Set to go on sale in the United States this fall, the 2020 CX-5 features additional equipment, improved comfort and an upgraded turbocharged engine.
The entry-level CX-5 Sport starts at $25,090 which makes it $740 more expensive than its predecessor. That’s a significant jump, but buyers will find additional content including a suite of i-Activsense driver assistance systems.
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Among the newly standard safety features are active cruise control with a stop and go function, advanced smart city brake support with pedestrian detection and automatic high-beam headlights. The model also has lane departure warning with lane-keep assist and smart brake support with collision warning.
The upgrades don’t end there as the CX-5 Sport also gains automatic headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers and changes to reduce noise, vibration and harshness. Rounding out the highlights are a new key fob and a 7-inch Mazda Connect infotainment system with a new cylinder deactivation display.
Power comes from a familiar 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 187 hp (139 kW / 190 PS) and 186 lb-ft (252 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission, which can send power to an optional all-wheel drive system.
The CX-5 Touring starts at $26,730 and largely carries over. As a result, buyers will find an upgraded interior with heated front seats and leatherette upholstery with suede inserts. The model also has a dual-zone automatic climate control system, a six-way power driver’s seat and an advanced keyless entry system. Other niceties include auto-leveling headlights, rear privacy glass, rear USB charging ports and an infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
Moving up the trim latter is the CX-5 Grand Touring which retails for $30,210. It features larger 19-inch aluminum wheels, a power liftgate and LED lighting units. Buyers will also find a power moonroof, an adaptive front lighting system and heated exterior mirrors.
Interior changes are limited, but the model has new paddle shifters. Other highlights include a power passenger seat, leather upholstery and a 10-speaker Bose premium audio system.
The $35,035 CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve gains a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine that now produces 250 hp (186 kW / 253 PS) and 320 lb-ft (433 Nm) of torque when running on premium fuel. This means the model has 10 lb-ft (14 Nm) of torque more than last year.
Besides being more powerful, the mill has a new "Engine Harmonics Enhancer that tunes to the engine with a much more refined and powerful sound." The model is also more efficient and gains an off-road traction assist function which sends power to wheels that are still on the ground while off-roading.
Besides the aforementioned changes, the crossover gains a new 8-inch infotainment system. Other highlights include a heads up display, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel.
The CX-5 Signature sits at the top of the range and costs $37,055. It largely carries over, but comes nicely equipped with Nappa leather seats, genuine wood trim and ambient LED interior lighting.
The crossover also has GPS navigation, traffic sign recognition technology and a three year subscription to SiriusXM traffic and travel link. Other highlights include an auto-dimming frameless rearview mirror, HomeLink and a steering wheel with unique stitching. Lastly, there’s a 360° view monitor, front / rear parking sensors and 19-inch wheels aluminum with a dark silver finish.
Note: Prices exclude a $1,045 to $1,090 destination and handling fee