2019 Mazda Cx-5 Diesel Sees Discounts Of Up To $10,000 Off Msrp

2019 Mazda CX-5 diesel sees discounts of up to $10,000 off MSRP

When Mazda positioned its long-awaited and oft-delayed CX-5 diesel crossover as the "premium" option in the CX-5 trim structure, we were skeptical. After driving one last fall with a $42,045 sticker price, our eyebrows furrowed even deeper. Today, to nobody's surprise, Mazda dealers are slapping massive discounts on the Skyactiv-D. CarsDirect initially reported on the discounts, pointing out that some dealers are slashing prices by $10,000. We took a spin through Autotrader to see what was out there, and the results were shocking. There were pages of CX-5 diesels with prices in the low-to-mid $30,000 range. We asked Mazda what kind of incentives it was currently offering on the 2019 CX-5 diesel. Since December, Mazda has offered a $5,000 cash rebate, alongside a 2.9 percent APR for 60 months. However, the other several thousand dollars worth of discounts we're seeing listed — as much as $5,000 more — are not being accounted for by Mazda.  Just as CarsDirect found, the largest discounts we could find on the web are for a cool $10,000, bringing the price down to $32,045. At that price, you're looking at a 23.8 percent discount. That's a discount of nearly a quarter(!) of the car's original asking price. We thought the Skyactiv-D was overpriced originally, but at this price, we'd strongly consider it as the CX-5 to buy. Since the diesel is only offered in the top-of-the-line Signature trim, it has every gizmo and gadget Mazda offers in addition to the most premium interior materials. It's also offered in all-wheel drive only, leaving every box with a checkmark in it.  Compared to the gas-engined CX-5 Signature that starts at $38,100 for the 2020 model year, these diesels are a steal. In fact, this price hierarchy makes a lot more sense than the way Mazda had it organized in the first place. The more powerful 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder in the gas-engined Signature can easily be marketed as the most "premium" option in the CX-5 lineup since it's the fastest and most enjoyable to drive. Moving the slower diesel with the same equipment below it on the food chain sounds like the right move to us. At around $33,000-$35,000, the diesel isn't such a bad buy anymore. Fuel economy still isn't where we'd like it to be, but as we opined in our First Drive review, it's still a wonderfully pleasant car to drive.

Vote For Your Favourite Sony Xperia Of 2019

Vote for your favourite Sony Xperia of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, it's time to reflect on Sony's smartphone journey over the past year. It's been an interesting one for Sony, yes we all know that Xperia shipments continue to decline, quite significantly in fact – driven partly by the company pulling out of many regions, and apathy by the consumer.

Surge In Typhoons Reaching Japan In 2019

Surge in typhoons reaching Japan in 2019

Japan's Meteorological Agency says the country was hit by nearly double the usual number of typhoons this year. It says two of the storms were among the most powerful to hit areas around Tokyo in nearly 30 years.

The agency says 29 tropical storms developed in the Pacific region this year, surpassing the annual average of 25.6. It says five of those made landfall in Japan -- higher than the yearly average of 2.7.