Review: 2019 Mazda CX-5

Review: 2019 Mazda CX-5

If you live in the Kansas City area and are in the market for a crossover vehicle that has a bold style and responsive handling, the Mazda CX-5 might be the perfect car for you. US News named the CX-5 the Best Compact SUV, and Car and Driver voted it an Editor's Choice for compact crossovers and SUVs. See for yourself by visiting us at Premier Mazda of Kansas City for a test drive.

Performance

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is offered in five different trims; Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature. The base trim utilizes a Mazda SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission which generates 187-hp and 186 lb.-ft. of torque. The estimated EPA rating is 31 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg of city driving. The Signature trim features an innovative dynamic-pressure turbocharged engine which produces 250-hp and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. The available i-ACTIV AWD® helps predict when all-wheel drive might be needed.

Features

The CX-5 has a 5-passenger seating capacity and offers a 40/20/40 split one-touch fold-down and reclining rear seatback. For convenience, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 has a remote keyless illuminated entry system and adds comfort with its leather-wrapped steering wheel. MAZDA CONNECT™ advanced infotainment center comes standard and includes a 7-inch multi-information display with a 4-speaker audio system. Pandora®, Aha™, and Stitcher™ internet radio integration are standard. Options include an 8-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support, power sliding-glass moonroof, heated rear seats, and a Bose® 10-speaker audio sound system with Centerpoint® 2 and AudioPilot® 2.

Safety

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 was named a 2018 Top Safety Pick by the IIHS when equipped with the available adaptive front-lighting system, so you know the 2019 CX-5 delivers an assortment of safety features too. Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, dynamic stability and traction control systems, and smart city brake support are all standard. Safety options include a 360-degree view monitor with front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, and the active driving display which projects vital information onto the windshield.

Pricing

Starting at $25,345 MSRP

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