With its exceptional fuel efficiency, performance, and safety rating, the Mazda CX-5 openly invites comparisons with its closest rivals.
In fact they are certain that the CX-5 will stand up to any comparable model of SUV on the market.
Marketed as a compact crossover and SUV, the new 2017 model Mazda is so sure of its engineering design they are offering and unprecedented unlimited mileage warranty on new models.
While most vehicle warranties are limited by the number of kilometers you drive, the new Mazda warranty provides three- year roadside assistance, five year powertrain, and a seven year anti-perforation warranty.
The CX-5 has three versions to choose from – each with its own distinctive features.
You can select a 2.0 L engine with a six speed manual transmission or go all out with the GT version that boasts a 2.5 L DOHC 16-valve, 4-cylinder engine with 184 horsepower and all wheel drive.
The big news in the automotive world this year is that Mazda has announced that the new CX-5 will be available with a Diesel engine for 2017.
The 2.2 litre SkyActive-D engine, as it’s known, will be available in the 2017 CX-5 from the second half of the year. The engine produces 173 horsepower and 310 ft lbs of torque.
For Diesel engine enthusiasts, the torque provided by Diesel power is among the top reasons they prefer oil over gas.
Diesel engines typically provide better stability and ability for towing. This is especially true when your towing on roads that have a lot of hills.
Currently, Mazda offers a Diesel engine in international markets, but this will be a first for the brand in North America.
This means the CX-5 will be one of only two Diesel powered vehicles in the mainstream compact SUV market on this continent.
The vehicle will meet strict emission standards and will be one of the most fuel efficient vehicles in its class.
The Diesel model also has Natural Sound Smoother and Natural Sound Frequency Control to reduce engine ‘Diesel knock’ sound for a quieter ride.