We have some great news for all the fans of Mazda. Namely, the best-selling compact crossover coming from this brand, the well-known CX-5, is on its way to hit the market as a 2019 model. Although you should not be expecting some drastic or significant changes in terms of styling, the 2019 CX-5 will improve its performance and fuel economy thanks to some new petrol and diesel options under its hood.
According to the information our team has got, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 will use the same platform as the current model, but it will be significantly updated and more efficient. The next-generation CX-5 will definitely get an evolutionary design and be more attractive than its predecessor. This model will be offered in two trim levels – standard and high power. It has also been said that Mazda will use more aluminum when creating the chassis of this model in order to save some weight and improve the overall performance as well as fuel economy. The unique exterior design and such a dynamic appearance of the new CX-5 is a result of the Japanese carmaker ‘KODO’. Speaking of appearance, the 2019 CX-5 will get a brand-new design on its five-point grille. The headlights with LED daytime running lights will be repositioned comparing to the current model. The front bumper will be larger and more aggressive while the air intakes in it as well as the fog lights will be restyled. Looking at the reshaped profile, you will notice that the new CX-5 will be standing on 21-inch wheels and get new side mirrors.
Inside the cabin of the 2019 Mazda CX-5, the fans should hope for more comfort and space. The interior will also be quieter with better sound-isolation and reduced exterior noise and vibrations. The driver will get a multifunction steering wheel and a modern dashboard. In the center console, you will find a multimedia system with voice and touch controls and features such as navigation system, climate control and various connectivity options. The new CX-5 will also include safety systems and driver assist features such as adaptive cruise control, blind zone monitoring, collision avoidance system, automatic braking and lane-keeping assist.
As we have already mentioned, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 will offer both petrol and diesel engine options under its hood. The petrol versions include a 2.0-liter engine with either 150 or 160 horsepower and a 2.5-liter with 184 and 192 horsepower. The diesel version offers a 2.2-liter with a choice of either 150 horsepower or 174 horsepower. You should know that the 2019 Mazda CX-5 will be using the ‘Skyactiv-D’ system for its improved performance, better fuel economy and more horsepower. Both manual and automatic transmission will be available on this model, probably a six-speed.
2019 Mazda CX-5 Release Date and Price
The release date of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 has not been confirmed yet, but it should probably be expected in spring or summer, 2018. The estimated price of a base model starts around $22,675, but it could go up to $35,000 for higher trim.