The Japanese automaker just gave the 2016 CX-5 light upgrades like LED signature lights and an update to the Mazda Connect infotainment system. The 2016.5 updates add a backup camera on every version except for the base front-wheel drive Sport with the six-speed manual. For buyers considering higher trims, all Touring and Grand Touring models get the welcome inclusion of standard navigation, and the Touring now comes with heated front seats, too.
The extra tech comes with a jump in cost. As of Dec. 15 Mazda increases its delivery and destination charge from $820 to $900 for crossovers and $835 for cars. The change brings the base price of the front-wheel drive 2016.5 CX-5 with a manual gearbox to $22,695, and the top-spec all-wheel drive Grand Touring now retails for $30,770.
- Backup Camera Now Standard on Most Trim Levels, Navigation Added to CX-5 Touring and Grand Touring -
IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Christmas, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) has announced pricing and packaging for the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover, adding value and reducing complexity in CX-5's trim level structure.
2016.5 Mazda CX-5 Adds More Standard Features to Best-Selling Compact Crossover
New for the mid-model year, a backup camera is now standard on all trim levels equipped with Mazda's SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. CX-5 Touring models gain standard navigation and heated front seats. CX-5 Grand Touring models also add navigation as standard equipment.
"The added content in 2016.5 CX-5 reflects our customers' tastes toward premium features in a compelling, fun-to-drive, stylish crossover," said Robert Davis, Senior VP of U.S. Operations, MNAO. "CX-5 buyers are educated, upwardly mobile, active-lifestyle individuals. With these updates, we aim to provide them with an even greater ownership experience."
Previously, CX-5's backup camera was part of the Rear View Camera Package on the CX-5 Sport trim level. Navigation was available in the CX-5 Touring and Grand Touring Technology Packages.
As with the 2016 CX-5, the entry-level Sport model comes standard with a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine that makes 155 horsepower. It is paired with a SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive. CX-5 Sport models equipped with Mazda's six-speed automatic transmission come with a more powerful SKYACTIV-G 2.5 engine, MAZDA CONNECT infotainment and a seven-inch color monitor with Commander control knob.
In addition to the CX-5 Sport models equipped with an automatic transmission, CX-5 Touring and Grand Touring models feature Mazda's SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission and come with a 184-horsepower, 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G engine.
All trim levels are available with standard front-wheel drive or available predictive i-ACTIV all-wheel drive that uses 27 sensors to read outside weather and temperature conditions up to 200 times per second to adjust how torque is distributed.
The 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 goes on sale in January. MSRP for each CX-5 trim level is as follows:
Sport SKYACTIV-G 2.0L engine with SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual transmission $21,795
Sport SKYACTIV-G 2.5L engine with SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-speed automatic transmission 23,595
Touring SKYACTIV-G 2.5L engine with SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-speed automatic transmission 25,215
Grand Touring SKYACTIV-G 2.5L engine with SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-speed automatic transmission 28,570
Sport SKYACTIV-G 2.5L engine with SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-speed automatic transmission 24,895
Touring SKYACTIV-G 2.5L engine with SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-speed automatic transmission 26,515
Grand Touring SKYACTIV-G 2.5L engine with SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-speed automatic transmission 29,870
Touring Technology Package
Touring (Requires Bose/Moonroof Package)
Grand Touring Technology Package
Grand Touring (Requires Grand Touring Technology Package)
Crystal White Pearl Mica Paint
All Except Sport MT
Soul Red Metallic Paint
All Except Sport MT
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at www.mazdausamedia.com.
 Manufacturer's suggested retail does not include tax, title, registration or any additional fees. Destination charge is $900 ($945 in Alaska). Dealer sets actual prices.
 (1MC) BOSE/Moonroof Pkg: Bose 9 Speaker Premium Sound System, Power Glass Moonroof
(1TE) Touring Tech Pkg : Auto On/Off LED Headlights, LED Foglights, LED Rear CombinationLights, LED Daytime Running Lights, AFS w/Auto Leveling, Rain Sensing Wipers, Auto Dim Mirror w/Homelink, Smart City Brake Support
(1GT) GT Tech Pkg: LED Headlights, LED Foglights, LED Rear Combination lights, LED Daytime Running Lights, AFS w/Auto Leveling, Auto Dim Mirror w/Homelink, Smart City Brake Support
(1AT) i-ACTIVSENSE Pkg: Mazda Radar Cruise Control w/Close Proximity Warning, Smart Brake Support w/Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning System, High Beam Control
Mazda Announces 2016 Destination and Delivery Fees Update
Effective December 15, 2015, Mazda North American Operation's delivery and destination charges have increased in the U.S. to $835 for cars and $900 for CUVs ($880 and $945 in Alaska, respectively). The 2015 Mazda CX-9 will continue to carry a $880 fee.