It has been described as a vehicle that was ‘designed to be driven.’
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is the mid-size SUV that is nimble yet spacious, refined yet rugged, and delivers the capability to easily navigate city streets or leave the urban landscape behind and take on any rural road.
The CX-5 was designed with drivers in mind – those that enjoy the amenities of a well designed vehicle but also appreciate performance and know that what is under the hood makes a big difference when you are moving through steady traffic, cruising on an open highway, or rambling along a gravel road on the way to the cottage.
Engine performance matters, and with the CX-5, selecting the right engine for your needs will enhance your driving experience.
Standard in the CX-5, is the Skyactiv-G 2.5 L, 4-cylinder engine with available i-Activ AWD.
This engine produces 187 horsepower with 186 lb-ft of torque.
It is ideal for driving in any situation providing ample power while delivering a high level of fuel efficiency.
Whether you are an urban dweller or live on the edge of town, 187 horsepower provides more than enough power on either city streets or hilly terrain when you take off for the weekend.
If you’re the type of driver that appreciates a little more speed when accelerating or likes the ease of passing slower vehicles safely and quickly, Mazda engineers have added something new this year – a turbocharged engine that is powerful and fuel efficient.
Available in the GT and Signature models, this Skyaciv-G 2.5 L, Dynamic Pressure Turbo engine was designed to produce outstanding horsepower and best-in-class torque.
With responsive acceleration and agile handling, the Turbo provides an unforgettable driving experience. Exhaust gas re irculation technology regulates combustion temperature and prevents knocking resulting in improved fuel efficiency. By supplying exhaust gas to the turbine more efficiently, the engine is able to produce a linear response for impressive torque.
The big news for this year’s CX-5 is the introduction of an available Diesel engine.
Oil burner enthusiasts will love this new addition to the CX-5 line-up. Diesel engines are powerful with superior torque and yet highly fuel efficient.
The all-new Skyactiv-D, is a 2.2 L, dual turbo Diesel engine perfect for exploring the great outdoors.
Available on the Signature model CX-5, this engine features a sequential dual turbocharger for a smooth and linear response from low to high engine speeds with greatly increased low and high end torque.
The Diesel engine produces 168 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque.
The immediate torque provided by Diesel engines provides superior performance on hilly terrain or when towing a load. Legendary Diesel performance means no lag when heading up hill and constant torque when driving off the pavement.
This new addition to the Mazda family of vehicles is appreciated by many Diesel enthusiasts who have come to rely on oil burning power.
A standard 6-speed automatic transmission produces easy and seamless acceleration.
Working in tandem with the powertrain, the i-Activ AWD system ensures superior traction and handling. The system monitors driving conditions 200 times per second. Everything from steering angle and windshield wiper use to exterior temperature and braking patterns helps predict driving conditions.
The Mazda CX-5 is a vehicle that was designed to look good on the road while taking advantage of the advanced engineering that makes it a pleasure to drive.
From the iconic Mazda front grille and winged headlights to a sloping roof and aerodynamic design, the CX-5 as a sporty appeal and an athletic stance yet still maintains an air of refinement.
When you take your place behind the wheel, you will understand why this is a vehicle that was ‘designed to be driven.’
The drivers cockpit is comfortable with all controls within easy reach.
Attention to even the smallest details in the passenger cabin is evident in the finely crafted interior.
There is plenty of room for five passengers and ample rear cargo space so you can take you extra gear along with you on those weekend road trips.
In a Mazda, safety is priority number one. You are surrounded by i-ACTIVESENSE when you are on the road providing a second set of eyes that assist you on your journey.
Driver assist functions include, Smart Brake Support, Smart City Brake Support, Pedestrian Detection, Forward Obstruction Warning, Distance Recognition Support System, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
The centre console infotainment system provides effortless connectivity when you’re on the road.
You can stay connected to the world effortlessly with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and never miss a message.
You can enjoy your favourite music with the 10-speaker Bose Premium sound system that was custom designed for the CX-5. The result is outstanding clarity and power that can be accessed with standard steering wheel mounted audio controls.
The CX-5 was created by designers and engineers who painstakingly scrutinize every element of a previous year’s model and strive to improve every detail.
The result is the most highly advanced CX-5 ever.
The CX-5 is the mid-size SUV that offers style and refinement along with advanced safety features and technology.
With three engine choices that provide power and efficiency together, you can select the engine that meets your driving needs based on your driving style and lifestyle.
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is the SUV designed to be convenient and reliable while providing all the amenities that make this a vehicle for drivers who really like to get behind the wheel.
Written by Brian Lockhart