If you didn’t believe that a compact SUV could provide nimble handling, excellent fuel economy and a beautiful cabin, you’ll want to take a look at the 2020 Mazda CX-5. Owners also love the Mazda CX-5’s easy-to-use technology features. Riverside Mazda shoppers looking for a small crossover that combines performance, handling and comfort should place the 2020 CX-5 at the top of their shopping list.
The CX-5 seats five. Riverside Mazda drivers can choose from five trim levels, listed as Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature. The Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trims employ a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 187 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque, teamed to a six-speed automatic gearbox. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available.
Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims are equipped with a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 250 hp and 320 lb-ft with premium gasoline. With regular fuel, those numbers drop slightly to 227 hp and 310 lb-ft. This engine is also connected to the six-speed automatic and is only offered with all-wheel drive.
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 gets outstanding fuel economy, with up to an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway with the standard engine and front-wheel drive.*
The automotive reviewers at Autotrader gave the 2020 Mazda CX-5 thumbs-up, writing: “When it comes to fun-to-drive compact crossovers, it's hard to beat what the 2020 Mazda CX-5 has to offer. While some small SUVs tout good fuel economy or a versatile interior, the CX-5 lays claim to these attributes while serving up a healthy dose of performance, styling and interior luxury.”
You don’t have to go for one of the upper trims to get lots of great standard features. The base Sport comes with 17-inch aluminum-alloys, LED headlights with automatic high-beams, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, automatic windshield wipers, push-button start and remote keyless entry, dual exhaust outlets with a chrome finish, driver’s-side height-adjustable seats and an electronic parking brake. Other standard features include a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that can read and respond to text messages, a four-speaker stereo system, two USB ports and Bluetooth.