In a world of compact-crossover SUV where a vast of different options are offered, one SUV offers the combination of economy, styling, and sport driving manners. It is the upcoming 2019 Mazda CX-5, and if you opt for this kind of segment, you should definitely check this model. Both exterior and interior look handsome and there is a present feeling that new CX-5 model should cost far more.
However, a new diesel model is soon becoming available, until then, a gasoline powertrain is available with cylinder deactivation. It is also a first four-cylinder engine in North America that offers this kind of technology. The cabin is boosted with some new amenities like Bose audio system, and there are plenty of new safety features. With all been said, new Mazda CX-5 is an SUV with sporty hatchback driving manners and we can put this model on top of the compact-crossover SUVs segment.
2019 Mazda CX-5 Looks much more Sportier
Since its first production in 2013, CX-5 was always a nice-looking SUV. However, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 offers probably the classiest styling in its segment. With plenty of cues taken from its big brother CX-9, new CX-5 looks practical but sporty. The front part highlight is a trapezoidal grille that is connected to a LED headlights.
As almost all Mazda’s vehicles, there is a presence of a company’s “Kodo” design language that can be translated as “refined toughness”. That refined toughness especially looks great with the new Soul Red Crystal paint. The color makes CX-5 so sporty and exotic that it really become a favorite option in a short period of time.
2019 Mazda CX-5 Interior and Cargo Space
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 comes with two rows of seating for five passengers. However, just like its competitors, fitting three adults in the back might be a struggle. On the other hand, installing child seats is easier than ever, mostly thanks to a wide-opening rear door.
The interior is a class for itself. Everything inside the cabin looks classy and elegant. Push-button start is now a standard, just like the 7-inch touchscreen and the air vents looks great as they are surrounded by brightwork. Cargo room is not the best in compact SUV segment, but 60 cubic feet with folded rear seats sounds good.
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 like the predecessor will be available with three trims: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. The base Sport trim will include leather-wrapped steering wheel, cloth seats, keyless entry with push-button start, Smart City Brake Support, electronic parking brake, blind-spot monitoring and a rearview camera. Furthermore, the interior also comes with many features like 7-inch touchscreen, powerful 4-speaker AM/FM/HD Radio with few USB inputs. However, features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are no longer on the offer.
Also, if one gives $2000 more it will get better equipped mid Touring trim. This trim will feature leather seats, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, rear privacy glass, few USB charging ports and full i-ACTIVSENSE safety suite. This package will possess adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, Smart Brake Support and many more.
However, if one choose Grand Touring model it will get all features that two above have. Alos, it will add 10-speaker Bose premium audio system, heated steering wheel, better navigation system and head-up display.
2019 Mazda CX-5 Safety
Safety rating is better in this model thanks to numerous new features, and we must mention Smart City Brake Support. This system helps in reducing or preventing the damage from a front collision. The system is able to sense danger and if a driver fails to act on time, the brakes are automatically applied. This feature is standard on all models.
2019 Mazda CX-5 Skyactiv Engine
Until this date, the all-new 2019 Mazda CX-5 comes with only one engine, but diesel unit should become available very soon. Until that, the only drivetrain under the hood is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder Skyactiv gasoline unit. This engine comes with cylinder deactivation and with a 6-speed automatic transmission. It can burst 187 HP and 186 lb-ft of torque.
Those numbers show that this drivetrain is neither the most efficient or most powerful in its segment, but the combination is great and the numbers are respectable. The long-awaited diesel model will probably use a 2.2-liter four-cylinder and it will become available this year on U.S. markets.
2019 Mazda CX-5 Towing Capacity and Fuel Consumption
The newest 2019 Mazda CX-5 model comes with the standard front-wheel drive FWD system and also with all-wheel drive AWD that is optional. However, this model is capable to tow up to 2,000 pounds. For the comparations, the models like Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Ford EcoSport and in Volkswagen Tiguan will have the same range of towing. The model with front-wheel drive will give 25/31 mpg fuel rating in city/highway while the all-wheel-drive system 24/30 mpg.
2019 Mazda CX-5 Price and Release Date
The price of new 2019 Mazda CX-5 is around $25,500. All-wheel drive setup costs additional $1,300 and the top-range Grand Touring model is slightly over $34,000. We recommend new Soul Red Crystal paint that cost $600. The newest Mazda’s SUV will hit the dealerships later this year, just like the diesel model as well.