Mazda has three trim levels ready for the CX-5 mid-size SUV. So, the next season, buyers will be able to choose. But, some fans are dreaming of something else. The crossover is using only one engine for all models. It is a 2.5-liter Skyactiv petrol mill. Although it can deliver 190 horses, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo remains the wish of many enthusiasts.
For some while, fans insist on the sportier vehicle. Next season we could see Mazda fulfilling the wish. The CX-9 is using a 2.5-liter turbo drivetrain. The same unit could be an option for 2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo. On the other hand, exterior changes are not going to be so radical. Modest updates of the exterior and some additions inside the cabin will be enough. Well, the most important change is under the bonnet.
2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Petrol Engine
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Skyactiv SUV is what we already used to. A 2.5-liter unit is good for 190 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. A turbocharger would boost these numbers. The perfect option lays in other model, the Mazda CX-9. This SUV is capable to create 227 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. It is the most likely option for Mazda CX-5 Turbo.
The proven engine is always better than developing the new one. It would raise all costs, and of course, the price of final product. Plus, the engine would be used without tests. The turbo-four from CX-9 returns a nice mileage works smooth, it is reliable and durable. So, there is no reason to fail in 2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo.
2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Diesel Drivetrain
European buyers already have a turbo version of the Mazda CX-5. However, it is a turbodiesel model with an old engine. A 2.2-liter unit is already 10 years old. Aging machine can’t compete anymore, definitely. We will have to wait to see if the company is going to give another shot to this mill, or it will replace it.
Made in 2008, a 2.2-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine could create 130 kW of power or 175 hp. On the other hand, major boost compared to the petrol engine comes on torque end. The vehicle with this unit is able to make 310 lb-ft of twisting power or 420 Nm.
2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Redesign
There won’t be a need for a radical update of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo. This model will share the chassis and most of the interior with standard CX-5. So, updates on the exterior will include parts of the new KODO design. It is a new styling language which we will see for the first time on the upcoming Mazda CX-5.
You can read the full review about changes on the model HERE.
2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Release Date
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo is not confirmed yet. However, due to rising demand, the company will soon make a final decision about its launch. It would be a great disappointment for all fans not to see it next season. We believe Mazda is not going to allow that. So, the CX-5 Turbo version with petrol engine under its hood could come at the same time as the base crossover.