In summer 2018 Mazda refreshed its popular mid-size SUV model – the CX-5 – to be more competitive and advanced. The updates include new suspension and high-end trim package, as well as additional equipment available as standard. The car goes on sale in February.
For the European market, the automaker added a new top-of-the-range GT Sport Nav+ package and more base functions (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, in particular), increased power for the 2.2-liter Skyactiv-D diesel engine.
The Mazda CX-5’s design and motor lineup remain the same. The modifications mostly affected the technical part. Thus, there are upgrades in the suspension tuning, climate control panel, front stabilizer, anti-roll bars, Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control system.
GT Sport Nav+ is available in both 165-hp gasoline front-wheel-drive and 184-hp diesel all-wheel-drive powertrains. It features 19-inch alloy wheels and more upscale interior, including a 7.0-inch color dial display, a unique steering wheel design, a sunroof etc.
The new 2019 Mazda CX-5 starts from £25,595 ($32,475) in the UK (+£800 over the outgoing entry-level car). The range-topping model costs from £37,195 ($47,194).
In the USA, the 2019 CX-5 is priced from $24,350. The most expensive trim level starts at $36,890. Customers can choose from 5 trims: Sport, Turing, Grand Turing, Grand Turing Reserve and Signature. The engines are 2.5-liter 187- and 250-hp ones. Both AWD and FWD are available.
Source: Autocar, Mazda