Henderson Mazda shoppers who have been searching for a compact SUV that’s a cut above the competition and offered at a surprisingly low price will want to place the 2022 Mazda CX-5 at the top of their shopping lists. The Mazda CX-5 comes with so many lavish features, you won’t believe it’s not a luxury model. The CX-5’s beautiful exterior styling will draw more than a few stares from envious drivers and onlookers. When it comes to driving the 2021 Mazda CX-5, the engaging handling will demonstrate that an SUV can be practical and fun to drive.
According to the Mazda dealer near Henderson, the big news for 2022 is the addition of standard all-wheel drive. The CX-5 comes with new drive modes that allow drivers to customize the ride for different road conditions. On the outside, buyers are treated to an update that includes a new grille design and upgraded headlamps. A suspension upgrade provides even better handling than the outgoing model. The driver and passengers will appreciate the CX-5’s seats, which get updated to provide more support. At the top of the lineup, the CX-5 Turbo Signature trim gets body-color cladding.
The automotive media is lavish in its praise of the 2022 Mazda CX-5. Car and Driver writes:
“More than any other mainstream compact crossover, the 2022 Mazda CX-5 makes its driver feel special. ... [All] models have a ride-and-handling balance that’s unrivaled in this segment. There are more practical alternatives, especially when it concerns cargo space, but no competitors can match the Mazda’s elegantly styled and richly appointed interior. The 2022 CX-5’s transcendent traits simply outpace all of its classmates.”
The five-seat 2022 Mazda CX-5 is available in five trim levels: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Turbo and Turbo Signature. The CX-5 is motivated by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that’s good for 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft, linked to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Turbo and Turbo Signature models employ a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine developing 227 hp and 210 lb-ft. The CX-5 is very fuel-efficient. EPA-estimated fuel economy checks in at up to 24 mpg city/30 mpg highway.*
CX-5 buyers are treated to a long list of standard features. The 2022 Mazda CX-5 comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, cloth upholstery, automatic LED headlights and rain-sensing wipers. The CX-5’s infotainment system includes a 10.25-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, voice commands and two USB ports.
Advanced safety features that come standard in the Mazda CX-5 include blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assistance, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection and automatic high beams.
As of this writing, crash test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety aren’t in. The outgoing model received a Top Safety Pick+ designation, the highest possible rating. Expect to see identical results for the 2022 Mazda CX-5.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 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.