If there’s one characteristic feature which can define and distinguish 2018 Mazda CX-5 from other cars of similar taste, it would be the meaningful steering feel and impressive road manners. To add to it, the CX-5 diesel is stuffed with performance and fuel economy as well.
Mazda changed the platform for its recent version, going for the lower center of gravity. Not only this, it stretched the track width by 0.4 inches to increase the stability. The fact is that the new 2018 model shares the similar design and full-color head-up display too as the new CX-9.
2018 Mazda CX-5 – Comes with Kodo Design
The features coming up in 2018 CX-5 will be the existing Kodo design of its previous version. The fact is that the outside of the car is expected to carry on with all the similar looks that 2017 model has. On the other hand, the new features with the design point of view will be the existence of lower and smoother hood.
The new 2018 Mazda CX-5 interior will remain unchanged, though the look will be more premium than 2017’s. Other things include raised center console, enhanced visibility, two-step reclining rear seats and a new infotainment system. It will have a new positioned 7-inch center display. Last but not the least, the rear seat will have more room with 39.6 inches of legroom and cargo capacity will be at 30.9-59.6 cubic feet depending upon the folding of the seats.
Enhanced Technology Packages
Other features of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 include enhanced technology packages for the GS and GT models, blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert, two USB ports and 7-inch color touchscreen display. A luxury package is coupled up with leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and seating; when we talk about GS model. While on the other hand, GT comes up with new standard equipment including a navigation system and LED headlights, fog lights, and taillights. One thing to be noted is that an optional tech package exists with a number of driver assistance features. The same rating in terms of safety pick is expected to know the fact that the current Mazda CX-5 is an IIHS Top safety pick plus vehicle.
Though diesel emerges out as a not-so-eco-friendly fuel, the Mazda CX-5 has combated the problem. Thus, it can be termed as a fun-to-drive diesel car. The CX-5’s headlights stand sandwiched between the grille’s endpoints and merging with the shape’s upper lip. Also, the side-window graphic is way similar to the current version. There’s a possibility that the new CX-5 will be fulfilling people’s wish for a spacious car; with fitting both people and things as well.
2018 Mazda CX-5 – Powertrain and Gearbox
The 2017 CX-5 model comes with a 2.0-liter engine that will be replaced with 2,5 liter. The car will have the front and all-wheel drive. It will also feature manual transmission.
The GS and GT models exist with 187-horsepower, 2.5L four-cylinder automatic six-speed transmission. One unique fact related to 2.5L CX-5s is that they are among the most powerful non-turbocharged compact SUVs in the segment.
Not to forget, the car has efficiency advancements in speed per gallon of fuel. The CX-5 usually reaches 35 mpg when you hover through a highway. All the three models consist of All-wheel drive.
Production and Cost of the 2018 Mazda CX-5
The 2018 Mazda CX-5 ’s production is anticipated to start in November 2017. Its cost will be around the similar price i.e entry cost of $24,985 with high-end models costing around $34,000. The 2018 Mazda CX-5 will have few competitors. Some of them are Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V and also a Volkswagen Tiguan.