The Mazda CX‑5 can be described as a compact crossover SUV for people that love a spirited drive. This new model has proved that it posses the x-factor, especially when it is compared to others of its kind. The new Mazda CX‑5 is one of the top small SUVs because of its high-quality interior and excellent handling. It beats most of its rivals when it comes to reliability and build quality. The four-seater comes with five trim levels: Signature, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, Touring and Sport. In 2019, they will come with more premium conveniences and features as well as a new standard four-cylinder turbocharged engine with a capacity of 2.5-liters. Its numerous premium features make us feel that it is classier than Meghan Markle.
Should we expect anything new?
The CX-5 debuted in 2017 as a member of the second generation. The most notable change in 2019 is the new Signature trim level. It now comes with a surround-view parking camera, ventilated front seats and a much more powerful engine. In addition to this, you also get Android Auto Smartphone integration and Apple CarPlay.
What are the highs and lows of the new CX‑5?
We love that the CX‑5 is a very quiet vehicle even when you are driving at highway speed. It also offers an enjoyable, sporty ride thanks to its steering, keen handling, and an upgraded suspension. We are also in love with the powerful turbocharged engine as well as the upscale, attractive cabin. However, it has less cargo room and rear legroom when compared to the majority of its competitors, and the ride is kinda firmer than its classmates. You’ll also have to deal with a lackluster acceleration from the base engine.
Who is it meant for?
This compact-crossover SUV proves that Mazda is on the right track to becoming a premium brand. I can compare it to PSG soccer player Kylian Mbappe; this kid’s star keeps rising every time he kicks a ball. You are likely to love this vehicle for its sporting performance and sharp style. If you are looking for an upscale styling and a spirited ride, then you should go for the CX-5. The CX-5 even offers better fuel economy than its distant cousin, the Mazda3 hatchback.
Who should avoid it?
The 2019 Mazda CX‑5 is not meant for people who are looking for real off-road ability and plenty of space. If you want a vehicle that prospers in these areas, then you’re better off with a Subaru Forester. On the other hand, you should choose the Honda CR-V if you’re only looking for space.
Which standard equipment stand out?
The cheapest Sport model comes with a leather-wrapped shift knob/steering wheel, electronic parking brake, cloth-covered seats, rearview camera, 17-inch wheels, Smart City Brake Support, and keyless entry/ignition. Rear cross-traffic alert is also incorporated in the blind-spot monitoring. The infotainment system comes with a 4-speaker setup, Bluetooth, a 7-inch touch screen, auxiliary audio input, two USB ports, and AM/FM/HD radio. All the other trims are offered with standard Android Auto smartphone integration and Apple CarPlay.
Which trim do we recommend?
Grand Touring Reserve is our best pick; it is sweeter than candy and as powerful as WWE’s David Batista. Although you’ll have to cough out a lot of dough, it will spoil you with many premium features. Its biggest selling point is its four-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers 250 horsepower. If you can’t afford this trim, we would recommend the Touring trim because it offers a good blend of good safety equipment, numerous features and value for money.
What do we think about it?
We love that Mazda is pushing the CX-5 into the premium territory. We think that the new CX-5 will win many over because of its swanky new trim and powerful turbo engine. This charming compact crossover will continue to outsell all of the other models in the automaker’s lineup. It's fun; it's sporty - it's ready to get you going.