When Mazda rolled out the CX-5 last year, buyers took to the compact crossover's spunky handling, easy price and excellent gas mileage. Even so, power was a weak spot with only 155 horsepower available from its 2-liter Skyactiv four-cylinder, the only engine offered. Some shoppers walked away from the test drive feeling they needed more in the way of motivation.
Mazda has plugged this whole for 2014 with a 2.5-liter version of the Skyactiv that puts out 184 horsepower and 35 more pound-feet of torque. The larger engine doesn't turn the CX-5 into a fast car, but acceleration improves from middling to quite decent.Read more »
The Grand Touring runs with the larger 2.5-liter engine and six-speed automatic for swifter acceleration. Standard features exclusive to the top-rung CX-5 include heated leather seats with driver power; a sunroof; a Bose nine-speaker sound system; 19-inch wheels; automatic headlamps and wipers; heated sideview mirrors; and automatic dual-zone climate control
The newly available Technology Package adds a collision warning and brake avoidance system for speeds up to 19 mph; adaptive bi-xenon headlights; an auto-dimming rearview mirror; a satellite radio; and a TomTom-powered navigation system. Both the radio upgrade and navigation system are available as standalone options.
The lowest-priced CX-5, the Sport continues with last year's 2-liter engine and standard six-speed manual transmission, although most buyers opt for the automatic. Standard fare includes 17-inch wheels, power windows and locks, keyless entry, cruise control, air conditioning, a split-folding rear seat and a CD player with USB/iPod interface.
The available Bluetooth Audio Package adds Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity; a touchscreen interface; an HD and Internet radio; automatic crash notification; SMS text message reading; and voice controls. Fog lamps are available as a separate option.
The Touring shares the Grand Touring's more powerful drivetrain and gets the Sport's options as standard equipment. Building from there, the Touring adds a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, a color touchscreen, upgraded cloth seats with driver power, a leather steering wheel and shift knob, a 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat with center armrest and rear privacy glass.
The Grand Touring's standard sunroof and Bose audio system are available as options, as is the Technology Package.
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|Build & Price|
2014 Mazda CX-5$24,995 | 14,837 mi
2014 Mazda CX-5$25,987 | 5,470 mi
2014 Mazda CX-5$25,990 | 4,957 mi
2014 Mazda CX-5$25,990 | 11,751 mi
2014 Mazda CX-5$26,777 | 6,465 mi
2014 Mazda CX-5$28,495 | 1,037 mi
2014 Mazda CX-5$28,995 | 7,385 mi
2014 Mazda CX-5$29,856 | 5,277 mi
2013 Mazda CX-5$19,994 | 7,237 mi
2013 Mazda CX-5$20,995 | 41,054 mi
2013 Mazda CX-5$22,765 | 17,895 mi
2013 Mazda CX-5$23,590 | 32,780 mi
2013 Mazda CX-5$23,995 | 25,172 mi
2013 Mazda CX-5$25,500 | 7,961 mi
2013 Mazda CX-5$25,995 | 32,886 mi
2013 Mazda CX-5$25,995 | 38,003 mi
2013 Mazda CX-5$27,799 | 9,735 mi