets outside the China. The release date and price for
the China market are also unknown.