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2019 Mazda CX-5 OVERVIEW
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 receives significant updates that emphasize the brand’s near luxury aspirations. Though the newly planted Signature trim stretches the price of the five-passenger crossover SUV, it still represents value with little sense of excess.
What's New for 2019
Two new trims sit at the top of the CX-5 hierarchy to bring additional luxuries and more power. Also new for 2019 is the availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a seven-inch digital driver display, ventilated seats, power folding mirrors, and a three-year subscription to SiriusXM with Traffic and Travel Link. The chassis receives updates, and driving dynamics and handling are further enhanced with improved steering, suspension, and an enhanced handling assist system.
Choosing Your Mazda CX-5
There are two engines available. The base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine powers the Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trims. It generates 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque and is fitted with a six-speed automatic transmission. This motor achieves an EPA-estimated 25 miles per gallon city, 31 mpg highway, and 28 combined with front-wheel drive. Adding all-wheel drive costs $1,400 and decreases fuel economy to 24/30/26 mpg (city/highway/combined).
The other engine is a new 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 250 horsepower and a healthy 310 lb-ft of torque at just 2,000 rpm. It's available exclusively with all-wheel drive on Grand Touring Reserve and Signature models, and fuel economy checks in at 22/27/24 mpg.
The CX-5 is available in five trim levels:
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 offers impressive equipment at each trim and even the option packages are tempting for their value. The Touring trim includes active safety features and upgraded infotainment while also providing some of the best handling dynamics in the compact crossover segment.
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