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2020 Mazda CX-5: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Automotive Editor - April 26, 2019
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Model Preview

The Mazda CX-5 went through a full redesign in 2017 that brought in the latest take on the Kodo design language. With this look still sharp, we expect no visual changes. There will, however, likely be a new diesel engine following many years of speculation and delays.

The current Mazda CX-5 is still fresh after a redesign in 2017. This new look pulled in many touches from its larger sibling, the CX-9. These updates included a more upright nose, a bolder grille, new headlights, a longer hood, new taillights, and more. We expect this sharp look to remain the same when the 2020 CX-5 pulls into showrooms.

Inside, the CX-5’s 2017 redesign brought in a new cabin that was cleaner and more premium than the previous generation. This was particularly true in its highest trim levels, which gained premium leather upholstery, loads of metallic accents, tons of tech, and more. This all remained the same through 2019, which is when it gained ventilated front seats. We expect the 2020 CX-5’s cabin to remain the same.

Under its hood, we expect the 2020 Mazda CX-5 to carry on with the two engine options the current model boasts: a 2.5-liter with 187 horsepower or a turbo 2.5-liter four-cylinder with up to 250 hp. These engines will pair with a six-speed automatic transmission and front- or all-wheel drive.

The big under-hood change for 2020 is expected to be the long-anticipated arrival of the 2.2-liter SKYACTIV-D two-stage-turbo diesel four-cylinder engine. In Europe, this engine produces 168 hp and 290 pound-feet of torque. We also expect big fuel economy numbers from this engine that far exceed the 31 miles per gallon the base 2.5-liter engine delivers.

2019 Mazda CX-5

The current Mazda CX-5 is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ thanks to its tough construction, standard low-speed automatic emergency braking, and available full-speed automatic emergency braking. We expect these ratings and its standard and available standard features to remain the same in the 2020 Mazda CX-5.

Pricing & Release Date

There is no official release date for the 2020 Mazda CX-5, but we expect it to start production in September 2019.

With no big changes, we expect pricing to see only small pricing increases in all non-diesel versions of the 2020 CX-5. For reference, the current CX-5 ranges from $25,395 to $37,935 (destination fees included). What we expect to see are larger top-end prices that will accompany the new diesel engine.

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 will battle the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Kia Sportage.

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Pictured: 2019 CX-5

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