Mazda’s mid-size SUV is coming back with a nice facelift, powerful engine and better fuel efficiency. New 2016 Mazda CX-5 is almost ready to hit the market.
EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
New model will not undergo any huge changes. However, new CX-5 will get a slight facelift and will certainly come with some noticeable improvements. It will be equipped with a set of 17-inch alloy wheels while the 19-inch wheels will be optional. Mazda will also include two new exterior colors. From the outside, new model will have a fresh and modern look. Some of the changes that will be visible on the exterior include a redesigned grille with horizontal stripes, new eye-shaped headlights and redesigned taillights. More changes will be visible inside of the cabin. New 2016 Mazda CX-5 will be able to comfortably accommodate up to five passengers. Redesigned center stack will come with a new Mazda Connect infotainment system. New model will be equipped with a lot of high-tech and safety features that will make this CX-5 more user-friendly that the previous generation model.
2016 MAZDA CX-5 ENGINE
Mazda will offer two engine options for the new 2016 Mazda CX-5. The first engine will be a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that will be capable of delivering up to 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission system and come with a front wheel drive system as a standard. Fuel consumption will be at 26 mpg for the city drive and 35 mpg on the highway. The second engine option will be a 2.5-liter engine that will be able to produce up to 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. The transmission system of this engine will be a 6-speed automatic. Front wheel drive will come as a standard, while the all-wheel drive system will also be an available option.
RELEASE DATE AND EXPECTED PRICE
The official release date of the new 2016 Mazda CX-5 has not been announced yet. However, new model is expected to hit the market towards the end of 2015. The price will vary, depending on the equipment level and the engine type. It is expected to be in the range from $22,615 to $25,265.