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2020 Mazda CX-5

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The 2020 Mazda CX-5 gives Mazda a strong foothold in the competitive compact crossover class. Its nimble handling is among the sportiest in this segment, which is a boon to driving enthusiasts who find themselves in need of something practical.

Changes for 2020 include a newly standard suite of active-safety features and a new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system for the top two trim levels. A new turbodiesel option is also making its way to the options sheet later in the 2020 model year, though it will be limited to the top-spec Signature trim.

Base CX-5 models are powered by the same 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that does business in most Mazda vehicles. It makes 187 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque, which is routed to the wheels via a 6-speed automatic.

Top trims up the ante with a 2.5-liter turbo-4 that pushes 250 horsepower when fed 93 octane gas. It also pairs to a 6-speed automatic that sends power to all four wheels.

New for this year is a 4-cylinder turbodiesel. Displacing 2.2 liters, this limited-availability engine makes just 168 horsepower but a full 290 lb-ft of torque. It can't top the 310 lb-ft being churned up by the 2.0-liter turbo-4, but it should get better mileage.

The two gas engines have been tested by the EPA, and the results are about typical for the class. The non-turbo 2.5-liter engine with front-drive is rated for 25 mpg city, 31 highway, 26 combined. Figures for all-wheel-drive models drop slightly to 24/30/26 mpg. Turbocharged models are rated at 22/27/24 mpg.

Standard safety features now standard on every trim include automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, active lane control, and blind-spot monitors. Options on high-trim versions include a surround-view camera system, parking sensors, and a head-up display.

The NHTSA allotted the CX-5 a five stars for safety, including four stars in the calculated rollover test. The IIHS has awarded it a Top Safety Pick+ award.
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The 2020 Mazda CX-5 gives Mazda a strong foothold in the competitive compact crossover class. Its nimble handling is among the sportiest in this segment, which is a boon to driving enthusiasts who find themselves in need of something practical.

Changes for 2020 include a newly standard suite of active-safety features and a new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system for the top two trim levels. A new turbodiesel option is also making its way to the options sheet later in the 2020 model year, though it will be limited to the top-spec Signature trim.

Base CX-5 models are powered by the same 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that does business in most Mazda vehicles. It makes 187 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque, which is routed to the wheels via a 6-speed automatic.

Top trims up the ante with a 2.5-liter turbo-4 that pushes 250 horsepower when fed 93 octane gas. It also pairs to a 6-speed automatic that sends power to all four wheels.

New for this year is a 4-cylinder turbodiesel. Displacing 2.2 liters, this limited-availability engine makes just 168 horsepower but a full 290 lb-ft of torque. It can't top the 310 lb-ft being churned up by the 2.0-liter turbo-4, but it should get better mileage.

The two gas engines have been tested by the EPA, and the results are about typical for the class. The non-turbo 2.5-liter engine with front-drive is rated for 25 mpg city, 31 highway, 26 combined. Figures for all-wheel-drive models drop slightly to 24/30/26 mpg. Turbocharged models are rated at 22/27/24 mpg.

Standard safety features now standard on every trim include automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, active lane control, and blind-spot monitors. Options on high-trim versions include a surround-view camera system, parking sensors, and a head-up display.

The NHTSA allotted the CX-5 a five stars for safety, including four stars in the calculated rollover test. The IIHS has awarded it a Top Safety Pick+ award.
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$25,190 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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$1,164 Nat'l avg. savings off MSRP
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Engine 2.5L I-4
MPG 25 City / 31 Hwy
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission 6-spd auto w/OD
Power 187 @ 6000 rpm
Drivetrain front-wheel
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