Get The First Look at The 2019 CX-5 At CardinaleWay Mazda on Sahara Ave.
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover that features a high build quality and a number of advanced safety features that today’s buyers demand. On the outside, you’ll find luxurious styling, and inside, you’ll be treated to an upscale cabin. According to the Sahara Avenue Mazda dealership, CardinaleWay Mazda, the Mazda CX-5 gets outstanding fuel economy, too. But there’s something else that distinguishes the 2019 Mazda CX-5 from the competition. Get behind the wheel and you’ll experience a ride quality that rivals can’t match. Even driving enthusiasts love the CX-5’s amazing handling and engaging ride.
The big news for 2019 is the new 2.5-liter turbocharged engine, which joins the standard four-cylinder that carries over from last year. Touring levels and higher now have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and there’s a new top-line Signature trim. Read our comparison of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Mazda CX-5 to learn about the changes for 2019 in detail.
The automotive press continues its reverence for the 2019 Mazda CX-5. Kelley Blue Book wrote: “No appliance-like nature and anonymous styling here; this compact-crossover SUV has dynamics like its well-respected stablemate, the Mazda3 hatchback. Yet the 2019 CX-5 manages to keep an eye on the fuel gauge.”
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 seats five and is offered in five trim levels: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature. Powering the Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trims is a 2.5-liter Skyactiv four-cylinder engine that makes 187 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque, teamed to a standard six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available. This engine features cylinder-deactivation technology, which helps it get an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway with front-wheel drive, and 24 mpg city/30 mpg highway with all-wheel drive.*
The Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims are powered by the new 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder powerplant that develops an impressive 250 hp and 310 lb.-ft. of torque when running on premium gasoline and 227 hp with regular gasoline. This engine is connected to an exclusive six-speed automatic transmission that utilizes optimized gear ratios to work with the engine’s torque. This engine returns 23 mpg city/28 mpg highway with four-wheel drive, and 22 mpg city/27 mpg highway with all-wheel drive.
Standard features on the base CX-5 Sport trim include 17-inch wheels, keyless entry/ignition, cloth-covered seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Smart City Brake Support, an electronic parking brake, a rearview camera and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. The infotainment system comes with a four-speaker stereo system, a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, an auxiliary audio input and two USB ports. The Touring trim and higher get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility.
At the top of the lineup, the new Signature trim gets Caturra Brown Nappa leather seats, wood trim and satin chrome accents. The Signature’s leather-wrapped steering has exclusive stitching, while a frameless rearview mirror, a black headliner and ambient interior LED lighting add sophistication. The Signature trim also comes with a 360-degree View Monitor with front and rear parking sensors.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.