Mazda offers the 2019 CX-5 in five trims. This compact model sits between the smaller CX-3 and the three-row CX-9. Buyers have a choice of a naturally aspired inline-four-cylinder engine or a turbo, the latter reserved for the two top trims.
Consumers remain big fans of crossover utility vehicles, including compact models such as the Mazda CX-5. The CX-5 is Mazda’s most popular model, easily outselling the second-place Mazda3 compact sedan/hatchback by at least a 2-to-1 margin. Further, more than two-thirds of Mazda’s utility vehicle sales are of the CX-5. That’s amazing as this vehicle only rolled out in 2012, replacing the previous Tribute.
2019 Mazda CX-5 Overview
Mazda offers the 2019 CX-5 in Sport ($24,350), Touring ($26,615), Grand Touring ($30,045), Grand Touring Reserve ($34,870), and Signature ($36,890) trims. The first three trims offer standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive. The two top trims come with standard all-wheel drive and a turbocharged engine. All models have a four-cylinder engine paired with an automatic transmission.
The Sport, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature trims do not offer package upgrades. On the Touring trim, you’ll find a Touring Preferred Equipment Package ($1,375), which supplies such features as a power liftgate with programmable height adjustment, a power-sliding moonroof, an automatic-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, and a 10-speaker Bose audio system.
Move up to the Grand Touring trim and this model supplies an available GT Premium Package ($1,625). Here, you’ll find automatic power-folding side mirrors, an active driving display with traffic sign recognition, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and a windshield wiper deicer.
As for my test model, Mazda delivered a CX-5 Signature edition. It already came loaded, but Mazda added a few options, including a retractable cargo cover, illuminated door sill plates, and a machine-gray exterior paint upgrade. The final cost for said test model came in at $39,030. That’s quite high, but there are other cost-effective choices available.
Mazda is just one of more than a dozen manufacturers offering compact utility vehicles. Competing models include the Nissan Rogue and Rogue Sport, Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Equinox, Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and Eclipse Cross, Kia Sportage, Volkswagen Tiguan, Subaru Forester, Jeep Compass, and the GMC Terrain.
A Matter of Style
Across the entire SUV spectrum, manufacturers are delivering more stylish models than ever before. This is a good thing as consumers continue to flee cars for crossovers — today’s SUVs are styling leaders and may someday become tomorrow’s collectibles.
Mazda has successfully done what few other models can claim. This automaker has managed to take styling elements from its cars and apply them to its crossovers. Yes, there are some styling distinctions based on vehicle height, roofline, and liftgate, but the uniformity is there. Credit Mazda’s KODO or “soul of motion” design philosophy with achieving this. For instance, the gaping grille, stylish headlights, and abundant creases and calculated cutouts of car models such as the Mazda6 are shared with the CX-5.
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