A recently redesigned Mazda CX-5 is among best choices in the
segment and despite it doesn’t deliver the best numbers in any
aspect this well-rounded, compact crossover wins with a great
combination of the engaging ride and handling as well as
upscale look and interior. The model was redesigned for the
2017 model year and Mazda added more standard features
including some of the advanced safety systems plus other
goodies for the 2018 version. The petrol engine also gained the
cylinder deactivation system for better efficiency but the
diesel option hasn’t arrived yet.
The next version of this model, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 won’t bring
big changes into play. The refreshed version is expected in
2020 while the next redesign should be in 2022. Promised diesel
hasn’t yet arrived and it could be the biggest upgrade for the
2019 model year. Mazda will also make some equipment
2019 Mazda CX-5: Design
The fresh Mazda CX-5 is probably the best-looking crossover in
the segment and that will continue to be for the 2019 model
year despite we won’t see any notable change in its appearance.
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 will likely offer new color options, new
wheel designs and possibly special exterior package while some
refreshments should be expected for 2020 version.
The newest CX-5 looks polished and elegant while tight lines
and dynamic profile add a dose of sportiness. Narrow headlights
and tealights fit nice with body contours while the
shield-shaped grille defines model’s origin. The long hood and
steep windshield also provide more dynamic look when seen from
Inside the cabin, the CX-5 will feel expensive in each trim and
simple dash layout will provide easy reach for all controls.
The front seats will deliver long-ride comfort while the rear
legroom and space won’t be so generous. The cargo space isn’t
also the best side of the model and max capacity reaches 60
Equipment wise, the CX-5 will be generous from the base trims.
By default, this model will offer the leather-wrapped steering
wheel, a 7-inch infotainment interface, LED headlights, and
many active safety features. The blind-spot monitoring with
rear cross-traffic alert, low-speed emergency braking will
assist on all models. The base version will also be available
with the adaptive cruise control, automatic headlights, active
lane control, rain-sensing wipers, etc.
For the heated front and rear seats, upgraded upholstery,
larger wheels, memory settings, etc. one will have to enter
2019 Mazda CX-5: Powertrains
For the power delivery, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 will rely on the
2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G non-turbo four-cylinder engine. Mazda
equipped this engine with the cylinder deactivation system for
the 2018 model year. The engine can produce 187 horsepower and
torque of 185 pound-feet. The pair with the engine will be a
six-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel-drive comes
by default and all-wheel drive as an option.
This powertrain will provide 25 mpg in city and 31 highways
with the power on the front wheels. The all-wheel drive will
return 24/30 mpg city/highway.
The diesel option was promised and it should appear in time for
the 2019 version. A 2.2-liter SKYACTIVE-D diesel four-cylinder
mill will likely offer the manual shifting option. The power
should be around 173 hp.
2019 Mazda CX-5: Arrival, Price
The arrival of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is expected in late 2018.
The price will start at around $24, 000 for the base version.
The priciest version will climb over $30k.