There are several compact crossovers to choose from today. While many of them are uninspiring, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 doesn’t suffer from that problem. When you visit the Mazda dealer near Henderson, CardinlaleWay Mazda in Las Vegas you’ll discover the many reasons that separate the CX-5 from the competition, including its class-leading driving dynamics, outstanding fuel economy and head-turning looks.
Henderson Mazda shoppers have five different trim levels go choose from, listed as Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature. In this review, we’ll take a look at each model and go over the features and options you’ll get.
The Mazda CX-5 Sport trim is the base model. The Sport, Touring and Grand Touring are equipped with a 2.5-liter inline-four engine that develops 187 horses and 186 lb-ft of torque, paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. This engine features cylinder deactivation technology, which works to increase fuel economy. Front-wheel drive is standard, but Mazda’s optional all-wheel-drive system adds traction for carving curves and driving through rain, snow or ice.
Standard features on the CX-5 Sport trim include front seats that adjust manually, 40/20/40-split reclining rear seats, LED headlights, push-button ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and 17-inch wheels. The Sport also comes with a four-speaker audio setup, a 7-inch touchscreen, two USB ports and Bluetooth. Several driver-assistance features are standard, including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and a low-speed forward collision warning and mitigation system.
The optional Sport i-Activsense package brings even more advanced safety features to the table, including lane keeping assist, automatic windshield wipers, automatic high beams, automatic headlights, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning.
At the next rung up the trim-level ladder, we have the Touring trim. Buyers will get all the features that come with the Sport’s available iActivsense package as standard equipment. The Touring also adds keyless entry, a power-adjustable driver's seat, simulated-leather upholstery, rear climate vents, automatic climate control with two zones, heated front seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, two more speakers for the audio system and two additional USB ports.
The available Touring Preferred package comes with a power liftgate, a Bose audio setup with 10 speakers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a sunroof.
The CX-5 Grand Touring gets the features of the Sport and Touring, as well as heated side mirrors, driver-seat memory, LED foglights, adaptive headlights, leather seats, a power-adjustable passenger seat, 19-inch wheels, navigation, satellite radio and an advanced driver information display.
The Grand Touring is eligible for the GT Premium package, which features a windshield wiper de-icer, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, power-folding mirrors, a head-up display and a heated steering wheel.
The Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims employ a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-four engine. This unit makes 250 hp and 310 lb-ft when fueled with premium gasoline. With regular gas, horsepower drops to 227. A six-speed automatic gearbox sends power to all four wheels. In addition to the upgraded powerplant, the Grand Touring Reserve trim gets all the optional features of the Grand Touring trim.
The top-of-the-line CX-5 Signature trim comes with heated front and rear seats, proximity entry, push-button start, adaptive cruise control, a heated steering wheel, premium leather upholstery, wood trim accents, LED lighting, rain-sensing wipers, ambient cabin lighting, 19-inch wheels, front and rear parking sensors, the Bose stereo system and a surround-view camera.