There are many compact crossovers available to Riverside Mazda shoppers, but none of them rise to the level of the 2020 Mazda CX-5. This is one SUV that rivals can’t match. The CX-5 delivers exceptional handling and steering, a beautiful and quiet interior, attractive exterior styling and excellent fuel economy. When you step inside the CX-5 for the first time, you’ll think you’re inside a vehicle that costs a lot more. We’ll examine the different trim levels so you can decide which model is best for your needs.
The CX-5 Sport, Touring and Grand Touring are equipped with a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 187 horses and 186 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. This engine has cylinder deactivation technology, which helps save fuel. Riverside Mazda drivers can choose standard front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive.
The Sport trim includes push-button ignition, an electronic parking brake, black cloth-covered seats, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, 40/20/40-split reclining rear seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, remote keyless entry, LED headlights, push-button start, a four-speaker audio system, a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity and two USB ports. The newly standard i-Activsense safety suite comes with automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlamps, pedestrian detection and more.
The Touring starts with the features of the Sport and adds simulated-leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, a height-adjustable front-passenger seat, keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, rear climate vents, rear privacy glass, two additional stereo speakers, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and two more USB ports.
The CX-5 Grand Touring builds on the features of the Sport and Touring trims. It adds heated side mirrors, 19-inch aluminum alloys, a power sunroof, LED fog lights, a power rear liftgate, leather seating, adaptive headlights, driver-seat memory, satellite radio and more.
The Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims employ a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 250 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque when fueled with premium gasoline. Regular gasoline returns 227 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. This engine is also teamed to the six-speed automatic, and is four-wheel-drive only.
The Grand Touring Reserve comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display, heated rear outboard seats, a head-up display, ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel.
Move up to the range-topping Signature, and you’ll get genuine wood trim, Nappa leather, a navigation system, a 360-degree view camera, and front and rear parking sensors.
Whichever trim level you choose, you’ll have the security that comes with knowing the 2020 Mazda CX-5 is very safe. The IIHS gave the CX-5 it’s top rating of Good in all crash tests and named it a Top Safety Pick+ model, its highest accolade.