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2026 Mazda CX-5 Preview Redesign Info & Release Date

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What To Expect

The current generation of the Mazda CX-5 came out in 2017 as the SUV’s second generation. While Mazda hasn’t confirmed any information about the CX-5 for the upcoming 2026 model year, the compact SUV is expected to receive a redesign that should arrive in 2025.

Based on spy photos of the next-gen Mazda CX-5, we expect the 2026 model to arrive with an updated design compared to the new model year. The 2026 Mazda CX-5 should gain a larger grille with a square look, slimmer headlights, and a more upright front end. The 2026 redesign also appears to be longer, wider, and larger than the current model that’s on sale. The rear end of the 2026 Mazda CX-5 should have updated taillights, dual exhaust outlets, and a small rear spoiler.

We haven’t seen any photos of the 2026 Mazda CX-5’s interior yet. The compact SUV could move to have a similar design to the midsize CX-70 and CX-90, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

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On the tech front, we expect Mazda to give the 2026 CX-5 a tech upgrade. The SUV should become available with larger screens and standard wireless smartphone connectivity. With Mazda sticking with partial touch capability for its newer vehicles, we expect the 2026 CX-5 to be available with a physical rotary knob.

2026 Mazda CX-5 Engine & Specs

Details on what kind of engines will be available with the 2026 Mazda CX-5 aren’t available yet. Reports indicate that the next-gen CX-5 will come with a hybrid engine that’s developed in-house, but power, fuel economy, and drivetrain figures haven’t been confirmed.

2026 Mazda CX-5 Safety

Mazda hasn’t confirmed any of the 2026 CX-5’s safety features yet. The compact SUV should come with more advanced safety features than the current model that’s on sale, which comes with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, automatic high-beam assist, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.

2026 Mazda CX-5 Price

Official 2026 Mazda CX-5 pricing hasn’t been announced yet.

Competitors in the compact SUV segment include the Hyundai Tucson, Subaru Forester, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-50, Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, and Toyota RAV4.

2026 Mazda CX-5 Release Date

As a 2026 Mazda CX-5, we could see the compact SUV arrive at dealerships before the end of 2025. More information on the SUV should become available within the next year.

Please check back for updates as they become available.

Pictured: 2024 Mazda CX-5

Source: Motor1, Automotive News (Subscription Required)

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