The 2020 Mazda CX-5 will introduce new features and engines as a part of the mid-cycle update. The compact crossover class is still growing. These SUVs are shutting down other similar vehicles with their versatility and practicality. The CX-5 is one of the best-selling models, so there is no surprise why Mazda is updating it after just three years. Well, the facelift is not going to be too big. A small update will refresh the exterior, while the interior is getting new accessories and gadgets.
The crossover will keep the current lineup. The base model is Sport. Touring and two versions of Grand Touring are available as well. New features will be part of the infotainment system. Expect better connectivity services, as well as the upgraded safety. The redesign in 2017 brought a fresh look. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 will continue to use the same design language. A small interior revisit is going to update the cabin and make it even more comfortable. Drivetrain lineup and a starting price are the same as before. Diesel and hybrid engines are possible, but not likely to happen in 2020.
Back in 2018, Mazda decided to completely change the appearance of its most popular model. It also significantly improved driving characteristics and comfort of the new crossover. It pays off. In the first two years, CX-5 sales jumped by nearly 50 percent annually. But, the situation is changing very fast one the compact crossover market. The new 2020 Mazda CX-5 has to secure the spot among the best-selling models. The facelift needs to push the model to even better records.
CX-5 will keep the completely altered design. The grille is the highlight together with a chrome-plated bumper mask. The sides of the vehicle are now monolithic, without emphasized lines. In our opinion, the car is much more elegant and mature than before, and the 2020 year model will continue the process. Much of the bodywork changes improved aerodynamics and reduced noise. If you look for a quiet cabin, the isolation on the 2020 Mazda CX-5 is among the best in the class. The crossover also brings high-quality finishing. The feeling of quality is at the level of the larger Mazda models.
Colors and New Features
The red paint became Mazda’s trademark. Well, fans accepted it extremely well. For the new version of the Mazda CX-5, the company will develop a new type of red. They claim that the gloss level and the color depth will be even higher than before. In addition to the new body color, the factory’s representatives were also proud of the new materials used for moldings in the cabin. Namely, he has such a design that resembles the legendary Japanese laminated blades of samurai swords.
2020 Mazda CX-5 Specs and Turbo Engine
The new 2020 Mazda CX-5 keeps a 2.5-liter engine as its standard source of power. The four-cylinder unit can create 187 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. This is enough to be very competitive in the compact crossover class. Well, it returns 28 mpg combined with front-wheel drive configuration. An all-wheel drive setup is also available, and it consumes 1 mpg more on average. The reliable engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Towing capacity of the CX-5 is 2,000 pounds.
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 turbo attaches turbochargers to the same gasoline engine. This system boosts the power production to 250 hp. Well, if you are not using premium gasoline, then you will get only 227 horsepower from the engine. A 2.5-liter turbo mill also adds 310 pound-feet for incredible fuel economy – 26 mpg average. All-wheel drive again harms the fuel economy by 1 point.
Diesel Powertrain – Yes or No?
Various other configurations are available outside the US. But, only one is rumored for North American soil. The new 2020 Mazda CX-5 diesel should get a 2.2-liter unit. However, before the Japanese company is eligible to make this move, they will have to make serious upgrades. The engine is not meeting emission standards, so either big tuning or some other unit could be a powertrain of the Mazda CX-5 diesel in the United States. A 2.2-l displacement can deliver 175 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. This one would make the CX-5 pretty capable for towing and off-road adventures. But, we will see shat will happen with diesel drivetrain for this crossover.
2020 Mazda CX-5 Release Date
The new CX-5 won’t be here until the last quarter of 2019. Designers are taking the time to add new features for the upcoming vehicle. Although it seems like tuning is small, the crossover must take care not to harm its reputation. Mazda is building a big project around the flagship model. So, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 must be perfect and meet all the requirements of its fans. The good thing is that the price will stay put.