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.
Fuel economy is exceptional. The 2021 Mazda CX-5 has an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 35 mpg city/31 mpg highway with the standard engine and front-wheel drive.* All-wheel-drive models return 24 mpg city/30 mpg highway. The turbo-four pulls down 22 mpg city/27 mpg highway.The 2021 Mazda CX-5 is a favorite of the automotive media. Kelley Blue Book writes: “If you need the practicality of a compact sport-utility vehicle but still enjoy clipping apexes like you did when you were single and had a Miata, the Mazda CX-5 deserves your attention. Indeed, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 is one of the sportiest compact crossover SUVs available, thanks in part to its responsive steering and top-notch balance. [T]he Mazda CX-5 feels like a premium model but is priced more like its mainstream competition…”
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.