If we can trust some of the latest reports, the Japanese carmaker is preparing some interesting novelties for the 2020 Mazda CX-5. It looks like this compact crossover is about to come with a diesel option for the next year. That will definitely be beneficial in many ways. On the other side, base design characteristics are about to remain the same. The super stylish crossover has been around for a couple of years, so we can easily agree that it still looks fresh enough.
Moreover, it is still one of the prettiest models in the class, so Mazda really has no reason to make any visual changes at the moment. Same refers to the interior design, which is also one of the finest in class. Other than a new diesel engine, we expect 2020 Mazda CX-5 to continue with two familiar gasoline options. When it comes to the launch date, it should be scheduled for the last quarter of the year.
2020 Mazda CX-5 Gets Oil Burner
The only major novelty for the next year will be a new diesel engine in the offer. This engine has been used in CX-5 on some markets for a long time and it works very well. So, there is no reason why not to try with it in North America. It is a familiar 2.2-liter SkyActiv D turbodiesel, which is good for about 170 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque. We still don’t know whether the U.S. version will come with a power boost or not. In any case, we count on a couple of nice benefits. This particularly refers to fuel economy, which will be even better than in the current gasoline engine, which returns around 31 mpg on the highway, which are already good numbers for the class.
Two Gasoline Options
Of course, count on two familiar gasoline engines in the offer as well. Base models will continue with a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit, which is good for about 187 horsepower. Such amount of power seems enough for a daily ride, but an optional turbocharged engine is definitely a much better deal. This version features a max power of 227 horsepower on regular and 250 horsepower on premium fuel. In both cases, acceleration is great, as well as overall performances. Both engines come paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, with standard FWD and optional AWD.
2020 Mazda CX-5 Redesign
As we already mentioned, we don’t expect to see more important changes for the next year in terms of styling and overall design. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 will continue with the same styling, based on the famous KODO Soul of Motion design language. The lack of changes definitely isn’t a drawback, considering that the current model still looks very fresh and it is arguably one of the prettiest models in the class.
In terms of mechanics, you can count on excellent SkyActive platform, which ensures impressive driving dynamics and amazing overall ride quality.
From the inside, the CX-5 is equally amazing as from the outside. It features one of the nicest cabins in the class. The first thing you’ll notice is its premium-like look. The dashboard and the rest of the cabin are stylish, while most materials feature premium quality. Also, there are some pretty interesting color schemes in the offer.
When it comes to comfort and interior space, front seats are definitely amazing. On the other side, the second row definitely isn’t the most spacious in the class. Same goes for the cargo area, which offers below-average numbers for the class. You can count on about 30.9 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are up and 59.6 cubic feet of overall cargo capacity.
When it comes to standard equipment, there is a chance to see a couple of novelties for the next year, though we must say that the current model is already generous in this aspect. Therefore, the core will definitely remain the same. Base models will come equipped with tech goodies like a 7-inch touch screen, HD Radio, voice command, Bluetooth, two USB ports, etc. In higher trims, you can also get things like a premium audio system, satellite radio, navigation, additional USB ports, etc. Also, smartphone goodies like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also available.
In terms of safety, all models come with things like a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and low-speed automatic braking. This looks pretty impressive for base models, but things are even better in higher trims. You can get advanced systems like head-up display, forward collision warning, full-speed automatic braking, front and rear parking sensors, a 360-degree parking camera, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, fog lights, traffic sign recognition, etc.
2020 Mazda CX-5 Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2020 Mazda CX-5 sometime late in the year. Base models should go around 24.500 dollars.