2020 Mazda CX-5 wearing well-known KODO design language

The forthcoming 2020 Mazda CX-5 is bringing even more changes this time. A compact-crossover that made an instant success will arrive with further upgrades. Besides the minor exterior and interior refreshments, new Mazda CX-5 will get a new engine as well. Besides that, this model will continue to offer a smooth ride and great efficiency.

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 from some angles looks like a real hatchback, but it’s not. The styling is astonishing which includes the overall aerodynamics that is providing better fuel economy. From the inside, everything looks attractive and the level of comfort is great. It is a real premium crossover that comes with an affordable price. Even the diesel drivetrain is in the offer, but the latest turbo engine is the main innovation. Let’s find out why this model is so popular.

2020 Mazda CX-5 front

2020 Mazda CX-5 front shield-looking grille gained more chrome accents

Mazda will continue to deploy the well-known KODO design language. Literally, all of the company’s models are riding on the popular KODO. However, there is always room for the improvements. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 will get some further refreshments as a part of the mid-cycle update. The arriving model will arrive with slightly more details. The front shield-looking grille gained more chrome accents and the windshield is pushed further back. The taillights are slightly smaller and the rear bumper looks stylish and simple.

As we said, the exterior upgrades are really minor. The base model looks amazing with its 17-inch alloy wheels and LED headlights. Generally, it is a great-looking compact crossover with plenty of modern amenities. The styling is basically the same as on the larger CX-9 model. However, the compact crossover wears that type of design much better. The current CX-5 came with slight dimensional changes, but the future model will stay intact. Mazda CX-5 will arrive in three trim levels. Upper trims are looking amazing, but we’ll get to that later.

2020 Mazda CX-5 interior

2020 Mazda CX-5 interior offers great comfort

For the start, we must say that the new 2020 Mazda CX-5 offers the best interior in the compact crossover segment. The quality of design and heavy use of premium materials are providing great luxury. The cabin is driver-oriented and it provides more than good visibility. The center console sits higher than before and the dashboard is flatter. Standard upholstery includes cloth materials with great durability. A soft real leather upholstery is optional as before. The seats are providing great comfort, especially the front ones as they are more supportive. Power-adjustment system is standard on higher trims.

The rear seats are also comfy but space out back might be tight. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 can accommodate five passengers over the two rows. Fitting three adults in the back is sometimes a problem, especially for the compact crossovers and SUVs. The biggest problem, however, is the cargo area.

Cargo space

The compact dimensions of the CX-5 are perfectly pictured in the cargo area that suffers the most. There are only 31 cubic feet of space. Folding the rear seats provides 60 cubic feet. Still, it is a significantly smaller cargo area than the rest of the competition.

Trim Levels

For now, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 is available in three trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. We just mentioned the all-new Signature trim. However, we still don’t know if the Signature models are for China market only. Every trim level adds an all-wheel-drive system for an additional $1,300. The Sport models are offering leather steering wheel, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and cloth upholstery. Safety aids are available too, which includes auto emergency braking and blind spot monitoring. Touring trims are riding on 19-inch alloy wheels.

From the inside, it offers leather upholstery, keyless ignition and heated front seats as standard. Also, more safety systems are in the offer. Bose audio system and a power liftgate are available too. Grand Touring is the range-topping model. This trim is offering real luxury only. That includes soft real leather upholstery, power moonroof, larger head-up display, memory seats and much more. Remember, every trim level offers a single optional package.

2020 Mazda CX-5 side

2020 Mazda CX-5 engine

The upcoming 2020 Mazda CX-5 will keep its 2.5-liter engine. This engine will be standard across all trim levels, but there are some new optional engines. After five years, Mazda finally decided to give this compact crossover a diesel engine. It is a 2.2-liter that will be available for the buyers in the U.S. Diesel drivetrain delivers 170 horses and 290 lb-ft of torque. Remember, standard gasoline engine provides 187 HP and 186 lb-ft of torque.

Now, the Chinese customers will get a new turbocharged engine. It is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbo, taken from the Mazda 6 and Mazda CX-9 models.  This engine can produce up to 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of twists. If the rumors are true, this turbo drivetrain will arrive only in China. Moreover, it will be available only on the new Signature trim.

2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 Mazda CX-5 price and release date

The all-new 2020 Mazda CX-5 will see a slight price increase. Knowing that this compact crossover will cost around $26,500 for the base model. Touring models will cost slightly more, about $28,000. Grand Touring models are priced at $34,000.

We must say the prices are affordable for such a premium crossover. On top of that, the prices are in line with the other rivals such as Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. This compact crossover will go on sale in the last quarter of 2019.

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