Mazda’s successful CX-5 compact, crossover SUV gained a comprehensive set of upgrades for the 2019 model year and after the 2017 redesign year, the model has finally got the turbocharged four-cylinder engine. However, Mazda upgraded also the response and stability with the new G-vectoring system while the model introduced also the new range-topping Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims. The model made also some interior and tech enhancements.
As for the next 2020 Mazda CX-5 version, reports reveal several possible upgrades while Mazda remains silent about its plan. The sleek and elegant CX-5 could come with some styling tweaks and the introduction of the diesel engine would further make the model more competitive.
2020 Mazda CX-5: Design
While Mazda brought significant mechanical and equipment upgrades for the 2019 model year, the styling of the model remains in the form shaped by the latest redesign. The CX-5 came with the simpler and more elegant lines after the recent redesign and keeps the similar dimensions.
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 could get updated front and rear end styling as the reports indicate. The face of the model will again be defined with the shield-shaped grille and slim LED headlights. However, with the several new details in the front bumper section and refreshed grille and headlights, the next CX-5 should stay fresh until the next redesign.
The rear side should also get the revised taillights and bumper while the profile will keep the same shape and form.
Two new trims Mazda introduced for the 2019 version brought unique interior treatments and model gained also more tech features including the 360-degree parking view. The models also come with heated and ventilated front steals plus unique wood and dark trim accents.
The next version won’t introduce radical interior upgrades regarding the style and comfort features while there could be some tech improvements. Every CX-5 will provide Apple Car Play and Android Auto support. The base version will offer 17-inch alloy wheels, LEDs, cloth upholstery, a 7-inch touchscreen, blind-spot monitors, emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alerts, etc.
Available in upper grades will be larger wheels, dual-zone climate control, Bose Audio, Nappa leather, heated and ventilates seats, etc.
2020 Mazda CX-5: Powertrains
Mazda brought finally, the CX-9 sourced 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the 2019 version. The new G-vectoring Control system came also with the turbo four engine providing better control and traction thanks to the vertical load control, varying torque and braking friction.
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 version could gain the turbodiesel engine available in some markets. A 2.2-liter turbocharged inline-4 diesel should provide around 175 hp.
Two engines available with the 2019 version will return. A naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-4 engine with the fuel-saving technologies will produce 184 hp and torque of 186 lb-ft. More muscle will provide the versions with the 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine under the hood. The turbo-boosted engine will pump up to 250 horsepower and torque of 310 pound-feet.
The front-wheel drive and 6-speed automatic will be standard combo while the all-wheel drive will also be available.
2020 Mazda CX-5: Release, Price
The arrival of the 2020 Mazda CX-5 will be in fall, 2019. The price range should stay close to the current with the starting position around $24, 500.